Encouragement Quotes

Thomas Carlyle quote: Go as far as you can see, when you get there you'll be able to see farther - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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Encouragement quotes are great for getting yourself and others motivated. Everyone needs encouragement especially when tackling something difficult, physically or emotionally.

I think words of encouragement are extremely important for children to hear in their everyday life so they can absorb these constant reminders to add to their ‘selftalk’, building an inner vocabulary of confidence and self esteem.

Encouragement quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname

A Encouragement Quotes

If you intend to be of assistance, your eye is not upon the trouble but upon the assistance, and that is quite different. When you are looking for a solution, you are feeling positive emotion, but when you are looking at a problem, you are feeling negative emotion.
Abraham-Hicks

We should seize every opportunity to give encouragement. Encouragement is oxygen to the Soul.
George M. Adams 1837

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams 1767 – 1848

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.. You are a leader.
John Quincy Adams 1767 – 1848

When a man is willing and eager, the Gods join in.
Aeschylus 525BC – 456BC

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Aesop 620BC – 564BC

The doors to your dreams are not always visible, and the only way to see them is to create them.
Steven Aitchison

The true gift of our mistakes is the knowledge we gain from them.
Steven Aitchison

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.
Louisa May Alcott 1832 – 1888

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us more effectively. Look for the learning.
Louisa May Alcott 1832 – 1888

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
Alan Alda 1936

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them.. A desire, a dream, a vision.
Muhammad Ali 1942 – 2016

Success is..
Liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the Light.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Well begun is.. Half done.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Where your talents and the needs of the world cross..
There lies your vocation.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

The Universe is always sending you inspiration, you just have to listen and allow.
Linda Armstrong

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong 1930 – 2012

The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything else in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.
H. W. Arnold

A subtle thought that is in error my yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992

In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You sent that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success, but only if you persist.
Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St Frances of Assisi 1181 – 1226

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

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.
St Augustine 354 – 430

You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.
St Augustine 354 – 430

B Encouragement Quotes

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon 1561 – 1626

Energy and patience in business are two indispensable elements of success.
P. T. Barnum 1810 – 1891

Let your motto then always be ‘Excelsior,’ for by living up to it there is no such word as fail.
P. T. Barnum 1810 – 1891

No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.
P. T. Barnum 1810 – 1891

Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, if necessary, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.
P. T. Barnum 1810 – 1891

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887

Success depends on where our intention is.
Gita Bellin

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.
Bo Bennett 1972

A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential. A great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or her self.
Bo Bennett 1972

An objection is not a rejection..
It is simply a request for more information.
Bo Bennett 1972

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation and a pinch of creativity.
Bo Bennett 1972

If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something about the answers.
Bo Bennett 1972

Success is not in what you have, but in who you are.
Bo Bennett 1972

The child does not begin to fall until she becomes seriously interested in walking, until she actually begins to walk. Falling is thus more an indication of learning than a sign of failure.
Polly Berrien Berends

I don’t waste energy feeling bad for myself; I surround myself with people I want to be with; and I keep moving forward. So with this philosophy, I hope all of you, regardless of your obstacles, can have a very happy life as well.
Sam Berns 1996 – 2014

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Bible

Be like a postage stamp.. Stick to one thing till you get there.
Josh Billings 1818 – 1885

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Claudia Black 1972

Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Ralph H. Blum 1932 – 2016

The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.
Enid Blyton 1897 – 1968

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake 1757 – 1827

What is now proved was once only imagined.
William Blake 1757 – 1827

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Claudia Black 1972

Jump…
and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.
Ray Bradbury 1920

Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
Ray Bradbury 1920 – 2012

Above all, create something you’re proud of.
Richard Branson 1950

Explore this next great frontier where the boundaries between work and higher purpose are merging into one, where doing good really is good for business.
Richard Branson 1950

If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it.. Throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.
Richard Branson 1950

I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.
Richard Branson 1950

How often in life we complete a task that was beyond the capability of the person we were when we started it.
Robert Brault

Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.
Robert Brault

Sometimes in tragedy we find our life’s purpose..
The eye sheds a tear to find its focus.
Robert Brault

The road to success is not a path you find, but a trail you blaze.
Robert Brault

Try to discover the road to success and you’ll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind.
Robert Brault

Where the loser saw barriers, the winner saw hurdles.
Robert Brault

When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best… that is inspiration.
Robert Bresson 1901 – 1999

A successful man is one who can lay firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley 1920 – 2003

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Joyce Brothers 1927 – 2013

Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come.
Leon Brown

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
Les Brown 1945

You were created on purpose, for a purpose. There is a thirst and hunger in your heart that is real. Pay attention to it. The world is waiting for you to wake up to the person you are called to be. Stop listening to the negative inner conversation that’s causing you to play small. Focus your mind on positive thoughts, possibilities and solutions that can move you forward. Tap into your creativity and determination and stay busy, stay focused.
Les Brown 1945

