151 Words of Encouragement to a Friend Feeling Down Quotes

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Words of Encouragement for a Friend Feeling Down Quotes

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. A.A. Milne 
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.  Mark Twain
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.  Bob Marley
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
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Khalil Gibran  
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. Roy T. Bennett
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain. Vivian Greene
Everything is hard before it is easy Words of Encouragement for a Friend Feeling Down Quotes Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. Zig Ziglar Quotes
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt
A big part of being a well-adjusted person is accepting that you can’t be good at everything. Kelly Williams Brown Words of Encouragement for a Friend Feeling Down Quotes
Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.  Helen Keller
Don’t give up on believing things can and will get better, even if they seem to be getting worse.  Yedidah Spann
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. William Arthur Ward
We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us. William J. Brennan, Jr.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche
Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. Jim Rohn
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton
Don’t resist the growing pains, push through them. Germany Kent
Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get in and weigh you down. Alan Stein
You’ve got this.  I believe in you.  Unknown
 If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions. Catherine Cook Words of Encouragement for a Friend Feeling Down Quotes
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. Jacques Prevert
I try to make my mood uplifting and peaceful, then watch the world around me reflect that mood. Yaya DaCosta 
Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge
Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward. Victor Kiam 
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis’. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity. John F. Kennedy
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Les Brown
This is tough, but it’s temporary.  We will move on, together.  Unknown  

Encouraging Words for Someone Having a Tough Time

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. Bernard Baruch
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. Wayne Dyer 
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly–until you can learn to do it well. Zig Ziglar
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. Benjamin Franklin
When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up. Roy T. Bennett
Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think. Jawaharlal Nehru
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Dalai Lama
Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end. Ed Sheeran
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.  Maya Angelou
Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out. Christopher Reeve 
Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving.  Unknown
Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. H. Jackson Brown Jr.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. Nelson Mandela 
It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop. Confucius
The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. Epictetus 
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Edison
Try again.  Fail again. Fail better.  Samuel Beckett
Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden
Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.  Steve Martin 
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others have thrown at them.  David Brinkley 
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.  Kenj Miyazawa
There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it. Amanda Gorman
Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks. Shannon L. Alder
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. Og Mandino
Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. Jon Acuff 
Don’t worry when you are not recognized but strive to be worthy of recognition. Abraham Lincoln
Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert Schuller
Inhale, exhale, it is well, it is well. All of this is a part of the story you will tell. Morgan Harper Nichols
To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility. Thomas S. Monson
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 
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity–it’s up to you to find it. Albert Einstein
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
If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way. Terry Goodkind
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 positivelyPin
How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively. Norman Vincent Peale
I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remainsPin
I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can doPin
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.  John Wooden
Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshinePin
Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. Mario Fernandez
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind.  Be led by the dreams in your heartPin
Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind.  Be led by the dreams in your heart.  Roy T. Bennett 

Encouraging Quotes for Women (at a Difficult Time)

People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own lifePin

People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you’re lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life. Carrie-Ann Moss
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victimPin
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Nora Ephron Words of Encouragement for a Friend Feeling Down Quotes
I just want you to know that if you are out there and you are being really hard on yourself right now for something that has happened—it’s normal. That is what is going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We are all going to have a few scratches on us. Please be kind to yourselves and stand up for yourself, pleasePin
I just want you to know that if you are out there and you are being really hard on yourself right now for something that has happened—it’s normal. That is what is going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We are all going to have a few scratches on us. Please be kind to yourselves and stand up for yourself, please.Taylor Swift
Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in. When you are in your rocking chair talking to your grandchildren many years from now, be sure you have a good story to tellPin
Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in. When you are in your rocking chair talking to your grandchildren many years from now, be sure you have a good story to tell. Amal Clooney
A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot waterPin
A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles. Pin
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn 
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass. Pin
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.  Maya Angelou
There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. Pin
There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. Washington Irving
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. Pin
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks
You make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box. Pin
You make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box. Meghan Markle
I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today. Pin
I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today. Serena Williams
Ignore the glass ceiling and do your work. If you're focusing on the glass ceiling, focusing on what you don't have, focusing on limitations, then you will be limited. Pin
Ignore the glass ceiling and do your work.  If you’re focusing on the glass ceiling, focusing on what you don’t have, focusing on limitations, then you will be limited.  Ava DuVernay
Girls should never be afraid to be smart. Pin
Girls should never be afraid to be smart. Emma Watson  
Often we women are risk-averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women nePin
Often we women are risk-averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women need more seasoned women to provide that encouragement, to take a risk, to go for it. Once a glass ceiling is broken, it stays broken. Jennifer Granholm
Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. Pin
Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. Hillary Clinton
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact,Pin
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 

