113 Words of Encouragement

We all need words of encouragement. Here you will find words that offer inspiration and comfort. Words that will give you confidence and optimism. Let them 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, encouraging words to help us cope with challenges.



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Inspirational Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement and Strength


Published by: Ben Gillison and Catherine Pulsifer

    Positive Words of Encouragement

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


    You have the power within you to do whatever you choose. You have the power within you to be and achieve anything. Tony Newton, ‎Napoleon Hill, The Law of Attraction book series
  1. You have the power within you to do whatever you choose. You have the power within you to be and achieve anything. Tony Newton, ‎Napoleon Hill, The Law of Attraction book series
    Power Quotes



  2. Thoughts and feelings tend to become less bothersome and go away on their own once we start giving them less attention. Giulia Suro Learning to Thrive
    Positive Life Quotes



  3. Barbara Lucas quote to encourage
  4. We want to add beliefs that build us up, encourage us and support us. We want beliefs that are 'the wind beneath our wings', causing us to soar and to be all we can be.
    Barbara Lucas, Put Hand to Plow
    Words of Encouragement for Kids



  5. Much of the difference you make tomorrow will start with what you do today. Ernie J Zelinski
    Make A Difference
    Encouragement for your day, today!



  6. Happiness is your responsibility. If you depend or wait for other people to make you happy you will always be disappointed. Byron Pulsifer, Responsibility for Happiness
    Happy



  7. It never gets better, you just get better at it. Peter Dunne, The 50 Things
    Words of Encouragment for Men



  8. I have been a reader of biographies for many years, and I have yet to find a successful person whose life was free from problems and difficulties. Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bumps Are What You Climb On
    Life Quotes



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



  11. 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.



  12. motivating and encouraging quote by  Andrew Alexander
  13. Being motivated is more than simply doing the things we have to do. It's also about identifying and cutting out the things we should stop. Andrew Alexander, Deconstructing Motivation
    Motivational Quotes



  14. 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



  15. Encourage continued communication sometimes all it takes is a nod of your head or a brief word, or listening sounds. Clive Harman, How to Communicate Effectively
    Good Day



  16. We can become quiet and by doing so the door to Silence opens. Robert Sardello, Silence
    Silence



  17. 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



  18. Comfort comes of knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what people think. Richard Daly, God’s Little Book of Comfort
    Motivational Quotes for Students



  19. There is always a simple, down-to-earth word that says the same thing as the showoff fad word or vague abstraction. Kenneth Roman; Joel Raphaelson, Writing That Works
    Simplicity  



  20. 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



  21. encouragement to believe in your abilities

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



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



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

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



  26. . . . 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 



  27. 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

  28. 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



  29. Imagine if every young child will be helped to discover their interest at a young age and encouraged to pursue it, how different our world will be. Sunday Adelaja, Money, Riches, Wealth
    Children



  30. 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.


    There are gonna be some days, where you don't know if you can take another step. There are gonna be some days where you don't know where the next step is taking you to. The first step is you gotta stand up! Chris Gardener
  31. There are gonna be some days, where you don't know if you can take another step. There are gonna be some days where you don't know where the next step is taking you to. The first step is you gotta stand up! Chris Gardener
    Keep Going Quotes



  32. famous quote to encourage by Eric Thomas

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



  34. Encouragement is like a pebble thrown into water. David Jeremiah, The Joy of Encouragement
    Thought of The Day



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



  36. words to encourage you by Maya Angelou

  37. 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!



  38. Words do inspire. Barack Obama
    Inspiring Others



  39. Just like taking a nice warm shower cleanses our bodies, we need to detoxify and cleanse our minds as often and as consistently as we can. Dane Krauss, The Meditation Guidebook For Beginners
    Daily Inspiration



  40. Control what you can control. That's the trick. Anthony Robbins, ‎Tony Robbins, ‎Peter Mallouk, Unshakeable
    Control



  41. We are fighting for our health, we are fighting to protect our families. Some of us are fighting to protect our livelihoods and businesses. Some of us are fighting to protect our dreams. What are you fighting for? Chris Gardener
    Fight



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



  43. ... 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

  44. ... 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
    Daily Motivation  




  45. Either write something worth reading, or do something worth reading. Benjamin Franklin
    Short Graduation Quotes
    Have confidence in your abilities! Applies not only for graduates but for each one of us.



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



  47. 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

  48. 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



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



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

  51. 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.



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



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



  54. 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

  55. 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!



  56. 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



  57. 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



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

  59. 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  



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



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



  62. A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Andrew Carnegie
  63. 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.



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



  65. 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



  66. Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
  67. Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
    Overcoming



  68. 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.



  69. Words of Encouragement for Hard Times

    We all face hard times. Encouraging words can be an inspiration for us.