The baby rises to its feet, takes a step, is overcome with triumph and joy – and falls flat on its face. It is a pattern for all that is to come! But learn from the bewildered baby. Lurch to your feet again. You’ll make the sofa in the end.
Pam Brown 1948

A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a Heaven for?
Robert Browning 1812 – 1889

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC

Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.
Frances Hodgson Burnett 1849 – 1924

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
John Burroughs 1837 – 1921

Children are our future, and the only way for the world to evolve as I have been shown it should be is for each generation to be more loving and compassionate than the one before. This is only possible if we support the children around us, and protect and encourage them so that they don’t need to lock their love away.
Lorna Byrne 1953

The life of your dreams, everything you would love to be, do or have, has always been closer to you than you knew.. Because the power to everything you want is inside you.
Rhonda Byrne 1951

C Encouragement Quotes

Stride forward with a firm steady step, knowing with a deep certain inner knowing, that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, that you will achieve every aim.
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

I have seen blocks dissolved and lives transformed by the simple process of engaging the Great Creator in discovering and recovering our creative powers.
Julia Cameron 1948

No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby, or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical, or too selfish, or too silly, to work on your creativity.
Julia Cameron 1948

Follow your bliss..
And the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.
Joseph Campbell 1904 – 1987

What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.
Albert Camus 1913 – 1960

Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.
Jack Canfield 1944

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast.. You also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor 1892 – 1964

During periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.
Fritjof Capre 1939

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Endurance is patience concentrated.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Go as far as you can see..
When you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

No pressure.. No diamonds.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his power of accomplishment.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
Andrew Carnegie 1835 – 1919

There is little success where there is little laughter.
Andrew Carnegie 1835 – 1919

Act enthusiastic.. And you will be enthusiastic.
Dale Carnegie 1888 – 1955

I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
Jim Carrey 1962

I’m making a conscious choice to see challenges as beneficial so that I can deal with them in the most productive way.
Jim Carrey 1962

Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
Rachel Carson 1907 – 1964

The key to change is to let go of fear.
Rosanne Cash 1955

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
Carlos Castaneda 1925 – 1998

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
Coco Chanel 1883 – 1971

It’s our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits to our abilities do not exist. We are collaborators in creation.. The future of the Earth is in our hands.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 1881 – 1955

Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
Julia Child 1912 – 2004

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

Misfortune is never mournful to the Soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an Angel’s face.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

I teach people that, no matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic, no matter how much drama is around you, you can heal by your presence. If you just stay within your centre.
Deepak Chopra 1946

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
Deepak Chopra 1946

Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.
Deepak Chopra 1946

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965

Don’t quit. Where there’s life.. There’s hope.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC – 43BC

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC – 43BC

Intuition means exactly what it sounds like, in-tuition! An inner tutor or teaching and learning mechanism that takes us forward daily. It is a resource that, where recognized, has infinite potential.
Sylvia Clare

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
Bill Clinton 1946

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.
Paulo Coelho 1947

The first principle of success is desire.. Knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of the seed.
Robert Collier 1885 – 1950

It does not matter how slowly you go..
So long as you don’t stop.
Confucius 551BC – 479BC

Our greatest glory is not never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius 551BC – 479BC

The answer to every problem is to raise your frequency.
Diana Cooper 1940

D Encouragement Quotes

However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory)

I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (My Uncle Oswald)

It is most unlikely. But..
Here comes the big ‘but’.. not impossible.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (The Witches)

Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Matilda)

Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Matilda)

You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he’d said “What if I sink on the way over?” “What if I meet pirates?” “What if I never come back?” He wouldn’t even have started.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Charlie and the great glass elevator)

You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory)

Do not fear mistakes.. There are none.
Miles Davis 1926 – 1991

The distance is nothing, it is only the first step that is difficult.
Marie du Deffand 1697 – 1780

I believe my eyes were closed to help others see their own true potential.
David DeNotaris (born blind)

I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you’re on it.
Johnny Depp 1963

If there’s any message, it is ultimately that it’s okay to be different; that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgement on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different colour.
Johnny Depp 1963

My mother once told me, when you have to make a decision, imagine the person you want to become someday. Ask yourself, what would that person do?
Barry Deutsch

There is no education like adversity.
Benjamin Disraeli 1804 – 1881

Anything you want to succeed in, you can do.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having success in your life.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Don’t die with your music still in you.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

I trust that the Universe will provide experiences that match my desires and they will all work out for my Highest Good.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities, if you believe it won’t work, you will see obstacles.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

If you would like to accomplish something, you must first expect it from yourself.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Listen to your inner knowing.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Make yourself available for success, and know and trust in an invisible force that’s all-providing.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

