Discouragement Quotes

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Mike  Norton
“Never say that you can't do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can't be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.

Master yourself, and become king of the world around you. Let no odds, chastisement, exile, doubt, fear, or ANY mental virii prevent you from accomplishing your dreams. Never be a victim of life; be it's conqueror.”
Mike Norton

Kevin Smith
“Remember: It costs nothing to encourage an artist, and the potential benefits are staggering. A pat on the back to an artist now could one day result in your favorite film, or the cartoon you love to get stoned watching, or the song that saves your life. Discourage an artist, you get absolutely nothing in return, ever.”
Kevin Smith, Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

Criss Jami
“An encouraged person will eventually get his drive from encouragement; he becomes more dependent. A person that never really receives encouragement learns to move out of spite; he becomes more independent.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Israelmore Ayivor
“Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around... Just get lost and get saved!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Bertrand Russell
“Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.”
Bertrand Russell

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

Criss Jami
“The best people are always the worst. They drive everyone mad by being so good at second-guessing everything bad.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Richelle E. Goodrich
“It's an unfortunate fact that I'm easily discouraged. But the fortunate truth is I'm stubborn as hell and near impossible to sway in my resolve.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Jacques Philippe
“In order to resist fear and discouragement, it is necessary that through prayer - through a personal experience of God re-encountered, recognized and loved in prayer - we taste and see how good the Lord is (Psalm 34).”
Jacques Philippe, Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart

“Discouragement is the illegitimate child of false expectations! Loyd Ogilive”
Lane Adams, The Incredible Patience of God: Along the Road to Spiritual Maturity

Criss Jami
“You can perhaps, in a number of circumstances, tell yourself that you can't have more than you have until you do better than you're doing, but by all means steer clear of its reverse, the creed of defeat, in saying that you can't do better than you're doing until you can have more than you have.”
Criss Jami, Healology

“The only way to live in peace with ignorant people is to be ignorant yourself, otherwise they will always misunderstand your kindness for wickedness, teachings for insults, good plans for evil plans, encouragement for discouragement.
They will always fight you for nothing.”
Elijah Onyemmeri

Cathy Burnham Martin
“Discouragers talk at you. Discouragers genuinely want you to hear their opinions.”
Cathy Burnham Martin, Encouragement: How to Be and Find the Best

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Discontent leads to discouragement.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Don’t you dare get discouraged. Don’t you dare believe that failure is permanent or insurmountable.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Do not get discouraged when things fail to work out as planned; this is often the case. Get busy instead and find another way. There are new strategies to attempt, other trails to tread. Alternate options do exist. They may seem less obvious or less desirable, but in the end they may very well prove to be the best route to your goal.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Feeling discouraged does not mean you quit. Feeling sad does not mean joy is nonexistent. Feeling lonely does not mean you are alone. Feeling anxious does not mean you are in danger. Feeling loss does not mean you have nothing. Feeling angry does not mean you lose control. Feeling sorry does not mean you are at fault. What you feel is not necessarily what is.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Laughing at yourself does more to heal the heart and mind than any medicine. Discouragement and despair cower under a good dose of laughter.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Do not be discouraged nor discontented. May you find divine grace to be determined.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Bruce Mbanzabugabo
“It doesn't require a lot of books to inspire or to impact people, even a single sentence on a page can shake the world. So don't be discouraged from writing, keep doing your good work; one day your writings will be marked in many bibliotheca.”
Bruce Mbanzabugabo

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is not the discouragement in our faith that vexes us, although we often lay the guilt in that place. Rather, it is our discouragement in our ability to hold to our faith that torments us.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

“If you cannot be an inspiration, make sure you are not a hindrance.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Always seek courage in discouragement.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Every discouragement was meant to keep you from reaching your dream. Do not give up, but stay determined to achieve your aims.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Dalai Lama XIV
“Analyze. Think, think, think. When you do you will recognize that our ordinary way of life is almost meaningless. Do not be discouraged. It would be very foolish to give up now. On those occasions when you feel most hopeless, you must make a powerful effort. We are so accustomed to faulty states of mind that it is difficult to change with just a little practice. Just a drop of something sweet cannot change a taste that is powerfully bitter. We must persist in the face of failure.

In difficult personal circumstances the best recourse is to try to remain as honest and sincere as possible. Otherwise, by responding harshly or selfishly, you simply make matters worse. This is especially apparent in painful family situations. You should realize that difficult present circumstances are entirely due to your own past undisciplined actions, so when you experience a difficult period, do your best to avoid behavior that will add to your burden later on.

It is important to diminish undisciplined states of mind, but it is even more important to meet adversity with a positive attitude. Keep this in mind: By greeting trouble with optimism and hope, you are undermining worse troubles down the line. Beyond that, imagine that you are easing the burden of everyone suffering problems of that kind. This practice--imagining that by accepting your pain you are using up the negative karma of everyone destined to feel such pain--is very helpful.”
Dalai Lama XIV, How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Discouragement is disease.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Discouragement is a disease.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The only defeat is discouragement.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You must have courage to overcome discouragement.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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