75 Words of Encouragement to Inspire You

We all need words of encouragement. Here you will find quotes that offer inspiration and comfort. Words that will give you confidence and optimism. Let these words be ones that give you thoughts of support and reassurance. Share them with others who could use some encouraging words! We also offer Daily Words of Encouragement for each day

  1. Helping others, encouraging others, are often acts of kindness that have more meaning that you may realize. Catherine Pulsifer
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  2. "Don't make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what's actually good for you." Eric Thomas
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  4. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
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  5. "Life is about striking the perfect balance and since nothing in life is perfect, we have to do the best with what we got." Anquanette Gaspard, Blink & You Will Miss It
    Quotes about Life

  6. ... if we deliberately seek encouragement (motivation) on a daily basis, it will become a habit and enable us to get ahead and stay ahead in life. Zig Ziglar, Over the Top
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  7. "Change can hurt, be uncomfortable, and be difficult in the beginning. Remember this English Proverb: Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly." Lisa Rusczyk Ed.D., 50 Things to Know About Prayer
    Quotes about Change

  8. Everyone has a story. Put another way, everyone's life is a story. Dan B. Allender
  9. Everyone has a story. Put another way, everyone's life is a story. Dan B. Allender, To Be Told
    Poems about Life

  10. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Gandhi
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  11. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go,
    just remember how far you have come.
    Author Unknown
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  12. You have a greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you! But you'll never "make it" by sitting on your duff and telling the world how great you're going to be, starting tomorrow. Og Mandino, The Choice
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  13. No matter the number of times you fail you must be determined to succeed. You must not lose hope. Don't stop in your storm. Tony Narams, Top Secret: You Can Fly Like An Eagle

  14. Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted. Christine Caine

  15. No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun. Chinese Proverb
  16. No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun.
    Chinese Proverbs

  17. 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
    Moving Forward

  18. You're allowed to scream, you're allowed to cry, but do not give up. Author Unknown
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  19. Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other. Mark Twain
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  20. Stop beating yourself up you are a work in progress. Author Unknown
    Motivational Quotes for Work

  21. Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don't know how great you can be! Anne Frank
    Inspirational Quotes for Kids

  22. Today is the oldest you have been, and the youngest you will ever be. Make the most of it! Nicky Gumbel

  23. You can do no more than you believe you can. You can be no more than you believe you are. Norman Vincent Peale, Stay Alive All Your Life
    Believe in Yourself

  24. I believe that as women, it is time to show love towards our fellow sisters, and to encourage and build up one another and not tear each other down. Stephanie Williams, Daily Meditation Of Scripture

  25. A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Andrew Carnegie
  26. A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Andrew Carnegie

  27. Your destiny is the story of your life, and you get to tell the story your way. Scott Allan, Drive Your Destiny

  28. Your dreams can take you much higher and much farther than anyone ever thought possible! Buzz Aldrin, No Dream Is Too High

  29. For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution. Earl Nightingale
  30. For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution. Earl Nightingale
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  31. Just remember to never doubt yourself, we are all capable of amazing things. Rob Cristophe, Bad Habits - Eliminate Bad habits And Exceed Your Expectations

  32. Nothing in life has happened to you. It's happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are. Joel Osteen

  33. "Graduates, you were born to be uncommon. Today I encourage you to leave your mark, I challenge you to shake up the world." Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC
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  34. Through difficult experiences, life sometimes becomes more meaningful. Dalai Lama

  35. Everybody has problems, but everybody also has blessings in life. Robert W. Bly
  36. Everybody has problems, but everybody also has blessings in life. Robert W. Bly, Count Your Blessings

  37. Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)

  38. You have to speak words of continuous encouragement in order to achieve whatever goals you've set for yourself. Anquanette Gaspard, Blink & You Will Miss It

  39. . . . choose to confide in friends with sunny dispositions who will encourage you to be more positive. Zayne Parker, Anxiety: Mastery

  40. You and I need to be the decision makers in our own lives and careers. It is also our responsibility to allow and encourage others to do the same. Jay Rifenbary, No Excuse!

  41. Follow your dreams, remember you can achieve
    All that you dream, whatever your mind can conceive. Catherine Pulsifer, Another Year
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  42. When you lose everything, you get depressed if you don't step back and start appreciating what you do have. Paul and Tracey McManus, The 7 Great Prayers

  43. Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
  44. Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
    Quotes about Overcoming

  45. "We do learn something about ourselves when we are up against the wall, and we do most certainly come out stronger." Tina Sloan, Changing Shoes
    Quotes about Being Strong

  46. Öeach time we make a difference in someone else's life, no matter how small, it will encourage them to do the same for others. And each time that happens, we all become a stronger force for good. Thomas E. Pierce, The Last Rose
    Make A Difference