No storm lasts forever.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

The only limits you have are the limits you believe.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

The qualities of creativity and genius are within you, awaiting your decision to match up with the power of intention.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

When you become certain that nothing is impossible for you, you’ll attain everything you desire.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

Success: it’s what you do with.. What you’ve got.
Leroy Van Dyke 1929

E Encouragement Quotes

Everything comes to those who hustle while they wait.
Thomas Edison 1847 – 1931

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas Edison 1847 – 1931

Some of the best lessons we ever learn, we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past, is the wisdom and success of the future.
Tyron Edwards

I think for months and months, ninety nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time, I am right.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

No problem can be solved in the same consciousness that was used to create it.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

Three rules of work: out of clutter find simplicity, from discord find harmony, in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

No one can defeat us, unless we first defeat ourselves.
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890 – 1969

Only those who risk going to far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T. S. Eliot 1888 – 1965

No matter who we are or what we trying to accomplish, achieving always begins with our believing.
Steve Ellis

The sun is my totem. It reminds me that I am a child of Light, a Being capable of powerful positive energy. On my darker days it’s also a reminder that no matter how difficult this moment may be, the sun always returns to banish the shadows and light the way.
Steve Ellis

Believe in your potential.. Not your past.
Hal Elrod 1979

By focusing on what we can learn from our challenges and how we use them to add value to the lives of others, we can turn any adversity into an advantage.
Hal Elrod 1979

Have faith in the magic and miracles of life.. For only those that do, get to experience them.
Hal Elrod 1979

I can’t think of anything more empowering than the fact that we are destined to be, do and have anything we choose.
Hal Elrod 1979

Make bold moves toward your dreams each day. Refuse to stop and nothing can stop you.
Hal Elrod 1979

Our level of success is always going to parallel our level of personal development.
Hal Elrod 1979

Stop thinking… start doing. Think less.. Do more. Do the thing.. And you will know the way.
Hal Elrod 1979

The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life, is the moment you gain the power to change ANYTHING in your life.
Hal Elrod 1979

The number one cause of unfulfilled potential is.. Never deciding that NOW matters more than any other time in your life.
Hal Elrod 1979

There is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail.. Only learn, grow and become better than you’ve ever been before.
Hal Elrod 1979

When you live with integrity and value your word over your excuses, you have the power to speak your dreams into existence.
Hal Elrod 1979

Where you are is a result of who you were, but where you go depends entirely on who you choose to be.
Hal Elrod 1979

You must establish and maintain the beliefs that you are capable, committed and destined to achieve your goals.
Hal Elrod 1979

Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Challenges are what makes like interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

If a man writes a better book, preaches a better sermon, or makes a better mouse trap than his neighbour, tho’ he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

If you would lift me up, you must be on higher ground.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Trust instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

If you inherently long for something, become it first.
If you want gardens… become the gardener.
If you want love… embody love.
If you want mental stimulation… change the conversation.
If you want peace… exude calmness.
If you want to fill your world with artists… begin to paint.
If you want to be valued… respect your own time.
If you want to live ecstatically… find the ecstasy within yourself.
This is how to draw it in day by day… inch by inch.

Victoria Erickson

F Encouragement Quotes

Onwards… with your hearts wrapped in the arms of Angels.
Federation Of Light – Blossom Goodchild

Success is about being able to extend love to people. Not in a big capital letter sense, but in the every day, little by little, task by task, gesture by gesture, word by word.
Ralph Fiennes 1962

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald 1917 – 1996

Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
Fernando Flores 1943

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Henry Ford 1863 – 1947

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
Henry Ford 1863 – 1947

If you seem to yourself to be lacking in certain necessary qualities, if your character seems to lack strength, ask God to give you what you need – and He will. You can build any quality into your mentality by meditating upon that quality every day.
Emmet Fox 1886 – 1951

There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal, no door that enough love will not open. It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.
Emmet Fox 1886 – 1951

Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation.
It means understanding that something is what it is and there’s got to be a way through it.
Michael J. Fox 1961

When I begin a story at my desk, the window to my back, the path is not there. As I start to walk, I make the path.
Paula Fox 1923

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France 1844 – 1924

The thankful heart sees the best part of every situation. It sees problems and weaknesses as opportunities, struggles as refining tools, and sinners as saints in progress.
Francis Frangipane 1946

Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790

Even if you have a ton of competitors, no one else will do it quite like you.
Fabienne Fredrickson

The difference between a dreamer and a doer is the amount of action that follows their vision.
Fabienne Fredrickson

With each and every client you help, you change the world.
Fabienne Fredrickson

Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.
Morgan Freeman 1937

I shall become a master in this art only after a great deal of practice.
Erich Fromm 1900 – 1980

The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost 1874 – 1963

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
Buckminster Fuller 1895 – 1983

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
Buckminster Fuller 1895 – 1983

