Setback Sayings and Quotes

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

Remember that setbacks are only challenges in disguise. Look at them as lessons don't waste time beating yourself up. Just get back on track and focus on what you want. It's up to you, and you will do it! Jorge Cruise
A setback is never a bad experience, just another one of life's lessons. Richard Branson
Understand and accept the cycles of money. The setbacks you may have today or next year will not keep you from financial freedom. If you hold on to your goals and dreams, you will get there. Suze Orman
Setbacks are just learning experiences. Beth Brooke
Your setback is just a setup for your comeback. Steve Harvey
We all have setbacks in our yesterdays, but your past doesn't define your future. Today is a new day, you may slip, but God isn't going to let you fall. His loving arms will always be there to catch you and put you in a right direction. Kemmy Nola
If you have a setback, and you're not doing well and then you overcome it somehow, it always sticks with you. You know it could happen again. Sam Donaldson
Setbacks in life are opportunities to perform at a new level. William Cranch Bond
Sometimes what appears to be a setback is God's mode of elevation. Roderick L. Evans
The ability to bounce back after a setback is the single most important trait an entrepreneurial venture can possess. Richard Branson
The beautiful thing about setbacks is they introduce us to our strengths. Robin Sharma
Sometimes small setbacks are just blessings in disguise. They enhance your determination and whole-hearted dedication to achieving your goals. Robert Cheeke
You know, everybody has setbacks in their life, and everybody falls short of whatever goals they might set for themselves. That's part of living and coming to terms with who you are as a person. Hillary Clinton
When you look back at your life, look forward, have no regrets and know, that through all the mistakes and setbacks you've experienced, God isn't finished with you yet. Carniel Dunlop
Every setback means you're one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass. Joel Osteen
This is a real setback, coming just in the moment when things were starting to go so well. Luciano Figueroa
Without setbacks and mistakes, no experience. Without experience, no learning. And without learning, you'll never truly understand the awakening of your heart's desires. Robbie Vorhaus
A setback could be a surprise on the conversion charge that's the largest issue tomorrow. Selwyn Jones
Setbacks allow us to take a step back and look at the view from a whole. Brittany Burgunder
One of the secrets to be a success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat you and put you down. Anurag Prakash Ray
Enduring setbacks while maintaining the ability to show others the way to go forward is a true test of leadership. Nitin Nohria
Every setback might be the very thing that makes you carry on and fight all the harder and become much better. Les Paul
Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don't come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you're human. Failure is a part of creating a great life. Stand up to it and handle it with grace. Because, you can. Les Brown
This temporary setback can and must be overcome. Bud Perrone
Setbacks in trying to realize the ideal do not prove that the ideal is at fault. Dag Hammarskjold
Within every setback or obstacle or disadvantage there is the seed of an equal or opposite or greater advantage or benefit. Napoleon Hill
The setback is not enough on Mechanic Street. We have the opportunity here to make this more amenable to pedestrians. Louis DiMento
Nothing is ever a setback. If anything, it just motivates you for what's next. Christina Aguilera
A great champion deals with setback with a comeback. Donna de Varona
Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead. Les Brown