30 Discouragement Quotes

A collection of discouragement quotes and sayings to encourage and motivate. When you feel discouraged hopefully these brief quotes will inspire you not to give up.


  1. No matter who does you wrong, you don't have to stay defeated. Disappointments are inevitable, but misery is optional. Joel Osteen
    Short Quotes   |



  2. Don't accept discouragement, keep going! Less stress will result by not allowing discouragement to be your attitude!" Catherine Pulsifer
    Stress  |



  3. "Do not be discouraged if your plans do not succeed the first time. No one learns to walk by taking only one step." Catherine Pulsifer
    Quotes To Live By   |



  4. "Never, never, never quit!" Winston Churchill
    Don't Quit   |



  5. "A problem is a chance for your to do your best." Duke Ellington
    Problem   |



  6. "Don't let people discourage you from living your dreams." David DeNotaris
    Dream  |



  7. "Every seed knows its time- all in good time." Russian Proverb
    Time   |



  8. "Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged." Thomas Alva Edison
    Work   |



  9. "Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself." Richard M. Nixon
    Inspirational   |



  10. And don't be discouraged if you make a mistake, fix it and move on - that is how we learn! Catherine and Byron Pulsifer
    Mistake   |



  11. "Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some." John Keats
    Failure  |



  12. "Would you like me to give you a formula for. . . .success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. . . You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. . . You can be discouraged by failure--or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side." Thomas John Watson, Sr.
    Learning  |



  13. "History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats." Bertie Forbes
    Defeat   |



  14. "One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself." Lucille Ball
    Optimism   |



  15. "When you get discouraged or depressed, try changing your attitude from negative to positive and see how life can change for you. Remember, your attitude toward a situation can help you to change it -- you create the very atmosphere for defeat or victory." Franco Harris
    Change  |



  16. "Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring." Author Unknown
    Children  |



  17. "If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress." Calvin Coolidge
    Positive   |



  18. "Try to do unto others as you would have them do to you, and do not be discouraged if they fail sometimes. It is much better that they should fail than you should." Charles Dickens
    Thoughtful  |



  19. "There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still." Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Action   |



  20. "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." Thomas Alva Edison
    Adaptability  |



  21. Pray these for yourself and anyone in your life, and watch how God turns around the relationship you thought was hopeless. Rick Warren
    Christian Poems   |



  22. "If your morning drive to the office finds you discouraged by listening to negative morning news, consider creating a new environment by listening to your favorite music or to inspirational talks." Krista Regedanz 5 Ways to Combat Job Burnout
    Environment   |



  23. "The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it." William Arthur Ward
    Challenges  |



  24. "Staying focused on your goals is the key to winning." Maureen O'Brien, Who's Got the Ball?
    Goals  |



  25. "Being discouraged can cause you to lose hope, you need to pick yourself up, focus on the positive and find success by taking action - you may then find your discouragement fading." Catherine Pulsifer
    Hope  |



  26. When life has you discouraged, the smallest act of kindness can change your whole day. Kattarin Kirk
    Kindness   |



  27. Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. William Ellery Channing
    Difficult Times   |



  28. Whatever is happening in your life, God will work it to your advantage. It may seem hopeless or unfair, but if you love Him and trust His plan, you will see the truth of it. Ruthie Spoonemore, Faithful Living
    Truth  |



  29. Instead of feeling discouraged, people should feel inspired and challenged after being with you. Lindsay J. Hallie, Happiness
    Inspirational Poems   |



  30. It can be helpful to read rejection letters that famous authors received to remind yourself that even Oscar Wilde and Nabokov and J.K. Rowling had their share of discouragement and disappointment. Alexandra Franzen, You're Going to Survive
    Motivational   |


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