300+ Encouraging Quotes – Quotes of Encouragement

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Encouraging quotes that give us hope are an essential part of our lives. They inspire and motivate us to move forward, deal with problems, and reach our goals. These encouraging quotes give us hope when things are hard and remind us that we can get through anything that comes our way. Everyone, from well-known individuals to regular people, uses inspirational quotes to boost their moods and move forward.

Whether we’ve had a setback in our personal lives, are struggling with a challenging project at work, or feel overwhelmed by life, a positive, encouraging quote can help us stay on track and keep a good attitude. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most powerful and encouraging quotes. These encouraging quotes can change how we look at things, help us see the world differently, and give us the strength to do something.

Best Encouraging Quotes

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt


When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. — Carol Burnett

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. – Les Brown


Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.  – Carol Burnett


An unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates


The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible. – Charles Kingsleigh


The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time. – Joe Girard


Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. — C.S. Lewis


It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. – Archie Griffen

The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them. — Mark Twain


The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye. – Cathy Guisewite


Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe


Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right. —Henry Ford


People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar

Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.  — Pablo Picasso


Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. — John Wooden

Quotes on encouraging

Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined. — Andrew Hendrixson


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – Dalai Lama


Success isn’t easy, and that’s a good thing – at least in business. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it and your competition would be outrageous!  – David Fairweather


Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.  — Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not. ― Neil deGrasse Tyson


A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. — Diane Mariechild


All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. ― J.R.R. Tolkien


Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


It always seems impossible until it is done.  – Nelson Mandela

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. – Oprah Winfrey


Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is. – Anne Frank


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fail.  – Nelson Mandela


Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!  — Audrey Hepburn


If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.  – Jimi Hendrix


And all may do what has by man been done. – Edward Young


When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. – Paulo Coelho

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. – Lily Tomlin


Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. — Dale Carnegie


Nothing lasts forever. Not even your troubles. – Arnold H Glasgow


Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. — Malcolm X

Quotes that are encouraging

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. -Anne Frank


Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster; it’s more like a cha-cha. – Robert Brault


I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estee Lauder

Becoming is better than being. — Carol Dweck


Someday is not a day of the week. – Denise Brennan-Nelson


Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. — Angela Bassett


If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary. — Jim Rohn


Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. — Coco Chanel


I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean


Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. – St. Jerome


Give it you’re all. Whatever work you do, do it to the best of your ability. – Jerry Dorsman and Bob Davis

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


The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger — but recognize the opportunity. ― John F. Kennedy


If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way. ― Matt D. Miller


We can do no great things, only small things with great love. — Mother Teresa


Don’t let the muggles get you down. ― J.K. Rowling


We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa


It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. – J.K. Rowling

The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra


I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino


It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it. – Vince Lombardi


Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger


There is nothing impossible to them who will try. — Alexander the Great


It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. – Epictetus


Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


Ask yourself this question; “Will this matter a year from now? – Richard Carlson

Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. – Jim Hensen


I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. – Oscar Wilde

Encouraging quotes for women

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. — Emory Austin


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. — Albert Einstein


Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself. — Chinese proverb


When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. – Alexander Graham Bell


Live each day like it’s your second to the last. That way you can fall asleep at night. – Jason


Don’t think about making art. Just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art. – Andy Warhol

I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing. — Herman Melville


Hire character. Train skill. – Peter Schutz


Show up, show up, show up, and after a while, the muse shows up, too. — Isabel Allende


Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life–think of it, the dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. — Swami Vivekananda


Creativity is intelligence having fun. — Albert Einstein


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. – Mark Twain


Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. – George S. Patton


When ordinary people decide to step out and be part of something big, that’s when they become extraordinary. – Brett Harris


Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. — George Addair

If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it. ― Criss Jami


If you’re feeling helpless, help someone. — Aung San Suu Kyi


There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there. ― Paulo Coelho


Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie


Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. – Marie Curie


Don’t think, just do.  – Horace


Courage, dear heart.  – C.S. Lewis


Often we women are risk-averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women need more seasoned women to provide that encouragement, to take a risk, to go for it. Once a glass ceiling is broken, it stays broken. – Jennifer Grahnolm

At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end. – Christine Mason Miller


The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. — Michael Altshuler


I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. – Henry David Thoreau


There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.  – Phyllis Bottome


Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still. – Chinese Proverb


Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. – Les Brown


Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it. – Tom Lehrer


When you let your light shine, you unconsciously give others permission to do the same. — Nelson Mandela

Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. – Mary Tyler Moore


The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. — B.B. King


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Helen Keller


Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes. – Marie Con Ebner-Eschenbach


