39 Best Encouragement Quotes

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There are many ways to offer encouragement up to a friend in need. Here are some of the best encouragement quotes that perfectly capture the types of wisdom you can share.

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”

“Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.”

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

“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.”

“Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.”

“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.”

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

“Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.”

“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.”

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

“God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.”

“God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.”

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”

“He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.”

“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.”

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”

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

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

“It doesn’t matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it’s important to realize that whatever you’re doing, it’s your first attempt at it.”

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

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.”

“Never regret something that once made you smile.”

“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.”

“Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.”

“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.”

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

“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.”

“The best revenge is massive success.”

“There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.”

“This too shall pass.”

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

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

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor.”

The power of encouragement provides new opportunities to spread positivity throughout the community.