Discouraged Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old discouraged quotes, discouraged sayings, and discouraged proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Never be discouraged because good things get on so slowly here; and never fail daily to do that good which lies next to your hand. George Macdonald
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. J.K. Rowling
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. Richard L. Evans
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
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
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington
Discouragement is root of distress. Lailah Gifty Akita
Every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas A. Edison
When things are a disappointment, try not to be so discouraged. Carol Burnett
Don't get discouraged, and think positive all the time. Don't get down on yourself if you lose out a couple of times. It's just a lot of hard work. Larisa Oleynik
Discouragement comes when things are going great, and it comes when we are already down, but no matter when it comes, it hurts Jennifer Waddle
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie
Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try. Jack Canfield
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. Henry Ford
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
Don't let people discourage you from living your dreams. David DeNotaris
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals. Booker T. Washington
Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage. Neal A. Maxwell
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford
People who accomplish big things in life must face naysayers who try to discourage them. Rick Warren
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door. Kyle Chandler
Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around. Just get lost and get saved! Israelmore Ayivor
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
Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side. Richelle E. Goodrich
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
What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you're never discouraged. Salma Hayek
When you get discouraged or depressed, try changing your attitude from negative to positive and see how life can change for you. Franco Harris
Don't accept discouragement, keep going! Less stress will result by not allowing discouragement to be your attitude! Catherine Pulsifer
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus
Everybody is going to have their critics. It's easy to get discouraged in life. Joel Osteen
Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
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
A problem is a chance for your to do your best. Duke Ellington
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
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
Lose of hope leads to discouragement. Lailah Gifty Akita
If you fall sometimes, you must not be discouraged. Teresa of Avila
One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters. Kurt Vonnegut
Don't get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Anonymous
If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers. Mother Teresa
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. Rabindranath Tagore