G Encouragement Quotes

Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

Find purpose. The means will follow.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

It’s easy to stand with the crowd.
It takes courage to stand alone.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

We need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.
Shakti Gawain 1948 – 2018

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel open.
Shakti Gawain 1948 – 2018

The trials in our lives are not a reason to give up, but rather they are a challenge to improve ourselves, change, evolve and move forward.
Jennifer Gayle

Don’t be afraid to take big steps. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George 1863 – 1945

I shall follow the path to wherever my destiny and my mission for Truth shall take me.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest Souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

The tree that contrives to cheat life by living in the shade withers when it is removed and replanted in the sun.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

You progress not through improving what has been done, but by reaching toward what has yet to be done.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Andre Gide 1869 – 1951

The difference between FEELING yourself in action, here and now, and visualizing yourself in action, as though you were on a motion-picture screen, is the difference between success and failure.
Neville Goddard 1905 – 1972

Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe 1749 – 1832

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe 1749 – 1832

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But, if you treat him as he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832

Whatever you can do, or dream you can.. Begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent van Gogh 1853 – 1890

If you hear a voice with you say “You cannot paint,” then by all means paint.. And that voice will be silenced.
Vincent van Gogh 1853 – 1890

Each new effort brings you closer to the one that might really work.
Bob Greene

A field of infinite possibilities awaits your claim.
Pam Grout

Change your thoughts and your focus and you can literally change your world.
Pam Grout

You impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations.
Pam Grout

Determination is the thing on which you can depend. It plods along without a swing, but gets there in the end.
Edgar Guest 1881 – 1959

You are the person who has to decide
Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside
You are the person who makes up your mind
Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind
Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar
Or just be contented to stay where you are

Edgar Guest 1881 – 1959

Sometimes, just looking up and seeing the Light is enough.
Terri Guillemets

H Encouragement Quotes

There is no such thing as success or failure, those are expectations of the mind and are in themselves blockages.
HA-Tony Neate

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.
Hafiz 1325 – 1389

The rain will stop, the night will end, the hurt will face. Hope is never so lost that it can’t be found.
Mandy Hale

I wasn’t going to be one of those people who died wondering what if? I would keep putting my dreams to the test – even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the shadow land of hope, and anyone with a dream must learn to live there.
Alex Haley 1921 – 1992

The way to succeed is never quit. That’s it. But really be humble about it… You start out lowly and humble and you carefully try to learn an accretion of little things that help you get there.
Alex Haley 1921 – 1992

We all suffer. If a man’s wise, he learns from it.
Alex Haley 1921 – 1992

Your attitude is everything. Believe in yourself and trust your material. To be a successful writer, write every single day whether you feel like it or not. Never, never give up, and the world will reward you beyond your wildest dreams.
Alex Haley 1921 – 1992

Because you are alive.. Everything is possible.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Stephen Hawking 1942 – 2018

To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.
Henry John Heinz 1844 – 1919

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Napoleon Hill 1883 – 1970

To be a star.. You must shine your own Light, follow your own path and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.
Napoleon Hill 1883 – 1970

It is not the mountain that we conquer.. But ourselves.
Edmund Hillary 1919 – 2008

Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman.
Conrad Hilton 1887 – 1979

Enjoy the simple, the natural and the plain. Along with that comes the ability to do things spontaneously and have them work.
Benjamin Hoff 1946

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or life at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. 1841 – 1935

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 – 1915

Your example is far more influential and inspiring than any words of instruction, or threats, or even words of encouragement.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That action is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.
Francis Hutcheson 1694 – 1746

I Encouragement Quotes

Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.
Daisaku Ikeda 1928

J Encouragement Quotes

If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
T. D. Jakes 1957

Nothing lasts. Not even a great sorrow.
Storm Jameson 1891 – 1986

Success is.. Living a full and balanced life in partnership with others to create a joyful feeling of love, contribution, appreciation and abundance, despite how our endeavours may turn out.
Susan Jeffers 1938 – 2012

Nothing can stop a man, with the right mental attitude, from achieving his goal.
Thomas Jefferson 1743 – 1826

Remembering that you are going to die, is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability starts in your mind.
Michael Jordan 1963

K Encouragement Quotes

There is an art to facing difficulties in ways that lead to effective solutions and to inner peace and harmony. When we are able to mobilize our inner resources to face our problems artfully, we can orient ourselves to use the pressure of the problem to propel us through it, like a sailor using the wind to propel a boat.
Jon Kabat-Zinn 1944

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
John F. Kennedy 1917 – 1963

I feel like life is really short, and it’s important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it’s a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can’t escape challenges, they are part of life.
Miranda Kerr 1983

My ambition comes from my passion, finding what I love and then expanding on that.
Miranda Kerr 1983

