101 Feeling Lost Quotes to Help You Find Your Way in Life

Feeling Lost Quotes to Help You Find Your Way in Life - man sitting on a couch

Today I’d like to share the most helpful and uplifting quotes on feeling lost.

Timeless thoughts that will help you to stay strong through tough times and to find your way back to yourself and to your path and journey in life.

But before we get to that here’s two things that have helped me to remember when I’ve felt lost:

You are not alone in this.

If you feel lost then that doesn’t mean you’re alone in that. We all feel that way sometimes. It’s just a natural part of life and the human experience.

It’s temporary. 

Yes, it may sometimes feel like that feeling of being lost is something you’ll be stuck in for the rest of your life. 

But in my experience that feeling will be replaced with an idea of what to do or maybe a step forward that you find you can take. If you keep your focus on figuring things out and on trying to move forward. 

I have found that journaling about my thoughts and feelings of feeling lost, talking to someone close to me about my challenge to get some helpful input and to read about what others have done when they’ve been lost have been very helpful when I’ve felt lost.

And if you want more help when you’re facing a challenge in life have a look at this post filled with quotes on how to handle toxic and difficult people and this one that that is focused on the power of grit.

Feeling Lost Quotes to Help You to Understand and Find Yourself

“It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.”’
Dalai Lama

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
Henry Ford

“You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
Marcus Aurelius

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
Alan Alda

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
Dolly Parton

“To get lost is to learn the way.”
African proverb

“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”
Roy T. Bennett

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
Maya Angelou

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds there are many more hills to climb.”
Nelson Mandela

“It is those who get lost, who find the new ways.”
Nils Kjaer

“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”’

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
Henry David Thoreau

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.”
Masaru Emoto

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
Nora Robert

“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.”
Gordon Eadie

“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.”
Chinua Achebe

“Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.”
Mark Twain

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Jung

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anaïs Nin

“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come”
Zig Ziglar

“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.”
Japenese Proverb

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

“Dream, struggle, create, prevail. Be daring. Be brave. Be loving. Be compassionate. Be strong. Be brilliant. Be beautiful.”’
Caterina Fake

“Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.”
Basil Rathbone

“The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.”
Michel de Montaigne

“Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.”
Alain De Botton

“Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.”
Douglas Coupland

“The best things in life are often the ones hardest to get. Yet they are also the ones that are the easiest to find, usually right in front of your face.”
Mark Donaldson

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”
Zig Ziglar

“The intangible represents the real power of the universe. It is the seed of the tangible.”
Bruce Lee

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
Vivian Greene

“Be patient with all that is unresolved within your heart, and try to love the questions.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things could fall together.”
Marilyn Monroe

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.”
Robert Downey Jr.

“Basically, I was so worried about what everyone else was thinking, I forgot about what I was thinking.”
Lisa M. Cronkhit

“Not all who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.”
John Gay

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”
Paulo Coelho

“In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.”
Dante Alighieri

“Stand still. The trees ahead and bush beside you are not lost.”
Albert Einstein

“Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.”
Charles Xavier (X-Men)

“To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found.”
Alex Ebert

“I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.”
Robin Williams

“One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”

“When you finally accept that it’s OK not to have answers and it’s OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.”
Winona Ryder

“When you feel things deeply and you think about things a lot and you think about how you feel, you learn a lot about yourself.”
Fiona Apple

“Just keep going like crazy and look back when it’s over. Otherwise, you just get confused.”
Cliff Burton

“No matter how much light I carry within me, there will always be times of feeling lost, being confused, seeking direction. It is the way of the human heart.”
Joyce Rupp

“Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance of your life can change.”
Ritu Ghatourey

“You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am.’ “
Mariah Carey

“Nothing outside yourself can cause any trouble. You yourself make the waves in your mind. If you leave your mind as it is, it will become calm. This mind is called big mind.”
Shunryu Suzuki

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”
Henry Rollins

“Be thankful for all things in life. Even for the bad things. Sometimes the worst situations in life turn out to be the best things that ever happened to us.”
John Wilson

“The only limit is the one you set yourself.”
Felix Baumgartner

“Give thanks for what you are today and go on fighting for what part of you will be gone tomorrow.”
William Shakespeare

“You have to be strong and calm to overcome difficult moments.”
Dani Alves

“Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.”
Demi Lovato

“When I feel confused or depressed, I remember back to junior high and I silently repeat, ‘This, too, shall pass.’”
Josh Groban

“To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found.”
Alex Ebert

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
Joseph Campbell

“Feeling lost? Good! Now you get to walk new paths that lead to much better places.”
Robin S. Sharma

“The only thing in the world you can change is yourself and that makes all the difference in the world.”

“Just remember – when you think all is lost, the future remains.”
Robert H. Goddard

Feeling Lost Quotes That Will Help You to Find Your Path and Move Forward

“Feeling lost? Take a dream and convert it into small goals, then start taking the steps to hit those goals.”
Dave Ramsey

“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.”
Sam Cawthorn

“Stop acting so small, you are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Maya Angelou

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw

“One step in the right direction is better than a hundred years of thinking about it.”
T. Harv Eker

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
Steve Jobs

“You don’t lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down.”
Muhammad Ali

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”
Neil Gaiman

“Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.”
Blaise Pascal

“The fears we don’t face become our limits.”
Amy Elizabeth

“You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.”
Seth Adam Smith

“You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am.’“
Mariah Carey

“Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”
Chinese proverb

“When enthusiasm runs in the front door, worry runs out the back door.”
Napoleon Hill

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
Vincent Van Gogh

“We generate fears when we sit. We overcome them by action.”
Dr. Henry Link

“Be who you needed when you were younger.”

“When I feel lost and can’t make a decision, I just stop and get quiet. I take a time-out.”
Kim Cattrall

“Even when bad things happen you have to try to use those bad things in a positive manner and really just take the positive out of it.”
Natalie du Toit

“Do you know who you are? Don’t ask. Act. Action will delineate and define you.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.”
Basil Rathbone

“It’s better to have tried and failed than to live life wondering what would’ve happened if I had tried.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson

“You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one.”
Bob Parsons

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
Robert H. Schuller

“Things are not always right because they are hard, but if they are right one must not mind if they are also hard.”
Winston Churchill

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”
Ernest Hemingway

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
Lao Tzu

“Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The next chapter of my life is always more interesting than the last one.”
Michael Lipsey

“Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.”
Dale Carnegie

“A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.”
Benjamin Franklin

“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.”
T.S. Eliot

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