Encouragement Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old encouragement quotes, encouragement sayings, and encouragement proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.

Donald Trump

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

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

Stephen King

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

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.

Steve Martin

Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.     

Ed Sheeran

Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

Criss Jami

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows      

Joel Osteen

When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you're making a commitment and difference in that person's life. Encouragement really does make a difference.     

Zig Ziglar

A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.     

John C. Maxwell

If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it - young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous - is changed by it.     

John C. Maxwell

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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Albert Einstein

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Joseph Campbell

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.     

Winston Churchill

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.     

Dr. Martin Luther King

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

Henry Ford

It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again.

Vince Lombardi

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

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

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

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.

Helen Keller

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