Encouraging Quotes and Words of Encouragement

Quotes of encouragement to have a positive day


My own experience is that there is no real effort in life that is not done better under encouragement and approval of our fellow men. — Charles M. Schwab


“Anytime the coach gives you the ball and some encouragement, you get a sense of freedom.” — B. J. Armstrong

Encouraging Quotes for challenging times


“Lack of encouragement never deterred me. I was the kind of person who would not be put down.” — Constance Baker Motley

Encouraging Quotes to inspire and support


“If you have a word of encouragement, you can do anything.” — Hilton Als


“I’ve always thrived on the encouragement of others.” — Patti Smith


“Encouragement to all women is – let us try to offer help before we have to offer therapy. That is to say, let’s see if we can’t prevent being ill by trying to offer a love of prevention before illness.” — Maya Angelou

Quotes of encouragement to motivate


“I’ve learned that positive thinking and encouragement are essential for leadership and progress.” — Richard M. DeVos


“The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.” — John Updike

Quotes of encouragement to teach and share knowledge


“Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Johann” — Wolfgang von Goethe

Nine tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France

Access to books and the encouragement of the habit of reading: these two things are the first and most necessary steps in education and librarians, teachers and parents all over the country know it. It is our children’s right and it is also our best hope and their best hope for the future. – Michael Morpurgo

Some actors like encouragement. Some actors prefer to have pressure. And sometimes, for some actors, its better to give your comment by silence, because they are so skillful, so gifted, that they understand without talking too much. – Wong Kar-wai

In the past, human society provided encouragement and opportunity for people to extend support to each other, especially in highly stressful situations. – Daisaku Ikeda

Encouraging quotes to brighten your day


“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
– Marie Curie


“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Encouraging Quotes to overcome challenging times


“To avoid becoming chronically unemployed, people need more than platitudes offering sympathy. Career reinvention requires encouragement and guidance.” – Nina Easton


“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
– Robert H. Schuller


“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
– Helen Keller

I’m somebody who finds adversity is almost as good as encouragement. It’s almost like, you close the door, and I’ll find ten ways to kick it in and go around it or dig under it or something. – Diane Warren

Encouraging quotes to grow

When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference. – Zig Ziglar

We can all remember a time when someone encouraged us and made a difference in our lives. It may be just a moment, but this encouragement could last a lifetime. – Megan Shull

Encouraging quotes to think differently

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. – Katharine Butler Hathaway