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100 Best Encouraging Quotes

100 Best Encouraging Quotes – Quotes of Encouragement

Best Encouraging Quotes

Do you feel beaten by life?

Do you feel like you can’t take it anymore?

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100 Best Encouraging Quotes

  1. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
    ― Confucius
  2. “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
  3. It always seems impossible picture“It always seems impossible until it’s done.“
    — Nelson Mandela
  4. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
    ― William Faulkner
  5. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
    ― Mark TwainFor More Read: 100 Best Motivational Work Hard Quotes »
  6. “Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less.”
    ― Steve Goodier
  7. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.
  8. The best revenge picture“The best revenge is massive success.”
    – Frank Sinatra
  9. “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”
    ― Richelle E. Goodrich
  10. “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
    ― Barack Obama
  11. “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.”
    ― Joel Osteen
  12. “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
    ― Winston S. ChurchillFor More Read: 75 Best Life Quotes »
  13. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett
  14. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
    ― Harvey Fierstein
  15. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr.
  16. Do what you can picture“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
    ― Theodore Roosevelt
  17. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
    – Stephen King
  18. Only I can change my life picture“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”
    — Carol Burnett
  19. “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”
    ― Ray Bradbury
  20. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
    ― Stephanie Lahart
  21. “Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.”
    ― Roy Bennett
  22. “You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going. Babies don’t walk the first time they try, but eventually they get it right”
    ― Jack Canfield
  23. “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
  24. “Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.”
    ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  25. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  26. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.“
    — Thomas A. Edison
  27. doubt-haters picture“Don’t doubt yourself, that’s what haters are for.”
    ― Turcois Ominek
  28. “F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.”
    ― Zig Ziglar
  29. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  30. “One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett
  31. “The noble-minded encourage what is beautiful in people and discourage what is ugly in them. Little people do just the opposite.”
    ― Confucius
  32. “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
    ― Molière
  33. “If you feel like giving up, give up on that feeling and give into the realization there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered before you.”
    ― Tom Althouse
  34. “You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”
    ― Abraham Lincoln
  35. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
    ― Napoléon BonaparteFor More Read: 109 Best Famous Quotes About Life »
  36. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.“
    — Nikos Kazantzakis
  37. Everything will be okay picture“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.”
    ― Ed Sheeran
  38. “Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
    – Calvin Coolidge
  39. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett
  40. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.”
    ― Steve Martin
  41. “If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!”
    ― Sarah Dessen
  42. Trust yourself picture“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.“
    – Ben Spock
  43. “Connecting with those you know love, like and appreciate you restores the spirit and give you energy to keep moving forward in this life.”
    ― Deborah Day
  44. “Every goal first started as something in our mind. You have it all within you!”
    ― Deborah Day
  45. “So many people will tell you ”no”, and you need to find something you believe in so hard that you just smile and tell them ”watch me”. Learn to take rejection as motivation to prove people wrong. Be unstoppable. Refuse to give up, no matter what. It’s the best skill you can ever learn.”
    ― Charlotte Eriksson
  46. “Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.”
    ― Rodolfo Costa
  47. “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”
    ― Rick Riordan
  48. “You got up off the bathroom floor. That’s a start. Now, just stay off the floor. After all—aside from winning the lottery—all any of us can ever really hope for is more days spent standing tall than spent in pieces on the floor.”
    ― Sarah Spann
  49. “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”
    ― Clive Barker
  50. “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”
    ― Sarah Dessen
  51. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
    ― Paulo Coelho
  52. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
    ― Oprah Winfrey
  53. “The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”
    ― Anonymus
  54. “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
    ― Haruki Murakami
  55. “The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.”
    ― Amy Gatliff
  56. “The enemy uses those things your insecure about. Free yourself and take your power back by being secure in who you are – flaws and all.”
    ― Yvonne Pierre
  57. “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor “
    — Aristotle
  58. “My personal definition of confidence is to keep believing that the stars in the solar system are actually watching and applauding you.”
    ― Johnnie Dent Jr.
  59. muggles picture“Don’t let the muggles get you down.”
    ― J.K. Rowling
  60. “A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.“
    — William Hazlitt
  61. “People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also….but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop.”
    ― Steve Maraboli
  62. “Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Don’t let anything get in your way.”
    ― Heidi Schulz
  63. “Sometimes the best goal you can set is just to get out of bed every day. If you can succeed at this, then other things become possible.”
    ― Cynthia Patterson
  64. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.“
    — Og Mandino
  65. “If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.“
    – Mary Pickford
  66. Quitting lasts forever picture“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
    ― Lance Armstrong
  67. “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…”
    ― Robert Fulghum
  68. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”
    ― Jim Valvano
  69. Keep going picture“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.“
    — Sam Levenson
  70. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.“
    — St. Jerome
  71. “Have strength in yourself always .think and remember not just what you should do, but also what you want to do.”
    ― Yumi Tamura
  72. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.“
    – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  73. Stand up for what you believe picture“Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone…”
    ― Anonymus
  74. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
    ― Viktor E. Frankl
  75. “Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
    ― David J. Schwartz
  76. “Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around… Just get lost and get saved!”
    ― Israelmore Ayivor
  77. “To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
    ― T.F. Hodge
  78. “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
    ― Albert Schweitzer
  79. “Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.”
    ― Brittany Burgunder
  80. “Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.”
    ― Robert Strauss
  81. “You may not be the smartest, richest or best looking person but you’re probably not the dumbest, ugliest or poorest either.”
    ― Rob Liano
  82. “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
  83. “How can you love people without encouraging them? And how can you be loyal to people without educating them.”
    ― ConfuciusFor More Read: The 129 Best Inspirational Love Quotes »
  84. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.“
    — Helen Keller
  85. “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.“
    – Oprah Winfrey
  86. believe picture“You are the most lucky person in the world, only if you believe so.”
    ― Nitesh Aggarwaal
  87. “…You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can’t do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it’s just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard…”
    ― Morgan Matson
  88. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr.
  89. “Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.”
    ― Rodolfo Costa
  90. “I’ve known people that the world has thrown everything at to discourage them…to break their spirit. And yet something about them retains a dignity. They face life and don’t ask quarters.”
    ― Horton Foote
  91. rest life best life picture“The rest of our life is going to be the best of our life!”
    ― Anonymus
  92. “If you can’t believe in miracles, then believe in yourself. When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen. Sometimes you’ll run into brick walls that are put there to test you. Find a way around them and stay focused on your dream. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
    ― Isabel Lopez
  93. “Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett
  94. “If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.“
    —Buddha
  95. “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
    ― Anne Frank
  96. This too shall pass picture“This too shall pass.”
    – Persian Sufi Poets
  97. ”Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
    – Japanese Proverb
  98. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.“
    – Henry Thoreau
  99. “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.”
    – Les Brown
  100. Winning starts with beginning image“Winning starts with beginning.“
    — Robert H. Schuller

