69 Don't Be Discouraged Quotes

Kidadl Team
Mar 01, 2024 By Kidadl Team
Originally Published on Jul 26, 2022
Read these dont be discouraged quotes to ignite your fighting spirits and live every day with a willingness to win
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Do you feel discouraged, because things are not turning out as you had hoped?

It's completely understandable and as it turns out, most successful people and notable winners did not achieve success on their first try. They had to encounter heartbreaking obstacles and yet, they fought until the end.

Their secret to success is that they refused to become discouraged by their defeats and used their failures to become stronger and achieve their goals. Disappointment is inevitable, but being discouraged is a choice you make. However, you can gain fresh experience from failure if you choose not to be discouraged by failure.

Thomas Alva Edison failed 10,000 times before he perfected the light bulb and history has demonstrated that many notable winners overcame all their hindrances by refusing to become discouraged. Read this collection of inspirational, motivational, famous, and encouraging don't be discouraged quotes that will help you start moving past your current situation.

Famous Don't Be Discouraged Quotes

When you don't feel motivated, always remember that rough patches happen in everyone's life. This fact can be your source of positive inspiration and you can learn from the wisdom and strength of other people who have overcome their struggles and succeeded in life. Read these motivational quotes from famous people to overcome your struggles, and wake up feeling inspired every day.

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

- Theodore Roosevelt.

"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."

- Catherine Pulsifer.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

- Thomas Edison.

"Never, never, never quit!"

- Winston Churchill.

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."

- Zig Ziglar.

"People who accomplish big things in life must face naysayers who try to discourage them."

- Rick Warren.

"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."

- Nathan Neil.

"Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."

- Plato.

"Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills."

- William Arthur Ward.

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."

- Booker T. Washington.

"The best thing to do when you find yourself in a hurting or vulnerable place is to surround yourself with the strongest, finest, most positive people you know."

- Kristin Armstrong.

"Discouragement is the root of distress."

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."

- Helen Keller.

"There is no failure except in no longer trying."

- Elbert Hubbard.

"What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you're never discouraged."

- Salma Hayek.

"You just never give up. You do a task to the best of your abilities and beyond."

- Debbie Reynolds.

"I know from experience that you should never give up on yourself or others, no matter what."

- George Foreman.

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

- Christopher Columbus.

Don't Be Discouraged Quotes For Inspiration

(The last key to opening the lock of achieving success is to not be disheartened by failure or obstacles.)

Life is full of ups and downs, and appreciating good times and learning from hard ones will help you achieve your dreams. Negative thinking can act as an energy drain that only discourages you from seeing the silver lining. Hence understanding negative thoughts and reframing them into positive ones can save you from getting stuck. These don't be discouraged quotes will not only uplift your spirits but will help you feel inspired whenever life hands you a sour lemon.

"Procrastination is eliminated a little at a time. Don't be discouraged; be persistent"

- Harold Taylor.

"I am a slow walker, but I never walk back."

- Abraham Lincoln.

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

- Thomas A. Edison.

"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.

"No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel."

- Demi Lovato.

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.'"

- Mary Anne Radmacher.

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

- Winston Churchill.

"Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage."

- Neal A. Maxwell.

"Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it."

- Mia Hamm.

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

- Vince Lombardi.

"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in."

- Bill Bradley.

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

- Dale Carnegie.

"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

- A. A. Milne.

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

- Duke Ellington.

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."

- Ella Fitzgerald.

"When things are a disappointment, try not to be so discouraged."

- Carol Burnett.

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

- James Whitcomb Riley.

Encouraging Don't Be Discouraged Quotes

Don't feel discouraged by failures; all you need to fulfill the dream is determination and inner strength despite what life throws your way. It is important that you focus on practicing optimism by teaching yourself and others to see the healing benefits and various possibilities, of optimism. It can be an encouragement through self-confidence, it can also help you with motivation, self-esteem, success, effort, and validation. The best view is a result of the hardest climb, so begin your day with these encouraging quotes to be the best version of you.

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

- Albert Einstein.

"Guard against drudgery and discouragement in everything you do. Know that your work contributes to your well-being, as well as that of others."

- Jay Rifenbary.

"Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths."

- Drew Barrymore.

"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."

- Catherine Pulsifer.

"We all have to start somewhere, and doing something is better than nothing at all. Start small so you don't get discouraged and give up. Remember it is all about consistency."

- Khloe Kardashian.

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

- William Arthur Ward.

"Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."

- Jack Canfield.

"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."

- Sirius Black, 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix', J.K. Rowling.

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

- David DeNotaris.

"If two wrongs don't make a right, try three."

- Laurence J. Peter.

"When discouragement comes, don't stop. Dig deep and fight it through!"

- T. B. Joshua.

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

- George Eliot.

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."

- Kyle Chandler.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

- Eleanor Roosevelt.

"Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side."

- Richelle E. Goodrich.

"Refuse to be disheartened, discouraged, distracted from your goals in life."

- Bernice King.

"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."

- B. C. Forbes.

Motivational Don't Be Discouraged Quotes

Perseverance is the secret to accomplishing your desired goals and can be characterized by three keys that ultimately unlock the door to success. Those who are perseverent never give up, stay rooted in confidence and are not limited by time constraints. Life gets tough but the tough get going! Recall these motivational don't be discouraged quotes to feel inspired in life's most challenging times.

"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."

- James Adler.

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."

- Walter Elliot.

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will."

- Vince Lombardi Jr.

"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."

- M. Ahlers.

"Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul."

- Democritus.

"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."

- Richard L. Evans.

"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 of failure."

- Thomas J. Watson.

"The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow."

- Robert Tew

"If every conceivable precaution is taken at first, one is often too discouraged to proceed at all."

- Archer John Porter Martin.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

- Buddha.

"Don't get disheartened one mile into a marathon."

- Rasheed Ogunlaru.

"You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals."

- Booker T. Washington.

"When things are a disappointment, try not to be so discouraged."

- Carol Burnett.

"All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination."

- Earl Nightingale.

"A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying."

- B.F. Skinner.

"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald.

"Hopelessness is an abuser, and you are its target. But what it's trying to hide from you is that there is a way out."

- Susi Wilder.

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