  47. Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Seneca
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  48. Winning is coming in fourth, exhausted and encouraged - because last time you came in fifth. Denis Waitley

  49. The truth of who we are is how we live day to day. If you want to influence others, the most important thing you can do is be a living example of the principles, ideals, and faith that you advocate. Nick Vujicic, Be the Hands and Feet

  50. Every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day. Author Unknown
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  51. Start small, make a promise and keep it. Then, make larger promises and keep them. Stephen Covey
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  52. Get to the point where you get allergic to average! You don't think average! Eric Thomas

  53. Each of you must take responsibility 
for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
  54. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. Galatians 6:4Ė5 (MSG)
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  55. Your mind is like a magnet - it attracts into your life whatever you think about most. Paul and Tracey McManus, The 7 Great Prayers

  56. When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true. Michael Jackson

  57. Just remember, there are no quick fixes. But, by taking action just a little bit every day, you will build up a powerful reservoir of confidence, self-esteem, and discipline. Scott Allan, Rejection Reset

  58. But it is better to follow even the shadow of the best than to remain content with the worst. Henry van Dyke
    Poems about Regret

  59. Choose well your words.
  60. Choose well your words. They will go marching down the years in the lives you touch. Wilfred Peterson
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  61. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
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  62. We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. Bill Gates
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  63. It is important to surround yourself with people who lift you up, encourage you, share your vision and inspire you. Les Brown

  64. There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion. Edgar Allan Poe

  65. Never use a long word where a short one will do. George Orwell

  66. Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Joel Osteen

  67. A sense of closeness to Jesus is perhaps the most important benefit to be found through the practice of being still in His Presence and making quiet reflection a priority. Sarah Young, Jesus Calling 50 Devotions for Encouragement
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  68. ... when you commit an act of kindness, it causes elevated levels of dopamine in the brain, which gives you a natural high Bernadette Russell, The Little Book of Kindness

  69. All of us are seeking the same thing. We share the desire to fulfill the highest, truest expression of ourselves as human beings. Oprah Winfrey, The Wisdom of Sundays

  70. Too many people are disheartened by the thought that their business is too small to be taken seriously by the general public. However, Ray Kroc took one such business and turned it into a blazing success. Richard J. Bowerman, Ray Kroc

  71. You are heaven's Halley's comet; we have one shot at seeing you shine. Max Lucado

  72. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.
  73. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you. Author Unknown

  74. Relentless people move mountains. Relentless people make the impossible, possible. Relentless people achieve miracles. Wayne Allyn Root, The Power of Relentless

  75. People say that God doesn't speak directly to us, but I know that if you want to hear what God is saying to you, all you have to do is ask. Jodi Arndt, Little Moments Big God
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  76. If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan

  77. It is only our daily bread that we are encouraged to ask for. The present is the only time in which any duty can be done or any grace received. C. S. Lewis

  78. You're welcomed, held, cherished just as you are and encouraged to grow into all you'll become. Holley Gerth, Coffee for Your Heart: 40 Mornings of Life-Changing Encouragement
    Being Yourself

  79. Opportunity is in the eye of the beholder. John C. Maxwell, Failing Forward

  80. Potential can never be "full;" it is never-ending and our possibilities are infinite. Mary Cay Ricci, Mindsets for Parents

  81. You will not always be strong, but you can always be brave. Beau Taplin

  82. Human actions matter greatly; our choices and decisions make a difference. Gordon T. Smith. Courage and Calling

  83. To be disciplined or non-disciplined is a choice you make every minute in every hour of your life. Russell Gerald Johnston, Random Wisdom

  84. Whatever our regret, we can learn to use its lessons and its gifts. Hamilton Beazley, No Regrets

  85. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure. Confucius

  86. Either write something worth reading, or do something worth reading." Benjamin Franklin
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Daily Words of Encouragement

Monday, September 24, 2018
If you are not being treated with respect, donít be a doormat.
Robert Rain, Dealing With Jealousy, Insecurity and Trust Issues

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Figuring out what youíre grateful for is actually something that change your life, and gratitude has multiple physical and psychosocial benefits.
Ryan Help, Overcoming Insecurity, Jealousy and Anxiety in Relationships

Saturday, September 22, 2018
In truth, emotions are among the most powerful and efficient mechanisms we have to guide good decisions.
David DeSteno, Emotional Success

Friday, September 21, 2018
It's tempting to reserve the giver label for larger-than-life heroes such as Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi, but being a giver doesn't require extraordinary acts of sacrifice. It just involves a focus on acting in the interests of others...
Adam M. Grant Ph.D., Give and Take

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Once you are able to learn controlling your anger, you will notice that you feel better and you have greater chances that you will be able to get whatever you need and want.
Paul James, Anger Management

