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Rejection Quotes That Will Uplift Your Spirits Despite Failures (2022)

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These rejection quotes are for you if you are afraid of being rejected or if someone does not agree with you.

It’s difficult to deal with rejection, especially if you’ve put in a lot of effort on your project. However, don’t let rejection get in the way of your dreams. Instead, learn from your failures and use them to propel you forward.

Check out the entire list below to learn how to deal with rejection in your life.

Best Rejection Quotes

1. “Rejection is God’s protection.” – Alice Hunt

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2. “Human rejection can be God’s divine protection.” – Paula Hendricks

3. “Today’s rejection may become tomorrow’s acceptance.” – Ehsan Sehgal

4. “I am good at walking away. Rejection teaches you how to reject.” – Jeanette Winterson

5. “Remember, the pain of rejection is nothing compared to the pain of regret.” – Matthew Hussey

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

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7. “If you live for people’s acceptance you will die from their rejection.” – LeCrae

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

9. “Some people are going to reject you simply because you shine too bright for them. That’s okay, keep shining.” – Anonymous

10. “Be mature enough to accept rejection and failure.” – Varshitha Karanam

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

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

13. “To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest.” – Mother Teresa

14. “Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

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

16. “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

17. “Rejection just motivates me to keep trying and to try to do better.” – Sasha Grey

Short Rejection Quotes to Ponder On

18. “Successful people reject rejection.” – John C. Maxwell

19. “Learn to accept rejections.” – Stefy Anto

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20. “A clear rejection is always better than a fake promise.” – Zig Ziglar

21. “Never fear rejection for a life of regretting.” – Anonymous

22. “People’s rejection can be God’s direction for you.” – Farshad Asl

23. “The most powerful motivation is rejection.” – Anonymous

24. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.” – Bernard Branson

25. “Each rejection brings us closer to acceptance.” – Ramesh Lohia

26. “Everybody said, ‘Follow your heart.’ I did, it got broken.” – Agatha Christie

27. “Learn to eat rejection; it will make you stronger.” – Bob Ragland

28. “Rejection is not the end. Just a step on the path.” – Anonymous

29. “Rejection is a challenge.” – Veronica Purcell

30. “Your soulmate is not the person who rejected you.” – Daniel V. Chappell

Rejection Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Going

31. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

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

33. “I have learned not to allow rejection to move me.” – Cicely Tyson

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

35. “I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.” – Billy Joel

36. “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

38. “Rejection is a part of life. Just learn to deal with it and keep moving.” – Samyak Mendhe

39. “There is going to be a hundred thousand doors slammed in your face before one opens, so feel okay about taking rejection.” – Heather Matarazzo

40. “Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” – Jim Valvano

41. “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

42. “Rejection is the sand in the oyster, the irritation that ultimately produces the pearl.” – Burke Wilkinson

43. “Do not worry when rejected by mankind. If you return to God, your righteous Maker will receive you.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

44. “Don’t take rejection overly personally. If that doesn’t work out, there’s something else waiting for you.” – Sierra McCormick

45. “Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.” – Steve Maraboli

46. “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.” – Neeraj Agnihotri

Rejection Quotes On Love and Relationships

47. “It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.” – Chuck Palahniuk

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48. “I’d been rejected, but I was still in love, so I decided to start over.” – Steve Jobs

49. “A man who rejects you is simply clearing the way for the one you deserve.” – Naide P Obiang

50. “Depression taught me how to love myself more than rejection ever could.” – Nitya Prakash

50. “If you aren’t ready for rejection, you aren’t ready for love.” – Marty Rubin

52. “There can be no deep disappointment where there is no deep love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

53. “If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” – Henry David Thoreau

Rejection Quotes That Will Motivate You to Try Again

54. “Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

55. “Finish your race even if you must do it bruised and alone.” – Naide P Obiang

56. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

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

58. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

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

60. “Rejection isn’t a sign that something is wrong for you, it’s a sign that they’re wrong for you.” – Sonya Parker

61. “You have to take all the rejections that life will throw at you. We do not grow in happiness, but we grow in sadness. Each rejection teaches us something new.” – Avijeet Das

62. “Rejection is not meant to reduce you, it’s meant to reroute you to God’s purpose for your life.” – Danny Chambers

63. “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

64. “Realize your true strength when people reject you. In actual fact, they do not reject you. They only show you your real strength.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

65. “The only thing that will help us move past the giant of rejection is to immerse ourselves in the acceptance of Christ.” – Louie Giglio

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

67. “Don’t feel bad if someone rejects you or ignores you. People usually reject and ignore expensive things because they can’t afford them.” – Anonymous

68. “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

69. “A rejection may cause pain. However, it’s not a failure; it shows reality and other ways too.” – Ehsan Sehgal

70. “Taking risks is part of life, but to take risks invites the possibility of failure and rejection, but also the possibility of true happiness.” – Morten Hogsberg

71. “We are always afraid to ask because we aren’t afraid of the answer but the feeling of rejection.” – Anna R.

72. “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

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Deep Rejection Quotes That Will Make You Think

73. “To get rejected so vehemently over and over again until some said it was the rejection I was after. No, it wasn’t I wanted the intensity that you sometimes promised.” – Dorothea Lasky

74. “Rejection is the reason why people deny their true feelings.” – Anonymous

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

76. “But there’s only so much rejection you can take before you finally give up and stop trying.” – Brigid Kemmerer

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

78. “Don’t lose your hope until you get rejected, because once you lose your respect you will get rejected.” – Allan Bridjith

79. “There’s nothing as painful as rejection without correction. It’s like direction without destination.” – Kabelo Mabona

80. “Friendship was a concept man bandied about to save face when they were rejected.” – Courtney Milan

81. “Artistic rejection is like taking cod liver oil; they say it’s good for you, you know they’re right, but it can still be tough to swallow.” – Ian Semple

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

83. “If rejection destroys your self-esteem, you’re letting others hold you as an emotional hostage.” – Brian Tracy

Which of these rejection quotes motivates you to keep trying and never give up? Please share your thoughts in the comments.