Discouraging Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Discouraging

#1. I sat down and knitted for some time - my usual resource under discouraging circumstances. - Author: Isabella L. Bird
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#2. There used to be this feeling under Eisenhower and Kennedy and Roosevelt and Truman that government was a solution. Trust in the presidency fell precipitously under Johnson - real lows. And it's never come back. It's a trend that, if you're liberal, is really discouraging. - Author: Robert Caro
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#3. Read the great stuff, but read the stuff that isn't so great, too. Great stuff is very discouraging. If you read only Beckett and Chekhov, you'll go away and only deliver telegrams for Western Union. - Author: Edward Albee
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#4. Too often we talk ourselves out of God's best. We allow doubts, fears, and discouraging things people have said to limit us and convince us to settle where we are. Negative voices always speak the loudest. - Author: Joel Osteen
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#5. By continually increasing the difficulty of the sport, we are discouraging younger athletes from starting and continuing in the sport. But most importantly, we are losing the beauty of our sport. We do not want gymnastics to lose what makes it so great - its artistic beauty. - Author: Svetlana Boginskaya
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#6. Discouraging words should not weigh you down instead they should challenge you - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#7. No matter how well he worked. It was a little discouraging: the harder he tried to please the Captain, the less the Captain seemed to be pleased. - Author: Larry McMurtry
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#8. I cannot be your mistress," I say simply. "I would rather die than dishonor my name. I cannot bring that shame on my family." I pause. I am anxious not to be too discouraging. "Whatever I might wish in my heart," I say very softly. - Author: Philippa Gregory
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#9. If we send industrialists to jail, we would be discouraging investment. - Author: Salman Khurshid
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#10. YouTube can sometimes be really discouraging. When I first started doing it, I almost stopped doing it. - Author: Bethany Mota
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#11. It is discouraging to try to be a good neighbor in a bad neighborhood. - Author: William Castle
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#12. Within the soil of a discouraging season can often be the seeds of incredible blessing, miracles and breakthrough! - Author: Brian Houston
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#13. In the fight between you and reality, be discouraging. - Author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint
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#14. Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. - Author: Winston S. Churchill
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#15. Discouraging words...discourage dreams,
Encouraging words...sprout dreams,
Parents plant the seeds! - Author: Kristin Anderson Cetone
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#16. People who have few possessions cling tightly to those they have. That is one of the facts that make life so discouraging. - Author: Sherwood Anderson
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#17. Life's accumulation is more discouraging than life itself, when stirred up. - Author: E.B. White
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#18. It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. - Author: Noel Coward
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#19. A man whose heart is stayed upon God is just the same in the hour of his most afflicting trials and most discouraging surroundings as when he was in prosperity, when the light and favor of God seemed to be upon him. - Author: Ellen G. White
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#20. At the very top state institutions, like UCLA, Berkeley and the University of Texas, however, the trend of downward minority enrollment remains persistent and discouraging. - Author: Adam Schiff
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#21. The statistics about reading are particularly discouraging: The average software developer, for example, doesn't own a single book on the subject of his or her work, and hasn't ever read one. - Author: Tom DeMarco
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#22. Like, with one arm I know I can surf, but competitive surfing can be really frustrating, and sometimes you don't do as well as you want to. It can be discouraging at times. But whenever I do get frustrated, I just focus on God. - Author: Bethany Hamilton
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#23. Discouraging smoking and drinking is a left ideal. - Author: Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
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#24. It is one of the most discouraging experiences I have ever had, not forgetting the time when I winked at the Queen Mother in London once. - Author: Robert Benchley
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#25. You cannot bring about prosperity without discouraging thrift. - Author: J. Paul Getty
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#26. Human intelligence was more trouble than it was worth. It was more destructive than creative, more confusing than revealing, more discouraging than satisfying, more spiteful than charitable. - Author: Michael Crichton
