55 Uplifting Feeling Low Quotes to Inspire Inner Strength

Why do I need feeling low quotes? I’ll share a quick story. 

When Alma (which isn’t her real name) decided to discover her Yes! in life, she remembered what it felt like to be light as a feather floating on the breeze. She once saw the big picture and knew where she was going. She felt elevated and could accomplish anything

But recent lay-offs at a company she loved left her mind feeling stuck in negative thoughts— even though they hadn’t cut her job yet and probably wouldn’t. She was borrowing troubles from the future. It was sapping her strength. Even going for a walk or preparing a healthy meal was a challenge.

Her mind and her body resonated with it. She could feel it in her bones!

I told her when I feel emotionally drained, I get physically tired because the mind and body experience everything together. 

There is no separation. It impacts everything!—work, relationships, enjoyment of life, mental health, physical health.

I support my mind and body to get out of that rut. I take care of my body by making sure I’m getting enough exercise and nourishing it (just to start) even when it’s hard to get motivated. I reject all the “No’s” and reasons I can’t. I find my Yes!

I support my mind by strengthening my human relationships and also filling my mind with positive ideas. Eventually, the positive will take over.

So, it’s always been vital to keep a little treasure chest of “feeling low” quotes I can read (or listen to) to put the wind back in my sails.

I’m not pretending bad things don’t happen. God knows they do. It’s okay to feel however I feel right now.

But I choose to focus on where I have the power to change my circumstances and my mindset. 

Feeling low quotes like these remind me of that power.

Overcoming Adversity Quotes


Adversity tests my will and my resilience. But it’s in the face of challenges that I discover my true strength.

These six “feeling low” quotes remind me that adversity, while challenging at the moment, is only a stepping stone to transformation.

  1. Quote 1: “The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.” – Morris Mandel
  2. Quote 2: “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  3. Quote 3: “Still I rise” – Maya Angelou 
  4. Quote 4: “All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.” – Sally Ride
  5. Quote 5: “The key to my journey was the overall drive to understand and experience the power of my brain and my body, and I knew this required a shift in my mindset. I call it the YES! Mindset.” – Lisa Charles
  6. Quote 6: “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

Finding Inner Strength Quotes


Amid life’s trials, I often discover an inner strength I never knew existed. Here are six “feeling low” quotes that illuminate the path to finding resilience and courage.

  1. Quote 7: “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley
  2. Quote 8: “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers
  3. Quote 9: “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall
  4. Quote 10: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
  5. Quote 11: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  6. Quote 12: “Strength is not about how much you can handle before you break; it’s about how much you can endure after you’ve been broken.” – Unknown

Self-Acceptance and Self-Love Quotes


Self-acceptance and self-love are two fundamental pillars of a healthy and fulfilling life. I can’t be anyone but myself.

That doesn’t mean I don’t strive to be the best me. But it does mean that I accept where I am right now. I get to choose if I want to look, feel, or be different in some way and identify steps to do that.

Even as I write these down for you, I’m reflecting on how to nurture my self-worth and extend compassion towards the person I spend the most time with – myself. I hope you’ll do the same. 

  1. Quote 13: “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde
  2. Quote 14: “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  3. Quote 15: “I embarked on the task of identifying my true desires. I discovered I no longer desired the love and acceptance of others based upon my weight, but rather I desired the love and acceptance of myself.” – Lisa Charles
  4. Quote 16: “Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.” – Unknown
  5. Quote 17: “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett
  6. Quote 18: “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” – Unknown

Gratitude and Positivity Quotes


Amid life’s ebb and flow, embracing gratitude and positivity is a beacon of light. It keeps me focused on my Yes! 

Here are six gratitude quotes that help me appreciate my journey when I’m feeling low. 

  1. Quote 19: “Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more.” – Melody Beattie
  2. Quote 20: “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar
  3. Quote 21: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  4. Quote 22: “Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Try adding some bright colors to the picture and your picture begins to lighten up.” – Allen Klein
  5. Quote 23: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius
  6. Quote 24: “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

Persistence and Resilience Quotes


When I’m faced with adversity and setbacks, persistence and resilience can light the way forward.

