How do you handle rejection?

Are you looking for quotes about rejection in business, relationship, rejection and success?

Rejection is an emotion that can be hard to deal with. The feeling of being rejected can draw you into the negative circle if proper care is not taken.

Feeling sad, lonely, and depressed is also part of what rejection does to a person. Fortunately, you can restore your positive self-confidence and get out of the negative circle through these inspirational rejection quotes.

When you feel you’re being rejected by your crush, got your business or project proposal disapproved, or have regrets for rejecting something in life that makes you feel uncomfortable, let these positive sayings inspire you to always look at what went right instead, and launch yourself into a new reality.

Quotes about rejection

  1.  “A man who rejects you is simply clearing the way for the one you deserve.”― Naide P Obiang
  2. “A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.” – Bo Bennett
  3.  “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”- Og Mandino
  4. “As I look back on my life, I realized that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better.”― Steve Maraboli
  5. “Be mature enough to accept rejection and failure.”― Varshitha Karanam
  6. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  7. “But there’s only so much rejection you can take before you finally give up and stop trying.”― Brigid Kemmerer
  8. “Depression taught me how to love myself more than rejection ever could.”― Nitya Prakash
  9. “Don’t lose your hope until you get rejected, because once you lose your respect you will get rejected.”― Allan Bridjith
  10. “Don’t take rejection overly personally. If that doesn’t “work out, there’s something else waiting for you.”― Sierra McCornick
  11. “Every broken heart has screamed at one time or another, “I want to know why!”― Shannon L. Alder
  12. “Everyone at some point in life has faced rejection and failure, it is part of the process to self-realization.”― Laila Gifty Akita
  13. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”- Og Mandino
  14. “Finish your race even if you must do it bruised and alone.”― Naide P Obiang
  15. “Friendship was a concept men bandied about to save face when they were rejected.”― Courtney Milan

READ ALSO: 40 Famous Regret Quotes That Won’t Let Regret Get You Down

  1. “Human rejection can be God’s divine protection.” – Paula Hendricks
  2. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  3. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali
  4. “I have learned not to allow rejection to move me.” – Cicely Tyson
  5. “I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.” – Sylvia Plath
  6.  “I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.” – Billy Joel
  7. “I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.” – Sylvester Stallone
  8.  “If a circle shuts you out, draw a circle around it.”― Marty Rubin
  9. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
  10. “If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”– Henry David Thoreau
  11. “If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough.”― Chris Dixon
  12. “If you aren’t mad about the rejection, you didn’t invest enough into the process.”― Darnell Lamont Walker
  13. “If you aren’t ready for rejection, you aren’t ready for love.”― Marty Rubin
  14. “If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.” –Lecrae
  15.  “If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once. By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.”― Toba Beta.
  16. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantazkis
  17. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”– Confucius
  18. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle
  19. “It’s easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.”― Chuck Palahniuk
  20. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”- Theodore Roosevelt
  21. “Learn how to face rejection. Don’t forget to always be positive in all dealings. Starting out is always the hard part, and once this obstacle is overcome everything else will be a breeze at doing.”― Anonymous
  22. “Learn to accept rejections.” – Stefy Anto

READ ALSO: 100+ Progress Quotes To Inspire Growth In Life

  1.  “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”- Charles R. Swindoll
  2. “Make the first move, tell people how you feel, stop being so scared of rejection, stop feeling so engulfed with thoughts that aren’t even yours, and stop wasting your time.”― Anonymous
  3. “Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.” – Harvey Mackay
  4.  “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
  5. “Never fear rejection for a life of regretting.” – Anonymous
  6.  “Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.”― Jim Valvano
  7. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams
  8. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn (see more quotes by Audrey Hepburn)
  9. “People’s rejection can be God’s direction for you.”― Farshad Asl
  10. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
  11. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”- Swami Sivananda
  12. “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
  13. “Rejection is a challenge.”― Veronica Purcell
  14. “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
  15. “Rejection is a part of life. Just learn to deal with it and keep moving.”― Samyak Mendhe
  16. “Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.”― Bernard Branson
  17. “Rejection is God’s protection.”― Alice Hunt

READ ALSO: 69 Quotes About Finding Yourself – Inspirational Words To Finding Your True Self

  1. “Rejection is not meant to reduce you, it’s meant to reroute you to God’s purpose for your life.”― Danny Chambers
  2. “Rejection is not the end. Just a step on the path.”― Anonymous
  3. “Rejection is the greatest aphrodisiac.”― Madonna
  4. “Rejection is the reason why people deny their true feelings.”― Anonymous
  5. “Rejection isn’t failure. Failure is giving up. Everybody gets rejected. It’s how you handle it that determines where you’ll end up.”― Richard Castle
  6. “Rejection just motivates me to keep trying and to try to do better.” Sasha Grey
  7. “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
  8. “Rejection tests whether you’re serious about your dreams.”― Tiyasha Ghosh
  9. “Rejection, though–it could make the loss of someone you weren’t even that crazy about feel gut wrenching and world ending.”― Deb Caletti
  10. “See rejection as redirection.”― Anonymous
  11. “Some people are going to reject you simply because you shine too bright for them. That’s okay, keep shining.”― Anonymous
  12. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
  13. “Successful people reject rejection.” – John C. Maxwell
  14.  “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
  15.  “The biggest hurdle is rejection, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don’t want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face.”― John Paul DeJoria
  16. “The fear of rejection is worse than rejection itself.”― Nora Profit
  17. “The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.”― Henri Nouwen
  18. “The most powerful motivation is rejection.”― Anonymous
  19. “The only thing that will help us move past the giant of rejection is to immerse ourselves in the acceptance of Christ.”― Louie Giglio
  20.  “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”― Martin Luther King, Jr.
  21. “To be set aside is to be rejected. To be set apart is to be given an assignment that requires preparation.”― Lysa TerKeurst
  22. “Today’s rejection may become tomorrow’s acceptance.”― Ehsan Sehgal
  23. “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

READ ALSO: 200 Quotes About Pain To Keep You Strong

  1.  “We fear rejection, want attention, crave affection, and dream of perfection.”― Mac Miller
  2. “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare
  3. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”- Ralph Marston
  4.  “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”- C. S. Lewis
  5. “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
  6. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “Your soulmate is not the person who rejected you.”― Daniel V Chappell
  8. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

Hope you enjoyed our list of inspirational quotes about rejections and which is your favorite quote(s) from our collation? Leave it in a comment below.