Encouraging Quotes

Let these encouraging quotes give you inspiration, confidence, and faith. Quotations that are uplifting, motivating and can be shared with others. Find more words of encouragement to share and offer positive thoughts to face the challenging issues that life sometimes brings.


Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you. Author Unknown
Inspirational Quotes



Take time to look around, it is too short a day to be selfish. Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.
Author Unknown, Take Time
Encouraging Poems



We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NLT)
Encouraging Bible Verses



If you shed tears when you miss the sun, you also miss the stars. Rabindranath Tagore
If you shed tears when you miss the sun, you also miss the stars.
Rabindranath Tagore
Funny Quotes about Life



After three decades of sharing ideas with others, I am still astounded by the remarkable power of well spoken words. My own life was completely transformed because of the inspiring and encouraging words of one man who saw in me more than I was then able to see in myself.
Jim Rohn, The Treasury of Quotes
Quotes about Inspiring Others



You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.
William W. Purkey
Music



How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish.
Catherine Pulsifer
Focus



What's more encouraging than achieving the success you desire?
Ray Divine, Encouragement: Not Just What You Want To Hear; But Also What You Must Hear
Graduation



. . . the best encouragement comes from the heart of God through the pages of His Word.
Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bumps Are What You Climb On: Encouragement for Difficult Days
Quotes about God



"Encouragement" came into the English language through old French. It means to put courage into someone, and courage came from the Latin word for heart. It means more than to make someone feel better about themselves and their situation, and includes the idea of inspiring someone to action.
David Packer, Encouragement
Courage



If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. Haim Ginott
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
Haim Ginott
Children



Whatever your station in life, permit me to plant this important instruction as a seed in your heart: embrace and cherish a public spirit. Serve your generation. Live not for yourselves but for the public.
Samuel Davies
Helping Others



My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn't have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don't be afraid to fail.
Sara Blakely
Failure



A gift that costs no money but one that costs time and your attention is giving someone words of encouragement.
Catherine Pulsifer
Time



Winners who have been there, done that, are standing by to help when you need help, to push when you want pushing, to restrain when you get ahead of yourself, to encourage when you meet setbacks, and to celebrate when you too become a Winner!
Kris Deva North, A Winners Alphabet: An A thru Z of Inspiration on How To Get What You Want
Motivational Poems



Words of encouragement are more than words - they are thoughts and direction. . .  Byron Pulsifer
Words of encouragement are more than words - they are thoughts and direction written by a host of people who either have had to overcome their own personal issues or concerns, or by those who know first hand from their professional experiences what it takes to move forward in life.
Byron Pulsifer, Words that Encourage
Quotes about Overcoming



Those who compete in the Invictus Games are very different. Who wins which medal is almost irrelevant. Itís not the finish line which counts, it's the start line. Even to get to that start line after what these people have been through is a triumph in itself.
Boris Starling, Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit
Sports



. . . if you are engaged in a conversation with someone and negative thoughts starts to enter your mind, switch your focus immediately to something good, you can do this by giving them a compliment or simply by giving them a nice genuine smile.
Ronald Valentino, Habits
Positive Attitude



If we aim to love ourselves, and practice to love ourselves, then not only do we live a positive life full of happiness, but also shine more love and happiness onto other beings.
Florence Stone, Buddha quotes and thoughts
Happiness



When trying to achieve your goals, there will always be times that you drag your feet to the extent that you just feel like giving up. You may not always have the willpower or confidence to overcome these feelings. Positive people around you can help reinstate that confidence.
Sam Davis, Stop Procrastination
Never Quit Quotes



Your faith can encourage you, give you strength, help you in hard times and give you hope. Catherine Pulsifer
Your faith can encourage you, give you strength, help you in hard times and give you hope.
Catherine Pulsifer
Hope



If you want love then show love. If you want encouragement then encourage others. You will attract what you give and it will compound as you continually apply it in your life.
David Khalil, Principle 7: The Power of Giving (When All Else Fails, Succeed!)
Poems about Life



Expect and prepare for criticism, discouragement, and sabotage from others. Laugh them off, avoid them, and take counter-measures as needed.
Mike Buffington, Hacking Laziness
Laughter



To remember what you've learned about God, you need to keep a journal. Then, you can look back and remember what God taught you so you can be encouraged in the dark times of your life and know that God is still working for your good.
Rick Warren
Inspirational Sayings



