Words of encouragement for bad news

Words of encouragement for bad news

  • “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington
  • “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
  • “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Leroy Satchel Paige
  • “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” – Doe Zantamata
  • “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn
  • “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino
  • Anonymous uplifting quote “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them”
  • “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.” – Unknown
  • “Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” – L.M. Montgomery
  • “Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.” – Elie Weisel
  • “Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  • “We should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and impression to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of.” – John H. Groberg
  • “The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.” – Ulysses S. Grant
  • “He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.”– William Samuel Johnson
  • “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.” – William Hazlitt
  • “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.” – Seneca
  • “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”– Robert Schuller
  • “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”– Lee Iacocca
  • “Never give in. Never, never, never.”– Winston Churchill
  • “Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.”– Francis Bacon
  • “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
  • “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”– Robert Schuller
  • “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  • “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”– Michael Jordan
  • “Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!”– Yvonne Pierre
  • “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”– Epicetus
  • “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden
  • “The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.” – Deepak Chopra
  • “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”– Confucius
  • “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” –
  • Mary Engelbreit
  • “To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good.”– Barbara DeAngelis
  • “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer
  • “It’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between.” – Sara Evans
  • “I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” – Robert Frost
  • “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  • “To have darkness behind me, in front of me a bright sky, flickering lights on the water and to feel it on the stony face of the southern sun.” – Julia Hartwig
  • Jacques Prevert uplifting quote “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it”
  • “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” – Jacques Prevert
  • “Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up, as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen
  • “When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.”– Malcolm S. Forbes
  • “When the going gets tough – the tough get going!” – John Belushi, Animal House
  • “The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of reality.” – Napoleon Hill
  • “I’m in a glass case of emotion.” – Anchorman
  • “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”—Dale Carnegie
  • “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”—Confucius
  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”—Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne
  • “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”—Robert H. Schuller
  • “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”—Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”—Alexandre Dumas
  • “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.”—William J. Brennan, Jr., Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • “To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”—Gail Sheehy, Author
  • “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”—Joseph Kennedy
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”—Thomas Edison
  • “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”―Haruki Murakami
  • “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”—Maya Angelou
  • “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” —Randy Pausch
  • “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”―H.G. Wells
  • “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”—Les Brown
  • “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”—Unknown
  • “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”—Joshua J. Marine
  • “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.”—Unknown
  • “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”—Carl Bard
  • “No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.”—Unknown
  • “Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path, and you will find you have crossed the mountain.”—Author Unknown
  • “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.”—Robert Schuller
  • “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”—Earl Nightingale
  • “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.”—Unknown
  • “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”―Mary Anne Radmacher
  • “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”—William Frederick Halsey, Jr.
  • “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”—Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • “When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.”– Cathy Guisewite
  • “Be happy – it drives people crazy.”– Unknown
  • “Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster; it’s more like a cha-cha.”– Robert Brault
  • “Live each day like it’s your second to the last. That way you can fall asleep at night.”– Jason Love
  • “Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.”– Marie Con Ebner-Eschenbach
  • “People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” – Simon Sinek
  • “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Groucho Marx
  • “Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” – Langston Coleman
  • “When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best – that is inspiration.” – Robert Bresson
  • “Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing ’til it gets there.” – Josh Billings
  • “Bad decisions make good stories.” – Ellis Vidler
  • “Think like a proton. Always positive.” – Author Unknown
  • “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
  • “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin
  • “If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.” – Marie Osmond
  • “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive it isn’t.” – Richard Bach
  • “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris
  • “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”– Japanese Proverb
  • Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present.’– Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”– Buckminster Fuller
  • “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”– Hans Christian Andersen
  • “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl
  • “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” – Irish Proverb
  • “When you know better, you do better.” – Maya Angelou
  • “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne/Christopher Robin
  • “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” – George Herbert
  • “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” – Taylor Swift
  • “No one is perfect — that’s why pencils have erasers.” – Anonymous
  • “I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.” – Thuli Madonsela
  • “We grow great by dreams.” – Woodrow Wilson
  • “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” – J. K. Rowling
  • “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama
  • “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”– Jacques Prevert
  • “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”– Robert Frost
  • “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”– Robert Collier
  • “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”– Anonymous
  • “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”– James Allen
  • “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”– George Lorimer
  • “Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.”– Anonymous
  • “Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James
  • “Choose to be optimistic; it feels better.” – Dalai Lama
  • “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”– Robert Frost
  • “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day-out.”– Robert Collier
  • “Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it.” – Naval Ravikant
  • “Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
  • “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  • “Life is too important to be taken seriously.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience.” – Author Unknown
  • “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching.” – William W. Purkey
  • “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Kayyam
  • “Don’t search for the meaning of life. Simply be present for the people you love.” – Maxime Lagacé
  • “Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.” – Gary Keller
  • “You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough.” – Mae West
  • “Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.” – Kenneth Branagh

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