We all have bad days, but one thing is true.. No cloud is so dark that sun can’t shine through.
Miranda Kerr 1983

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from the roses.
Ellen Key 1849 -1926

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.
Martin Luther King Jr. 1929 – 1968

When we are inspired, we soar, yet we are focused. That is why inspiration seems so Heavenly.
Akiane Kramarik 1994

Clarity comes from knowing what you want and from moving in the direction of it, Your Soul is guiding and supporting you every step of the way.
Sue Krebs

One of the challenges of life is.. To become comfortable being uncomfortable as we expand and move into new experiences.
Sue Krebs

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1926 – 2004

L Encouragement Quotes

The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.
D. H. Lawrence 1895 – 1930

Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
Bruce Lee 1940 – 1973

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Bruce Lee 1940 – 1973

In every passionate pursuit, the pursuit counts more than the object pursued.
Bruce Lee 1940 – 1973

Knowing is not enough.. We must apply. Willing is not enough.. We must do.
Bruce Lee 1940 – 1973

God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.
C. S. Lewis 1898 – 1963

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
C. S. Lewis 1898 – 1963

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
C. S. Lewis 1898 – 1963

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Abraham Lincoln 1809 – 1865

Individual commitment to a group effort.. That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi 1913 – 1970

Man responds to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere.
Vince Lombardi 1913 – 1970

Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
Vince Lombardi 1913 – 1970

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defences, or the problems of modern society.
Vince Lombardi 1913 – 1970

Perfection is not attainable… but, if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
Vince Lombardi 1913 – 1970

Success is based upon a spiritual quality, a power to inspire others.
Vince Lombardi 1913 – 1970

The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
Vince Lombardi 1913 – 1970

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. Every arrow that flies, feels the attraction of Earth.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 – 1882

Let us then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate, still achieving, still pursuing. Learn to labour and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 – 1882

May struggling hearts that seek release
Here find the rest of God’s own peace
And, strengthened here by hymn and prayer
Lay down the burden and the care

O God, our light! To Thee we bow
Within all shadows standest Thou
Give deeper calm than night can bring
Give sweeter songs than lips can sing

Samuel Longfellow 1819 – 1892

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Lucretius 99BC – 55BC

M Encouragement Quotes

Failure isn’t final unless you say it is.
Harvey MacKay 1932

It doesn’t matter if they say you can’t do it.. It only matters if you say you can’t.
Harvey MacKay 1932

Surrounding yourself with creative, imaginative people is a good strategy for success, whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking innovation or an artist looking for inspiration.
Harvey MacKay 1932

TEAM = Together Everyone Accomplishes More
Harvey MacKay 1932

Within you, right now, is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.
Maxwell Maltz 1899 – 1975

Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden, but never extinguished.
Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

I had to sort of re-invent painting for myself, it seemed sort of more or less impossible, but, if you’re determined to keep on going, you know you don’t need to give up because if your subject is your own experience then as long as you’re having an experience, you’ve got a subject. And that has turned out to be true, even into total blindness.
Sargy Mann 1937 – 2015

Don’t give up. It’s not over. The Universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.
Steve Maraboli

Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
Steve Maraboli

The only permission, the only validation and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is.. Our own.
Steve Maraboli

We all make mistakes, have struggles and even regret things in our past. But, you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
Steve Maraboli

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

Never underestimate the power of love to change lives and your world – love is the doorway to Earth’s Golden Age in full bloom.
Matthew-Suzanne Ward

Real success is finding your life work in the work that you love.
David McCullough 1933

I am still learning.
Michelangelo 1475 – 1564 (at age 87)

You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
A. A. Milne 1882 – 1956

Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.
Marilyn Monroe 1926 – 1962

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel De Montaigne 1533 – 1592

To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Charles de Montesquieu 1689 – 1755

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

We are all equally loved, and equally magnificent, just as we are.
Anita Moorjani

There is only one rule for being a good talker..
Learn to listen.
Christopher Morley 1890 – 1957

There is only one success..
To be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley 1890 – 1957

Be patient… like storms, the challenges will pass. Know too, that like the sun, your true Soul self is constantly radiating.
John Morton

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Movie – Mulan

The problem is not the problem..
The problem is your attitude about the problem.
Movie – Pirates Of The Carribean

Don’t think you are… Know you are.
Movie – The Matrix

There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Movie – The Matrix

Open your eyes, mind and heart to the astonishing miracles of life, to the beauty surrounding you, to the uniqueness of your being, to the wonders you can achieve.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Our lives resemble those of trees: heavy winds and tempests make us stronger and dig our roots deeper. We must gain strength from every gust of adversity.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

There is no false hope.. Any hope helps.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

When it comes to peace, justice, love, honesty and all that is good for the human race on this God-given planet, never give up, never give up, never give up.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person that walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.
Haruki Murakami 1949

