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200+ Encouraging Quotes to Help You Keep Going

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Lead Contributor
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Turn those lemons into freshly squeezed lemonade with these excellent encouraging quotes as your motivation.

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When things get hard, these quotes can help you pull through.

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According to a survey by the American Psychological Association, 44% of adults in the US reported that their stress levels have increased over the past 5 years.

In that regard, sharing encouraging quotes can be a powerful tool for helping people cope with stress and anxiety.

What are the benefits of reading these encouraging quotes?

Once you read these deep quotes about encouragement, you’ll have the ability to move mountains and set your sights on anything you put your mind to!

We may feel bad that something did not go as planned, or we may struggle with why something did not work.

We may not understand why we were passed up for the promotion this time or why people did not respond with enthusiasm to something we were sure they were going to love.

No matter the reason, sometimes all it takes are some quotes of encouragement to remind us:

  • It is all going to be OK
  • We will figure things out
  • Everything really happens for a purpose

These will also help give you the perfect words to encourage those around you who might need a little help to keep going.

Below is a list of encouraging quotes from people far better than I at providing you the motivation and inspiration that you need to lift you up and get you headed in the right direction.

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Encouraging quotes for when life gets tough

According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, employees who received messages of support and encouragement from their managers experienced lower levels of stress and higher levels of job satisfaction.

The study suggests that encouraging quotes can be a useful tool for managers and leaders to inspire and motivate their teams.

1. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

Encouraging quotes on never giving up

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2. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

Encouraging quotes to fuel your journey

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3. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” – Greg Anderson

Encouraging quotes to help you face anything

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4. “Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

Encouraging quotes about stepping stones

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5. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

Encouraging quotes about improving the world

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Encouraging quotes to keep you moving forward

A study by the University of Pennsylvania found that optimism and positive thinking can have a direct impact on physical health, with participants reporting fewer symptoms of illness and better overall health.

This highlights the importance of encouraging quotes and their potential impact on well-being.

6. “Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.” – Democritus

Encouraging quotes to keep you going

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7. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

Encouraging quotes to keep you focused

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8. “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” – Bruce Barton

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9. “Be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

Encouraging quotes about self belief

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10. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

Encouraging quotes about change

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Quotes of encouragement to help you face anything today

A study by the University of Pennsylvania found that people who were exposed to positive quotes from famous role models were more likely to engage in healthy behaviors, such as exercising regularly and eating well.

The study points out that sharing quotes of encouragement can have a tangible impact on people’s actions.

11. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

Encouraging quotes about progress

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12. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain

Encouraging Quotes that will make your day

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13. “When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.” – Byron Katie
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Encouraging quotes to erase your pain

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14. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy.” – Groucho Marx

Encouraging quotes to empower you

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15. “I’ve always loved journaling as a way to clear my mind. Whether I’m traveling or at home, the first thing I do when I wake up is pull out my notebook and record positive things that have happened to me as well as uplifting thoughts.” – Gloria Reuben

Encouraging quotes to uplift you

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Encouraging quotes to inspire progress

A study by the University of Michigan found that individuals who practice positive self-talk, such as repeating encouraging quotes to themselves, experience less negative emotions and greater psychological well-being. 

This suggests that encouraging quotes can be an effective tool for improving mental health outcomes.

16. “Precious’ is strangely uplifting. It goes down into the valley but it also goes to the mountain tops. A lot of difficult realities are explored in ‘Precious,’ but the peaks make the valleys and the valleys make the peaks.” – Geoffrey S. Fletcher

Encouraging quotes to uplift you

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17. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

Encouraging quotes to inspire progress

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18. “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins

encouraging quotes about consistent action

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19. “A constructive, useful life, good works, and good relationships are as valid as writing poetry or inventing a machine. Anything that one does well and obtains satisfaction from is a good enough reason for living. To be a decent human being that people like and feel better for knowing is enough.” – Robert Gould

Encouraging quotes about work

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20. “A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.” – Albert Einstein

Encouraging quotes about purpose

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Encouraging quotes to inspire you to success

A study by the University of Iowa found that individuals who view setbacks as opportunities for growth and learning, rather than failures, are more likely to persevere and achieve their goals. 

This suggests that encouraging quotes that promote a growth mindset and resilience can be a powerful tool for overcoming obstacles.

21. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain

Encouraging quotes to inspire success

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22. “I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” – Henry Rollins

Encouraging quotes on being yourself

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23. “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” Napoleon Hill

Encouraging quotes to help you achieve your dreams

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24. “Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” – Ralph Marston

Encouraging quotes to keep you focused

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25. “Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” – L.M. Montgomery

Encouraging quotes to keep you winning

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Encouraging quotes to help you overcome obstacles

A study by the University of Cambridge found that individuals who practice self-compassion, such as offering themselves encouraging words and thoughts, are more likely to experience positive emotions and greater psychological well-being. 

