15 Encouraging Quotes to Pick You Up When You’re Feeling Down

by Lillian Whitaker

Life isn’t always going to be on an upward trajectory. So pair it with one – or all – of the encouraging quotes we’ll be sharing in this article to raise your spirit high when you are feeling low.

You always have a choice; you can keep yourself stuck in a tizzy, or you can keep on keeping on! If you want the latter, then keep on reading.

It makes us happy that you are choosing to be happy! 🙂

Let these encouraging quote word hugs for your heart help lift your spirits when you’re feeling down.

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These 15 Encouraging Quotes Will Pick You Up When You’re Feeling Down

These quotes are sure to encourage and motivate you to keep on keeping on!  

1. Keep Looking

“When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.” – Oscar Wilde  

2. Keep Climbing

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.” – Anonymous  

3. Keep Believing

“Nothing is impossible. Even the word itself says I’m Possible.” – Audrey Hepburn  

4. Keep Learning

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt  

5. Keep Dreaming

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson  

6. Keep Getting Up

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” – Les Brown  

7. Keep Failing Forward

“No one is perfect. That’s why pencils have erasers.” – Wolfgang Riebe  

8. Keep Shining

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman  

9. Keep Being Hopeful

“What is coming is better than what is gone.” – Arabic Proverb  

10. Keep Being Strong

“Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to show our strength.” – Brett Jordan  

11. Keep Trying

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill  

12. Keep Going

“This too will pass.” – Eckhart Tolle  

13. Keep Developing

“Life is like photography. You can use the negatives to develop.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour  

14. Keep Growing

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit  

15. Keep Breathing

“Sometimes it’s OK if the only thing you did today was BREATHE.” – Yumi Sakugawa

If your heart wants some additional word hugs, read: 21 Uplifting Quotes to Help You Get Through Hard Times    

Sometimes You Need a Dose of Encouraging Quotes – You Can Quote Us on That!

When you feel like you keep face planting in life, instead of blossoming like a flower, remember that “Without mud there is no lotus!”

(YES – that was a bonus 16th encouraging quote by Thich Nhat Hanh. You’re welcome!)

If integrated into your life, you won’t just be reciting these inspiring and encouraging statements out loud. You’ll be making a major statement to yourself internally: “I’m worthy of feeling good again. I love myself enough to do and literally say whatever it takes to get me there!”

You can quote us on that!

What are your favorite encouraging quotes to lean on when you’re feeling off balance? We’d love to hear so we can share with those who need some good verbs and good vibes to keep them going!

Please share your motivating and encouraging quotes in the comments below!