quotes of encouragement

  1. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

  2. “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.”

  3. “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”

  4. “Don’t let the muggles get you down.”

  5. “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.”

  6. “Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.

    Listen to it carefully.”

  7. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”

  8. “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.”

  9. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.”

  10. “A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.”

  11. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.”

  12. “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and

    he will become as he can and should be.”

  13. “It’s just that in the Deep South, women learn at a young age that when the world is falling apart around you, it’s time to take down the drapes and make a new dress.”

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

  15. “Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…”

  16. Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

  17. Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.

  18. I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God’s hands, and I am very happy about that!

  19. Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.

  20. Friendly people are caring people, eager to provide encouragement and support when needed most.

  21. 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?

  22. I was lucky to marry Paul. He was a great inspiration, his enthusiasm about wine and food helped to shape my tastes, and his encouragement saw me through discouraging moments. I never would have had my career without Paul Child.

  23. 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.

  24. There ought to be more grants that go to people in their late twenties and early thirties. That’s a crucial age, although it’s very hard to judge who is worth supporting and who is not. Looking back on my own life, I see that was the period when I was closest to giving up as a novelist and when I most needed some encouragement.

  25. My mum Margaret was a single parent, but though life was a bit of a struggle she gave me every encouragement.

  26. But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible.

  27. We get strength and encouragement from watching children.

  28. I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.

  29. Every once in awhile you get encouragement, or you get something that isn’t competitive or guilt-inducing from your peers, and it just turns a little light on. It makes it so the work that you do isn’t isolating and horrible. There are people who make your life and your work better, and that’s something I’m incredibly grateful for.

  30. A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.

  31. There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.

  32. Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you’re not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.

  36. The liberal feminist movement never imagined that women would take seriously the encouragement to become our own heroes and claim life for ourselves, on our terms, no matter who we are. Pro-choice and pro-life, Christian and not, poor and rich, black, white, gay and straight. It is a dream we all hold dear, and it’s called the Tea Party.

  37. I hope that my story, I hope that my life is… an encouragement for people, especially in Brooklyn. I feel humbled and blessed.

  38. Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

  39. Each of you is a unique child of God. God knows you individually. He sends messages of encouragement, correction, and direction fitted to you and to your needs.

  40. I never expected any sort of success with ‘Mockingbird’… I sort of hoped someone would like it enough to give me encouragement.

  41. here aren’t too many principles of proper business conduct with which just about everybody will agree. Two come to mind: 1. Unless you’re a professional athlete, don’t offer co-workers encouragement by patting them on the butt, and 2. Don’t burn bridges.

  42. What would be the nicest thing I could say about Newt Gingrich? He may be one of the great supporters of the humanities, because you have people who don’t want to study the social sciences, because it’s not profitable, and now Newt, as the highest-paid historian in American history, may be an encouragement to people to study history.

  43. President Bush was disgusted by the Assad regime’s oppression of the Syrian people as well as its support for terrorism, interference in Lebanon, and encouragement of jihadist attacks on Americans in Iraq.

  44. An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.

  45. 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.

  46. Among the great names that adorn the roll of Nobel prize-winners in Medicine is that of Otto Meyerhof, my admired teacher and friend, to whose inspiration, guidance and encouragement I owe so very much.

  47. The education of my brother and myself was of paramount importance to my parents, and in addition to their strong encouragement, they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further our intellectual development.

  48. If we’re going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement.

  49. Encouragement of higher education for our youth is critical to the success of our collective future.

  50. Encouragement to all women is – let us try to offer help before we have to offer therapy. That is to say, let’s see if we can’t prevent being ill by trying to offer a love of prevention before illness.

  51. I recorded the song ‘Believers’ because I feel the song has a strong and much needed message. We all need encouragement and something to believe in.

  52. My belief in why America has been doing so well up to now is that we have been propelled by our immigrants and our encouragement of technical innovation and, indeed, creativity across the board.

  53. In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions.

  54. You need so much energy and encouragement to write that if someone says something negative, some of that energy goes.

  55. 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.

  56. I’m just going to try and be a good dad and not spoil the kid: give him love and encouragement but also discipline. Me and my woman, we don’t want him to feel too entitled.

  57. Women need opportunity and encouragement. If a girl can climb mountains, she can do anything positive within her field of work.

  58. For whatever reason, I didn’t succumb to the stereotype that science wasn’t for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.

  59. responsive audience is the best encouragement an actor can have.

  60. Our public education system does a great job. I don’t think it’s broken. We aren’t interested in doing reform for reform’s sake. I believe in public education; it did a great job for me. It deserves our support and encouragement.

  61. The most important thing for me is having a relationship with God. To know that the owner, the creator of the universe loves you, sent His Son to die for your sins; that’s very empowering. Knowing Him and knowing that He loves me gives me encouragement and confidence to move forward.

  62. Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge.

  63. I’d like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement – I think we might have some differences in how leadership is done.

  64. The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.

  65. We live by encouragement and die without it – slowly, sadly and angrily.

  66. There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don’t care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.

  67. I’ve always thrived on the encouragement of others.




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