The encouragement quotes on this page are all from authors with surnames G to L. You can find more positive words of encouragement and motivation on the A to C, D to F, M to R, S to Z pages and also the Sayings from Unknown Sources.
Encouragement Quotes: G
Shakti Gawain 1948 – 2018
We need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.
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.
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.
David Lloyd George 1863 – 1945
Don’t be afraid to take big steps. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931
I shall follow the path to wherever my destiny and my mission for Truth shall take me.
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.
When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.
You progress not through improving what has been done, but by reaching toward what has yet to be done.
Andre Gide 1869 – 1951
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Neville Goddard 1905 – 1972
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.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 – 1832
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.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can – Begin it.
Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.
Begin it now.
Vincent van Gogh 1853 – 1890
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
If you hear a voice with you say “You cannot paint” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Each new effort brings you closer to the one that might really work.
A field of infinite possibilities awaits your claim.
Change your thoughts and your focus and you can literally change your world.
You impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations.
Edgar Guest 1881 – 1959
Determination is the thing on which you can depend. It plods along without a swing, but gets there in the end.
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 encouragement quote
Sometimes, just looking up and seeing the Light is enough.
Encouragement Quotes: H
There is no such thing as success or failure, those are expectations of the mind and are in themselves blockages.
Hafiz 1325 – 1389
I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.
The rain will stop, the night will end, the hurt will fade. Hope is never so lost that it can’t be found.
Alex Haley 1921 – 1992
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.
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.
We all suffer. If a man’s wise, he learns from it.
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.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926
Because you are alive…. Everything is possible.
Henry John Heinz 1844 – 1919
To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.
Napoleon Hill 1883 – 1970
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
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 encouragement quote
Edmund Hillary 1919 – 2008
It is not the mountain that we conquer… but ourselves.
Conrad Hilton 1887 – 1979
Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 – 1915
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Your example is far more influential and inspiring than any words of instruction, or threats, or even words of encouragement.
Francis Hutcheson 1694 – 1746
That action is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.
Encouragement Quotes: I
Daisaku Ikeda 1928
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.
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.
Thomas Jefferson encouragement quote
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.
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.
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.
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 encouragement quote
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.