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Why Hard-Hitting Quotes

Hard-hitting quotes are phrases from books or have been said by famous people. These quotes can help create a jarring effect when you need a wake-up. The quotes are helpful for everyday life and for dealing with life's challenging situations. This kind of advice might not be readily available from those around you who might not want to hurt your feelings. However, this article provides 90 quotes you can turn to for such advice.

What Parents Should Know

  • Hard-hitting quotes are not the same as words that break down, hurt, or make others feel terrible. They are meant to provide a push in the right direction that is needed from time to time.
  • Hard-hitting quotes are obtained from books, speeches, and movies, that are believed can help you get on with everyday life.
  • Hard-hitting quotes can be helpful when dealing with indecision or needing help to move on from a tough spot. It could also help when trying to deal with unwanted habits like procrastination.

What To Discuss With Kids

  • Hard-hitting quotes can give you the things you need to hear when you need to hear them.
  • Hard-hitting quotes are helpful in different moments in life in the bid to become a great and respected member of the larger society.
  • Hard Hitting quotes are great ways to advise friends and peers when they need to be stirred up to complete tasks or be more productive in a team.

Hard-Hitting Quotes About Love

“Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” - Bette Davis

"We love the things we love for what they are." - Robert Frost

"Tell me who you love and I’ll tell you who you are." - Creole Proverb

"Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood." - Oscar Wilde

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage." - Lao Tzu

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” - David Viscott

“Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.” - Ben Hecht

“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"She'd voiced her secret fear. Maybe grand passion was just a dream. With all the kissing she'd done in the past few months, she'd not once been overcome with desire." - 'Kiss Of The Highlander,' Karen Marie Moning

“Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.” - Leo Buscaglia

“You can't put arms around a memory.” - Guns N' Glory

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” - Hermann Hesse

“Hate takes pieces of your heart. Love creates peace in your heart.” - Notsalmon

“He is not a lover who does not love forever.” - Euripides

“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” - Leo Christopher

"The giving of love is an education in itself." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is while you’re in the world.” - Elton John, 'Your Song'

Hard-Hitting Quotes About Friends

"Having fake friends is like hugging cactus. The tighter you hug, the more pain you get." - Riza Prasetyaningsih

"Fake friends are like shadows: always near you at your brightest moments, but nowhere to be seen at your darkest hour." - Khalil Gibran

"They’re not happy for you because they wish it were them." - Carlos Wallace

"People may not always tell you how they feel about you, but they will always show you. Pay attention." - Keri Hilson

"The one who keeps causing you pain can never be your peace." - Thomas Shelby

"Friends ask you questions; enemies question you." - 'Healology', Criss Jami

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"If a friend talks behind the backs of others to you, then you can be guaranteed that they will talk about you behind your back. They are not a real friend!" - Kate Summers

"A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines." - Benjamin Franklin

"The word “friend” is a label anyone can try on. You decide who is best suited to wear it." - Carlos Wallace

"You don’t lose friends because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends, and you’re better for it." - Mandy Hale

"Never give your attention to someone who deserves your silence." - Emma Xu

"Fake friends are with you today and against you tomorrow. Whatever they say defines them not you." - Shizra

"We're not lonely because we don't have any friends; we're lonely because those friends don't always leave us feeling better for having spent time with them." - 'Frientimacy,' Shasta Nelson

"Convince people that you need them, and watch what they do." - Wayne Gerard Trotman

“If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself.” - Aesop, Aesop's Fables

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions." - Will Smith

"They’re not happy for you because they wish it were them." - Carlos Wallace

"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." - William Shakespeare

Hard-hitting Quotes From Movies

“How many times do I have to teach you: just because something works doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.” - Shuri, 'Black Panther'

“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.” - Sean Maguire, 'Good Will Hunting'

"Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try." - Yoda, 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back'

"Please, don’t worry so much because, in the end, none of us have very long on this earth — life is fleeting." - Jack, 'Mrs. Doubtfire', Robin Williams

"People’s lives don’t end when they die, it ends when they lose faith." - Uchiha Itachi, 'Naruto Anime'

"It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices." - Dumbledore, 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets', J. K. Rowling

“At some point, you’ve got to decide for yourself who you gonna be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.” - Juan, 'Moonlight'

“It’s what you do right now that makes a difference.”- Jeff Struecker, Black Hawk Down

"Each time you happen to me all over again." - Edith Wharton, 'The Age of Innocence'

“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.” - Arwen Undómiel, 'Lord Of The Rings-Fellowship Of The Rings', J.R.R. Tolkien

“You want to get out of the hole? First you’re going to have to put down the shovel.” - Rick Dicker, 'Incredibles II'

"If you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night, and when a shooting star streaks through the blackness turning night into day, make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular." - Jack, 'Mrs. Doubtfire', Robin Williams

"You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done." - Rocky Balboa, 'Rocky'

"We are most alive when we’re in love." - John Updike

"If you lie to yourself how can you have friends or be trustworthy. In the end, all these lies will keep you from seeing your true self. " - 'Naruto Anime show', Uchiha Itachi

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” - Gandalf, 'The Lord Of The Rings-Fellowship Of The Rings', J.R.R. Tolkein

"I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night." - Harry Burns, 'When Harry Met Sally', Nora Ephron

“Nothing happens to anyone that he is not fitted by nature to bear.” - Maximus Decimus Meridius, 'Gladiator'

Motivational Hard-hitting Quotes

“Some things take time. Stay positive. Be patient. Don't settle. Things will get better. Wait for what you deserve.” - Karen Salmansohn

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” - Mark Twain

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” - Rumi

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are." - Bernice Johnson Reagon

“The path to a dream is rarely linear. You gotta zig-zag your way to happiness.” - Karen Salmansohn

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.” - Maya Angelou

“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they'll turn out." - Randall Munroe

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” - Zig Ziglar

“What is coming is better than what's gone. Let this belief aim you in the direction you need to go.” - Karen Salmansohn

“Life hits hard… but my mom taught me how to hit harder.” - Guns N Glory

“Hit Hard, Hit Fast, Hit Often!” - Halsey

“Be where your feet are.” - Tom Coughlin

“He who is untrue to his own cause cannot command the respect of others.” - Albert Einstein

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” - Robert Frost

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” - Marcus Aurelius

Hard-Hitting Quotes About Life

“What is coming is better than what's gone. Let this belief aim you in the direction you need to go.” - Karen Salmansohn

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” - Benjamin Franklin

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” - Neale Donald Walsh

"Life is too short to tolerate stuff that doesn't make you happy." - Unknown*

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist." - Oscar Wilde

"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." - Joshua J. Marine

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” - Les Brown

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” - William Faulkner

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

"The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.” - Gustave Flaubert

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.” - John Lennon

“Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.” - C.S. Lewis

“Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can't buy.” - Haruki Murakami

“The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.” - Benjamin Franklin

“The universe rewards the decisive.” - Karen Salmansohn

"There are so many adventures that you miss because you're waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go.” - Randall Munroe

“When you are feeling peaceful you are in your ultimate power.” - Karen Salmansohn

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David Jaiyeola

<p>A seasoned writer with a diverse background in education and psychology, David holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Obafemi Awolowo University. He has worked as both a science teacher and a church pastor, developing a deep understanding of what topics engage young readers. He has also organized and led numerous school groups, including science and debating clubs. In his work with the international charity Dorcas, he helped empower students from marginalized backgrounds and foster their talents. He brings his passion for education and empowering young people to his work as a writer, producing compelling and informative content. David's hobbies include reading, writing, listening to music, playing board games, and traveling.</p>

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