Quotes To Live By: S - Z
The encouragement quotes on this page are all from authors with surnames S to Z. You can find more positive words of encouragement and motivation on the A to C, D to F, G to L, M to R pages and also the Sayings from Unknown Sources.
Encouragement Quotes: S
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.
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.
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.
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 Sivananda 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 deperandum, much 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.
A leader is someone who does it first and then shows others how.
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
Don't try to make children grow up to be like you..
Or they may do it.
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.
Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862
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.
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
Live by your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
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.
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 plans gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.
Winner make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
Mark Twain 1835 - 1910
They did not know it was impossible.. So they did it.
Lao Tzu 600BC
At the centre of your Being you have the answer.. You know who you are and you know what you want.
Be really whole.. And all things will come to you.
Every step is on the path.
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.
Let it be still.. And it will gradually become clear.
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 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.
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 a decision to try.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943
All conditions are temporary.
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.
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.
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.
William Arthur Ward 1921 - 199
Adversity causes some men to break… others to break records.
Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
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 improbably 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.
Daniel Webster 1782 - 1852
There is always room at the top.
White Eagle (Chief) 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.
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.
Anthony Douglas Williams
The determination and conviction to succeed can only come from within.
Marianne Williamson 1952
The one good thing about failure is that it makes you consider doing things a different way.
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.
Walter D. Wintle
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
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.
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.