Encouragement quotes are great for getting yourself and others motivated. Everyone needs encouragement especially when tackling something difficult, physically or emotionally.
I think that words of encouragement are extremely important for children to hear in their everyday life so that they can absorb these constant reminders to add to their 'self-talk', building an inner vocabulary of confidence and self esteem.
Photo: My son Kevin, jumping off a cliff.
When he was younger, I thought Kevin had a phobia of heights as he would not go on the fair rides that went off the ground. I was proved wrong, as when he was fifteen, we went on holiday to Jamaica and he amazed us by wanting to jump off this cliff. There was a bit of a queue, so he had to wait his turn. I remember that one person walked to the edge and took a long time deciding whether or not to make the jump, eventually walking away. Kevin didn't hesitate and after coming out of the water, went straight back up for another go!
George M. Adams 1837 - 1920
We should seize every opportunity to give encouragement.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
John Quincy Adams 1767 - 1848
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
Louisa May Alcott 1832 - 1888
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow them.
Muhammad Ali 1942
Champions aren't made in gyms.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside them...
a desire...a dream...a vision.
Neil Armstrong 1930 - 2012
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Francis Bacon 1561 - 1626
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Success depends on where our intention is.
Bo Bennett 1972 Encouragement Quotes
A dream becomes a goal
when action is taken toward its achievement.
A good leader is one who can tell another how to reach his or her potential. A great leader is one who can help another discover this potential for him or her self.
An objection is not a rejection...
it is simply a request for more information.
Enthusiasm is excitement
with inspiration, motivation and a pinch of creativity.
If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions,
be sure to do something about the answers.
Success is not in what you have,
but in who you are.
Josh Billings 1818 - 1885
Be like a postage stamp...
stick to one thing till you get there.
William Blake 1779 - 1850 Encouragement Quotes
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Ray Bradbury 1920
And you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.
Richard Branson 1950 Encouragement Quotes
Explore this next great frontier where the boundaries between work and higher purpose are merging into one, where doing good really is good for business.
I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.
David Brinkley 1920 - 2003
A successful man is one who can
lay firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Les Brown 1940
Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
Robert Browning 1812 - 1889
A man's reach should exceed his grasp
or what's a heaven for?
John Burroughs 1837 - 1921
The smallest deed
is better than the greatest intention.
Rhonda Byrne 1951 Encouragement Quotes
The life of your dreams, everything you would love to be, do or have,
has always been closer to you than you knew...
because the power to everything you want is inside you.
Stride forward with a firm steady step knowing, with a deep certain inner knowing, that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, that you will achieve every aim.
Herman Cain 1945
Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Joseph Campbell 1904 - 1987
Follow your bliss...
and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
Andrew Carnegie 1835 - 1919 Encouragement Quotes
Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people
to attain uncommon results.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Dale Carnegie 1888 - 1955
and you will be enthusiastic.
Carlos Castaneda 1925 - 1998
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.
Coco Chanel 1883 - 1971
Success is most often achieved by those
who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 1881 - 1955
It's our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits to our abilities do not exist. We are collaborators in creation...the future of the earth is in our hands.
Deepak Chopra 1946
Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.
Winston Churchill 1874 - 1965 Encouragement Quotes
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence
is the key to unlocking our potential.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another
with no loss of enthusiasm.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC - 43BC
Where there's life... There's hope.
Robert Collier 1885 - 1950
The first principle of success is desire - knowing what you want.
Desire is the planting of the seed.
Confucius 551BC - 479BC
Our greatest glory is not never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
Marie du Deffand 1697 - 1780
Anything you want to succeed in,
you can do.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having success in your life.
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.
Leroy Van Dyke 1929
it's what you do with... what you've got.
Thomas Edison 1847 - 1931
Everything comes to those who hustle while they wait.
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.
I think for months and months,
ninety nine times the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time, I am right.
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.
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.
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.
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1900 - 1944 Encouragement Quotes
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.
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.
Anatole France 1844 - 1924
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream,
not only plan, but also believe.
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963
The best way out is always through.
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
Whatever you can do, or dream you can - Begin it.
Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.
Begin it now.
Each new effort brings you closer to the one that might really work.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926
Because you are alive....
Everything is possible.
Edmund Hillary 1919 - 2008
It is not the mountain that we conquer...
Conrad Hilton 1887 - 1979
Enthusiasm is a vital element toward
the individual success of every man or woman.
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