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Your subconscious mind drives your thoughts, feelings, and actions. And your actions will determine the long-term outcomes of your life. Therefore, think right. When you change your thoughts, you can change your life. Corinna Kong, Train For Joy

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

Monday, September 17, 2018
Rather than relying solely on your own internal resolve and strength, true commitment means you've built several external defense systems around your goals. It means you've created conditions to make the achievement of your goals inevitable.
Benjamin Hardy, Willpower Doesn't Work

Sunday, September 16, 2018
Jesus reminds us that prayer is a little like children coming to their parents. Our children come to us with the craziest requests at times.
Richard Foster, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home

Saturday, September 15, 2018
It is important to have self-belief. You need to believe that it is possible to change and improve your performance.
Rhonda Cohen, Sport Psychology

Friday, September 14, 2018
...anger if not controlled it can become a very destructive tool which can cause a lot of problems with interpersonal relationships and even at work.
Lee Davis, Anger Management

Thursday, September 13, 2018
One key to achieving success in sports is learning how to focus on the task and not let negative thoughts intrude.
Gary Mack, Mind Gym

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Enjoy everything that happens in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place, or thing.
Wayne W. Dyer, Everyday Wisdom For Success

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, September 10, 2018
I have found we can all learn something from just about anyone, if we approach others with an open mind, take the time to get to know them, seek out, and listen for what they can teach us.
Ken Poirot, Mentor Me

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Faith is still the central thing we need, whether for this part of the journey or for what lies ahead.
Nancy Wilson, The Silver Lining

Saturday, September 8, 2018
To be happy, to me, is to suffer less. If we were not capable of transforming the pain within ourselves, happiness would not be possible.
Thich Hanh, Anger

Friday, September 7, 2018
... we can say people who have good emotional health and are acutely aware of their thoughts, behavior, and feelings, are the ones who have learned ways to cope with stress, anxiety and daily problems ...
Alexander Chase, Positive Thinking

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Successful performance in sport is largely about being able to perform well in tough situations; the same can be said of business.
Martin Turner, Jamie Barker, What Business Can Learn From Sport Psychology

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
When youíre more focused in life, youíre paying attention to the plan and youíre in control of the everyday distractions that are thrown in your way.
Renil M. George, Focus

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Know that no one is capable of making you upset without your consent.
Wayne Dyer, The Invisible Force

Monday, September 3, 2018
Abraham Lincoln ... had little formal education. The sixteenth president never let the low social standing that he was born into be a reason for not succeeding, nor did he let a lack of schooling prevent him from learning.
Jared Krebsbach, Failed Yet Famous

Sunday, September 2, 2018
The truth is we canít control how other people act, but we can control how we respond to them.
Jeff Davis, The Power of Authentic Leadership

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think.
Martin E.P. Seligman, Learned Optimism

Friday, August 31, 2018
No matter how difficult or easy your life may be at any given moment, it is possible to experience meaning and happiness.
Marshall Goldsmith

Thursday, August 30, 2018
There is one thing you can count on as your children get older: They will have more questions than you will have answers.
Elyse Fitzpatrick, Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Job transitions don't have to be painful. Perhaps a job transition is just life's way of telling us that itís time for something better.
Vicki Morris, Create Work You Love in 8 Weeks

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
... if you start making subtle changes in lifestyle, environment, and people in your life, you will begin to notice little changes in your attitude as well.
Dr. Phillip Terrance, Tips & Tricks To Increasing Motivation

Monday, August 27, 2018
... you can find the tools, but you must apply them to help you succeed. Knowledge without action is arrogance. Once you have the tools you need to change your life, it is up to you to change it.
Dave O'Brian, 7 Life Changing Lessons

Sunday, August 26, 2018
None of us can help everyone. But all of us can help someone. And when we help them, we serve Jesus. Who would want to miss a chance to do that?
Max Lucado

Saturday, August 25, 2018
People who have decided to change something about their selves are now happy and successful because they overcame their fears and obstacles, and learned new habits, while they developed their own self-confidence and self-responsibility.
Bill McDowell, Habits

Friday, August 24, 2018
Make today "Judgment Free" in words, and, most important, in thought. Letís work on altering the way we think about others.
Orly Wahba, Kindness Boomerang

Thursday, August 23, 2018
For personal happiness, it is always a good activity to periodically make a list of the things you love to do. Try and find the time to do these things as much as possible.
Naomi Hill, How to Have a Good Day

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
If you died tomorrow, are there three things that your eulogists could say you did to make the world a better place for your having lived in it?
Les Brown

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
No lives are dispensable; of none can it be said that their lives or work do not matter. Each person brings beauty, creativity and significance to the table.
Gordon T. Smith. Courage and Calling

Monday, August 20, 2018
The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. It all comes down to what you do today. John C. Maxwell, JumpStart Your Priorities

Sunday, August 19, 2018
God doesn't always take you out of the problem. He stretches your faith by taking you through the problem.
Rick Warren