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#27. The age of credulity is every age the world has ever known. Men have always turned from the ascertained, which is limited and discouraging, to the dubious, which is unlimited and full of hope for everybody. - Author: Agnes Repplier
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#28. Food critic and writer Waverley Root described the common American near beer as "such a wishy-washy, thin, ill-tasting, discouraging sort of slop that it might have been dreamed up by a Puritan Machiavelli with the intent of disgusting drinkers with genuine beer forever."[21] - Author: Waverly Root
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#29. Schooling, instead of encouraging the asking of questions, too often discourages it. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#30. Our politics, economics, advertising, and religions (New Age and Old) are awash in credulity. Those who have something to sell, those who wish to influence public opinion, those in power, a skeptic might suggest, have a vested interest in discouraging skepticism, - Author: Carl Sagan
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#31. The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#32. Every time I am fearful I think to myself, the reason they do this is to discourage me from doing what I do. Hence, if I discontinue my work I will have succumbed to my fears. - Author: Shirin Ebadi
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#33. Crime in the cities is very discouraging. Apartment house dwellers have locks, bolts, chains and bars on their doors. It takes a tenant longer to get out than a burglar to get in. - Author: Sam Ewing
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#34. You measure a person by what it
takes to discourage them. - Author: Bo Ryan
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#35. We should take the sheer improbability of our own existence as a kick in the butt to get out of bed in the morning. If you hear this fact as discouraging - that you're only one in billions - then flip the script. You are one in billions! Someone has to succeed, so it might as well be you. - Author: Sophia Amoruso
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#36. Every discouraging sermon is a wicked sermon ... There could hardly be a more un-Christian way of living than to go about in such a way as to depress and to discourage other people. - Author: William Barclay
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#37. You can easily determine the caliber of a person by the amount of opposition it takes to discourage him or her. - Author: John C. Maxwell
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#38. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds", says Mrs. Phillips. "Our members will not be allowed to wear, or buy, ant hats with feathers, and they must devote themselves to the cause of protecting the birds and discouraging their wanton destruction. - Author: Helen Humphreys
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#39. When a leader is upbeat in the face of discouraging circumstances, others admire that quality and want to be like her. - Author: John C. Maxwell
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#40. Do not let anyone discourage you. If they try: get determined, not depressed. - Author: Judy Blume
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#41. Never let discouraging people and discouraging situations talk you out of your dream. - Author: Joel Osteen
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#42. Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind. - Author: E.B. White
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#43. Develop resilience and be brave. There are days when it is very discouraging. You have to develop personal resilience to environmental things that come along. If you let every single environmental challenge knock you off your game, it's going to be very, very hard. - Author: Renee James
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#44. Wizardry aside, it's tough to beat a gun for discouraging men with baseball bats. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#45. Time is the most terrible, the most discouraging, the most unconquerable of all obstacles, and one that may exist when no other does. - Author: Marie Bashkirtseff
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#46. I start a book and I want to make it perfect, want it to turn every color, want it to be the world. Ten pages in, I've already blown it, limited it, made it less, marred it. That's very discouraging. I hate the book at that point. - Author: Joan Didion
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#47. Jahrling sat down at his desk and sighed. There was a landfill of papers on his desk, mostly about smallpox, and it was discouraging. On top of the heap sat a large red book with silver - Author: Richard Preston
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#48. It's always discouraging when you don't have things go your way. They are frustrated just like the rest of us. - Author: Ed Belfour
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#49. I was lucky to marry Paul. He was a great inspiration, his enthusiasm about wine and food helped to shape my tastes, and his encouragement saw me through discouraging moments. I never would have had my career without Paul Child. - Author: Julia Child
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#50. When you decided to share your dreams with others be aware of discouraging response. Don't try to justify yourself when it happens. Keep calm and keep your eyes on the prize (your dreams). - Author: Euginia Herlihy
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#51. Because of my compact and muscular body composition, my short hair, and my "Johawk," I have been mistaken for a boy on many occasions. Each time it happens, it feels like I have been punched in the gut. It is extremely discouraging. - Author: Joanna Lohman
