Everyone goes through hard times — some people more than others. But this time of year seems to hold the record for giving people stress. There are two major holidays — one of them being Christmas — finals, and the end of the year is just around the corner. In light of this, I decided to compile a list of some quotes that help me get through tough times; I hope that they help you as well.

1. "Your mistakes do not define you." - anonymous

2. "Everyday may not be a good day, but there is some good in every day." - anonymous

3. "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein

4. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill

5. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” - Dr. Robert Schuller

6. "Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” - Charles Kettering

7. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” - Will Rogers

8. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” - Theodore Roosevelt

9. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” - Napoleon Hill

10. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Eliot

11. “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” - Teddy Roosevelt

12. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” - Tim Ferriss

13. “Do what you love and the money will follow.” - Marsha Sinetar

14. “Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” - Russell Warren

15. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” - Norman Vincent Peale

16. “If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” - Mario Andretti

17. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? ~Joe Namath

18. “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” - Vince Lombardi

20. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” - Doug Ivester

I hope that these help you as much as they help me. I know that sometimes it can be hard to even get out of bed some days, and that's OK. It's OK to struggle. It's not OK to let it defeat you. You are strong. You are smart. You are loved. You are valued. You belong. You are important.