40 Inspirational Quotes To Help You Persevere When You Feel Like No One Supports You

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When someone feels like they’re doing something meaningful — something they were meant to do — then they are truly living the dream.

But living the dream takes a lot of work, and unfortunately, people don't always support your dreams.

When no one supports you, quotes can give you the motivation to persevere no matter what.

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Your purpose and your love for your dreams are what keep you going, even when it feels like it's you against the world.

So keep pursuing your dreams, even when no one believes in you or supports you in the way you would like. Persevere even when your enemies talk behind your back — use their words to remind you of every negative thought you may have and let it motivate you to prove them all wrong.

Here are some of the best motivational quotes that you can use to help you persevere when no one supports you.

1. "Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone." — Robert Allen


2. "I believed in myself when no one else did."


3. "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." — R. Collier


4. "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." — Robert F. Kennedy

5. "Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can." — Paul Tournier

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6. "Sometimes, you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were."


7. "If you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, one moment, would you capture it? Or just let it slip?" — Eminem


8. "As a leader, it's a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow." — Himanshu Bhatia


9. "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." — Mark Twain


10. "It's not the will to win that matters — everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." — Paul "Bear" Bryant


11. "Feedback is the breakfast of champions." — Ken Blanchard


12. "You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." — James Allen


13. "Don't believe everything you hear — even in your own mind." — Daniel Amen


14. "You are never a loser until you quit trying." — Mike Kitka


15. "There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results." — Kenneth Blanchard

16. "If you're bored with life — you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don't have enough goals." — Lou Holtz


17. "None of us can change our yesterday, but all of us can change our tomorrows." — Colin Powell


18. "Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown." — Ross Perot


19. "I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going rather than retreat." — Sylvester Stallone


20. "When I was younger I used to think that movies were real life. I asked my mom once 'Who's the main character of the earth?' She replied, 'You are.'" — Unknown

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21."If you think you're too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito."


22. "You wanna know which ring is my favorite? The next one." — Tom Brady


23. "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." — John Quincy Adams


24. "It's your life. Don't let anyone make you feel guilty for living it your way."


25. "Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." — Napoleon Hill

26. "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." — Ronald Reagan


27. "If you want to support others you have to stay upright yourself." — Peter Heg


28. "Life's most urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" — Martin Luther King Jr.

29. "The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden." — Phillips Brooks

30. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." — Aesop

31. "Never look down on anybody unless you helping him up." — Jesse Jackson

32. "It takes a community to maintain a human." — Earon Davis

33. "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." — Mahatma Gandhi

34. "I want to be around people that do things. I don't want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things." — Amy Poehler

35. "There are moments of frustration in life. You must build good relations to support you in these moments. You must also learn to encourage yourself and decide to stay determined in life." — Lailah Gifty Akita

36. "Stay with me I need support / I'm digging in the dirt / Find the places I got hurt / Open up the places I got hurt." — Peter Gabriel, "Digging in the Dirt"

37. "I better do something quick if I'ma be able to support you / I can barely support me, but as long as you're healthy / That's all that matters for the time being." — Eminem, "Castle"

38. "Emotional support has a strong and consistent relationship with health status. Clearly, emotional support is the foundation of social support in general." — David Haber

39. "She didn't need to understand the meaning of life; it was enough to find someone who did, and then fall asleep in his arms and sleep as a child sleeps, knowing that someone stronger than you is protecting you from all evil and all danger." — Paulo Coelho

40. "Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all." — Deborah Day

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Steven Hall is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.