More Encouraging Inspirational Quotes

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. Pin
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.  John Lennon
A bad day doesn’t cancel out a good life. Keep going. Pin
A bad day doesn’t cancel out a good life. Keep going. Richie Norton
I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive. Pin
I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive. Frida Kahlo
You don't have to handle everything yourself. Lean on me and let me help you. I know you could get through this on your own, but please let me lighten your load. Pin
You don’t have to handle everything yourself.  Lean on me and let me help you.  I know you could get through this on your own, but please let me lighten your load. Unknown 
When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. Pin
When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. Karen E. Quinones-Miller
Don't give up, don't ever give up. Pin
Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.  Jim Valvano
Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success,Pin
Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment. Og Mandino
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Pin
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beacher Stowe
Anyone can start a marathon. Only the strongest will finish it, even after they fall. Pin
Anyone can start a marathon. Only the strongest will finish it, even after they fall. Gena Showalter
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Pin
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.  Maria Robinson
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.Pin
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.  Dale Carnegie
You just can’t beat a person who never gives up. Pin
You just can’t beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Pin
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. YouPin
If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford 
Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure. Pin
Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.  Napoleon Hill
Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up. Pin
Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up. Ryan Reynolds
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Pin
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there. Paulo Coelho
It always seems impossible until it's done. Pin
It always seems impossible until it’s done.  Nelson Mandela
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Pin
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet 
If I persist long enough, I will win. Pin
If I persist long enough, I will win. Og Mandino
A person never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration. Pin
A person never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration. William Lyon Phelps
When you notice that you’re having negative thoughts about how all of this is going to pan out, you need to remind yourself that you are not a very good fortune teller. Pin
When you notice that you’re having negative thoughts about how all of this is going to pan out, you need to remind yourself that you are not a very good fortune teller. Donna W. Hill
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. Pin
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. Robert Schuller
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. Pin
Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.  Garth Brooks
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. Pin
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. Jerome Fleishman
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Pin
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin Roosevelt
often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together. Pin
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together. Queen Elizabeth II
Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.Pin
Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go. Nicole Kidman
When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth. Pin
When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth. Roy T. Bennett 
Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. Pin
Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. Bonnie Blair  Words of Encouragement for a Friend Feeling Down Quotes
If you're going through hell, keep going. Pin
If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill Quotes
 I’ve always loved journaling as a way to clear my mind Whether I’m traveling or at home the first thing I do when I wake up is pull out my notebook and record positive things that have happened to me as well as uplifting thoughts Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotes Pin
 I’ve always loved journaling as a way to clear my mind. Whether I’m traveling or at home, the first thing I do when I wake up is pull out my notebook and record positive things that have happened to me as well as uplifting thoughts. Gloria Reuben
This too shall pass Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotes Pin
This too shall pass. Persian Sufi Poets
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotesPin
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J.K. Rowling
Once you choose hope anythings possible Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotes Pin
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.  Christopher Reeve 
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 Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotesPin
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. Hellen Keller
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotes Pin
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.  Bruce Barton
Fall seven times stand up eight Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotes Pin
Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverb
No one is perfect that is why pencils have erasers Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotesPin
No one is perfect.  that is why pencils have erasers.  Wolfgang Rieb 
Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotes Pin
Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. Charles Swindoll

I love the man who can smile in trouble gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotes Pin

I love the man who can smile in trouble, gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Thomas Pain

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat known suffering known struggle known loss and have found their way out of the depths These persons have an appreciation a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion gentleness and a deep loving concern Beautiful people do not just happen Words of Encouragement to a friend feeling down quotes Pin
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Words of Encouragement for a Friend Feeling Down Quotes

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Summary of Words of Encouragement Quotes

So that’s our curated collection of empowering words, intended to motivate, elevate, and support somebody who is battling. We have incorporated a few empowering statements, motivating expressions of boldness, and entertaining messages about being daring that you can impart to your loved ones. So check out our rundown, and make note of your favs.. No one can really tell who will require a little certain power in their life, and one of these uplifting idioms just may get the job done to light up somebody’s day!

We all have bad days, hard times, and times when we are feeling down. No one is in their best place every day. Often the best thing you can do to get back to a good feeling place is to get support and encouragement from a friend or from family members.

When the shoe is on the other foot and you are the one looking for words of encouragement to a friend feeling down, we hope the quotes that we have curated above will be helpful for you.  The important thing is not always exactly what you say, but how you say it.  It isn’t always easy to get out of your comfort zone and say the right things, be hope these words help.

At the end of the day, a good friend is someone who is there for you when you are in a dark place and can help to a bad day into a good day.

The significant thing to recollect when you — or a companion — are encountering one of those periods where you feel like life is an everyday battle is that it is OK to not be OK. In any case, for certain basic uplifting statements, notwithstanding, you can give a touch of desire to somebody who is feeling a down or sad. Or on the other hand maybe looking yourself in the mirror and rehashing an uplifting statement will give you the motivation to push ahead when you really want a few expressions of help during an especially troublesome time.

Even the most joyful individual you know might have days where they are feeling deterred, overpowered, or discouraged. Adulting is difficult, and now and again we just can’t resist the urge to feel like we are suffocating in liabilities, stress, and stress. Hell, even teens and small kids have minutes when they could utilize some additional consolation! At the point when that occurs, something really straightforward enough to return a grin on our countenances and advise us that things will ultimately be better.

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