Quotes To Live By: D - F
The encouragement quotes on this page are all from authors with surnames D to F. You can find more positive words of encouragement and motivation on the A to C, G to L, M to R, S to Z pages and also the Sayings from Unknown Sources.
Encouragement Quotes: D
Roald Dahl 1916 - 1990
However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.
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.
It is most unlikely. But.. Here comes the big ‘but’.. not impossible.
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.
Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.
Roald Dahl encouragement quote - my children with cousins (87-88)
Roald Dahl 1916 - 1990
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.
You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.
Miles Davis 1926 - 1991
Do not fear mistakes..
There are none.
Miles Davis encouragement quote
I believe my eyes were closed to help others see their own true potential.
Johnny Depp 1963
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
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.
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?
Benjamin Disraeli 1804 - 1881
There is no education like adversity.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
Anything you want to succeed in,
you can do.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having success in your life.
Don't die with your music still in you.
Wayne Dyer encouragement quote
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.
If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities,
if you believe it won't work you will see obstacles.
If you would like to accomplish something...
you must first expect it from yourself.
Listen to your inner knowing.
No storm lasts forever.
The only limits you have are the limits you believe.
The qualities of creativity and genius are within you, awaiting your decision to match up with the power of intention.
When you become certain that nothing is impossible for you, you'll attain everything you desire.
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 from growing. You get to choose.
Leroy Van Dyke 1929
it's what you do with... what you've got.
Encouragement Quotes: E
Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931
Everything comes to those who hustle while they wait.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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.
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955
I think for months and months, ninety nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time, I am right.
In the middle of difficulty... lies opportunity.
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.
No problem can be solved in the same consciousness that was used to create it.
Albert Einstein encouragement quote
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955
Three rules of work: out of clutter find simplicity, from discord find harmony, in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890 - 1969
No one can defeat us
unless we first defeat ourselves.
T.S. Eliot 1888 - 1965
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
No matter who we are or what we are trying to accomplish, achieving always begins with our believing.
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.
Hal Elrod 1979
Believe in your potential...
not your past.
Hal Elrod encouragement quote
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.
Have faith in the magic and miracles of life... for only those that do, get to experience them.
I can't think of anything more empowering than the fact that we are destined to be, do and have anything we choose.
Make bold moves toward your dreams each day, refuse to stop and nothing can stop you.
Our level of success is always going to parallel our level of personal development.
Stop thinking... Start doing.
Think less... Do more.
Do the thing... And you will know the way.
The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life, is the moment you gain the power to change ANYTHING in your life.
The number one cause of unfulfilled potential is never deciding that NOW matters more than any other time in your life.
There is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail... only learn, grow and become better than you've ever been before.
When you live with integrity and value your word over your excuses, you have the power to speak your dreams into existence.
Where you are is a result of who you were, but where you go depends entirely on who you choose to be.
You must establish and maintain the beliefs that you are capable, committed and destined to achieve your goals.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Challenges are what makes life interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
If a man write a better book, preach 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.
If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Trust and instinct to the end, even though you can give no reason.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1900 - 1944
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.
The time for action is now. It is never too late to do something.
Encouragement Quotes: F
Federation Of Light-Blossom Goodchild
Onwards… with your hearts wrapped in the arms of Angels.
Ralph Fiennes 1962
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.
Ella Fitzgerald 1917 - 1996
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.
Fernando Flores 1943
Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
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.
Emmet Fox 1886 - 1951
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.
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.
Michael J. Fox 1961
Acceptance doesn't mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there's got to be a way through it.
Paula Fox 1923
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.
Anatole France 1844 - 1924
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Francis Frangipane 1946
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.
Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn.
Even if you have a ton of competitors, no one else will do it quite like you.
The difference between a dreamer and a doer is the amount of action that follows their vision.
With each and every client you help, you change the world.
Morgan Freeman 1937
Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.
Erich Fromm 1900 - 1980
I shall become a master in this art only after a great deal of practice.
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963
The best way out is always through.
Buckminster Fuller 1895 - 1983
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.