For many people the past 24 hours since the results of the presidential election came out have been, well, rough. Really rough. In between cries, it has been hard to see even the smallest glimmer of hope. But amazing publishers, like Bustle and Refinery29, have shared some incredibly inspirational quotes to remind us of the amazing people that have overcome adversity, inequality, and discrimination, and have still managed to spread positivity and make lasting impressions. May these thoughts help you begin your journey and inspire you to never give up on the causes in which you believe.
“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” -Malcolm X
“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” -Robert Green Ingersoll
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” -Audrey Hepburn
“You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated.” -Malala Yousafza
“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” -Maya Angelou
“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
“Unity is power; without unity, women cannot fight for their rights anywhere.” -Mawa El Saadawi
“To all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuble and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” -Hillary Clinton
“Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.” -Hillary Clinton