I am deliberate and afraid of nothing. – Audre Lorde


The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. —Charles Dickens


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. – Steve Jobs


Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ballpark. Aim for the company of immortals. ― David Ogilvy

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. — Walt Disney


Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other. — Brian Tracy


A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. – Nelson Mandela


The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. – Confucius


Inspiration responds to our attentiveness in various and sometimes unexpected ways.  – Wayne W. Dyer


Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong


Everything is within your power, and your power is within you. ― Janice Trachtman


One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. — Simone De Beauvoir


How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same. ― Steve Maraboli

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden


A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw


Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.  – Alfred A. Montapert


In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein


I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it. – Audrey Hepburn


Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost.  – Bernard F. Asuncion


Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go. — Nicole Kidman


Setbacks are temporary as long as you don’t give up. – Kevin Ngo


It is hard to fail, but worse never to have tried to succeed. – Theodore Roosevelt

Careful thinking and hard work will solve nearly all your problems. Try and see for yourself. – Ullery


Our power of perseverance is as that of an eagle. We soar above our challengers. – Ellen J. Barrier


You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? –  Steven Wright


Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. — Mother Teresa


Being strong means rejoicing in who you are, complete with imperfections. – Margaret Woodhouse


Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. — B.B King


When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe


People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable. – Simon Sinek


We have a strategic plan. It’s called doing things. – Herb Kelleher


Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it. — Rafiki


Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman — not the attitude of the prospect. – W. Clement Stone


I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes. — Barbara Elaine Smith


Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill


Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.  — Grace Coddington


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker


Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. – Stephen Hawking


A beautiful diamond asks to be viewed from many angles, shining in the light. – Clare Josa


A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington


Good…if you’ve done things you aren’t proud of. It means you have a conscience. ― Criss Jami


People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  — Maya Angelou


Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. ― Richard Bach


Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.  – Bruce Barton


Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it. – Joel Osteen


You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.  – Babe Ruth


He who has a why to live can bear almost anyhow.  – Friedrich Nietzsche


The character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Hellen Keller


It’s through adversity that you find the strength you never knew you had. – Christie Brinkley


Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. — Walt Whitman


Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. – Les Brown


Champions keep playing until they get it right.  – Billie Jean King


Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer. – Marcia Wieder


Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and again and bring their friend. – Walt Disney


Change is not a four-letter word… but often your reaction to it is! – Jeffrey Gitomer


What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. — Oscar Wilde


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 Roberts


The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.  – Plutarch


You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt


Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.  – Groucho Marx


You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou


If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax. — Abraham Lincoln


Everyone lives by selling something.  – Robert Louis Stevenson


If you believe something needs to exist, if it’s something you want to use yourself, don’t let anyone ever stop you from doing it. —Tobias Lütke


What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. — Henry David Thoreau


Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. — Vaibhav Shah


Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey


Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but the only action truly brings you closer to your dreams. – Brad Sugars


Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed. – Bob Riley


Faith lightens the path your shadowed mind has to walk. ― Michelle Horst


If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.  — Mother Teresa


Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be the reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao Tzu


A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. – John Burroughs


The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.  – Mark Caine


Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt


Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King


Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. – L.M. Montgomery


Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in. When you are in your rocking chair talking to your grandchildren many years from now, be sure you have a good story to tell. — Amal Clooney


Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless. – Kevin Ngo


Follow your dream… If you stumble, don’t stop and lose sight of your goal, press on to the top. For only on top can we see the whole view?  – Amanda Bradley


Constant dripping hollows out a stone. – Lucretius


Keep telling yourself that you can, and you will succeed. Refrain from saying that you can’t. – Remez Sasson


If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito. – Dalai Lama


Take pride in how far you have come and had faith in how far you can go. — Christian Larson

Encouraging quotes about work

The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary. – May V Smith


Learning is never done without errors and defeat.  – Vladimir Lenin


If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. – David Allen


Luck is what you have leftover after you give 100 percent.  – Langston Coleman


Sometimes, you’ve got to work a little, so you can ball a lot. – Tom Haverford


The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. — John Milton


If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.  – Bob Hooey


First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice. ― Octavia Butler


Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.  — Chris Grosser


I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.  — Abraham Lincoln


When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. – Helen Keller


With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt


If you want something out of life you have to go out there and get it, because it is not just going to be given to you. – Kelvin Waites


It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. – Jillian Michaels


It is essential that justice be done, it is equally vital that justice not be confused with revenge, for the two are wholly different. ― Oscar Arias


