25 Quotes For When You’re Feeling Stuck

by Amanda Linehan on November 29, 2010

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Feeling stuck is never pleasant. Get moving again with the following 25 quotes.

1. Here is a rule to remember when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not, “This is a misfortune,” but “To bear this worthily is good fortune.” – Marcus Aurelius

2. You can be absolutely certain that when you feel you are being most unfairly tested, you are being prepared for great achievement. – Napoleon Hill

3. Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature…Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. – Helen Keller

4. Sorrow is a fruit. God does not allow it to grow on a branch that is too weak to bear it. – Victor Hugo

5. Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart…. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

6. Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. – Teddy Roosevelt

7. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. – Kahlil Gibran

8. It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. – Joseph Campbell

9. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

10. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. – Langston Hughes

11. To unpathed waters, undreamed shores. – William Shakepeare

12. The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. – Horace Bushnell

13. Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself. – W. C. Doane

14. Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one’s abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them. – Horace

15. There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult. – Rainer Maria Rilke

16. Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. – George Herman “Babe” Ruth

17. He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. – Napoleon Bonaparte

18. Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. – Anais Nin

19. If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere. – Marilyn Monroe

20. I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. – Michael Jordan

21. I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun. – Katharine Hepburn

22. Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. – Bill Cosby

23. Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. – Sigmund Freud

24. Don’t look forward to the day you stop suffering, because when it comes you’ll know you’re dead. – Tennessee Williams

25. All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. – Henry Miller

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