encouragement quotes

Encouraging Quotes

“Failure is the key to success”. Turn your failure to your motivation and encouragement with these excellent, encouraging quotes. Once you read these quotes, you will get inspiration and psychological power to overcome any difficulties you face.

We may feel bad for when something did not go as planned, or sometimes we couldn’t found the reason why something did not work out. Sometimes we are upset when people did not respond with enthusiasm to something, we were sure that they were going to love. No matter what happened or whatever the reason, encouragement quotes remind us that it is all going to be OK. Below we collect best encouraging quotes to help you cope with challenges.

Encouraging quotes

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

Kenji Miyazawa

Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.

Anne Frank

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.

Mark Twain

The best revenge is massive success.

Frank Sinatra

Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Dale Carnegie

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.

Vince Lombardi

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

I’ve always loved journaling as a way to clear my mind. Whether I’m travelling or at home, the first thing I do when I wake up pulls out my notebook and record positive things that have happened to me as well as uplifting thoughts.

Gloria Reuben

Often we women are risk-averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women need more seasoned women to provide that encouragement, to take a risk, to go for it. Once a glass ceiling is broken, it stays broken.

Jennifer Grahnolm
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This too shall pass.

Persian Sufi Poets

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.

Audrey Hepburn

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

The character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Hellen Keller

Be thankful for what you have, and you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Stephen King

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be a reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Lao Tzu

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.

Tony Robbins

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

David Brinkley

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.

Jerome Fleishman

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.

Greg Anderson
words of encouragement quotes

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.

Garrison Keillor

When we stop opposing reality, the action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.

Byron Katie

He who has a why to live can bear almost anyhow.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy.

Groucho Marx

When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

John F. Kennedy

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.

Edwin Markham

Precious’ is strangely uplifting. It goes down into the valley but it also goes to the mountain tops. A lot of difficult realities are explored in ‘Precious,’ but the peaks make the valleys and the valleys make the peaks.

Geoffrey S. Fletcher

There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

Washington Irving

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.

Henry Beecher

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.

Tony Robbins

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

Rainer Rilke

A constructive, useful life, good works, and good relationships are as valid as writing poetry or inventing the machine. Anything that one does well and obtains satisfaction from is a good enough reason for living. To be a decent human being that people like and feel better for knowing is enough.

Robert Gould

If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.

David Allen

A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.

Albert Einstein

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.

Latin Proverb

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.

John Aughey

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain
quotes for encouragement

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.

Henry Rollins

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napoleon Hill

Never regret something that once made you smile.

Amber Deckers

Your destiny is to fulfil those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.

Ralph Marston

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.

Oprah Winfrey

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Edmund Burke

Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.

L.M. Montgomery

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

Richard Bach

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.

Mary Pickford

I Won’ is not a love song. It’s just me uplifting women in general. I’m giving women the power to treat themselves as a trophy – to show that and know it in yourself and be confident – because when they do that, whoever they’re with is winning.

Nayvadius Cash

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.

Mario Fernandez

It doesn’t matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it’s important to realize that whatever you’re doing, it’s your first attempt at it.

Wally Amos

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

John Lennon

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry Thoreau

Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.

Alice Walker

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
words of love and encouragement

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D Roosevelt

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.


Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honour.


The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.


When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.

Les Brown

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

Corrie Boom

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill

Life is 10 per cent what happens to me and 90 per cent how I react to it

Charles Swindoll

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

Elon Musk

Do you work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.

Elbert Hubbard
quotes of encouragement

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.

William James

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.

Steve Martin

You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.

Joel Osteen

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.

Helen Keller

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.

George Burns

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.

Albert Einstein

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

Audrey Hepburn

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

Christopher Reeve

Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.

Napoleon Hill

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.

Norman Vincent Peale
words of encouragement for kids

I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.

Joseph Campbell

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Abraham Lincoln

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

Benjamin Franklin

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Stephen King

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.

Truman Capote

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

Wayne Dyer

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.

Victor Kiam

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

Nikos Kazantzakis

Do you work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.

Elbert Hubbard

The most effective way to do it is to do it.

Amelia Earhart

In human life very much normal to feel down and out sometimes. But make sure that whatever the situation you’re facing now, you’ll be tackling it with a strong hand. Things have a way of resolving themselves when we least expect it. So keep your chin up and keep these quotes of encouragement in your pocket.

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