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Discouragement Quotes

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

Related topics: Success

I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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.
- Robert Fitzgerald

Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.
- Neal A. Maxwell

 

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.
- James Whitcomb Riley

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.
- Bruno Bettelheim

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.
- Amy Tan

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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.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Defeat should never be a source of discouragement,
but rather a fresh stimulus.
- Bishop Robert South

I'm dense when it comes to discouragement.
- Lynn Abbey

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.
- Vincent Van Gogh

In many Asian households, to not go on to higher education,
that's like a big no-no.
I know my parents' discouragement was for my own protection,
and I'm really close to them now, but they didn't understand
that there is value in this.
That's because they didn't know.
- Sandra Oh

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.'
- Billy Graham

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s,
discouragement s, and impossibilities:
It is this,
that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
- Thomas Carlyle

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.
- Florence Scovel Shinn

One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic
in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination
to name a portion of the earth's surface after my father.
- Lincoln Ellsworth

Our achievements speak for themselves.
What we have to keep track of are our failures,
discouragements and doubts.
We tend to forget the past difficulties,
the many false starts, and the painful groping.
- Ethel Barrymore

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion,
in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements:
for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman,
that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist
us in the Attainment of it.
- Mary Astell

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy


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