25 Quotes To Get Your Spirits Up When Everything Is Going Wrong

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failure uplifting quotes to pick you up when everything is going wrong

There will come a time in your life when, for no apparent reason, things just won’t go the way you plan.

No matter how hard you try, you just can’t find a way to get back on the correct path. You wonder if life is trying to play a cruel trick on you. You name it, and it goes wrong. Your car won’t start, your finances are bad and your relationships are falling apart. You don’t know what to do. It seems like a tunnel of darkness that will never end.


During this time, the easy choice would be to accept your fate and stop fighting for change. You put your head down in defeat and give up. But don’t take the easy road. Instead of giving up, keep your faith and hope alive. You must remain positive. Remember that this is not your final destination. You are simply going through a rough patch, and, thankfully, it will end in due time. It doesn’t seem like it right now, but this rough patch is meant to teach you something. You will learn from it. More importantly, it will direct you to the path you are meant to be on.

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This is the beautiful thing about life: even the worst moments give us an opportunity to grow and reflect on how far we’ve come and how far we have to go. But you won’t know how far you can go if you don’t keep pushing.

Before you know it, the rain will stop, and the sun will be shining. But in the meantime, you can turn to quotes to help you get through the tough times. Here are 25 uplifting quotes about failure that will help lift your spirits when everything seems to be going wrong in your life.

1. This is just the beginning, not the end. 

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"Take a deep breath and remember where you are right now isn't where you're going to end up." — Joe Duncan

2. Change is coming.

“Your breakthrough could be one prayer, one praise, just one breath away… Prepare yourself… Your atmosphere is about to shift!” — Jolynne Valerie

3. This, too, shall pass.

“These times are hard, but they will pass.” — Unknown

4. You're stronger than your obstacles.

“Sometimes we’re tested, not to show our weakness, but to discover our strength.” — Unknown

5. There is a lesson to be learned. 

uplifting quotes about failure


“When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it seeds of opportunity and growth.” — Roy T. Bennett

6. Keep pushing. 

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford

7. Don't give up. 

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

8. Every experience is a learning one.

“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; It’s all an experience.” — Roy Bennett

9. Keep a positive mind. 

“If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden.” — Frances Hodgson Burnett


10. Don't let the tough times get the best of you.

uplifting quotes about failure

“You may not control all of the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” — Maya Angelou

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11. You'll find a way to come out on top.

“I have not failed; I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison


12. Keep hope alive.

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” — Robert H. Schiller

13. You will get through this.

“Broken crayons still color.” — Unknown

14. The bad times won't last forever.

“The only thing permanent in this life is that everything is temporary.” — Unknown

15. Perspective. 

uplifting quotes about failure


“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”  — Anne Frank

16. Hold your head up.

“You will never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.”  — Charlie Chaplin

17. It's a blessing just to be alive 

“If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse.” — Unknown

18. The best is on its way. 

“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.” — Unknown

19. Everything happens for a reason.

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” — Unknown

20. Focus on the good things. 

uplifting quotes about failure


“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.” — Unknown

21. Just keep swimming.

“No matter how you feel — get up, dress up, show up and never give up.” — Unknown

22. The best teaching moments are your worst moments.

“You have to live through the worst parts of life so you never take the best parts for granted.” — Unknown


23. Your strength is being tested. 

Keep calm when things don’t go according to your expectations. Beautiful things always meet friction.” — Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

24. Something to keep in mind. 

“Some of the best growth happens as a result of things going wrong.” — Nishan Panwar

25. Laugh away the pain.

uplifting quotes about failure


“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” — Unknown

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Alexis George is a writer who covers love, relationship advice, astrology and personality topics.