100+ Rejection Quotes for a Brighter Path Ahead

Are you looking for rejection quotes? These quotes, wisdom, and empowerment in the face of rejection. From famous authors, explore the best quotes that the experience of rejection encourages strength, and reminds us of the growth that comes from knocks. Perfect for those seeking strength and understanding during challenging times.

Rejection isn’t a failure. Failure is giving up. Everybody gets rejected. It’s how you handle it that determines where you’ll end up – Richard Castle

When faced with many rejections, don’t give up. Hold fast to your dreams and keep up with sacred work, you will succeed in the sacred time. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Don’t let anyone, or any rejection, keep you from what you want.

Everyone at some point in life has faced rejection and failure, it is part of the process of self-realization. Laila Gifty Akita

Any man of reasonable intelligence can make money if that’s what he wants. Mostly it’s women or clothes or admiration he really wants and they deflect him.

Rejection Quotes

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Rejection is more valuable than inaction. All that I have learned until now has been because of rejection. Inaction didn’t teach me a thing.― Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon –

Those who rejected you were preparing you for those who would accept you – Matshona Dhliwayo

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis

Rejection is, of course, part of any successful model’s career, as ironic as that sounds. It’s how you pick yourself up and get on with the job.

I love my rejection slips. They show me I try. Sylvia Plath

reject anything that is producing an addiction in you.

Rejection is always better than regret – Anonymous

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Nikos Kazantzakis

Rejection teaches you about where you stand. There is nothing wrong with that. When I look back at the time, I don’t regret being rejected, but I regret wasting years.

Get use to rejection. No one starts from the bottom with applause or the word yes being heard often – Nicky Verd

While overeating would be seen by some as an indulgence of self, it is in fact a profound rejection of self. It is a moment of self-betrayal and self-punishment and anything but a commitment to one’s own well-being. – Marianne Williamson

A soft refusal is not always taken, but a rude one is immediately believed

Rejection is the reason why people deny their true feelings. Anonymous

Sherpas aren’t supposed to get altitude illness […]. Those who do become sick […] will often be blacklisted from future employment on expeditions.

I am not the richest, smartest, or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going. – Sylvester Stallone

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.- Charles R. Swindoll

Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions – Harvey Mackay

Too many Christians have a commitment to convenience. They’ll stay faithful as long as it’s safe and doesn’t involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going. – Charles Stanley

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.

Learn to accept rejections. Stefy Anto

Your dear love, Bathsheba, is such a vast thing beside your pity that the loss of your pity as well as your love is no great addition to my sorrow, nor does the grain of your pity make it sensibly less.

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. – Ralph Marston

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi

Social rejection doesn’t just cause emotional pain; it affects our physical being.

You have to be prepared that some opportunities will work out and others won’t, and that’s ok. You can’t win everywhere. The more opportunities you get, the more rejections you will receive. It’s simply a numbers game.― Jen Alvares

Rejection can disappoint you, depress you, and may even stop you in your tracks… learn not to take rejection so personally… if you’re honest with yourself and believe in your work, others will too – Bev Jozwiak

You get used to rejection and you don’t take it personally. – Daniel Craig

The better you are at communicating, negotiating, and handling the fear of rejection, the easier life is. Robert Kiyosaki

Got up here and found out . . . not only couldn’t you get a job . . . you couldn’t find any place to live. I thought I was in freedom. Shhh. Colored folks living down there on the riverbanks in whatever kind of shelter they could find for themselves.

I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death, and flung it back to me. People feel with their hearts, Ellen, and since he has destroyed mine, I have no power to feel for him. – Emily Brontë

There is a remedy in the bath that shower lovers mistakenly ignore.― Mwanandeke Kindembo

Rejection doesn’t have to mean you aren’t good enough; it often just means the other person failed to notice what you have to offer – Ash Sweeney

When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first. – Kelly Cutrone

If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection. – Lecrae

Today, learn that you are the one who gives rejection its capacity to hurt. – Jeane Eddy Westin

Either the day must come when joy prevails and all the makers of misery are no longer able to infect it, or else, forever and ever, the makers of misery can destroy in others the happiness they reject for themselves.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean

A friend who does not disobey you or who is not honest with you, then is not a real friend.― Mwanandeke Kindembo

Rejection is part of the game. Or rather, rejection is part of the profession. A profession which at times can feel like a game – Robin Black

If we live for people’s acceptance, we will die from their rejection.

Olly’s rejection has made me feel like a little girl again. It reminded me why I stopped paying attention to the world before.

