Quotes of Discouraged

“ Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged. ”

- Thomas A. Edison

“ 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 am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. ”

- Thomas A. Edison

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

- Louise Erdrich

“ Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. ”

- B.C. Forbes

“ 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 I read or listened to critics of our music, I'd have been discouraged a long time ago. ”

- Graham Nash

“ 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

“ Let no one be discouraged by the thought of how much there is to learn. Each new step becomes a little surer, and each new grasp a little firmer. ”

- Gertrude Jekyll

“ We must have a pure, honest, and warmhearted motivation, and on top of that, determination, optimism, hope, and the ability not to be discouraged. The whole of humanity depends on this motivation. ”

- The Dalai Lama

“ Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained. ”

- Seamus Heaney

“ Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. ”

- Richard M. Nixon

“ Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself. ”

- Richard Nixon

“ If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. ”

- Thomas Edison

“ I will praise the Lord no matter what happens… Let all who are discouraged take heart… For I cried to him and he answered me! He freed me from all my fears. ”

- The Bible

“ 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

“ By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped. By repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou. Encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it. ”

- Joseph Collins

“ Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence, and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these. ”

- James Whitcomb Riley

“ Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring. ”

- Unknown

“ Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ”

- Unknown

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

- Napoleon Hill

“ How you look at a situation is very important, for how you think about a problem may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. When you get discouraged or depressed, try changing your attitude from negative to positive and see how life can change for you… ”

- Franco Harris

“ None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world — so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be… ”

- Queen Victoria

“ Some will freely expose themselves to danger at the beginning of an action, but diminish and become easily discouraged if it should last. Some are content to satisfy worldly honor, and beyond that will do little else. Some are not always equally masters of their timidity… ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ The first thing an unpublished author should remember is that no one asked him to write in the first place. With this firmly in mind, he has no right to become discouraged just because other people are being published. ”

- John Farrar

“ Would you like me to give you a formula for… success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all… you can be discouraged by failure — or you can learn from it… ”

- Thomas J. Watson

“ Many times I felt like I'd do better than what the director did, but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn't have full charge of making the film, and sometimes there'd be battles of egos. ”

- Ray Harryhausen

“ None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world-so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be… ”

- Victoria Queen of England

“ Men of strong minds and who think for themselves, should not be discouraged on finding occasionally that some of their best ideas have been anticipated by former writers; they will neither anathematize others nor despair themselves. They will rather go on discovering things before discovered, until they are rewarded with a land hitherto unknown, an empire indisputably their own, both right of conquest and of discovery. ”

- C. C. Colton
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