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Life is full of ups and downs and the challenge is to face both of them. Very often we feel disappointment over little failures and all we need is someone who can lift us up, a few words of encouragement might be enough to jump out of disappointment. Failure is the part of our journey towards our ultimate goal. No matter what, no matter how many times we fail all we need to do is move on. We have collected a list of inspirational and encouraging quotes to help you convert your temporary failures into permanent success.

List of encouraging quotes about life and success.

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.”

Ed Sheeran

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”

C. JoyBell C.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.“

Jimmy Dean


“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Arthur Ashe

“Come friends, it’s not too late to seek a newer world.”

Alfred Tennyson

“If I persist long enough I will win.”

Og Mandino

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

Thomas Paine

“Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.”

Napoleon Hill

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”

Mark Twain

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”

Maya Angelou

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

St. Jerome


“The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.”

Amy Gatliff

“If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.”

Matt D. Miller

“When all things seem to fail, stand on your inner strength, shovel today’s challenges for your tomorrow’s freedom.”

Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Struggle is like a tunnel in the road of life; you have to enter, you have to come out.”

Shashank Rayal


“Our lives are the Journey we take to find our true selves!”

Alyssa Gonzalez

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

Helen Keller

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“When you get lost in the flow of life, find yourself in the fortress of God!”

Mary Kate

“Progress belongs to the Askers; the smarter the question, the lesser the guessing.”

Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

““You were born to be amazing.” ”

Kris Vallotton

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Winston Churchill

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

Og Mandino


“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”

Robert H. Schuller

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

Joseph Campbell

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

Helen Keller

“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.”

John A. Shedd

“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With a positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.”

W. Clement Stone

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

Nido Qubein

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Anne Frank

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”

Tony Robbins

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Thomas A. Edison

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”

Victor Kiam

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”

Wayne Dyer

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Walt Disney


“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey”

Kenji Miyazawa

“I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.”

George Burns

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”


“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.”

Philip Sidney

“In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”

Albert Schweitzer

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”

Miguel Angel Ruiz

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

William James

“I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.”

Robert H. Schuller

“If it is bread that you seek, you will have bread. If it is the soul you seek, you will find the soul. If you understand this secret, you know you are that which you seek.”


“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

Og Mandino

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Nelson Mandela

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Samuel Beckett

“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.”

Florence Nightingale

“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”

Eckhart Tolle

“Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth.”

Hopi prayer

“Perhaps everything terrible is in its being something that needs our love.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

“A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.”

Vince Lombardi

“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

Audre Lorde

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”

Michael John Bobak

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

Ayn Rand

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”

Alexander Graham Bell


“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

Harvey Fierstein

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

John D. Rockefeller

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

Lolly Daskal

“If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents — start charging for it.”

Kim Garst

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. ”

Albert Einstein

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”

Thomas Edison


“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

Maria Robinson

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”

Stephen Covey

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”

Mark Victor Hansen

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

Leo Buscaglia

“What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.”

Dr. Patrick Gentempo

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”

Deepak Chopra

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future . . . but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”


“Tell you heart that the fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.”

Paulo Coelho

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”

Sam Levenson

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”

Georgia O’Keeffe


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Thomas A. Edison

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

Les Brown

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

Frederick Douglass

“How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.”

Bradley Whitford

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”


“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”

Julie Andrews

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”

Ralph Marston

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”

Pope John XXIII

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Mark Twain

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

Rabindranath Tagore

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”

George S. Patton

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

Robert F. Kennedy

“I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.”


Muhammad Ali

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”

Victor Kiam

“Defeat is simply a signal to press onward”

Helen Keller

“The fear that we are going to fail in life is really the fear that we are not good enough for whatever we have to do. Be yourself and you will be able to do anything you want. Let the soul within you be itself and you will never fail. Don’t boast, but understand that letting your light shine invites others to do the same.”

Davis Carlson

“I will always find a way and a way will always find me”

Charles F. Glassman

“There is nothing to fear except fear it’s self.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”

Donald Trump

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