Point is, you're not alone. You may feel like death or not existing would be preferable to life, but press on anyway. We all want to give up at one point or another. Pressing on is worth it. Others who have gone on before and persevered are proof. I know some people personally, that have been through a lot, and they will tell you the same thing.
Listen to the quotes I give below, because they come from people who really know what hard times are.
And, remember...you're beautiful.
"Remember: Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts. So get hold of a can-opener and start using it."
~Life More Abundant
"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
"NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up!"
"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."
"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. "
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. "
~ Mary Pickford
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
~ Richard Bach
"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
~ Japanese Proverb
"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. "
~ Flavia Weedn
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. "
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them."
~ Hugh Miller
"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. "
"One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better."
~ Col. Harland Sanders
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain -- he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem -- he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.”
~William Arthur Ward
"Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there."
~Harvey Mackay Quote Details
"I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes--until I met a man who had no feet."
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."
"Life isn't fair, but it's still good."
"When in doubt, just take the next small step."
"Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'"
"Always choose life."
"Time heals almost everything. Give time time."
"Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks."
"A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl."
“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain”
"I have learned that faith is trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse."
"I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears."
~Psalm 34:4 KJV
"The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate."
~Psalm 34:22 KJV
"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."
~Psalm 31:24 KJV
"Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bring his sheaves with him."
~Psalm 126: 5-6
"This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them."
"The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit."
~Psalm 34:17-18 KJV
"I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings."
~Psalm 40;1-2 KJV
Beauty from Pain, by Superchick:
Crawl (Carry Me Through), by Superchick:
Pieces, by Red:
Imperfection, by Skillet:
Get Back Up, by Toby Mac:
Beautiful Things, by Gungor:
What It Feels Like, by FFH:
When I Go Down, by Relient K:
Strong Enough, by Matthew West:
Stand in the Rain, by Superchick:
Hold Me, Jesus, by Rich Mullins:
You Came So Close, by Andrew Peterson:
Face Up, by Lights:
Pilgrim Man, by Mark Smeby:
Worth the Pain, by Disciple:
This is lovely
Thankyou for creating a page of inspiration for others
How long did it take you to find all these quotes?
And great work on the stamp!
I collect quotes like these, and have been for a couple of years. I just picked out the ones I had already gathered for this stamp, which took maybe 30 minutes.