35 Inspirational Quotes When Feeling Down

An uplifting collection of inspirational quotes for those times when we feel a bit down. 


When you’re feeling down, it can be tough to find the energy to keep going. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with some inspiring quotes to help pick you up!


Inspirational Quotes When Feeling Down


“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe


“The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.” Saadi


“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” Maya Angelou


“People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” Simon Sinek


“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” J. K. Rowling


“Magic is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” Jacques Prevert


“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” H. G. Wells


“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” Michael Altshuler


“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)


Feeling Down Quotes About Life


“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” Dr. Seuss


“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” Thomas Paine


“Write your sad times in sand, write your good times in stone.” George Bernard Shaw


“When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” John F. Kennedy


“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it — always.” Mahatma Gandhi


“You not supposed to feel down over whatever happen to you. I mean, you’re supposed to use whatever happen to you as some type of upper, not a downer.” Bob Marley


“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” Lily Tomlin


“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” Carol Burnett


“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley


“Weaknesses are just strengths in the wrong environment.” Marianne Cantwell


“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.” Ellen DeGeneres


“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” Earl Nightingale


“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell


“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” Dalai Lama


“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” Robert Frost


“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” James Allen


Pick Me Up Quotes When Feeling Down


“We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” Dr. Henry Link


“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristotle


“I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today.” Serena Williams


“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” Rosa Parks


“When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.” George Harrison


“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar


“We all have problems. But it’s not what happens to us, it’s the choices we make after.” Elizabeth Smart


“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi



What to say to encourage someone to keep going

We can encourage someone to keep going through challenging times by reminding them how strong they are, how ‘this too shall pass‘ and that you’re there for them when they need them.

Listening, showing support and asking how you can help them can really help. Because we all go through tough times in life, and we all need support and encouragement.


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