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Famous Setbacks Quotes

If life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars

Every great journey begins with one step and it begins with moving forward. Remember, going through pain is temporary, and it will subside. Louie Herron.

Turn a setback into a comeback. Kevin J. Donaldson

Moving forward is one of the most important decisions we can make in life because it allows us to grow, learn new lessons, have more energy, enjoying more peace, and overcome our adversaries. Dr. Peter Nieman.

Failure and setbacks are ingredients for a great success story.

 Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who had kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all. Dale Carnegie.       

Setbacks have an upside; they fuel new dreams. Dara Torres

I demolish the bridges behind me. Then there’s no choice but to move forward. Fridtjof Nansen.

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. Vince Lombardi.

Setbacks are to remind you, not define you! Michelle Sandlin

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King Jr.

Your setback is just a set up for your comeback. Steve Harvey 

To get over the past, you first have to accept that the past is over. Mandy Hale                                        

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coelho

A setback only paves the way for a comeback. Evander Holyfield

I’m looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past. Mike Rowe

This temporary setback can and must be overcome. Bud Perrone

I’ll probably get knocked down a few more times before life is through with me, but I can guarantee you I’ll never stay on the ground.Colleen Hoover

You should not let setbacks crush your spirit. Stanley T. Crawford

You may not be responsible for getting knocked down. But you are certainly responsible for getting back up. Wally Amos

Temporary setbacks are overshadowed by persistence. Quentin L. Cook

The great courageous act that we all must do, is to have the courage to step out  of our history and past so that we can live our dreams. Oprah Winfrey

I’ve had a few setbacks in my life. But I never gave up. Marry S. Truman

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. Khalil Gibran

One setback is one setback. It is not the end of the world. Jillian Michaels

That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story, you keep going. Robyn Schneider

A minor setback is an exquisite set up for a major come back, remember that.

  Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein                             

Only a loser thinks of failures. A winner looks upon them as temporary setbacks.

The truth is unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. Steve Maraboli

Exceptional people convert life’s setbacks into future successes. Carol S Dweck

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. Charles F. Kettering

Don’t worry about those who talk behind your back, they’re behind you for a reason.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

You may be in a tough time but that setback is simply a setup for a greater comeback.

You will just keep crashing if you never take your eyes off the rearview mirror. Leo Christopher

Failures and setbacks are a part of this experience, and it will remain in you as wisdom.

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. C. S. Lewis.

A setback is never a bad experience, just another one of life’s lessons. Richard Branson                    

The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you. Joel Osteen.

Sometimes what appears to be a setback is God’s made of elevation. Roderick L. Evans

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth.

We all have setbacks. The important thing is to rise back up and continue to move forward.

Faith is moving forward even when things don’t make sense, trusting that in hindsight,  everything will become clear. Mandy Hale                                                                                                                                             

The beautiful thing about setbacks is they introduce us to our strengths. Robin S. Sharma

Letting go isn’t about forgetting; it’s about learning and moving on. It’s making a choice to be strengthened by your past, not strangled by it. Steve Maraboli

One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us. Mary Kay Ash

If you don’t like who you are and where you are, don’t worry about it because you’re not stuck either with who you are or where you are. You can grow. You can change. Zig Ziglar

Every setback is an invitation to grow. To evolve and come back better. Sheena Jayne Martin                 

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you only drown if you stay there. Zig Ziglar

Nothing is ever a setback. If anything, it just motivates you for what’s next. Christina Aguilera

When you’ve got a strong enough why, you can always find the how. Zig Ziglar

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. Albert Einstein

A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future. Jodi Picoult

Every setback is a set up for a comeback. God wants to bring you out better than you were before.

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Confucius

Continue to move forward regardless of setbacks. Endure and train hard until you reach your goals.

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going. Ellen DeGeneres

How often we sin, how much we deceive, and all for what? And will end in death, all! Leo Tolstoy

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor Frankl

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead. Les Brown

If you are not moving forward, you are falling back. Sam Waterson

Every setback means you’re one step closer to seeing the dream come to pass. Joel Osteen, Author

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over. Guy Finley

The possibilities are endless, so never be discouraged by a setback, no matter how big. Tommy Hilfiger

If you can’t do anything about it, then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.Tony Gaskins

Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.

Take the changes in stride, and understand that you may have setbacks. Instead of focusing on that, make sure to keep moving forward. Esther King                                                                                                 

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