21 Famous Quotes To Help You Rise (& Recover) From Failure

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Get knocked down. Dust off. Kick a@@. Repeat.

Life is tough. Just when you think you've conquered your demons, new ones come back to try and slay you.

It's okay to feel down and out, but it's NOT okay to remain defeated. The best things in life happen to people who have hit rock bottom.

J.K. Rowling stated the "Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." By all standards, she felt like a complete failure. In fact, she had every reason to give up. No one could blame her. Her mother died. Her 13-month marriage fell apart and ended in divorce shortly after giving birth to her daughter. She relocated with her newborn as a single mother without a stable career and became despaired.

With no recourse, she leaned on state welfare assistance and decided rather than give up, she would overcome failure and channel all her pain towards the fulfillment of her dreams. Although it took her 5 years to write her first book, and she did find an agent, it wasn't until after 12 rejections that the 13th publishing house her agent pitched to bought her manuscript. Even then, she landed a measly $4,000 book deal.

Today, she is a billionaire with a rags to riches story but more important than that, she is humble, generous, and sensitive to struggles in humanity. That's some legitimate sh*t.

Beauty comes from ashes and sometimes that means going through fire to get there. Without pressure, there would not be a diamond. Without hardship, there would not be a strong human being.

Working through difficult times means you have accomplished something worthwhile, and have the emotional cuts and battle scars to show for it. No one would choose their bruised path, but the journey teaches lessons that no classroom could ever provide.

It still sucks. No one can deny that, but at the same time, the more you learn to bounce back up from whatever life throws to knock you down, you become a master defeater of obstacles. These how to rise from failure quotes can help.

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"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams." — Ashley Smith

"You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it." — Lionel Messi

"When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough." — Donald Trump

"Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight." — Bob Marley

"We are twice armed if we fight with faith." — Plato

"To survive, you've got to keep wheedling your way. You can't just sit there and fight against odds when it's not going to work. You have to turn a corner, dig a hole, go through a tunnel - and find a way to keep moving." —Twyla Tharp

"If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you - until you get your revenge." — Muhammad Ali

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."  — Margaret Thatcher

"Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster." — Sun Tzu

"A true champion will fight through anything." — Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

"Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love." — William Butler Yeats

"Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose." — Robin Williams

"Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning." — Erwin Rommel

"It's in the difficult times that we're growing and you can't just rebuke everything hard. We've got to endure it and fight the good fight of faith and pass the test." — Joel Osteen

"Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight." —  William Congreve

"I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine." — Bruce Lee

"There are 2 kinds of fighters: those who fight because they hate, and those who fight because they love.” 
Criss Jami

"She has been through hell. So believe me when I say, fear her when she looks into a fire and smiles." — Anonymous

"If I can still breathe, I’m fine."  — Anonymous

"They broke the wrong parts of me. They broke my wings and forgot I had claws." — Anonymous

"I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her." —​ Kaci Diane