49 Overcoming Discouragement Quotes and Sayings

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Whether you are facing a period of hopelessness or troubling circumstance, suffering from periods of discouragement is an after effect to this. These great discouragement quotes and sayings are just some examples of to the type of feelings and perspective to gain during these encounters.

“A life of hardship and personal suffering is unavoidable. A person must endure many humiliations of the mind and body, and expect persons whom they trusted to someday betray them.”

“Abundant living is realizing that life is a privilege whether it’s adhering to our scripts or not.”

“Consequences need not be the obstacles that I dread, but the direction that I need.”

“Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.”

“Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.”

“Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.”

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

“Discouragement comes when things are going great, and it comes when we are already down, but no matter when it comes, it hurts.”

“Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.”

“Discouragement, fear, doubt, lack of self-confidence, are the germs which have killed the prosperity and happiness of tens of thousands of people.”

“Do not be discouraged if someone copies you. Copying is a compliment – you are doing it right. It also gives you the opportunity to grow and move beyond what is now being copied. Keep moving forward.”

“Embrace who you are and your divine purpose. Identify the barriers in your life, and develop discipline, courage and the strength to permanently move beyond them, and keep moving forward.”

“Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement,”

“Every seed knows its time- all in good time.”

“Fatigue, discomfort, discouragement are merely symptoms of effort.”

“Fear can creep up on you even when you are heading in the right direction, but don’t let it discourage you.”

“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.”

“I find the most difficult part of writing is to get it down initially because what you have written is usually so terrible that it’s disheartening; you don’t want to go on. That’s what I think is hard – the discouragement that comes from seeing what you have done.”

“I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement.”

“I think a big test we all face in life on a regular basis is that discouragement test. Life’s not always fair, but I believe if you keep doing the right thing, God will get you to where you are.”

“I think the most dangerous influence for a young writer is to be treated with cynicism or discouragement.”

“I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success.”

“If I get up just one less time than the number of times I’ve been knocked down, I have done one of the most devastating things possible; I have halted my life at that very spot.”

“If you feel discouraged by seeing progress in others and are tempted to give up, stop. Forget comparing yourself to others or pre-set ideals.”

“If you see someone that appears to be discouraged, talk with them, find a way to build them up, and allow them to move forward with a more positive attitude.”

“In a single moment we can understand we are not just facing a knee pain, or our discouragement and our wishing the sitting would end, but that right in the moment of seeing that knee pain, we’re able to explore the teachings of the Buddha.”

“In spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result.”

“In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.”

“Is encouragement what the poet needs? Open question. Maybe he needs discouragement. In fact, quite a few of them need more discouragement, the most discouragement possible.”

“It is also vitally important that when faced with setbacks in achieving a goal, you need to stay focused and not let the setbacks discourage you.”

“I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a boy, though it seemed an unlikely outcome since I showed no real talent. But I persevered and eventually found my own row to hoe. Ignorance of other writers’ work keeps me from discouragement and I am less well-read than the average bus driver.”

“Living in the present moment, we feel encouraged and motivated in our lives; we sit on solid ground and are not easily knocked off our balance into discouragement and negativity.”

“Love has no fear, willing to take on anyone. But how much we fear love!”

“Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”

“Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.”

“No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn’t have encouragement, but I didn’t have discouragement, because I don’t think anybody knew what that meant.”

“Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.”

“On the road to nowhere there are many people who lack the vision to get you anywhere.”

“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.”

“Sometimes, due to unforeseen tough times, we get discouraged and don’t achieve our goals. As hard as it may seem, don’t procrastinate in taking renewed action to reach your goals.”

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.”

“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.'”

“The dopes – that’s what I thought of them then – couldn’t see what I had to offer. I wasn’t discouraged – delayed, yes, but not discouraged.”

“The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.”

“The preachers of past failures are the detractors of the success of the present and jeopardizers of the future.”

“There has always been discouragement, negativism, and temptation in the world because of Lucifer.”

“Thousands of successful people did not achieve success on their first try, but they were not discouraged. They picked themselves up and went back at it with an even stronger, single minded tenacity to achieve their goal.”

“Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.”

“When we do not measure up to the standards we have set for ourselves we become discouraged. But we have to realize that God is not discouraged with us.”

Simplifying your life and sharing your faith are some great ways to create strongholds against feelings of discouragement.