20 Quotes About Strength To Help You Get Over A Job Rejection

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It happens to everyone.

If you’re a recent college graduate, you’re probably familiar (or at least have been at one point) with the struggle of finding a job. Finding a job can sometimes feel like a full-time job in itself. How many hours have you spent on job boards browsing listing after listing, sending email after email and completing application after application? (Waaay too many.) 

Looking for a job takes an enormous amount of effort, but, when you FINALLY receive that email or phone call asking you to come in for an interview, the work suddenly feels so worth it. After you end your phone conversation or respond to the email with your availability for an interview, chances are you’re screaming on the inside. That’s understandable. Job interviews can fill you with a mix of joy, excitement, and anxiety.  

When the time comes for you to visit the company’s office for your interview, you’ve probably made sure to research the company, highlight the talking points of your resume, and search up everything you can about what to say or not say during job interviews. You walk into your interviewer’s office with all the confidence you can muster, and you walk out with their business card in your hand. After a job interview, waiting for a decision can be hard. You’re just SO anxious to find out whether or not you got the job.

So, if you find out that the company rejected you, it can be pretty disappointing.

If you’ve been rejected many times in your job search, it’s easy to get pessimistic about the job market. Looking for a job can be really grueling and stressful, so we’ve gathered some stirring quotes about strength to remind you to keep your head up while going through your job search, because a little inspiration goes a long way. 

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“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” —Mahatma Ghandi


“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” —Napoleon Hill

“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

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” —Oprah Winfrey

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” —Albert Schweitzer

“Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm.” —Jean Paul Richter

“Life is tough my darling, but so are you.” —Stephanie Bennett-Henry

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” —Thomas Paine

“Life does not get easier, you just get stronger”

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”

“Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” —Bruce Lee

“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

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

“I'm continuing to work hard, not without periods of discouragement, but my strength comes back again.” —Claude Monet

“Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we're going to show.” —Mignon McLaughlin

“He who believes is strong. Strong convictions precede great actions.” —James Freeman Clarke

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

"Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined."

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”