78 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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  1. 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



  2. A gardener may suffer discouragement from drought but is bolstered by the thoughts of trying again next year. Samatha Anne Marie Lynch
    Garden Poems



  3. Whatever is happening in your life, God will work it to your advantage.
  4. 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



  5. Be believing, be happy, don’t get discouraged. Things will work out. Gordon B. Hinckley
    Quotes About Being Happy



  6. When discouraged ask for help - don't complain or yelp. Catherine Pulsifer, Words of Wisdom For The New Graduate
    Graduation Poems



  7. 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



  8. Do not quit; do not give up.
  9. 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



  10. But because the going was hard, they grew tired and discouraged and finally they quit. And afterward it was often discovered that had they persevered just a little longer, had they been able to see just ahead of them, they would have found the result they sought. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
    Perseverance Quotes



  11. There are no weary hearts in Heaven, no tired, aching feet but joys and smiles innumerable Emma V. Sweeten, Rest In Heaven
    Heaven Poems



  12. Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement. Joyce Meyer
    Disappointment Poems



  13. You may think you've hit rock bottom in your life but guess what—there's more crud underneath those rocks. Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway
    When Feeling Down Quotes



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



  16. Oh who cares about age - don't let it discourage. Be happy and just say it is just another day! Catherine Pulsifer, For The Birds
    Funny Birthday Poems



  17. This is My command: be strong and courageous. Never be afraid or discouraged because I am your God, the Eternal One, and I will remain with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 (The Voice)
    Courage Poems



  18. Never, never be so discouraged by life that you fail to keep your head up so that you can rise above the challenge. Samatha Anne Marie Lynch
    Keep Your Head Up Quotes



  19. 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



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



  22. ...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



  23. Sometimes it feels like life has buried us in the dirt, when in reality we've been planted with an opportunity to grow. Tina Hallis
    Life Quotes About Giving Up



  24. Do not let the shadow of discouragement and despondency fall on your path. George F. Butler, Look At The Bright Side
    Motivational Poems



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



  27. 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



  28. Friends are forever but life is full of disapointments Trinity J. Eidsness
    Quotes For A Friend



  29. "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



  30. The time to succeed is when others, discouraged, show traces of tire Unknown, Perseverance
    Poems About Perseverance



  31. 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



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



  34. What a satisfaction it is to go through life radiating sunshine and hope instead of despair, encouragement instead of discouragement... Orison Swett Marden, Radiate Sunshine
    Spread Sunshine



  35. Don't feel discouraged when you've failed, and life falls down around you, renew your pledge and try again, for Christ's love will surround you. Greta Zwaan, In His Steps
    Journey With Jesus



  36. 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



  37. 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



  38. Do not be discouraged if your plans do not succeed the first time. No one learns to walk by taking only one step.
  39. 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



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



  41. Favoritism or prejudice has no place in our society. It may temporarily win, however, it usually comes back and corrects itself....no matter what you face, keep trying and do not be discouraged if things do not work out right away. Byron Pulsifer
    Cinderella Poem



  42. ’Tis darkest just before the day; be thou not discouraged. Henry Reed Conant, Be Not Discouraged
    Love Is Not Easy



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



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



  46. 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



  47. When you would stop, discouraged, sad, Use a little grit! David V. Bush, Use A Little Grit
    It Cannot Be Done And They Know It



  48. Don't get discouraged. While you may feel disappointment, keep moving forward. Catherine Pulsifer
    Difficult Situation



  49. 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



  50. Be never discouraged — Look up and look on
  51. Be never discouraged —
    Look up and look on  Daniel C. Colesworthy
    Be Not Discouraged



  52. 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



  53. Don't be discouraged if you run into a roadblock - there is a way to go around, stop and take stock Catherine Pulsifer, Change - It Is Up To Me
    Change My Life



  54.  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



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



  57. 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



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



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



  61. 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



  62. 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



  63. 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.
  64. 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



  65. 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



  66. 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



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



  69. 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



  70. 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



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



  73. 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



  74. 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



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



  77. When discouraged other people will push back that first impulse to quit, push down their initial fear, push through feelings of helplessness and push ahead. They’re less likely to find something to blame and more likely to find a way through. Steve Goodier
    Quotes About Quitting



  78. 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



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



  81. 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



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



  84. 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



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



  87. 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



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



  90. 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



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



  93. 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



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



  95. Learn all you can and move forward today Which will allow you to look back without dismay.
  96. 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



  97. Do not be discouraged when your wish has not come true. Never lose your faith. Be patient. Take the longer view. Patience Strong, Hope Deferred
    Comfort



  98. 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



  99. 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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