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#52. ...I stand looking at the aircraft, trying in vain to remember all the theoretical lore which i was supposed to have absorbed in school. The effort is discouraging. - Author: Ernest K. Gann
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#53. Sometimes I think of life as a process where everybody is discouraging and taking everybody else down a peg or two. - Author: Brenda Ueland
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#54. It wouild be very discouraging if somewhere down the line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said, 'Yes, it is true, but you won't be able to understand the proof.' John Horgan. - Author: Ronald Graham
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#55. I wasn't good enough. I had a little talent but not enough. There is nothing more discouraging than having just a little talent. - Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
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#56. Some pretences daunt and discourage us, while others raise us to a brisk assurance. - Author: Joseph Glanvill
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#57. If you accept failure as learning,
it's not discouraging to keep adapting until you find success. - Author: Martin Zwilling
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#58. Summer is a discouraging time to work - you don't feel death coming on the way it does in the fall when the boys really put pen to paper. - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
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#59. The Internet, I'm trying to point out, is a kooks' paradise. Anybody with a keyboard and a modem can spread fear, loathing, and just plain asinine ideas among hundreds of thousands of people with the click of a button. Discouraging, but true. - Author: David F. Emery
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#60. Beginning a novel is always hard. It feels like going nowhere. I always have to write at least 100 pages that go into the trashcan before it finally begins to work. It's discouraging, but necessary to write those pages. I try to consider them pages -100 to zero of the novel. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
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#61. My progress report
concerning my journey to the palace of wisdom
is discouraging.
I lack certain indispensable aptitudes.
Furthermore, it appears
that I packed the wrong things. - Author: James Baldwin
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#62. It seemed to me that I had never met
another person on earth
as discouraging to my happiness
as my father.
and it appeared that I had
the same effect upon
him. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#63. Don't let the idiots that like to bring you down, succeed in discouraging you. I let it get to me a while ago, and let me tell you, it feels SO good to come up under it! - Author: Christina Grimmie
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#64. I'm no relation to Lillian or Dorothy Gish. Not even way back. But when I first became interested in acting, I wrote a letter to Lillian Gish. She wrote back, discouraging me from entering the business. - Author: Annabeth Gish
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#65. Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging. - Author: Barbra Streisand
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#66. I'm trying to work only with established, respected directors. I took a lot of bad scripts and worked for a lot of lazy directors, and it was discouraging to go to the screenings and see that the director had added nothing, the editor had added nothing, there was nothing to see. - Author: Michael Caine
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#67. Some people meditate because they want to get the larger picture on life. It could get kind of discouraging if this was all there was. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#68. We use to think that we'll go to Heaven if we avoid sins or have our pastor remove them. To labor ourselves into paradise is a new and somewhat discouraging perspective. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#69. The enemy will hit you in your area of strength to discourage himself. - Author: Johnny Hunt
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#70. I won't lie, I've had a lot of discouraging moments in the past years, moments I wasn't sure about things and doubted myself. - Author: Shania Twain
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#71. Nothing is so discouraging to an actor than to have to work for long hours upon hours in brightly lighted interior sets. - Author: John Wayne
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#72. We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#73. Plan from your internal or spiritual view of things. The external view always has a way of distorting, discouraging and limiting your dream. - Author: Archibald Marwizi
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#74. I was spoiled in a very strange way as a child, because everybody told me, from the moment I was able to hear, that I was absolutely marvelous, and I never heard a discouraging word for years, you see. I didn't know what was ahead of me. - Author: Orson Welles
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#75. Many discouraging hours will arise before the rainbow of accomplished goals will appear on the horizon. - Author: Haile Selassie
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#76. It's discouraging for me to come out there and watch the lack of fan support for a good team. - Author: Jerry West
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#77. I don't have Facebook or Twitter accounts yet. Being a compulsive storyteller, I always make up for myself discouraging stories about how such accounts will get me into embarrassing and time-consuming situations. - Author: Etgar Keret
