Quotes of Discouragement

“ Every great work, every great 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

“ Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love. ”

- Francois de Salignac Fenelon

“ 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. ”

- Francis Scott Fitzgerald

“ 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

“ While it is wise to accept what we cannot change about ourselves, it is also good to remember that we are never too old to replace discouragement with bit and pieces of confidence and hope. ”

- Elaine N. Aron

“ 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

“ When we yield to discouragement it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future. ”

- St. Therese of Lisieux

“ What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement. ”

- Napoleon Hill

“ 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

“ The Christian's chief occupational hazards are depression and discouragement. ”

- John R. Stott

“ Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ It is only after an unknown number of unrecorded labors, after a host of noble hearts have succumbed in discouragement, convinced that their cause is lost; it is only then that cause triumphs. ”

- Madame Guizot

“ Good work habits help develop an internal toughness and a self-confident attitude that will sustain you through every adversity and temporary discouragement. ”

- Paul J. Fleyer

“ Faith is: dead to doubts, dumb to discouragements, blind to impossibilities. ”

- Unknown

“ Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus. ”

- Bishop Robert South

“ I think with our problems with hopelessness and cynicism that ultimately has to come from the young people themselves. We've got to realize we are the future and we make of our future what we make of it, and ultimately we have to do it for ourselves. ”

- Chelsea Clinton

“ Procrastination results in apathy, discouragement, and depression, whenever we turn our backs on what we know we need to do, we turn against our higher self. We forego the power to do something positive, to turn the situation around, or open new doors… ”

- Alexandra Stoddard

“ I cannot conceive a more acute pain in the power of sentiment to inflict than that which I should feel if, after a life passed in England or the colonies or India, I were to come back to my native mountains and find that the indifference or the actual discouragement of our leaders had succeeded in destroying the language of my childhood. ”

- Douglas Hyde

“ Only a life built into God's place can succeed. Half of our discouragements are due to the fact that we are not in tune with the infinite harmony of the Great Power, We should be helpers in building the city of God. A city that will endure when all earthly. ”

- Bishop Herbert E. Welch

“ Depression, gloom, pessimism, despair, discouragement, these slay ten human beings to every one murdered by typhoid, influenza, diabetes, or pneumonia. If tuberculosis is the great white plague, then fear is the great black plague. ”

- Gilbert Murray
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