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Top 71 Life Encouragement Quotes (STRENGTH)

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29 Inspirational Words of Encouragement and Strength (POWER)

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. - Oprah Winfrey
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. – Oprah Winfrey
Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up. - Brittany Burgunder
Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up. – Brittany Burgunder
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it. - Joel Osteen
Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it. – Joel Osteen
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. - Og Mandino
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino
Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in. - Brené Brown
Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in. – Brené Brown
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact. - William James
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact. – William James
We can do no great things, only small things with great love. - Mother Teresa
We can do no great things, only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. - Helen Keller
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. – Helen Keller
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. - George Bernard Shaw
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw
If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else. - Dave Ramsey
If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else. – Dave Ramsey
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. - J.R.R. Tolkien
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. – J.R.R. Tolkien
No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. - Demi Lovato
No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. – Demi Lovato
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein
Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Carl Bard
Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard
I know that if things were going to improve, I was the one responsible for making it happen. - James Clear
I know that if things were going to improve, I was the one responsible for making it happen. – James Clear
It is incredibly empowering to know that your future is in your hands. - Keanu Reeves
It is incredibly empowering to know that your future is in your hands. – Keanu Reeves
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. - Andre Gide
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. – Andre Gide
When we get lost we need only pause, look at what is true, relax our heart and arrive again. - Tara Brach
When we get lost we need only pause, look at what is true, relax our heart and arrive again. – Tara Brach
Some of my greatest motivation, determination, and dogged persistence came when I had an enemy to fight. - Darren Hardy
Some of my greatest motivation, determination, and dogged persistence came when I had an enemy to fight. – Darren Hardy
It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are. - Elvis Presley
It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are. – Elvis Presley
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. - Abraham Lincoln
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Abraham Lincoln
To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often. - Winston Churchill
To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often. – Winston Churchill
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. - Carl Jung
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. – Carl Jung
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. - Dr. Seuss
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. – Dr. Seuss
Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful. - Hazrat Inayat Khan
Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful. – Hazrat Inayat Khan

11 Encouragement Quotes for Work and Study (UPLIFTING)

“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
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Lao Tzu
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie
Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen. - Socrates
Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen. – Socrates
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. - Friedrich Nietzsche
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. - Zig Ziglar
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. – Zig Ziglar
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. - Pablo Picasso
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. – Pablo Picasso
A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress. - Bryant H. McGill
A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress. – Bryant H. McGill
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. - John C. Maxwell
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. – John C. Maxwell
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him. - Wayne Dyer
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him. – Wayne Dyer
Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty. - Theodore Roosevelt
Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty. – Theodore Roosevelt

24 Encouragement Quotes When There Seems to Be No Hope (HOPEFUL)

When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. - Viktor Frankl
When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston Churchill
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success. - Kobe Bryant
Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success. – Kobe Bryant
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. - Michael Jordan
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. – Michael Jordan
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin
It always seems impossible until it is done. - Nelson Mandela
It always seems impossible until it is done. – Nelson Mandela
Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain. - Bob Dylan
Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain. – Bob Dylan
It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop. - Confucius
It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop. – Confucius
We must create our own world or we will die from inaction. - Robert Greene
We must create our own world or we will die from inaction. – Robert Greene
Live out of your imagination, not your history. - Stephen Covey
Live out of your imagination, not your history. – Stephen Covey
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
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
You must know the difference between what’s urgent and what’s important and you must do what’s important first. - Steven Pressfield
You must know the difference between what’s urgent and what’s important and you must do what’s important first. – Steven Pressfield
A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. - John Burroughs
A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. – John Burroughs
Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another. - Angela Duckworth
Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another. – Angela Duckworth
Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong. - Norman Vincent Peale
Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong. – Norman Vincent Peale
Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen. - Deep Roy
Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen. – Deep Roy
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. - Bruce Lee
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at. – Bruce Lee
Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities. - Daniel J. Boorstin
Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities. – Daniel J. Boorstin
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. - Rosa Parks
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right. – Rosa Parks
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Activity is often unrelated to productivity, and busyness rarely takes care of business. - Gary Keller
Activity is often unrelated to productivity, and busyness rarely takes care of business. – Gary Keller
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. - Thomas Jefferson
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. – Thomas Jefferson

“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

7 Encouraging Quotes to Nourish Your Soul (NURTURE)

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. - Leo Buscaglia
Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. – Leo Buscaglia
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul. - George M. Adams
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul. – George M. Adams
Age does not protect you from love but love to some extend protects you from age. - Jeanne Moreau
Age does not protect you from love but love to some extend protects you from age. – Jeanne Moreau
We cannot hold a torch to another’s path without brightening our own. - Ben Sweetland
We cannot hold a torch to another’s path without brightening our own. – Ben Sweetland
Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage. - Anais Nin
Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage. – Anais Nin
If you wish to be disappointed, look at others; if you wish to be disheartened, look at yourself; if you wish to be encouraged, look to Jesus. - Anon
If you wish to be disappointed, look at others; if you wish to be disheartened, look at yourself; if you wish to be encouraged, look to Jesus. – Anon
I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith. - Stephen Curry
I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith. – Stephen Curry

Conclusion: The Importance of Encouragement

Encouragement is the act of giving support and expressing approval or strength towards someone during a difficult time and is also meant to inspire.

It is important to offer words of encouragement to other people because it helps to motivate others. Encouragement helps a person find the drive to achieve and try new things outside of their comfort zone.

Encouragement is also a confidence booster, giving someone newfound confidence leads to accomplishments. People tend to strive more towards finishing or accomplishing a task when they know that someone has faith that they will not fail.

Words of affirmation, a type of love language, is also considered a form of encouragement. When a person shares affirming words such as “I believe in you” or “I know you can do it”, it gives the receiver a sense of hope, knowing they have another person’s support.

One should share their thoughts and feelings of encouragement for other people, this helps deepen relationships.

Most importantly, encouragement is a form of love one can show towards another person.

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