    The good times you savor. The great times you treasure, and the hard times are part of the character of your heart and soul.  Dr. Madeline Ann Lewis, Finding Your Best Inside
  70. The good times you savor. The great times you treasure, and the hard times are part of the character of your heart and soul. Dr. Madeline Ann Lewis, Finding Your Best Inside
    Life is Hard



  71. encouraging quotes and words for difficult times

  72. "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



  73. The power of God is actually inherent in His Word and it heals, delivers, comforts, saves, corrects, and encourages us. Joyce Meyer, The Everyday Life Bible
    God's Plan



  74. Whatever your individual set of circumstances the ability to work from home gives you the potential to improve your overall work-life balance. Aarron Dann, How to work from home better
    Work From Home Quotes



  75. 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 Quotes
    Words of encouragement to remind us we all have ups and downs.



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



  77. 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

  78. 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



  79. Reminding yourself of the blessings is an excellent way to bring balance into a stressful life that often feels filled with negativity. Kerri Connor, ‎Llewellyn, Ostara
    Balance Quotes



  80. We need to go from seeing anxiety as an uncontrollable juggernaut of destruction, to an inconvenient, uncomfortable, but ultimately manageable difficulty. John Crawford, Anxiety Relief
    Anxiety  



  81. 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



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

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



  84. Times of sadness, sickness, loss, or deprivation will pass. Mo Gawdat, Solve For Happy
    Sad Quotes



  85. 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.



  86. 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

  87. 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.



  88. 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



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

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



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



  92. 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

  93. 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




  94. A moment of weakness doesn’t make you helpless. Cyndie Spiegel, A Year of Positive Thinking
    Quotes about Strength and Courage



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

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



  97. Inspirational Words of Encouragement

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


    If you want something in life, you have to just reach out and take it!  Lucille Delgado Bridges, The Serpent and the Walking Stick 2
  98. If you want something in life, you have to just reach out and take it! Lucille Delgado Bridges, The Serpent and the Walking Stick 2
    Life is Too Short Quotes



  99. inspirational encouragement quotes

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



  101. Don't operate in your emotions! Don't be discouraged but be of good cheer. Regina Flegler, Morning Blessings
    Good Morning Quotes



  102. Anything is possible, because nothing is absolutely certain. Keith Ferreira, Anything Is Possible
    Determination Quotes



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



  104. We mustn’t let social pressures poison our potential. Brendon Burchard, The Motivation Manifesto
    Poems About Confidence



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



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

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




  108. "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  




  109. What adrenaline is able to chemically and physiologically do for the body, encouragement is able to emotionally and psychologically do for the soul. Mark Chanski, Encouragement
    Inspirational Thoughts




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

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



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



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

  114. Everybody has problems, but everybody also has blessings in life. Robert W. Bly, Count Your Blessings
    Blessed
    Help yourself by refocusing your thoughts to count your blessings not your troubles.



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



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



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

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



  119. Rediscover your inner child. Jump in a puddle, build a sandcastle, run up a hill, kick up some autumn leaves, throw a snowball. Julia Laflin, 100 Things to Pick You Up When You're Feeling Down
    Live Life



  120. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.
  121. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you. Author Unknown
    Goals



  122. 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



  123. 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

  124. 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



  125. 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



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

  127. 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



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



  129. Words of Encouragement and Strength

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


    Sometimes life makes you feel as if you're drowning. But you must Muster your strength, grab the oars And Row. Shauna L Bowling, Hearts and Rainbows
  130. Sometimes life makes you feel as if you're drowning. But you must Muster your strength, grab the oars And Row. Shauna L Bowling, Hearts and Rainbows
    Persistence



  131. You can begin again anytime you want and forge a new life path. You can take the wheel and change the course of your life. Robyn L. Gobin, The self-care prescription
    New Beginning



  132. 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



  133. encouraging quotes to give you strength

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



  135. Strength is in all of us—we just don't realize it. Robert Rave, Waxed
    Encouraging Quotes



  136. 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



  137. 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



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



  140. Change your words and you will change your feelings. Replace ‘I have to do it’ with ‘I want to do it’.  Lucy Lane, The Little Book of Happiness Marcus Aurelius
    Being Strong



  141. 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
  142. 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



  143. 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



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

  145. 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



  146. "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



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



  149. Hold up the mirror and see yourself the way you really are, rather than as we like to think we are. Alister McGrath
    Be Yourself



  150. 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



  151. We all need hope, to know that despair doesn’t have to be the end of the story, that God doesn’t want it to be the end of our story. Alison Young, Hope Beyond Despair
    Hope 



  152. All we can control is the moment we are in right now. Yolanda V Acree, Mindful Simplicity
    Anger


We hope you have found inspiration from these words of encouragement. Many times positive encouraging words or quotes 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? Support others by choosing encouraging positive words. Be an encourager rather than a critic.



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