Encouragement Quotes (64) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Encouragement. The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity. That which serves to incite, support, promote or advance, as favor, countenance, reward etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.


"Correction does much, but encouragement does more."
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.
But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mounta

"You alone are enough…you have nothing to prove to anybody."
~ Maya Angelou

"Devote today to something so daring even you can't believe you're doing it."
~ Oprah Winfrey

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
~ Isaac Newton

"We're given second chances every day of our life. We don't usually take them, but they're there for the taking."
~ Andrew M. Greeley

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Always do what you are afraid to do."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand, extraordinary things begin to happen."
~ Loretta Gizartis

"Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer."
~ Louise Hay

"Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people."
~ Mary Kay Ash

"I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you."
~ Blaise Pascal

"It’s not the first impression you give, it’s the lasting impression you leave behind."
~ Ara Hunt

"The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow into their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond our wildest dreams."
~ Sidney Madwed

"Go on with a spirit that fears nothing!"
~ Homer

"Come, come whoever you are, wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, it doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times. Come, come yet again, come."
~ Rumi

"If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality."
~ Norman Cousins

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own."
~ Benjamin Disraeli

"It's such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have!"
~ Gilda Radner

"The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!"
~ Marvin Phillips

"Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is."
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"Encourage each other to become the best you can be. Celebrate what you want to see more of."
~ Tom Peters

"Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul."
~ George M. Adams

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you."
~ William Arthur Ward

"Ignore people who tell you ‘you can't' or try to discourage you."
~ Jeffrey Gitomer

"Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. ‘Cause that's all that matters in the end."
~ Kris Kristofferson

"The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression."
~ J. Allen Boone

The truth is that everything that can be accomplished by showing a person when he's wrong, ten times as much can be accomplished by showing him where he is right. The reason we don't do it so often is that it's more fun to throw a rock through a window than to put in a pane of glass."
~ Robert T. Allen

“Don't let the muggles get you down.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.”
~  Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.”
~  Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“It's just that in the Deep South, women learn at a young age that when the world is falling apart around you, it's time to take down the drapes and make a new dress.”
~ Karen Marie Moning, Faefever

“Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.”
~  Steve Martin, Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

“You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.”
~ Joel Osteen

“Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...”
~ Robert Fulghum

“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."
(Letter to A.F. Oeser, Nov. 9, 1768)”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Early and Miscellaneous Letters of J. W. Goethe: Including Letters to His Mother. With Notes and a Short Biography

“Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world.”
~  Alfred Tennyson

“The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.”
~  Amy Gatliff

“You can get a thousand no's from people, and only one "yes" from God.”
~  Tyler Perry

“Head up, heart open. To better days!”
~  T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Good Poems for Hard Times

“Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.”
~  John C. Maxwell

“...You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can't do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it's just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard...”
~ Morgan Matson, Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

“Encouragement requires empathy and seeing the world from your spouse's perspective. We must first learn what is important to our spouse. Only then can we give encouragement. With verbal encouragement, we are trying to communicate, "I know. I care. I am with you. How can I help?" We are trying to show that we believe in him and in his abilities. We are giving credit and praise.”
~  Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

“A man does not have to be an angel to be a saint.”
~ Albert Schweitzer

“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Never put off writing until you are better at it.”
~ Gary Henderson

“Temptation is not to be feared, but controlled.”
~ Deborah Brodie

“Connecting with those you know love, like and appreciate you restores the spirit and give you energy to keep moving forward in this life.”
~ Deborah Day, BE HAPPY NOW!

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and
he will become as he can and should be.”
~ Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters.”
~ Criss Jami

“At first, they'll only dislike what you say, but the more correct you start sounding the more they'll dislike you.”
~  Criss Jami

“But I've bought a big bat.
I'm all ready, you see.
Now my troubles are going
To have troubles with me!”
~ Dr. Seuss

“The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body; use yours to lift someone up today.”
~ Terri Ann Armstrong

“Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.”
~ Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

“Sometimes the best goal you can set is just to get out of bed every day. If you can succeed at this, then other things become possible.”
~ Cynthia Patterson

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.”
~ Courtney Hickman

“This day will never come again and anyone who fails to eat and drink and taste and smell it will never have it offered to him again in all eternity. The sun will never shine as it does today...But you must play your part and sing a song, one of your best. ”
~  Hermann Hesse, Klingsors letzter Sommer

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Walden and Civil Disobedience

“Just pick a goal and stick to it―no big complicated secret.”
~  Richelle E. Goodrich

“ Begin again as often as you need to in order to stay on track spiritually...”
~ Elizabeth Funderbirk, Love Torn Asunder

“Beyond each impenetrable expanse of thundercloud obscurity reigns a boundless canopy of brilliant sapphire blue.”
~ Cara Fox

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