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discouragement Quotes

12 of the best book quotes about discouragement
  1. #1
    “Confident that he was clever, resourceful, and bold enough to escape any predicament, he was almost incapable of discouragement. When history carried him into war, this resilient optimism would define him.”
  2. #2
    “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”
  3. #3
    “Poor ugly creature, how gladly he would have lived even with the ducks had they only given him encouragement.”
  4. #4
    “They were beaten to start with. They were beaten when they took them from their farms and put them in the army.”
  5. #5
    “I’m not brave any more darling. I’m all broken. They’ve broken me.”
  6. #6
    “The lower you are, the higher your mind will want to soar.”
  7. #7
    “He would like to show his drawings to his dad, but he didn’t dare. When he was in first grade, he had told his dad that he wanted to be an artist when he grew up. He’d thought his dad would be pleased. He wasn’t.”
  8. #8
    “Jurgis had first come to the stockyards he had been as clean as any workingman could well be. But later on, what with sickness and cold and hunger and discouragement, and the filthiness of his work, and the vermin in his home, he had given up washing in winter, and in summer only as much of him as would go into a basin. He had had a shower bath in jail, but nothing since—and now he would have a swim!”
  9. #9
    I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games.
  10. #10
    “There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”
  11. #11
    “Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t.”
  12. #12
    “If happiness is determined by our thoughts it is necessary to drive off the thoughts which make for depression and discouragement.”

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