56 Discouragement Quotes

Be encouraged and motivated by these quotes when you feel discouraged. This collection of discouragement quotes and sayings will inspire thoughts that may change your mind, to alter your thoughts from negative to positive.

What is discouragement except for a loss of confidence or enthusiasm. However, this feeling of dispiritedness can be overcome; do not give in to it. If you think you are the only one that feels pessimistic, you're wrong.

Life may be full of roses but there are also thorns among them. Every thorn represents a challenge but in each problem lies a great opportunity to develop a character of faith, hope, action, and perseverance. It is our hope that to those who feel discouraged, these brief quotations will inspire you to surmount your feelings of discouragement.


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    Those who dwell in past miseries or problems never see the doorway beyond.
  1. Those who dwell in past miseries or problems never see the doorway beyond. Byron R. Pulsifer
    Short Quotes



  2. 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
    Inspirational Poems



  3. Do not quit; do not give up.
  4. Do not quit; do not give up. The only people who quit and give up are those who never attempt in the first place, and you are not like that. Rosy Lee Anderson
    Never Give Up Poem



  5. ...strive to lift people up, not cast them down, to encourage, not discourage
  6. ...strive to lift people up, not cast them down, to encourage, not discourage Wilferd Peterson, You My Friend
    Friendship Poems



  7. Defeat is final when you give up. And, discouragement is not permanent unless you wish it to be so.
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Poems of Encouragement



  8. Whatever is happening in your life, God will work it to your advantage.
  9. 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
    Christian Poems



  10. ...so stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
    it's when things seem worst,
    you must not quit. Edgar A Guest
    Don't Quit Poem



  11. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
  12. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. Satchel Paige
    Poems About Life



  13. Pray these for yourself and anyone in your life, and watch how God turns around the relationship you thought was hopeless.Rick Warren
    Short Prayers



  14. So if your discouraged research and find
    The people who kept going even when in a bind Catherine Pulsifer, Look Back
    Keep A Goin Poem



  15. Don't accept discouragement, keep going!
  16. Don't accept discouragement, keep going! Less stress results in not allowing discouragement to be your attitude! Catherine Pulsifer
    Never Give Up



  17. 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
    Rejection Quotes



  18. Do not be discouraged if your plans do not succeed the first time. No one learns to walk by taking only one step.
  19. 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
    Success Quotes



  20. Don't let people discourage you from living your dreams.
    David DeNotaris 
    Dream Quotes



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



  22. remember, always give your best. never get discouraged. Never be petty.
  23. Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Richard M. Nixon
    How to Live Your Best Life



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



  25. And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8 (NKJV)
    God's Promises



  26. Be never discouraged — Look up and look on
  27. Be never discouraged —
    Look up and look on  Daniel C. Colesworthy
    Be Not Discouraged



  28. And so when cares depress you and you cannot see a gleam
    Remember shadows are not quite as dark as they may seem. Patience Strong
    Shadows



  29.  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.
    Poems About Failure



  30. When you are discouraged: Don't quit. Don't give up! Keep going!
  31. When you are discouraged: Don't quit. Don't give up! Keep going! Samatha Lynch
    Don't You Quit



  32. 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 Quotes



  33. Birthdays don't be discouraged, live life encouraged! Catherine Pulsifer
    What Is Your Age



  34. Refuse to be hampered by handicaps, dismayed by discouragements
  35. Refuse to be hampered by handicaps, dismayed by discouragements  William Arthur Ward, Your Attitude
    Attitude Poem



  36. 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
    Poems About Winning



  37. With every trouble comes a blessing
    Don't be discouraged, it is not depressing
    Often times when you look back
    There was a lesson to learn not an attack. Catherine Pulsifer, Life Issues
    Life Lessons



  38. 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.
  39. 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
    Optimistic Quotes



  40. 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 Poems



  41. 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
    Attitude Quotes



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



  44. Be not dismayed through the vagaries of life, those sometimes valleys of pain and sorrow, that our gracious God sees all things, is everywhere, and casts His will all through His masterful creation. Catherine Pulsifer
    God Has A Plan



  45. 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
    Positive Quotes



  46. There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
  47. There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Letting Go Poem



  48. Believe that you can succeed
    You have the potential to exceed
    So take a deep breath and go
    Don't be discouraged if it's slow.  Catherine Pulsifer, Seasons of Life
    Poems About New Beginnings



  49. When life discourages you, surround yourself with people who love you, they will be a source of support and encouragement. Kate Summers
    Poems About Life And Love



  50. An honest and upright spirit avoids sorrow and dismay
  51. An honest and upright spirit avoids sorrow and dismay J. J. Thorne
    To-morrow We May Be Placed



  52. Sometimes we set our expectations too high and we are disappointed thinking that there is no other way. But with "hope" we understand and have faith that things will work out.  Catherine Pulsifer
    Poems About Hope



  53. 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
    Listening Quotes



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



  56. I want to thank you, for your belief in me, for your patience with me, for always taking the time to help me, and for those four little words that helped me when I was discouraged: "You can do it!" Kate Summers
    Thank You For Being There For Me



  57. Make the most of each moment and take what it gives - disappointment and happiness too. Patience Strong, Opportunities
    Think On These Things



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



  60. Another way to change your thinking is to look for the good in every situation. We all face challenges, difficulties and disappointments in life Catherine Pulsifer
    What You Think You Become



  61. 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 Quotes



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



  64. The sunshine and the shadders 'pear to travel side by side,
    An' the clouds they come and vanish from our view;
    An' the joys and disappointments of this life we all divide C. C. Hassler, Heaven's Nearer
    Christmas Poems



  65. Life is never hopeless however great your sorrow-
    If you're looking forward to a new tomorrow. Author Unknown, Life Still Has A Meaning
    Be Thankful Poem



  66. Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
  67. Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. William Ellery Channing
    Conflict Quotes



  68. And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down–
    put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still around. Author Unknown, Feeling Frustration
    Poems About Frustration



  69. For when trials come upon us, disappointments sad and sore;
    Seek we still with hope and courage, seek and find His [God's] open door. Juliea A. Sullivan, The Open Door
    St. Patricks Day Poems



  70. Instead of feeling discouraged, people should feel inspired and challenged after being with you.
  71. Instead of feeling discouraged, people should feel inspired and challenged after being with you.   Lindsay J. Hallie, Happiness
    Inspirational Quotes



  72. Don’t let the world discourage you by saying, “Where’s your God now?"
    There’s not a moment He’s not near though you might wonder, “How?" Greta Zwaan, How We Feel
    Spiritual Awakening Poems



  73. To seize the future means previous defeats are as dim as the palest memories. Annabelle Marie Haines
    Defeat Quotes



  74. Learn all you can and move forward today Which will allow you to look back without dismay.
  75. Learn all you can and move forward today
    Which will allow you to look back without dismay. Catherine Pulsifer, The Tiny Word of "If"
    If Poems



  76. Rather than looking at the end goal and becoming discouraged and feeling overwhelmed, break down your goal into action plans Catherine Pulsifer
    Feeling Overwhelmed


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