No one has ever become poor by giving. — Anne Frank


Don’t ever be discouraged with yourself because you have not arrived at success, but instead be pleased that you are pressing toward it. ― Joyce Meyer


Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent. ― Steve Martin


A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.  – David Brinkley


In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. – Albert Camus


Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.  – Bo Jackson


Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. – Jacques Prevert


You make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box. — Duchess Meghan


Until you run out of pages, there’s still room to write an epic ending. – Kevin Ngo


I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the great is our own sense of well-being. – Dalai Lama


Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. – W. Clement Stone


Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. –Mark Twain


Bad decisions make good stories. – Ellis Vidler


God is using your present circumstances to make you more useful for later roles in his unfolding story. — Louie Gliglio


You’re going to fail your way to success, you have nothing to be ashamed of so keep your head up. It’s much easier to come up with excuses of why you can’t do it. If you do what is easy your life will be hard. – Les Brown


Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.  — Babe Ruth


I find hope in the darkest of days and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. – Dalai Lama


When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best – that is an inspiration.  – Robert Bresson


Go to your desire and don’t hang around here. – Jack Kerouac


Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. — Stephen Hawking


The golden rule for every businessman is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place. – Orison Swett Marden


The best way out is always through.  ― Robert Frost


Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. — Albert Einstein


Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.  — Robin Sharma


Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale


Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. –Helen Keller


No one can give you your goals. No one can dig for you. This is your journey. – Warren Philip Gate


You are so much more than what you are going through. – John Tew


Sigh like the wind–open your arms, your chest, your heart–and all creatures will hum to you. ― Penelope Smith


People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. Never throw out anyone.  — Audrey Hepburn


You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat. ― Joel Osteen


Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.  – Greg Anderson


Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard


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


Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. – J.K. Rowling


Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.  – Jerome Fleishman


Courage isn’t having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have strength. – Napoleon Bonaparte


You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script. — Oprah Winfrey


There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. – John Holmes


If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. – Khalil Gibran


Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking. – William B. Sprague


Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness. – Susan Gale


A clear conscience is a sure sign of a bad memory. – Mark Twain


It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes. – Sally Field


Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder. — Mason Cooley


It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. – Joseph Campbell


Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing ’til it gets there.  – Josh Billings


Now tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver


Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure. — Stanley McChrystal


If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.  – Napoleon Hill

Encouraging Quotes for life

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself—the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us—that’s where it’s at. — Jesse Owens


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. — Eleanor Roosevelt


You cannot save people, you can just love them.  — Anaïs Nin


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart


The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain


Embrace the present moment fully and with passion, because only through the present moment do we truly live. – Richard L. Haight


Passion first and everything will fall into place. – Holly Holm


Declare your life an emergency… then get started and keep pushing! ― Sheila Tiller-Tooks


I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.  — Rosa Parks


You can get a thousand no’s from people, and only one “yes” from God. ― Tyler Perry


When we stop opposing reality, the action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.  – Byron Katie


Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong. – Sarah Dessen


Never complain and never explain. – Benjamin Disraeli


The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. – Buddha


Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.  – Edwin Markham


Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. – Oprah Winfrey


Spread love everywhere you go. — Mother Teresa


Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him. – James Allen


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain


Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. – Christian Nestell Bovee


Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. –Dwight D. Eisenhower


Well-behaved women seldom make history. –  Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down. – Allen H Neuharth


You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.  – Zig Ziglar


You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison


Find out who you are and do it on purpose. – Dolly Parton


Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me. —Michael Scott


Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins. – Edith Wharton


If there is no struggle, there is no progress. — Frederick Douglass


If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents–start charging for it. — Kim Garst


It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.  — Howard Ruff


Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. – Charles Swindoll


You are always stronger and more resourceful than you give yourself credit for. – Rob Moore


Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations. – Zig Ziglar


If life has started strange, perhaps this is the way it should continue. ― Ri J. Haare


Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.  — Martha Graham


I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive. ― Frida Kahlo


A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.  – Albert Einstein


If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. – Flavia Weedn


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


And you ask What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly? – Erin Hanson


God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.  – Henry Beecher


Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. – Rikki Rogers


Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put some sunglasses on. — Lady Gaga


Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley

You can’t understate the value of an encouraging quote. A simple word can elevate our spirits and give us the strength to keep going when confronting challenging problems or feeling stressed. The correct words, be they from a quote about determination, perseverance, or even maintaining an optimistic view, can make all the difference.

Whenever you’re feeling down or in need of a pick-me-up, look back on these encouraging quotes and use their words to serve as your compass as you face whatever challenges. Encouraging sayings like this will help you keep your sights set on success.

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