Quotes To Live By
page 2 - Authors Surnames J - Z
The encouragement quotes on this page are all from authors with surnames J to Z. You can find more positive words of encouragement and motivation on the surnames A to I page and also the Sayings from Unknown Sources.
Encouragement quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surnames
Encouragement Quotes: J
T.D. Jakes 1957
If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
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 endeavors may turn out.
Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826
Nothing can stop a man, with the right mental attitude, from achieving his goal.
Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011
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.
Michael Jordan 1963
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.
Encouragement Quotes: K
John F. Kennedy 1917 - 1963
We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.
Miranda Kerr 1983
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.
My ambition comes from my passion, finding what I love and then expanding on that.
We all have bad days, but one thing is true, no cloud is so dark that sun can't shine through.
Ellen Key 1849 - 1926
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from the roses.
Martin Luther King Jr. 1929 - 1968
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.
Akiane Kramarik 1994
When we are inspired, we soar, yet we are focused. That is why inspiration seems so Heavenly.
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.
One of the challenges of life is... to become comfortable being uncomfortable, as we expand and move into new experiences.
Encouragement Quotes: L
D.H. Lawrence 1895 - 1930
The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.
Bruce Lee 1940 - 1973
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
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.
Knowing is not enough... We must apply.
Willing is not enough... We must do.
C.S. Lewis 1898 - 1963
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.
Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Vince Lombardi 1913 - 1970
Individual commitment to a group effort... That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Men respond the leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere.
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.
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
Perfection is not attainable... But, if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
Success is based upon a spiritual quality, a power to inspire others.
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 - 1882
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it. Every arrow that flies, feels the attraction of Earth.
Let us then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate, still achieving, still pursuing. Learn to labour and to wait.
Samuel Longfellow 1819 - 1892
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
Lucretius 99BC - 55BC
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Encouragement Quotes: M
Harvey MacKay 1932
Failure isn't final unless you say it is.
It doesn't matter if they say you can't do it... It only matters if you say you can't.
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.
TEAM= Together Everyone Accomplishes More
Maxwell Maltz 1899 - 1975
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.
Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013
Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.
Sargy Mann 1937
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.
Don't give up. It's not over. The Universe is balanced.
Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.
Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
The only permission, the only validation and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is... our own.
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.
Joshua J. Marine
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Never underestimate the power of love to change lives and your world - love is the doorway to Earth’s Golden Age in full bloom.
David McCullough 1933
Real success is finding your life work in the work that you love.
Michelangelo 1475 - 1564
I am still learning.
(at age 87)
A. A. Milne 1882 - 1956
You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Marilyn Monroe 1926 - 1962
Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.
Michel De Montaigne 1533 - 1592
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Charles de Montesquieu 1689 - 1755
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
Maria Montessori 1870 - 1952
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
We are all equally loved, and equally magnificent, just as we are.
Christopher Morley 1890 - 1957
There is only one rule for being a good talker...
Learn to listen.
There is only one success.. To be able to spend your life in your own way.
Be patient. Like storms, the challenges will pass. Know too, that like the sun, your true Soul self is constantly radiating.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Pirates Of The Carribean
The problem is not the problem...
The problem is your attitude about the problem.
Don't think you are... Know you are.
There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
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.
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.
There is no false hope.. Any hope helps.
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.
Haruki Murakami 1949
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.
Encouragement Quotes: N
Ralph Nader 1934
The best teacher is.. Your last mistake.
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.
Native American - Crow
You already possess everything necessary to become great.
Inner success is the ongoing experience of love, happiness, fulfillment and well-being... the experience of joy in your everyday life.
John Henry Newman 1801 - 1890
Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.
Earl Nightingale 1921 - 1989
Don't let the 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.
Anais Nin 1903 - 1977
Life shrinks or expands in the proportion to one’s courage.
Julian of Norwich 1342 - 1416
All is well with my Soul.
Encouragement Quotes: O
Mary Oliver 1935
Said the river: Imagine everything you can imagine... and then keep on going.
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.
Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.
Encouragement Quotes: P
Arnold Palmer 1929
Whatever game you play, 90 percent of success is from the shoulders up.
Winning isn't everything. But wanting to win is.
Dolly Parton 1946
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
George S. Patton 1885 - 1945
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Success is... how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
Steve Pavlina 1971
The first hour is the rudder of the day.
Norman Vincent Peale 1898 - 1993
Any fact facing us, is not as important as, our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
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.
Katy Perry 1984
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
Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973
Everything you can imagine is real.
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.
Only those who climb... can reach the summit.
Never let life tame your wildest dreams.
Sometimes you become stronger just by turning around and walking away.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
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.
Encouragement Quotes: Q
Nido Qubein 1948
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Encouragement Quotes: R
Fritz Reuter 1810 - 1874
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.
Breathe... Everything is happening exactly as it should be.
Learn to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones that lead you to a better life.
Remain calm... A breakthrough is often preceded by a breakdown.
Stop rehearsing life's failures. Use your beautiful imagination to visualize success.
Jacob Riis 1849 - 1914
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.
Anthony Robbins 1960
Begin to live as though your prayers are already answered.
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.
Every problem is a gift.. Without problems we would not grow.
Focus on where you want to go.
God’s delays are not God’s denials.
Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.
