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
Give children encouragement, they will gain confidence, they will perform better. M. K. Soni
Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise. Robert Martin
When you feel like giving up, like calling it quits, just try one more time - do that little bit more. Catherine Pulsifer
Believe in yourself. You must do that which you think you cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt
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
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
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. Flavia Weedn
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. Ivy Baker Priest
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. Claude Bissell
When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place. Author Unknown
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. Wally Amos
Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverb
One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better. Col. Harland Sanders
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. Oprah Winfrey
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. Benjamin Spock
Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star. Willis Reed
Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up. John C. Maxwell
There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. Katharine Butler Hathaway
Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise. Robert Martin
Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow Daug Firebaugh
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. Stephen R. Covey
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes including you. Anne Lamott
Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds. Louisa May Alcott
You're tired. You're stressed. You're mentally and physically drained. You feel alone. Struggling with the present, uncertain of the future. Life sucks right now. You'll be fine. I promise...It gets better. Just keep moving forward. Ralph Napolitano
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be. Rick Warren
If you want something, start working for it now. Don't wait for anything. The clock is ticking. Joe De Sena
When we are comfort and encouragement to others, we are sometimes surprised at how it comes back to us many times over. Billy Graham
All around you are people whose lives are filled with trouble and sorrow, and they need your compassion and encouragement. Billy Graham
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 hunger for applause. George Matthew Adams
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. Jerome P. Fleishman
Encouragement is a platform from which to launch a project, a career, a life. Leo Buscaglia
It can put children on the right path, inspire them, and give them the confidence to pursue their dreams, no matter how far-fetched or fantastic. Leo Buscaglia
Remember what I told you, Forrest, you're no different than anybody else. Mama Gump
There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learn, as is praise Roger Ascham
The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. Sidney Madwed
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
Nine-tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France
With encouragement, anything is possible. Anatole France
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
The powers of students sometimes sink under too great severity in correction...while they fear everything, they cease to attempt anything. Quintilian
I know more of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. Henry David Thoreau
Keep on trying to be the best. Encourage each other. And most of all, encourage yourself. Don't doubt yourself, tell yourself you can do anything and, I guarantee, you can. And when you get an opportunity, take your shot, and if you make it, why not take another shot, and if you miss it, continue to take shots. Michael Strahan
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower. Johann Von Goethe
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are. Stephanie Lahart
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
He who has a why to live can bear almost anyhow. Friedrich Nietzsche
God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with. Henry Beecher