96 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.


    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!


  1. 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



  2. Barbara Lucas quote to encourage
  3. 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



  4. 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!



  5. 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
    Wise words of encouragement to reflect on. Being happy depends on you - your attitude, your outlook, your focus on the positive or the negative!



  6. 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



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



  9. 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.



  10. motivating and encouraging quote by  Andrew Alexander
  11. 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



  12. 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



  13. 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
    Encouraging words to remind us of good listening skills!



  14. 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



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



  16. 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  



  17. 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



  18. encouragement to believe in your abilities

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



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



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

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



  23. . . . 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 



  24. 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

  25. 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



  26. 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



  27. 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.


    famous quote to encourage by Eric Thomas

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



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



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



  31. words to encourage you by Maya Angelou

  32. 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!



  33. Words do inspire. Barack Obama
    Inspiring Others



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



  35. ... 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

  36. ... 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  




  37. 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.



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



  39. 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

  40. 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



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



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

  43. 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.



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



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



  46. 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

  47. 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!



  48. 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



  49. 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



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

  51. 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  



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



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



  54. A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Andrew Carnegie
  55. 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.



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



  57. 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



  58. Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
  59. Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
    Overcoming



  60. 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.



  61. Words of Encouragement for Hard Times

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


    encouraging quotes and words for difficult times

  62. "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



  63. 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.



  64. 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!



  65. 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

  66. 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



  67. 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  



  68. 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



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

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



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



  72. 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.



  73. 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

  74. 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.



  75. 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



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

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



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



  79. 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

  80. 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




  81. A moment of weakness doesnít make you helpless. Cyndie Spiegel, A Year of Positive Thinking
    Quotes about Strength and Courage



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

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



  84. Inspirational Words of Encouragement

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


    inspirational encouragement quotes

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



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



  87. We mustnít let social pressures poison our potential. Brendon Burchard, The Motivation Manifesto
    Poems About Confidence



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



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

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




  91. "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  




  92. 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




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

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



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



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

  97. 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.



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



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



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

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



  102. 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



  103. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.
  104. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you. Author Unknown
    Goals



  105. 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



  106. 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

  107. 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



  108. 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



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

  110. 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



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



  112. 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.


  113. 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



  114. encouraging quotes to give you strength

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



  116. 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



  117. 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



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



  120. Change your words and you will change your feelings. Replace ĎI have to do ití with ĎI want to do ití.  Lucy Lane, The Little Book of Happiness Marcus Aurelius
    Being Strong



  121. 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
  122. 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



  123. 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



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

  125. 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



  126. "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



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



  129. 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



  130. 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



  131. We all need hope, to know that despair doesnít have to be the end of the story, that God doesnít want it to be the end of our story. Alison Young, Hope Beyond Despair
    Hope



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


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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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