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.
Those who dwell in past miseries or problems never see the doorway beyond.
Byron R. Pulsifer
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
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
When disappointments come; choke down adversity and grin, don't act morose and glum.
E. A. Brinnstool, Act The Man
...strive to lift people up, not cast them down, to encourage, not discourage
Wilferd Peterson, You My Friend
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
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
Do not let the shadow of discouragement and despondency fall on your path.
George F. Butler, Look At The Bright Side
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
Poems About Life
Pray these for yourself and anyone in your life, and watch how God turns around the relationship you thought was hopeless.
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen"-- so wails the poet in his pain-- the saddest are, "It might have been,"
Grantland Rice, Might Have Been
Poems About Regret
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
Don't accept discouragement, keep going!
Less stress results in not allowing discouragement to be your attitude!
Never Give Up
Let not disappointment fret you, if a seeming ill beset you, cast it off...
Unknown, Battle Every Day
Poems About Strength
Be stubborn against failure; try! try! and try again; the boys who keep on trying have made the world’s best men
Eben E. Rexford, Keep Trying
Try Try Again Poem
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
Do not be discouraged if your plans do not succeed the first time.
No one learns to walk by taking only one step.
Don't let people discourage you from living your dreams.
Every seed knows its time- all in good time.
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
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
When you are discouraged: Don't quit. Don't give up! Keep going!
Don't You Quit
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.
Birthdays don't be discouraged, live life encouraged!
What Is Your Age
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.
Poems About Winning
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
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.
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.
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.
Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.
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.
God Has A Plan
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.
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Letting Go Poem
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
When life discourages you, surround yourself with people who love you, they will be a source of support and encouragement.
Poems About Life And Love
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.
Poems About Hope
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.
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!"
Thank You For Being There For Me
Staying focused on your goals is the key to winning.
Maureen O'Brien, Who's Got the Ball?
Another way to change your thinking is to look for the good in every situation. We all face challenges, difficulties and disappointments in life
What You Think You Become
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.
When life has you discouraged, the smallest act of kindness can change your whole day.
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
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
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
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
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
Instead of feeling discouraged, people should feel inspired and challenged after being with you.
Lindsay J. Hallie, Happiness
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
To seize the future means previous defeats are as dim as the palest memories.
Annabelle Marie Haines
Learn all you can and move forward today
Which will allow you to look back without dismay.
Catherine Pulsifer, The Tiny Word of "If"
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
Rather than looking at the end goal and becoming discouraged and feeling overwhelmed, break down your goal into action plans