Which quote encourages you the most?

Which quote reenergizes you to go for what you want?

These were the 100 best encouraging quotes and they say: Keep going no matter what. Even if you have to crawl keep moving. You are not beaten until you give up. Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Keep going and keep moving forward. You can and will make it! Believe in you and your greatness.

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Written by Claudius Münch

Founder of PURUM. Habit Change Fanatic. Traveler & Sports Enthusiast.

  • Wonderful List. If anybody felt discouraged before, not anymore.
    Winning starts indeed with beginning… As if we don’t begin, we can never win.

  • Joseph P. says:

    Thanks for this list, as Zig Ziglar said: 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.

    You encourage me!

  • Melinda Davis says:

    I needed these words of encouragement. Thank you.

  • Katherin Taylor says:

    Life’s a bitch indeed… Maya comes with more and more awesome quotes. What a fantastic woman. As Maya Angelou said ‘Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.’ and ‘My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.’

  • All Of Them says:

    My favorite quotes from this list? ALL OF THEM!!!

  • Maybe you could add this quote: ‘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 will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.’ By William Arthur Ward

    I believe it fits here perfectly.

  • powerful quotes. you get my vote! Thumbs up!

  • very uplifting even if you are walking under a rainy cloud all day

  • Mr. Lopez says:

    Great Post. Like always. Every post filled with motivation on this site. Keep going.