N Encouragement Quotes

The best teacher is.. Your last mistake.
Ralph Nader 1934

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Keshavan Nair

You already possess everything necessary to become great.
Native American – Crow

Inner success is the ongoing experience of love, happiness, fulfilment and well-being… The experience of joy in your everyday life.
Michael Neill 1966

Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.
John Henry Newman 1801 – 1890

Don’t let fear of the time it will take to accomplish something to stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway, we might as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Earl Nightingale 1921 – 1989

Life shrinks or expands in the proportion to one’s courage.
Anais Nin 1903 – 1977

All is well with my Soul.
Julian of Norwich 1342 – 1416

O Encouragement Quotes

Said the river: Imagine everything you can imagine.. And then keep on going.
Mary Oliver 1935 – 2019

Spiritual growth involves developing the ability to understand yourself and to act in higher ways. Do not make yourself wrong if you have a lot of turbulence in your life; see it as an opportunity to grow and know more about yourself.
Orin-Sanaya Roman

Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.
Orin-Sanaya Roman

P Encouragement Quotes

Whatever game you play, 90% of success is from the shoulders up.
Arnold Palmer 1929

Winning isn’t everything. But wanting to win is.
Arnold Palmer 1929

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Dolly Parton 1946

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton 1885 – 1945

Success is.. How high you bounce with you hit bottom.
George S. Patton 1885 – 1945

The first hour is the rudder of the day.
Steve Pavlina 1971

Any fact facing us, is not as important as, our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
Norman Vincent Peale 1898 – 1993

It’s okay to change your route. Along the way of walking your current path, isn’t it rather exciting to think – I have found something more interesting, more fantastic, more me.
Anna Pereira

You don’t have to feel like a wasted space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightening bolt, your heart will glow
And when it’s time you’ll know
You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine

Katy Perry 1984 (Firework)

Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso 1881 – 1973

My mother said to me, “If you are a soldier, you will become a General, if you are a monk, you will become the Pope.” Instead, I was a painter and I became Picasso.
Pablo Picasso 1881 – 1973

Only those who climb.. Can reach the summit.
Wilbur Pierce

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

Never let life tame your wildest dreams.
Linda Poindexter

Sometimes you become stronger just by turning around and walking away.
Linda Poindexter

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
John Powell

The door may not be open, but that doesn’t mean it’s closed.
The door may be closed, but that doesn’t mean it’s locked.
The door may be locked, but that doesn’t mean forever.
Some doors are easier to open than others, while others are simply worth the effort to open
The secret to opening any door lies in not giving up.

Rowan Price

Q Encouragement Quotes

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein 1948

R Encouragement Quotes

Success is realising the true joy and wonder of life can only be yours if you follow your own intuition, aiming to achieve your bliss.
Steven Redhead

Nobody’s life flows on such an even course that it does not sometimes come up against a dam and swirl round and round. Something happens to everyone. He or she must take care the water of their life stays clear, and that Heaven and Earth are reflected in it.
Fritz Reuter 1810 – 1874

Breathe.. Everything is happening exactly as is should be.
Cheryl Richardson 1964

Learn to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones that lead you to a better life.
Cheryl Richardson 1964

Remain calm.. A breakthrough is often preceded by a breakdown.
Cheryl Richardson 1964

Stop rehearsing life’s failures. Use your beautiful imagination to visualize success.
Cheryl Richardson 1964

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock, perhaps a hundred times, without so much as a crack showing in it. But at the one hundred and first blow it will split in two and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Jacob Riis 1849 – 1914

Begin to live as though your prayers are already answered.
Anthony Robbins

Beliefs are a huge source of power. You can choose what to believe about yourself, and these beliefs will determine the actions you take. The important thing is to choose beliefs that support you and give you hope and energy.
Anthony Robbins 1960

Every problem is a gift..
Without problems we would not grow.
Anthony Robbins 1960

Focus on where you want to go.
Anthony Robbins 1960

God’s delays are not God’s denials.
Anthony Robbins 1960

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Anthony Robbins 1960

Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.
Anthony Robbins 1960

If we keep striving to make things better and we learn from our ’mistakes,’ then we will succeed.
Anthony Robbins 1960

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
Anthony Robbins 1960

No problem is permanent, no problem affects my entire life. This too shall pass if I continue to take massive, positive, constructive action.
Anthony Robbins 1960

Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
Anthony Robbins 1960

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Anthony Robbins 1960

The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.
Anthony Robbins 1960

The people who overcome the odds and turn their lives around make three powerful kinds of decisions every day:
What to focus on
What things mean
What to do

Anthony Robbins 1960

There is a force that controls all your decisions. It influences how you think and feel every moment you’re alive. It determines what you will do and what you will not do. It determines how you feel about anything that occurs in your life. That force is your beliefs.
Anthony Robbins 1960