If we keep striving to make things better and we learn from our ’mistakes,’ then we will succeed.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
No problem is permanent, no problem affects my entire life. This too shall pass if I continue to take massive, positive, constructive action.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.
The people who overcome the odds and turn their lives around make three powerful kinds of decisions every day:
1. What to focus on
2. What things mean
3. What to do
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.
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.
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.
You can change anything in your life today by changing your perceptions and changing your actions.
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.
Julia Roberts 1967
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.
Ken Robinson 1950
Imagination is the source of all human achievement.
John D. Rockefeller 1839 - 1937
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.
Jim Rohn 1930 - 2009
Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.
Theodore Roosevelt 1858 - 1919
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried.
The greatest doer must also be a great dreamer.
John Ross 1790 - 1866
Stand fast and remain united and all will soon be well.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1926 - 2004
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.
J.K. Rowling 1965
And so, rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 - 1273
If the house of the world is dark,
Love with find a way to create windows.
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Whatever happens... just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.
Encouragement Quotes: S
Jonas Salk 1914 - 1995
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.
Carlos Santana 1947
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
David Sarnoff 1891 - 1971
Success means the opportunity to experience to the maximum the forces that are within us.
Hard times have shown me more than ever before, how infinitely beautiful and rich life is, in every imaginable way.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 - 1965
Eventually all things fall into place, until then...
Laugh at the confusion
Live for the moments
And know everything happens for a reason.
Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Anton Sertillanges 1863 - 1948
Courage is sustained by calling up anew the vision of the goal.
Dr Seuss 1904 - 1991
Think left and think right and think low and think high,
oh, the things you can think up if only you try.
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.
You're off to great places
Today is your day
Your mountain is waiting
So get on your way.
Robin Sharma 1964
The strength and clarity of your vision will lift you out of the depth of any hardship.
Philip Sidney 1554 - 1586
Either I will find a way...
or I will make one.
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.
Swami Sivnananda 1887 - 1963
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 desperandum march forward hero.
Samuel Smiles 1812 - 1904
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.
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.
Will Smith 1968
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.
Greatness exists in all of us.
The first step is you have to say that you can.
To the world you may just be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.
Sophocles 496BC - 406BC
Look and you will find it..
What is unsought will go undetected.
Horatio Spafford 1828 - 1888
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.
W. Clement Stone
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.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.
Meryl Streep 1949
Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.
Taylor Swift 1989
Be yourself, chase your dreams and just never say never. That's the best advice I could ever give to someone.
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.
Encouragement Quotes: T
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 - 1941
If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
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.
The power of belief, the absolute awesome, incredible power of belief, is the genie in your life.
John Templeton 1912 - 2008
Success then, can be measured by the degree to which he helps and enriches others, even as he is helping himself.
Mother Teresa 1910 - 1997
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
You must not only aim alright, but draw the bow with all your might.
Howard Thurman 1899 - 1981
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.
Paul Tillich 1886 - 1965
Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfil his destiny.
Eckhart Tolle 1948
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.
Brian Tracy 1944
A clear vision backed by definite plansmgives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.
Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
Desmond Tutu 1931
My father used to say.. “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”
Mark Twain 1835 - 1910
They did not know it was impossible...
so they did it.
Lao Tzu 600BC
Be really whole.. And all things will come to you.
If you realize 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.
Encouragement Quotes: U
Samuel Ullman 1840 - 1924
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 center 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.
Encouragement Quotes: V
Virgil 70BC - 19BC
Fortune assists the bold.
They can because they think they can.
If someone says or does something hurtful, call upon heaven for protection and healing.
What seems to be a problem or block is often really a Blessing in disguise.
David Viscott 1938 - 1996
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
Encouragement Quotes: W
Alice Walker 1944
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
J. Donald Walters 1926 - 2013
Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to importance.
You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously.
Neale Donald Walsch 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.
William Arthur Ward 1921 - 1994
Adversity causes some men to break... others to break records.
Four steps to achievement...
Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
Leadership is based on... inspiration, not domination, on cooperation not intimidation.
Optimists... enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbable and attain the impossible.
We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them or build with them.
Booker T. Washington 1856 - 1915
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
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.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which has overcome.
There is no power on Earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Michael P. Watson
Strong people don't put others down... they lift them up.
Alan Watts 1915 - 1973
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
A leader is someone who does it first and then shows others how.
Daniel Webster 1782 - 1852
There is always room at the top.
White Eagle 1840 - 1914
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.
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.
Oprah Winfrey 1954
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
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.
Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917 - 2008
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.
No matter our age, our circumstances, or abilities... Each one of us can create something remarkable with our lives.
Sometimes those who start out the slowest end up going the farthest.
Anthony Douglas Williams
If a thought or an action does not feel right, it is a caution flag from the Soul.
If we seek a positive outcome, we must begin with a positive attitude.
Marianne Williamson 1952
The one good thing about failure is that it makes you consider doing things a different way.
Encouragement Quotes: Y
Malala Yousafzai 1997
One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world.
Encouragement Quotes: Z
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.
Your intuition feels what your eyes can't see... Trust it.
Zig Ziglar 1926 - 2012
People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing... that's why we recommend it daily.
Success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Hans Zimmer 1957
Ideas are not limited by budget, the creative process takes place in your head.
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
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.