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#78. At first he was very discouraging, to my astonishment then, but now I fancy he did it as a forlorn hope to check me; he said the whole idea was so disgusting that he could not entertain it for a moment. - Author: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
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#79. Delays in granting of justice very often reduce the speed with which investment could be undertaken, discouraging investors. - Author: Lucas Papademos
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#80. The popping of bubblegum discourages the most determined lecher. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#81. The history of Christian attempts to discern the signs of the times makes discouraging reading. At - Author: Lesslie Newbigin
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#82. I used to be a retailer, and I find it discouraging when somebody comes in and they pick something up and they say, 'Now if you'll sell it to me without the sales tax, I'll buy it.' - Author: Michael Enzi
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#83. Did you ever hear of a congress of lawyers for simplifying the law and discouraging litigation? What - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#84. To transform the biological necessity of feeding into a flow experience, one must begin by paying attention to what one eats. It is astonishing - as well as discouraging - when guests swallow lovingly prepared food without any sign of having noticed its virtues. What - Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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#85. Lord,
I pray that you will let my talent bring JOY and BEAUTY to a world that sometimes is dark and discouraging. - Author: Jennifer Allwood
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#86. In the old days, words like sin and Satan had a moral certitude. Today, they're replaced with self-help jargon, words like dysfunction and antisocial behavior, discouraging any responsibility for one's actions.. - Author: Don Henley
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#87. Keep trying, especially at first. It can be very discouraging if your submissions keep being rejected by a publisher, but if your work is what people want to read, you should get there eventually! - Author: Robin Jarvis
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#88. It's really difficult for me. Language, I am sorry that I haven't. I think I just always expected that you learn a word in place of a word and when I discovered how difficult the grammar was and learning that was very discouraging for me. - Author: Bo Derek
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#89. A capitalist is someone who derives a substantial share of his income from his equity in producing companies. On this scale the figures are discouraging. Approximately ninety percent of the capital of this country is owned by five or less percent of the American people. - Author: William F. Buckley Jr.
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#90. The problem with unfilled dreams is that they give us tunnel vision. We focus on ourselves, and that can be depressing and discouraging place to look. - Author: Donna VanLiere
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#91. It's sometimes discouraging to see all of a director's movies, because there's so much repetition. The auteurists took this to be a sign of a director's artistry, that you could recognize his movies. But it can also be a sign that he's a hack. - Author: Pauline Kael
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#92. The existence of another, competing translation is a good thing, in general, and only immediately discouraging to one person - the translator who, after one, two, or three years of more or less careful work, sees another, and perhaps superior, version appear as if overnight. - Author: Lydia Davis
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#93. It would be very discouraging if somewhere down the line you could ask a computer if the Riemann hypothesis is correct and it said, 'Yes, it is true, but you won't be able to understand the proof.' - Author: Ronald Graham
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#94. Real learning, attentive, real learning, deep learning, is playful and frustrating and joyful and discouraging and exciting and sociable and private all the time, which is what makes it great. - Author: Eleanor Duckworth
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#95. Deceit, Deceive, Decide just what you believe ... I see faith in your eyes, Never you hear the discouraging lies. I hear faith in your cries ... Broken is the promise, Betrayal ... The healing hand held back by the deepened nail ... Follow the god that failed. - Author: James Hetfield
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#96. I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens. - Author: E.B. White
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#97. Remember, you become what you think. Think discouraging thoughts, and you'll get discouraged. - Author: Joyce Meyer
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#98. I hate discouraging people and discouraging the people!! - Author: Nelson Jack
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#99. You just realize that you have to be committed to this thing in this kind of world that we're in the more your support group dwindles and you start seeing your peers buying houses and getting corporate jobs. So that can be discouraging. - Author: J. Robbins
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#100. If you're trying to invent something new, you're going to reach a lot of discouraging points, and most people give up. - Author: Steve Lacy
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