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