Therefore, the idea of setting up a goal is to reverse-engineer from the outcome, but I encourage you to take a step back and consider it from the perspective of: how can I minimize my time and energy to get to my next step.
Lisa Kardos, Success Blueprint: Get Out of Survival Mode, Regain Control of Your Life, and Get Ahead at Work and in Life
Goals



The reason a smile attracts people in a social gathering is that they encourage positive response. Genevieve Amor
The reason a smile attracts people in a social gathering is that they encourage positive response.
Genevieve Amor, Self Esteem
Positive



Listening is a means to an end. We want to listen so we can connect with others and get things done. We want to be effective in our interpersonal relationships. We don't want poor listening to cause disagreements and fights.
Marc Wong, Thank You for Listening: Gain Influence & Improve Relationships, Better Listening Skills in 8 Steps
Influence



Though many are the forces threatening our Christian family unity, we must encourage one another and build each other up
Priscilla Doremus, Focused: A Daily Devotional
Faith



Nutritious foods and beverages encourage the body to release serotonin, which boosts your mood. When you feel positive, you become more motivated and inspired to go for your dreams and become successful.
Gabor Cadman, Confidence: Easy Steps to Attain Super Confidence
Motivational



The goal then is to pay that forward and encourage others to do the same while leading a righteous life by example, always striving to forgive the trespasses of others and forgive yourself as well.
Chris Johnston, Joel Osteen: 50 Best Life Lessons, Teachings And Quotes
Forgiveness



The right way is the "Jesus" way and he will help and encourage you to be the best that you can be for him.
Brian R Murphy, Fear Not
Fear



The middle of the road is a poor place to walk. It is a poor place to drive. It is a poor place to live. Vance Havner
The middle of the road is a poor place to walk. It is a poor place to drive. It is a poor place to live.
Vance Havner
Decision



I can last two months on a good compliment.
Mark Twain
Funny Inspirational Quotes



When you are around people that have the same mindset as you do, it helps encourage you to work towards your goals even more.
Michael Henson, Morning Routine
Work



While I encourage my friends in their goals and point out their strengths even when they fail, it's a lot harder to show myself the same level of understanding.
Janet Springer, Unbreakable Willpower
Friend



When you are whole, you offer a whole load more to any relationship that you form and are much more likely to encourage the right kind of people into your life because you won't accept less.
Joanna Jackson, Self Help
Life



People are basically more willing to work together, when the atmosphere encourages it.
Adam Burns And Sandra Banks, Leadership Basics
Teamwork



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



Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.

Oprah Winfrey Quotes



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



My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.
Jack Layton
Optimistic



Give children encouragement, they will gain confidence, they will perform better.
M. K. Soni
Confidence



New research shows we can take control of our capacity to learn. We can all get to be better learners.
Eimantas Gabalis, How To Get Smarter: How To Increase Your Brain Power And Intelligence
Knowledge



There's much you can't change, but there's something important you can change: you. Rick Warren
There's much you can't change, but there's something important you can change: you.
Rick Warren
Change



At the heart of honorable behavior is a simple concept: character. It turns out that character and performance are strongly intertwined.
Bruce Weinstein, The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees
Character



But if from life you take the best. . . No matter how the years go by, no matter how the birthdays fly, you are not old.
Edward Tuck, The Passing Years
Birthday Poems



To belittle, you have to be little.
Kahlil Gibran
Famous



We don't have to wait for something nice to happen to us, we can be aggressive and do something nice for ourselves.
Joyce Meyer, eat the cookie. . .buy the shoes
Quote of the Day



It seems that success is not acquired by doing what we want to do but doing the tasks necessary to make it happen.
Joe Allen and David Donaldson, How to be Successful
Success



Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise. Robert Martin
Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
Robert Martin
Encouraging Life



If you want to dismiss a negative thought, the only way to do so is to think of something positive and constructive.
Emmet Fox
How To Recognize A Negative Attitude



It's amazing what eliminating energy drains can do to our mood. Remember how good you felt when you finally went through your closet and cleaned out the old clothes that you were sure you'd wear again someday?
Cheryl Richardson
Good



How often do we hesitate to pursuer our dreams because we feel deficient in talent, knowledge, or experience - the perceived roots of success. But chances are that we carry untapped strengths and abilities which, when enfolded within the mist of optimism, can conspire to accomplish marvelous things.
Gina Mohammed, Ph. D.
Accomplishment