Rejection is a common occurrence. Learning that early and often will help you build up the tolerance and resistance to keep going and keep trying. – Kevin Feige

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.- Og Mandino

In life you’ll get 100s of rejections, just you need 1 yes to forget the remaining. So never stop moving on.― Shubhankar Mishra

Do not waste yourself in rejection; do not bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis of Assisi

To be set aside is to be rejected. To be set apart is to be given an assignment that requires preparation. – Lysa TerKeurst

Don’t get discouraged by all the rejection.

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat. – Sylvester Stallone

Without experiencing criticism and rejection in life, it would be impossible to grow or improve yourself. – Mwanandeke Kindembo

Don’t review or credit a book after reading it once. Credit it on your second read and criticize it only after you’ve done your third try of the same book.― Mwanandeke Kindembo

Through my illness, I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody’s going down. – Lance Armstrong

There’s no point in dwelling on rejection.

The most powerful motivation is rejection. Anonymous

The more I risk being rejected, the better my chances are of being accepted.

One does not hold their breath and say that they are breathing; Just the same, One cannot advance in life and remain the same. – Gillian Duce

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn (see more quotes by Audrey Hepburn)

It is possible, but not guaranteed, to rise from the ashes as a phoenix, as not everyone is capable of it.― Mwanandeke Kindembo

A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success – Bo Bennett

One of life’s fundamental truths states, ‘Ask and you shall receive.’ As kids, we get used to asking for things, but somehow we lose this ability in adulthood. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of criticism or rejection.– Jack Canfield

Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections.

Rejection is an opportunity for your selection. – Bernard Branson

If she does bid me back, I’ll give her thanks.

Thinking straight is an art. Because idleness could aggravate the situation.― Mwanandeke Kindembo

Rejection puts you out of your comfort zone which is usually when you’re at your best – Stewart Stafford

Rejections will redirect you to more exciting roads. When you think your life is falling apart, it’s usually falling together in disguise – Charlotte Eriksson

I think all great innovations are built on rejections.

Because she is afraid of not being supported, she unknowingly pushes away the support she needs. – John Gray

We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success. Henry Rollins

As though she bid me stay by her a week.

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.- Swami Sivananda

The good thing about rejection is that too much of it can make you more tenacious, courageous, and stronger, which eventually leads you to a positive outcome if you don’t give up.― Germany Kent

Rejection—It may be a delay. It may be a distraction. It may even be a devastation for a season but it is not your final destination. – Lysa TerKeurst

To be no part of anybody, is to be nothing.

The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection. Henri Nouwen

If she deny wedding, I’ll crave the day

A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success. – Bo Bennett

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.- Theodore Roosevelt

Keep pressing forward in spite of rejection. It doesn’t matter how many no’s you get. You only need one person to say yes.― Germany Kent

You’ve got to love this business. You have to be able to take rejection.

Every rejection is incremental payment on your dues that in some way will be translated back into your work– James Lee Burke

Rejection, though–it could make the loss of someone you weren’t even that crazy about feel gut-wrenching and world-ending. – Deb Caletti

Successful people reject rejection. – John C. Maxwell

When I shall ask the banns, and when be married.

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. – William Shakespeare

The upside is that every rejection you face will ultimately redirect you to someone better. If a man stops pursuing you after the first couple of dates, he’s saved you from more hurt and anger if you had made an investment.

Rejection is merely a redirection; a course correction to your destiny – Bryant McGill

Rejection tests whether you’re serious about your dreams. – Tiyasha Ghosh

Rejection is a big part of show business. It can be tough on anyone who doesn’t have fairly good self-esteem. Especially kids, as they try to discover who they are.

Rejection is God’s protection. Alice Hunt

Feel any feelings that go with rejection; talk about your thoughts; but don’t forfeit your self-esteem to another’s disapproval or rejection of who you are or what you have done.

Sometimes even if you meet people where they are they will still reject you and that’s okay. It takes more time for healing and self-discovery for some than it does for others. – Germany Kent

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.- Mark Twain

When the shame of rejection passes, you will realize that being ignored was a lucky break. A Girl with a Game doesn’t settle. She waits for a man to pursue her and sweep her off her feet.― Leandra De Andrade,

The effects of rejection can either kill your muse or change your life. – Jane Champagne

Be mature enough to accept rejection and failure. Varshitha Karanam

Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay.

Should your friend dismiss you, Do not be disheartened: Today he rejects you, Tomorrow he’ll relent. – Rumi

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle

The fact that I can also be rejected just proves that I am still a human being. I have to get on with other people’s mood swings.― Mwanandeke Kindembo

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