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Discouraging Quotes

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It's always discouraging when you don't have things go your way.
They are frustrated just like the rest of us.
- Ed Belfour

The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation
by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.
- Richard Dawkins

It's discouraging for me to come out there and watch
the lack of fan support for a good team.
- Jerry West

You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift.
- Paul Getty

 

I don't know which is more discouraging,
literature or chickens.
- E. B. White

Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them -
did you know that? Terribly discouraging.
- Barbra Streisand

If you're trying to invent something new,
you're going to reach a lot of discouraging points,
and most people give up.
- Steve Lacy

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At the very top state institutions, like UCLA,
Berkeley and the University of Texas,
however, the trend of downward minority enrollment
remains persistent and discouraging.
- Adam Schiff

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked
by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

Sometimes I think of life as a process where everybody
is discouraging and taking everybody else down a peg or two.
- Brenda Ueland

It would be very discouraging if somewhere down the
line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said,
'Yes, it is true, but you won't be able to understand the proof.'
- Ronald Graham

Managing can be more discouraging than playing,
especially when you're losing because when you're a player,
there are at least individual goals you can shoot for.
When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.
- Al Lopez

It's really difficult for me.
Language, I am sorry that I haven't.
I think I just always expected that you learn a word
in place of a word and when I discovered how difficult
the grammar was and learning that was very discouraging for me.
- Bo Derek

The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage.
Welfare reform, and now this legislation,
will build on the understanding that work and strong
families are the foundation upon which we build our future.
- James Talent

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

We should never discourage young people from dreaming dreams.
- Lenny Wilkens

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where
he is had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

Never, never listen to anybody that try to discourage you.
- Mariah Carey

You may keep your beauty and your health,
unless you destroy them yourself, or discourage them to stay with you,
by using them ill.
- William Temple

If there was a way to discourage trash constitutionally,
I would sure as heck take a hard look at it.
I don't think there is.
So I don't think there's a choice here.
- Ed Rendell

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.
The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing

I don't think you can look for love.
All you can do is get yourself in a situation where
you don't discourage something that may be rather nice.
- Linda Ronstadt

If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me
at the time a lack of success,
to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
- Calvin Coolidge

Discourage litigation.
Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.
As a peacemaker the lawyer has
superior opportunity of being a good man.
There will still be business enough.
- Abraham Lincoln

This is for all of you out there tonight,
reaching for a dream - don't ever give up!
Never ever listen to anyone, when they try to discourage you,
because they do that, believe me!
- Mariah Carey

I discourage a cult of personality.
- Newt Gingrich

Elections should be held on April 16th-
the day after we pay our income taxes.
That is one of the few things that might discourage
politicians from being big spenders.
- Thomas Sowell

What makes resisting temptation difficult for many
people is they don't want to discourage it completely.
- Franklin P. Jones

It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue
severity in correcting faults is liable at times to
discourage a boy's mind from effort.
- Quintilian

German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business.
Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy,
discourage entrepreneurship.
- Suzanne Fields

That bedrock faith that I could write was what blinded
me to attempts to discourage me.
- Lynn Abbey

Honestly, I am not trying to discourage anyone from becoming an actress,
but if you want to become one be prepared to face everything that comes -
along with it.
- Amber Tamblyn

I would never discourage anyone from doing what it
is in life that they want to do.
But I would encourage them to find out the pros and
cons of anything they become involved in.
- Rita Mero

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people,
to discourage them from ambitious attempts,
and generally console them in their mediocrity.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Death is really a great blessing for humanity,
without it there could be no real progress.
People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young,
but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative.
- Alfred Adler

I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons.
First to discourage the composer from writing any more
and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven.
- Jascha Heifetz

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe,
and preserve order in the world as well as property...
Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas Paine

My father influenced by his very life,
his very example and the environment that I was brought up in.
But, he did not encourage or discourage any of us.
He let us make up our own minds.
- Juliet Mills

In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools,
Indian policy has been instituted there,
and its a policy where they do not encourage,
in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation
of ideas and public education.
- Russell Means

I know that a good many champions have entertained
the thought that the more they discourage youngsters,
the longer they would reign.
However, this theory never impressed me,
and I always made it a point to give youths the benefit
of my experience in bicycle racing.
- Major Taylor

I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking.
Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage
young people from taking up this deadly habit and the
resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit.
- Allyson Schwartz

There are many drugs that have many serious side effects
and that are harmful to people.
Marijuana is no different than that.
And especially we should try to discourage young people from using marijuana.
- Dana Rohrabacher

Slavery discourages arts and manufactures.
- George Mason

There's been a lot said about Social Security reform.
What has been left out of the debate is the double
tax on Social Security benefits.
I believe it's time to get rid of a tax that punishes
seniors and discourages work and retirement savings.
- Rob Simmons

Printing ballots in multiple languages costs millions of dollars every year.
It also discourages immigrants from integrating into
American society and gaining the benefits that come from speaking English.
- Ernest Istook

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career
where I had done nine television pilots before Three's
Company and they all failed,
I just got discouraged.
- Suzanne Somers

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

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of
being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected,
either by agents or publishers.
You absolutely must plow forward.
- Augusten Burroughs

I will not be discouraged by failure;
I will not be elated by success.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

I have become down-hearted, I have become discouraged,
I have become depressed.
I'm just like you.
I'm a human being and I have my problems.
- Dyan Cannon

If I read or listened to critics of our music,
I'd have been discouraged a long time ago.
- Graham Nash

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win.
Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
- James Whitcomb Riley

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it
doesn' t pay to get discouraged.
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can
restore your faith in yourself.
- Lucille Ball

I got well by talking.
Death could not get a word in edgewise,
grew discouraged, and traveled on.
- Louise Erdrich

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not
a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
- John Burroughs

Welding torches, cutting torches and any activity producing
a flame outside is prohibited.
Any open flame is discouraged.
- John Glover

Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to
the point where it looks impossible,
and then he gets discouraged.
That's not the place to become discouraged.
- Thomas A. Edison

I would also like to thank my father who discouraged
me from playing the violin at an early age.
- Paul Desmond

There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated,
and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged.
- Sean Penn

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had,
and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had.
They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.
- Bill Griffith

We all get discouraged.
- Richard G. Scott

I have all sorts of problems and feel discouraged.
- Camille Claudel

If I'd been easily discouraged, I could have been a one-hit wonder.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

If every conceivable precaution is taken at first,
one is often too discouraged to proceed at all.
- Archer J. P. Martin

Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light.
Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
- Napoleon Hill

You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged
by those who listen to you,
and those who come to applaud you.
And to me, those people are very important.
- Miriam Makeba

Well, as a general remark, I would say that I was discouraged
by the physical and economic conditions in continental Europe after the war.
- David Bruce

If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently.
They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment.
- Tom Ford


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