Discouraged Quotes

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

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

"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

"Never, never, never quit!" Winston Churchill

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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.

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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

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

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

" 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

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

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

"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


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