Pick me up quotes to get you out of that rut!

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Getting knocked down in life is a given. But when that time comes, (and it will come, according to the universal law of polarity), we all need a bit of encouragement – a few “pick me up quotes” to remind us we are strong and we can withstand the adversity we are experiencing. 

Below are 110 carefully selected encouraging quotes that will pull you from that rut and push you forward.

"When life knocks you down" quotes to inspire you

1. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

  1. A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success. – Unknown

  2. Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is. – Anne Frank

  3. A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. – Vince Lombardi

  4. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Unknown

  5. It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.—Sir Edmund Hillary

  6. Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Helen Keller

  7. The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. – Bernard Baruch

9. It always seems impossible until it is done.

  1. You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein
  2. When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. – Les Brown
  3. I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past. And this too, shall pass away. – Unknown
  4. I’m so proud of you. I just wanted to tell you in case no one has. – Unknown
  5. God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. – John Aughey
  6. 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
  7. Take a deep breath, it’s just a bad day not a bad life. – Unknown
  8. There’s something in you that the world needs. – Unknown
  9. Train yourself to find the blessing in everything. – Unknown
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19. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

  1. Believe in yourself and you’ll be unstoppable. – Unknown
  2. Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually, you have been planted. – Christine Caine
  3. You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day. – Unknown
  4. Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge
  5. It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it. – Vince Lombardi
  6. A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure. – Unknown
  7. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome. – Unknown
  8. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. – H. G. Wells
  9. Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up. – Brittany Burgunder

29. In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

  1. When you feel like you’re drowning in life, don’t worry – your Lifeguard walks on water. – Unknown
  2. Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth. – Hopi prayer
  3. When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there. – Unknown
  4. This too shall pass. – Persian Sufi PoetsSet your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. – Bo Jackson
  5. Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best. – Unknown
  6. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor. – Aristotle
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36. It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.

  1. If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. – Flavia Weedn
  2. If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. – Latin Proverb
  3. God is not punishing you, he is preparing you. Trust his plans, not your pain. – Unknown
  4. When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity. – John F. Kennedy
  5. A little progress every day adds up to big results. – Unknown
  6. There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. – Washington Irving
  7. Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can! – Unknown
  8. Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn so that we see ourselves as we really are. – Arthur Golden
  9. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. – Oprah Winfrey
  10. In case you forgot to remind yourself this morning: Your butt is perfect. Your smile lights up the room. Your mind is insanely cool. You are way more than enough. And you are doing an amazing job in life.- Unknown
  11. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. – Elon Musk
  12. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. – Corrie Boom
  13. Look for something positive in each day even if some days you have to look a little harder.Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

50. Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.

  1. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. – Theodore Roosevelt
  2. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. – George S. Patton
  4. It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it. – Vince Lombardi
  5. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D Roosevelt
  6. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. – Mary Pickford
  7. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. – Mark Caine
  8. Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. – Thomas Jefferson
  9. God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls, and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He’s working on you, too. God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with. – Henry Beecher
  10. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. – Tony Robbins
  11. Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. – Edwin Markham
  12. In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Nikos Kazantzakis
  13. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. – Maya Angelou
  14. Either you run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn
  15. Quality is not an act, it is a habit. – Aristotle

66. The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.

  1. 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. – Hellen Keller
  2. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale
  3. Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can. – Unknown
  4. Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person you are. – Unknown
  5. Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning are where the miracle process all begins. – Jim Rohn
  6. Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. – Claude Bissell
  7. Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward. – Victor Kiam
  8. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. – Ben Spock
  9. Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. – Garrison Keillor
  10. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  11. You only fail when you stop trying.Don’t think, just do. – Horace
  12. You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry but do not give up. – Unknown
  13. Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition. – Elbert Hubbard
  14. Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino
  15. Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley
  16. Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. – Charles Swindoll
  17. The most effective way to do it, is to do it. – Amelia Earhart
  18. I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Unknown
  19. You are stronger than you know. More capable than you ever dreamed. And you are loved more than you could possibly imagine. – Unknown
  20. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe
  21. Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. – Unknown
  22. When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place. – Unknown
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89. You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.

  1. Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  2. Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. – Unknown
  3. He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed. – William James
  4. Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. – Unknown
  5. Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless. – Kevin Ngo
  6. You are capable of amazing things. – Unknown
  7. Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. – Rosa Parks

98. When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

  1. In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. – Tony Robbins
  2. There’s a reason for everything. This one may look like a setback. It doesn’t mean you’re failing, but that God is growing you in a new way. – Unknown
  3. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach
  4. Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough. – Unknown
  5. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. – Henry David Thoreau
  6. Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. – Alfred A. Montapert
  7. Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. – Jerome Fleishman
  8. Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King
  9. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra
  10. Never, never, never give up.—Winston Churchill
  11. It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius
  12. Getting knocked down in life is a given; getting up and moving forward is a choice. – Zig Ziglar