83 Words of Encouragement

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 positive words be ones that give you thoughts of support and reassurance. Share them with others who could use some encouraging words!

Words by famous people are great to share with others if they are going through hard times. We all need uplifting words sometimes to help us cope with challenges.

And there are times when we feel like we need not only words of encouragement but also the strength to deal with issues. Let these words give you the strength to keep moving forward.


    Positive Words of Encouragement

    Let these positive words and quotes give you encouraging thoughts for your day! Keeping your attitude positive (looking for the good in every situation) can be an encouragement in itself!


    Everyone has a story. Put another way, everyone's life is a story. Dan B. Allender

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



  2. Choose well your words. They will go marching down the years in the lives you touch. Wilfred Peterson
    Appreciation Poems
    Words of encouragement to remind us to think before we speak.



  3. We all have the ability to replace a negative thought with a positive one. You must be aware of what you are thinking about! Yvonne Haughton, Good Night Insomnia
    Negativity



  4. Every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day.

  5. Every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day. Author Unknown
    Good Day
    An encouraging thought to remind us there is good in every day we just have to focus on it!



  6. Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Seneca
    Friendship Poems



  7. So, before you even get out of bed, give silent thanks for another day on this earth. Sumit Gautam, Ways to start your day positively
    Thanksgiving Quotes



  8. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.

  9. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go,
    just remember how far you have come.
    Author Unknown
    Motivational Poems



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



  11. Helping others, encouraging others, are often acts of kindness 
that have more meaning that you may realize.  Catherine Pulsifer

  12. Helping others, encouraging others, are often acts of kindness that have more meaning that you may realize. Catherine Pulsifer
    Helping Others



  13. Don't work 70 hours a week just to get paid. Spend time up front determining your purpose. Andrew Tye, 33 Professional Development Tips
    Purpose



  14. . . . keep your mind open to opportunities. The means of achieving your desire may not come as you have imagined them to be. Justin Albert, Positive Thinking
    Positive Thinking



  15. 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

  16. 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!
    Decision



  17. Famous Words of Encouragement

    Let the thoughts of these famous people be an encouragement to you and to others. Reading about the experiences of others is often encouraging.


    Don't make a habit out of choosing what feels good over 
what's actually good for you. Eric Thomas

  18. "Don't make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what's actually good for you." Eric Thomas
    Quote of the Day



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



  20. Words of Encouragement

  21. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
    Inspirational Quotes
    Maya Angelou short phrase is encouraging us to take action to brighten someone's day!



  22. Winning is coming in fourth, exhausted and encouraged - because last time you came in fifth. Denis Waitley
    Famous Quotes



  23. ... 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

  24. ... 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
    Motivational Quotes




  25. Either write something worth reading, or do something worth reading." Benjamin Franklin
    Short Graduation Quotes
    Words of encouragement not only for graduates but for each one of us.



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



  27. You have a greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you! 
But you'll never make it by sitting on your duff  . . . Og Mandino

  28. 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
    Funny Quotes



  29. We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. Bill Gates
    Personal Development



  30. Always do what 
is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.  Mark Twain

  31. Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other. Mark Twain
    Funny Quotes about Life
    Funny words from Mark Twain, but also encouragement that is full of wisdom.



  32. If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan
    Positive Quotes



  33. But it is better to follow even the shadow of the best than to remain content with the worst. Henry vanDyke
    Best Quotes



  34. You could be the world's best garbage man, the world's best model; it don't matter what you do if you're the best. Muhammad Ali

  35. You could be the world's best garbage man, the world's best model; it don't matter what you do if you're the best. Muhammad Ali
    Best Motivational Quotes
    Encouraging you to be the best no matter what your job!



  36. 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
    Time



  37. Competitive spirit is still at a premium. The more you win, the better you play, the more money you make, so they all have that in mind. Wayne Gretzky
    Mindset



  38.  You can do no more than 
you believe you can. You can be no more than you believe you are. Norman Vincent Peale

  39. You can do no more than you believe you can. You can be no more than you believe you are. Norman Vincent Peale
    Believe in Yourself



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



  41. When things go wrong, don't go with them. Elvis Presley
    Cute Quotes
    Funny but also encouraging!



  42. A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Andrew Carnegie
  43. A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Andrew Carnegie
    Graduation Quotes
    An encouraging message for the new graduate and for us all to remember.



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



  45. 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
    Influence



  46. Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
  47. Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
    Overcoming



  48. It is important to surround yourself with people who lift you up, encourage you, share your vision and inspire you. Les Brown
    Vision
    I would add that we should all be an encouraging influence on those around you.



  49. Words of Encouragement for Hard Times

    We all face hard times at some point in our life. Encouraging words can be an inspiration for us.


    Change can hurt, be uncomfortable, and be difficult in the beginning. Lisa Rusczyk

  50. "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



  51. The beach of life can be anything and everything from tranquil, calm, sunny, peaceful, and magically wonderful to gray, overcast, turbulent, roller-coaster-y, or stormy. Barbara Legan, Trust + Love = Joy
    Beach
    Words of encouragement to remind us we all have ups and downs.