Saturday, August 18, 2018
We all have inspirational people in our lives; people who have encouraged and inspired us to believe in ourselves. Many of these people have inspired me by their books and recordings. Their words of wisdom are ones that can apply to all of our lives.
Catherine Pulsifer

Friday, August 17, 2018
No matter how difficult and distracting life is, our job is to focus, to work through it, to keep our eyes and our efforts where they belong.
Rick Pitino, The One-Day Contract

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Through kindness, through affection, through honesty, through truth and justice towards all others, we benefit ourselves as well.
Tim Cahill, The Kindness of Strangers

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
In times of difficulty, we often look around to find a source of inspiration and hope. Sometimes the easiest and most powerful way to get a message across is through a story. Stories hold our attention and stay with us long after we have heard them ... stories of optimism, faith, and strength.
Verusha Singh, Inspirational Short Stories About Success And Happiness

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Doing the work to improve your life is simple, you can do it, and it's work you want to do - because it's the most important work that there is.
Mel Robbins, The 5 Second Rule

Monday, August 13, 2018
You can set all of the goals that you want, but if they aren't the right kind of goals they aren't going to do anything for you and you'll fail to reach the full potential that you are capable of.
Jonny Bell, Sports Psychology

Sunday, August 12, 2018
If humanity learnt to gauge its every action by the simple criterion of kindness Ė always to ask if it is, on balance, the kindest thing to do? Ė the world would be much happier.
Tim Cahill, The Kindness of Strangers

Saturday, August 11, 2018
YOU are everything youíve been looking for. YOU are the person you have been waiting for. The world is waiting for . . . YOU.
Kute Blackson, You Are The One

Friday, August 10, 2018
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. Pat Riley, Basketball Coach

Thursday, August 9, 2018
... human beings care about each other. Whatever their background, religion, culture and condition, on a person-to-person level, just about everyone everywhere wants to be good to others.
Tim Cahill, The Kindness of Strangers

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Be allergic to failure and addicted to success.
Daniel Roberts

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Now is the time to focus on cultivating a positive, upbeat attitude about the future. Weed out the negative people in your life, the ones who focus only on all the bad things in the world.
Gail Mewes

Monday, August 6, 2018
Everyone shines, given the right lighting.
Susan Cain

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Your motivations are your own. You must master them if you want to do great work.
Brian Knapp, Creative Pursuit

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Each of us has unsuspected power to accomplish what we demand of ourselves, if we care to search for it. You are no exception.
Claire Weekes, Hope and Help for Your Nerves

Friday, August 3, 2018
While you may have been spending a lot of your time focused on your goals, your dreams, and where you want to go, until you discover and dissolve the root cause that's keeping you stuck, youíll just keep running in circles.
Mastin Kipp, Claim Your Power

Thursday, August 2, 2018
... the greater the challenge, the more a good strategy focuses and coordinates efforts to achieve a powerful competitive punch or problem-solving effect.
Richard Rumelt, Good Strategy Bad Strategy

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Rarely is the better life achieved by following the same path.
Dean Gualco, Making a Difference

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Truthfully, no attitude is strong enough to compensate for lack of skill... Attitude isnít everything, but it is one thing that can make a difference in your life.
John C. Maxwell, The Difference Maker

Monday, July 30, 2018
You may not always make right decisions; however, you have the ability to make a decision and then make it right.
Steve Gilliland, Making A Difference

Sunday, July 29, 2018
It doesn't matter how huge the mountains in our lives and communities seem to be, they are nothing for the woman or man of faith.
Sammy Tippit

Saturday, July 28, 2018
... with the help of daily habits, you can transform your life from being an unhealthy, unhappy, struggling-on-many-fronts couch potato, into a fit, healthy, happy, successful person.
Joanna Jast, Hack Your Habits

Friday, July 27, 2018
Procrastination should not be linked with failure just as early action should not be tied to success.
Mary Lamia, What Motivates Getting Things Done

Thursday, July 26, 2018
If you want to encourage others to approach and interact with you, the first thing you need to practice is to smile.
Antony Richard Pearson, How To Achieve Goals

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
.. it's important ...to understand that every victory ... is the pinnacle of a lifetime of hard work and a willingness to confront life's obstacles.
Simone Biles, Courage to Soar

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Do what you do so well that people enthusiastically refer others to you.
Russell Gerald Johnston, Random Wisdom

Monday, July 23, 2018
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Encouragement is the kind of expression that helps someone want to be a better Christian, even when life is rough.
Larry Crabb

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Heal the world! Stop the hate. Lend a helping hand to those in need.
Michael Jackson

Friday, July 20, 2018
You were born and with you endless possibilities, very few ever to be realized. It's okay. Life was never about what you could do, but what you would do.
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

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