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?.. If you were absolutely certain of success, what activities would you pursue, what actions would you take? Be specific. The more detailed you are, the more empowered you are to create a result.
Anthony Robbins 1960

We all have problems, disappointments, and frustration, but it’s how we deal with our setbacks that will shape our lives more than anything else we do.
Anthony Robbins 1960

You can change anything in your life today by changing your perceptions and changing your actions.
Anthony Robbins 1960

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
Anthony Robbins 1960

The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that’s good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.
Julia Roberts 1967

Imagination is the source of all human achievement.
Ken Robinson 1950

The road to happiness lies in two simple principles.. Find what it is that interests you and you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole Soul into it, every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.
John D. Rockefeller 1839 – 1919

Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.
Jim Rohn 1930 – 2009

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried.
Theodore Roosevelt 1858 – 1919

The greatest doer must also be a great dreamer.
Theodore Roosevelt 1858 – 1919

Stand fast and remain united and all will soon be well.
John Ross (Chief) 1790 – 1866

And so, rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
J. K. Rowling 1965

If the house of the world is dark, love will find a way to create windows.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Whatever happens..
Just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

S Encouragement Quotes

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood, and don’t assign them tasks and work. But rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1900 – 1944

The time for action is now. It is never too late to do something.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1900 – 1944

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.
Jonas Salk 1914 – 1995

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
Carlos Santana 1947

Success means the opportunity to experience to the maximum the forces that are within us.
David Sarnoff 1891 – 1971

Hard times have shown me more than ever before, how infinitely beautiful and rich life is, in every imaginable way.
Brendan Schmidt

Eventually all things fall into place, until then..
Laugh at the confusion.
Live for the moments.
And know everything happens for a reason.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 – 1965

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 – 1965

The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Sequichie Comingdeer

Courage is sustained by calling up anew the vision of the goal.
Anton Sertillanges 1863 – 1948

Think left and think right and think low and think high, oh, the things you can think up if only you try.
Dr Seuss 1904 – 1991

You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself, in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own, and you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Dr Seuss 1904 – 1991

You’re off to great places
Today is your day
Your mountain is waiting
So get on your way.

Dr Seuss 1904 – 1991

The strength and clarity of your vision will lift you out of the depth of any hardship.
Robin Sharma 1964

Most people know at heart what they would like to achieve: the best help you can give yourself is to visualize your goal in your mind and work steadily towards it.
Betty Shine 1929 – 2002

Either I will find a way or I will make one.
Philip Sidney 1554 – 1586

The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you are in the thoughts themselves.. That is the day you will find your way out.
Michael Singer

The world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore, nil deperandum, much forward hero.
Swami Sivnananda 1887 – 1963

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
Samuel Smiles 1812 – 1904

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Samuel Smiles 1812 – 1904

Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.
Will Smith 1968

Greatness exists in all of us.
Will Smith 1968

The first step is you have to say that you can.
Will Smith 1968

To the world you may just be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.
Brandi Snyder

A leader is someone who does it first and then shows others how.
Susan Somerset-Webb

Look and you will find it..
What is unsought will go undetected.

Sophocles 496BC – 406BC

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Horatio Spafford 1828 – 1888

Dare to…
Ask for what you want
Believe in yourself
Change your mind
Do what you love
Enjoy each and every day
Follow your heart’s desire
Give more than you receive
Have a sense of humour
Insist on being yourself
Join in more
Kiss and make up
Love and be loved
Make new friends
Nurture your spirit
Overcome adversity
Play more
Question conformity
Reach for the stars
Speak your truth
Take personal responsibility
Understand more, judge less
Volunteer your time
Walk through fear
Xperience the moment
Yearn for grace
be Zany

Meiji Stewart

All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.
W. Clement Stone

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
W. Clement Stone

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.
W. Clement Stone

Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.
Meryl Streep 1949

Be yourself, chase your dreams and just never say never. That’s the best advice I could ever give to someone.
Taylor Swift 1989

There are two ways you can go with pain: you can let it destroy you or you can use it as fuel to drive you.
Taylor Swift 1989

T Encouragement Quotes

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 – 1941

Do not be afraid to be vulnerable. We Angels love you unconditionally and rejoice in the moments when you allow the world to see who you are – tears and all. For there is nothing that could match the perfection of a truthful heart as it opens up to more love.
Anna Taylor

The power of belief, the absolute awesome, incredible power of belief, is the genie in your life.
Eldon Taylor

Success then, can be measured by the degree to which he helps and enriches others, even as he is helping himself.
John Templeton 1912 – 2008

Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

A word or a smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent Soul.
St Theresa 1873 – 1897

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

Live by your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

There is no beginning too small.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

You must not only aim alright, but draw the bow with all your might.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have.
Howard Thurman 1899 – 1981

Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfil his destiny.
Paul Tillich 1886 – 1965