These quotes celebrate the indomitable human spirit.

  1. Quote 25: “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot
  2. Quote 26: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  3. Quote 27: “The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford
  4. Quote 28: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
  5. Quote 29: “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Les Misérables
  6. Quote 30: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

Inner Peace and Mindfulness Quotes


Finding inner peace and mindfulness is a universal aspiration. I always strive for it.  

When I keep my mind centered and focused, I feel mentally and physically well, energized, and motivated.

Feeling low quotes like these help gcultivate serenity and presence. They help me find inner peace.

  1. Quote 31: “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
  2. Quote 32: “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  3. Quote 33: Mindfulness isn’t about getting your way or meditating perfectly. It’s about noticing your life as it unfolds.” – Sharon Salzberg
  4. Quote 34: “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” – Deepak Chopra
  5. Quote 35: Lasting inner peace occurs once your Inner Core, thoughts, beliefs, character, and chosen actions are balanced and aligned with each other.” – Lisa Charles.

Hope and Optimism Quotes


Hope is my anchor in turbulent times. It holds me steady as I travel an often curvy road to reach my goals and dreams. If life to death were a straight line, what would I have to remember, cherish, or be remembered for?

With hope, I believe in brighter days and the power of possibilities.

  1. Quote 36: “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu
  2. Quote 37: “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward
  3. Quote 38: “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
  4. Quote 39: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  5. Quote 40: “Hope is a force of nature. Don’t let anyone tell you different.” – Jim Butcher

Courage and Taking Risks Quotes


Courage is my compass when navigating uncharted waters. It whispers, “Take the risk; it’s worth it.” It’s the key to progress, growth, and living authentically.

My “comfort zone” gives me a false sense of security. It keeps me stuck when I should be out there experiencing the world.

  1. Quote 41: “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  2. Quote 42: “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” – Denis Waitley
  3. Quote 43: “You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.” – Brené Brown
  4. Quote 44: “Don’t be afraid to take risks. If you don’t take risks, you won’t change.” – Unknown
  5. Quote 45: “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou

Love and Support from Others Quotes


Love and support from others are lifelines. They remind me that I’m not alone in life’s trials and triumphs. My journey becomes meaningful and beautiful. It’s been so vital for me to find and maintain these relationships through the good times and bad.

  1. Quote 46: “Community is a place where the connections felt in our hearts make themselves known in the bonds between people, and where the tuggings and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts.” – Parker J. Palmer
  2. Quote 47: “We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.” – Sandra Day O’Connor
  3. Quote 48: “We are all in this together, and we are going to find our way through together.” – Dr. Vivek Murthy
  4. Quote 49: “When you ask for help, you are not a burden. You are a human being, with needs and feelings, deserving of love, care, and support.” – Lori Deschene
  5. Quote 50: “The strong individual is the one who asks for help when they need it.” – Rona Barrett

Inner Transformation and Growth Quotes


In my quest for self-discovery, inner transformation has been a profound journey. Along my own path, I’ve learned to create my Yes!. Even when the reason is hard to find, Yes! keeps me moving in the right direction.

  1. Quote 51: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. Quote 52: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
  3. Quote 53: “Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia
  4. Quote 54: “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
  5. Quote 55: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

Create Your Yes! When Feeling Low


Alma chose some of these quotes. But she also sought out her own quotes to remind her of her power to shape her thoughts and her reality. Reading through them became a part of her daily ritual. They pushed her to do more good things for her body and mind. 

Together, we focused on improving her physical and mental state through nutrition, physical fitness, and a Yes! focus. Today, the company Alma works for is back on solid ground, and she still works there. Letting go of all that worry and sadness helped her be part of the solution at work and in life.

When I’m feeling low mentally, it drags my body down with it. And vice versa. I can’t ignore troubles. But I can choose how I see and respond to them. 

Uplifting quotes can lift my spirits just enough that I can do the rest. 

If these “feeling low” quotes don’t inspire you, I encourage you to store up your treasure chest you can return to when you need help finding your Yes!







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