14 Quotes To Lift You Up When You're Feeling 100000000 Percent Down

I'm not going to talk about it here, because you don't want to hear about it; this election night has been nothing short of a nightmare, and you are feeling a number of things right now that I won't bother to describe to you, because you'll feel them just same. What I can offer you are some quotes to lift you up right now in the aftermath of this night. And I know — I know it does not seem like anything is going to make this better right now. It's too real. It's too fresh. And I doubt any of us are going to be sleeping that well tonight.

But here's the thing: you will not be enduring whatever happens tonight alone. There are people in this country who allowed for these circumstances to happen, but there are just as many good people in this country who tried to fight against it. There is good in the world — there always has been, and there always will be, even when it feels hard to find. And while you may not be able to find words to comfort yourself right now, you can at least try to take comfort in these quotes. It won't fix what just happened, but it might just help you get through whatever happens next.

"The best protection any woman can have ... is courage." — Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"Life is hard. It is not too short, it is too long. But you have to learn how to live; you have to have a sense of humor." — Carolina Herrera

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

"You are not useless. You are not hopeless. And no matter how scared you are, you will never be alone. And deep down, somewhere, in the part of you that decided the good days and your happiness and your health were all worth fighting for, you know that, too. Hold onto that knowledge. It will see you through the worst." — Ella Ceron

"Once you choose hope, anything is possible." — Christopher Reeve

"There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind." — C. S. Lewis

"Just keep swimming." — Dory, Finding Nemo

“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

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