If we are sowing spiritual seeds by doing the right thing, then we will reap the blessed results of that as well. The seeds we are sowing today will be reaped in the years to come.
Greg Laurie
Blessed



Humor is an important part of our lives, and one of the primary emotions that drive us on a daily basis. It enhances many aspects of our lives, while also serving as an important coping mechanism to make other parts bearable.
Patrick King, Laugh Tactics: Master Conversational Humor and Be Funny On Command - Think Quickly On Your Feet
Humor



Being genuine doesn't mean residing perfect. It indicates doing our best to connect like real people. Yhan Lingad
Being genuine doesn't mean residing perfect. It indicates doing our best to connect like real people.
Yhan Lingad, The Benefits Of Aptitude
Appreciation Poems



I've moved more couches and spent more time making gifts for friends than I thought possible, all to make sure that others whose friendships I valued knew I appreciated what they had done for me and, in so doing, kept those bonds from fraying down the line. Compassion is similar. It moves many people to give money, time, or emotional support to others in need. It encourages an altruism that ensures efforts will be returned for our kind acts when we need them.
David DeSteno, Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride
Compassion



Most people claim that they feel like they're trapped in a rat race, without an exit. While we can all feel this way from time to time, it's important to know that there is a way out.
Debeena Harris, Mindfulness
Top Ten Quotes about Perseverance



Encourage team members to share the mantle of leadership, along with some of your responsibilities. Encourage them to take initiative and make decisions without your input, whenever possible.
Jeffrey Morales, Leadership: 33 Lessons on How to Become A Proactive Leader and Successfully Build A Phenomenal
Leadership



Some children feel that their place among their siblings is lesser for one reason or another and the result of this is jealousy, encouraging equality among every child in the home is the best way to avoid this type of acting out.
Sophie Banks, On Children and Jealousy: Helping Children Cope With Jealousy and Boosting Their Confidence
Home



The more you smile and love your neighbors, the more love will spread.
Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa Quotes



Printing out motivational sayings is one of my favorites and it helps to encourage me as I move throughout my home. Louise R Allen
Printing out motivational sayings is one of my favorites and it helps to encourage me as I move throughout my home.
Louise R Allen, Confidence
Monthly Quote Calendar



Reaching your potential is not a journey you can take all by yourself. At many points in your career, you will need the assistance of others.
Robert Kaplan, What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential
Potential



"If you set your goals, you are setting expectations for yourself. Improving, learning, and encouraging your own self. Rather than staying where you are, your goals are the encouragement, the motivation, and the sense of purpose that will propel you to success!
Catherine Pulsifer
Purpose



When working as a promoter on South Beach, I learned a valuable lesson: always send a text message that encourages the recipient to respond.
Joe Casanova, Socially Accepted
Inspirational Messages



The soul is different from body. Though the soul is immortal, violence is not encouraged but once the war is declared the violence is not discouraged either as it is the need of it. The need of violence must be justified in terms of sanction of the Lord.
Anuragam Vatsa, Listen to Heart
Listening



Family members can give you encouragement, support and advice that can significantly reduce the effects that might arise from chronic stress.
Gerry Marrs, How to Achieve Anything You Want
Stress



Much like Thomas Edison had his mom to encourage him, you need a support team to guide you and give you encouragement. Scott Carty; Paul Durso
Much like Thomas Edison had his mom to encourage him, you need a support team to guide you and give you encouragement.
Scott Carty; Paul Durso, Retire with Confidence
Thomas Edison Quotes



Coming into contact and cooperating with adult role models, adult role models can encourage teenagers to see life differently and put their individual family values into a wider context.
Dan Miller, Self Confidence for Teens
Family



You can play a major role in helping your loved one, friend, coworker, or community member cope with illness and death. Your presence and support can guide and lead them through this traumatic period.
Robbie Miller Kaplan, How to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say: Illness & Death
Death



Personal qualities are important because we take them with us everywhere we go. These qualities are a deep part of who you are.
I. C. Robledo, The Secret Principles of Genius: The Key to Unlocking Your Hidden Genius Potential
Genius



It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say "I don't know."
W. Somerset Maugham
W. Somerset Maugham Quotes


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