The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches. You are the goal. You are the answer. It’s never outside.
Eckhart Tolle 1948

A clear vision backed by definite plans gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.
Brian Tracy 1944

Winner make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
Brian Tracy 1944

They did not know it was impossible.. So they did it.
Mark Twain 1835 – 1910

At the centre of your Being you have the answer.. You know who you are and you know what you want.
Lao Tzu 600BC

Be really whole.. And all things will come to you.
Lao Tzu 600BC

Every step is on the path.
Lao Tzu 600BC

If you realise that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.
Lao Tzu 600BC

Let it be still.. And it will gradually become clear.
Lao Tzu 600BC

U Encouragement Quotes

Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human beings heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing childlike appetite of what’s next, and the joy of the game of living. In the centre of your heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.
Samuel Ullman 1840 – 1924

V Encouragement Quotes

Fortune assists the bold.
Virgil 70BC – 19BC

They can because they think they can.
Virgil 70BC – 19BC

If someone says or does something hurtful, call upon Heaven for protection and healing.
Doreen Virtue

What seems to be a problem or block is often really a Blessing in disguise.
Doreen Virtue

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
David Viscott 1938 – 1996

W Encouragement Quotes

Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.
Alice Walker 1944

All conditions are temporary.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

Do you want your life to truly take off?… Then change your idea about it. About you. Think, speak and act as the God You Are.
Neale Donald Walsh 1943

The best and quickest way to achieve all our goals and to live the life of which we have dreamed is to assist others in achieving their goals and living the life of which they have dreamed.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to importance.
J. Donald Walters 1926 – 2013

You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously.
J. Donald Walters 1926 – 2013

Adversity causes some men to break… others to break records.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination – on cooperation, not intimidation.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

Optimists: enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbably and attain the impossible.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them or build with them.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T. Washington 1856 – 1915

No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place where he lives, is left long without proper reward.
Booker T. Washington 1856 – 1915

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which has overcome.
Booker T. Washington 1856 – 1915

There is no power on Earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Booker T. Washington 1856 – 1915

Strong people don’t put others down.. They lift them up.
Michael P. Watson

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
Alan Watts 1915 – 1973

There is always room at the top.
Daniel Webster 1782 – 1852

Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favoured.
Brian Weiss 1944

When you are in doubt, be still, and wait.
When doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still;
Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
As it surely will.. Then act with courage.

White Eagle (Ponca Chief) 1840 – 1914

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile but you have to sigh
When all is pressing you down a bit..
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems far
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you must not quit

John Greenleaf Whittier 1807 – 1892

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 – 1919

No path is wholly rough.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 – 1919

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined Soul.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 – 1919

There is nothing we cannot live down, rise above, and overcome.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 – 1919

If a thought or an action does not feel right, it is a caution flag from the Soul.
Anthony Douglas Williams

If we seek a positive outcome, we must begin with a positive attitude.
Anthony Douglas Williams

The determination and conviction to succeed can only come from within.
Anthony Douglas Williams

The one good thing about failure is that it makes you consider doing things a different way.
Marianne Williamson 1952

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
Oprah Winfrey 1954

There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honour your calling. It’s why you were born, and how you become most truly alive.
Oprah Winfrey 1954

Thinking
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you’d like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain – you won’t

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost
For out in this world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind

If you think you’re outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can

Walter D. Wintle

Every life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds don’t sing and bells don’t ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result.
Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917 – 2008

No matter our age, our circumstances, or abilities… each one of us can create something remarkable with our lives.
Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917 – 2008

Sometimes those who start out the slowest end up going the farthest.
Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917 – 2008

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One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world.
Malala Yousafzai 1997

Z Encouragement Quotes

Intuition literally means learning from within. Most of us were not taught how to use this sense, but all of us know well that ‘gut’ feeling. Learn to trust your inner feeling and it will become stronger. Avoid going against your better judgement or getting talked into things that just don’t feel right.
Doe Zantamata

Your intuition feels what your eyes can’t see.. Trust it.
Doe Zantamata

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.. That’s why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar 1926 – 2012

Success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
Zig Ziglar 1926 – 2012

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Zig Ziglar 1926 – 2012

Ideas are not limited by budget, the creative process takes place in your head.
Hans Zimmer 1957

This is a musician’s life.. Everybody tells you not to do it and get a real job, when all’s said and done and we’ve built the highest high rises and we’ve built the fastest machines, there’s still gonna be room for somebody to tell you a story, or somebody to write you a piece of music, the seconds of your life are ticking away, if somebody tells you that there’s a rule… break it, that’s the only thing that moves things forward
Hans Zimmer 1957

You just need to break through the myth that you can’t create a great Hollywood blockbuster on an ipad, cos if you have story you can do whatever you wanna do.
Hans Zimmer 1957

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