24 inspiring quotes on overcoming a setback

by | Mar 25, 2018 | Blog, Meditation, Personal Development

The Beauty of overcoming a setback: The comeback is always better than the setback itself✨




Setbacks, obstacles, challenges,hurdles. We’ve all been there. But it doesn’t mean that brighter days aren’t to come! Those challenging times in life are really the times where we grow the most. As they say, you don’t know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.




Here are some of my favourite quotes about strength in the face of adversity! I hope they inspire you to keep going ???

1. ‘When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.’ – Ellen DeGeneres

2. ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.’ – Thomas A. Edison

3. ‘When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.’
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

4.’The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.’ – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

5. ‘You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.’ – Maya Angelou

6. ‘Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.’ – C.S. Lewis

7. ‘The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.’ – Henry Ford

8. ‘You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.’ – Maya Angelou

9. ‘Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.’ – Robert T. Kiyosaki

10. ‘Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.’ – John Wooden

11. ‘Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.’ – Napoleon Hill

12. ‘You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.’ – Johnny Cash

13. ‘It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.’ – Zig Ziglar

14. ‘Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.’ – J.K. Rowling

15. ‘There is no failure except in no longer trying.’ – Chris Bradford

16. ‘If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.’
– Milton Berle

17. ‘If we had no winter, spring wouldn’t be so pleasant: if we didn’t taste adversity, prosperity wouldn’t be so welcome.’ – Anne Bradstreet

18. ‘Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.’– Napoleon Hill

19. ‘Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.’ – Josephine Hart

20. ‘Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.’ – Roger Crawford

21. ‘Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.’ – Michael Jordan

22. ‘Turn your wounds into wisdom.’ – Oprah Winfrey

23. ‘One of the finest beliefs I developed years ago that helped me to enjoy all of my life experience was the idea that there are no bad experiences, that no matter what I go through in life – whether it’s a challenging experience or a pleasurable one – every experience provides me something of value if I look for it.’ – Anthony Robbin

24. ‘A strong women looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink’ – Gina Carey


Namaste x

Harriette-Rose, Certified Reiki Master.



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