  52. Rarely is the better life achieved by following the same path. Dean Gualco, Making a Difference
    Life Changing Quotes
    Encouragement to change - we can't have different results if we keep doing what we have always done!



  53. 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

  54. 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
    Determination



  55. 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
    Confidence



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

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



  58. Your mind is like a magnet - it attracts into your life whatever you think about most. Paul and Tracey McManus, The 7 Great Prayers
    Attitude
    Words of encouragement to keep your thoughts positive.



  59. 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

  60. 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
    Words of encouragement that we can all relate to. How many times do we look back 6 months later and realize that the failures were stepping stones to moving forward.



  61. 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
    Support



  62. For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution. Earl Nightingale

  63. For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution. Earl Nightingale
    Inspirational Sayings



  64. No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun.
    Chinese Proverbs
    Mountain



  65. 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

  66. 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
    Quotes to Live By




  67. Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H. Schuller
    Short Positive Quotes



  68. Through difficult experiences, life sometimes becomes more meaningful. 
 Dalai Lama

  69. Through difficult experiences, life sometimes becomes more meaningful. Dalai Lama
    Meaningful



    Inspirational Words of Encouragement

    We can be inspired and encouraged by reading a quote that helps us see a situation in a different light.


    Just remember to never doubt yourself, we are all capable of amazing things.
 Rob Cristophe

  1. Just remember to never doubt yourself, we are all capable of amazing things. Rob Cristophe, Bad Habits
    Amazing Quotes



  2. Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Joel Osteen
    Giving



  3. 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

  4. "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
    Life Quotes
    Let these words of encouragement remind you to do your best rather than wishing for other things.




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



  6. Your motivations are your own. You must master them if you want to do great work. Brian Knapp

  7. Your motivations are your own. You must master them if you want to do great work. Brian Knapp, Creative Pursuit
    Motivational Quotes About Life




  8. "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
    College Graduation




  9. Winning lifts everyone it touches -it just makes the world a better place. Jack Welch

  10. Winning lifts everyone it touches -it just makes the world a better place. Jack Welch, Winning
    Winning



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



  12. Everybody has problems, but everybody also has blessings in life. Robert W. Bly

  13. Everybody has problems, but everybody also has blessings in life. Robert W. Bly, Count Your Blessings
    Blessed
    True words of encouragement that can refocus our thoughts to count our blessings not our troubles.



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



  15. Choosing to act with compassion and love and lifting others up is shining your light. Neviesh Perry, To my Sisters
    Compassion



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

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



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



  19. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.
  20. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you. Author Unknown
    Goals



  21. People who fail often work as hard as those who succeed. The major difference is that successful people put their time into activities that give higher pay-back. Robyn Pearce, Getting a Grip on Time Management
    Failure



  22. Winning in life is more than outpacing out your opponents; it is maximizing your potential to the fullest of your ability.  Dr. Ignatius K Otchere-Asamoah

  23. Winning in life is more than outpacing out your opponents; it is maximizing your potential to the fullest of your ability. Dr. Ignatius K Otchere-Asamoah, Destined to Win
    Potential



  24. The only way you can find out where people are in the process of determining what feels right is to ask questions and listen carefully to their answers. Sidney C.Walker, How to Double Your Sales by Asking a Few More Questions
    Listening



  25. Focus on improving yourself and I guarantee that the quality of
 people you spend time with will dramatically improve. J. D. David

  26. Focus on improving yourself and I guarantee that the quality of people you spend time with will dramatically improve. J. D. David, How to Make Friends
    Quality



  27. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
    Monday Motivation



  28. Words of Encouragement and Strength

    We sometimes need a bit of strength to get through the day or get through a situation. Let these encouraging quotes give you strength.


  29. 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)
    God Quotes



  30. Stop beating yourself up you are a work in progress. Author Unknown

  31. Stop beating yourself up you are a work in progress. Author Unknown
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  32. The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about. Author Unknown
    Strength and Courage



  33. I'm grateful for my faith. It carries me through when I see nothing else to help me through a situation. Aliya Saige, 100 Daily Blessings
    Faith



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



  35. You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius
    Being Strong



  36. 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
    Christian Poems



  37. When you lose everything, you get depressed if you don't step back 
and start appreciating what you do have.  Paul and Tracey McManus

  38. 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
    Appreciation



  39. "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
    Words of Encouragement for Women



  40. 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
    Inspirational Poems



  41. When something bad happens, you have three choices: You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you. Author Unknown
    Choices



  42. You're allowed to scream, you're allowed to cry,  
but do not give up. Author Unknown

  43. You're allowed to scream, you're allowed to cry, but do not give up. Author Unknown
    Giving Up



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



  45. When life is viewed through eyes of fearsightedness everything about life is seen as challenging or difficult. Jim Phillips, From Inspiration to Intention
    Fear



  46. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Hardship


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We hope you have found inspiration from these words of encouragement. Many times a positive word will encourage us and help keep our focus on the good rather than the bad. Our attitude reflects positivity or negativity, the choice is always ours.

Words can hurt or they can uplift. Are you using encouraging words in your thoughts to yourself? Are you using encouraging words when you speak to others? Be an encourager rather than a critic.



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