Encouraging Quotes
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These encouraging quotes are meant to be shared. Being generous with encouragement is a beautiful gift. The right positive quote at the right time can change a life! Get inspired, pass it on!

We invite you to drink deeply from this well of encouraging quotes!  They include the words which inspire me when the going gets tough.  Remember, you are not alone.  Help is out there but you must ask for it.  If you know of more encouraging quotes which are not in this collection, please share them with me:  Marta@JoyofQuotes.com

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Respond to every call that excites your spirit.
Rumi

You alone are enough…you have nothing to prove to anybody.
Maya Angelou

Devote today to something so daring even you can't believe you're doing it.
Oprah Winfrey

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Isaac Newton

We're given second chances every day of our life. We don't usually take them, but they're there for the taking.
Andrew M. Greeley

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
Mary Anne Radmacher

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, never give up then, for that is just the time when the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.
Jim Stovall

Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton

If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand, extraordinary things begin to happen.
Loretta Gizartis

If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.
Dame Anita Roddick

Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer.
Louise Hay

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.
Mary Kay Ash

I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you.
Blaise Pascal

It’s not the first impression you give, it’s the lasting impression you leave behind.
Ara Hunt

The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow into their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond our wildest dreams.
Sidney Madwed

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
Bill Cosby

Go on with a spirit that fears nothing!
Homer

Come, come whoever you are, wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, it doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come, come yet again, come.
Rumi

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
Norman Cousins

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Benjamin Disraeli

It's such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have!
Gilda Radner

Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Blaise Pascal

The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
Marvin Phillips

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and we must set off that spark in one another.
Kenny Ausubel

Encourage each other to become the best you can be. Celebrate what you want to see more of.
Tom Peters

Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul.
George M. Adams

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
William Arthur Ward

Ignore people who tell you ‘you can't' or try to discourage you.
Jeffrey Gitomer

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. ‘Cause that's all that matters in the end.
Kris Kristofferson

The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.
J. Allen Boone

The truth is that everything that can be accomplished by showing a person when he's wrong, ten times as much can be accomplished by showing him where he is right. The reason we don't do it so often is that it's more fun to throw a rock through a window than to put in a pane of glass.
Robert T. Allen

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
Elizabeth Harrison

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.
Dr. Seuss



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