This suggests that encouraging quotes that promote self-compassion can be a powerful tool for improving mental health outcomes.

26. “I Won’ is not a love song. It’s just me uplifting women in general. I’m giving women the power to treat themselves as a trophy – to show that and know it in yourself and be confident – because when they do that, whoever they’re with is winning.” – Nayvadius Cash

Encouraging quotes about confidence

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27. “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” Mario Fernandez

Encouraging quotes to help you shine

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28. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” – John Lennon

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29. “Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.”Alice Walker

Encouraging quotes about positive change

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30. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

Encouraging quotes to keep you moving

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Quotes of encouragement to keep you moving

In a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, more than half of respondents reported that the current political climate is a significant source of stress.

Encouraging quotes can serve as a source of comfort and inspiration during stressful times.

31. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

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32. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

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33. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

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34. “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” – Karen E. Quinones Miller

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35. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

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Quotes of encouragement to help you win

A study by the University of Warwick found that happy workers are 12% more productive than their unhappy counterparts.

Encouraging quotes can help boost morale and improve productivity, making them a valuable tool in the workplace.

36. “I think Romeo and Juliet is uplifting. That’s how much a son wishes to avenge his father. That is how much two young people can love each other.” – Ben Kingsley

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37. “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” – Les Brown

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38. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

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39. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Mary Dunbar

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40. “Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.”— Nicole Kidman

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Encouraging quotes to inspire you on your journey

41. “If I persist long enough I will win.” – Og Mandino

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42. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”— Michael Altshuler

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43. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” – Henry David Thoreau

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44. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”― Roy T. Bennett

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45. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

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Quotes of encouragement for when things get tough

46. “Don’t give up on believing things can and will get better, even if they seem to be getting worse.”― Yedidah Spann

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47. “There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman

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48. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Steve Martin

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49. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” – Elon Musk

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50. “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.” – Joel Osteen

51. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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Quotes of encouragement for when you feel low

52. “Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.” – Christopher Reeve

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53. “The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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54. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”― Zig Ziglar

55. “Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.” – Helen Keller

56. “Don’t let anyone convince you, ever again, that you’re nothing without them.”― Julia Ash

57. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

58. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”― Confucius

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59. “You’re on your way, my man. Keep going.”― Vincent H. O’Neil

60. “I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.” – George Burns

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Encouraging quotes to inspire you toward your goals

61. “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

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62. “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”― Arthur C. Clarke

63. “Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” – William Arthur Ward

64. “Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.”― Miguel de Unamuno

65. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

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Quotes of encouragement to inspire and motivate

66. “The more the panic grows, the more uplifting the image of a man who refuses to bow to the terror.” – Ernst Junger

67. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein

68. “Everything is hard before it is easy.”― Goethe J.W.

69. “The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.” – Bono

70. “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” – Joseph Campbell

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Quotes of encouragement to brighten your day

71. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller

72. “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

73. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

74. “I try to make my mood uplifting and peaceful, then watch the world around me reflect that mood.” – Yaya DaCosta

75. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

76. “Listening to music is such an uplifting, spiritual thing. It’s far-fetched to some – I understand that. But the way dance music brings people together, it’s not a big stretch from hymns.” – Kaskade

77. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote

78. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

79. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

80. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Encouraging quotes that offer inspiration and comfort

81. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

82. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

83. “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin

84. “Belief creates the actual fact.”— William James

85. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

86. “An uplifting sense of purpose is more than an impetus for individual accomplishment, it is also a necessary insurance policy against expediency and impropriety.” – Gary Hamel

87. “Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

88. “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

89. “You can be everything. You can be the infinite amount of things that people are.”— Kesha

90. “Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

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Quotes of encouragement to inspire and teach

91. “The first step is you have to say that you can.” – Will Smith

92. “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” – Joseph Campbell

93. “How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.” – Norman Vincent Peale

94. “I want people to see that the cosmic perspective is simultaneously honest about the universe we live in and uplifting, when we realize how far we have come and how wonderful is this world of ours.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

95. “Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.” – Napoleon Hill

96. “It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important.” – Ian Mcewan

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97. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

98. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

99. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

100. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn

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Encouraging quotes to make your day better

101. “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” – Buckminster Fuller

102. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman

103. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”– Hans Christian Andersen

104. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” —Bertrand Russell

105. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama

106. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale

107. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”– Robert Frost

108. “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” —Thomas Jefferson

109. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”– Robert Collier

110. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou

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Encouraging quotes to overcome obstacles

111. “A big part of being a well-adjusted person is accepting that you can’t be good at everything.”– Kelly Williams Brown

112. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” —Amelia Barr

113. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James

114. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” —Malala Yousafzai
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115. “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”– Jacques Prevert

116. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”— Malala Yousafzai

117. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”– Confucius

118. “I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.” —Gustave Flaubert

119. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” —Wilma Rudolph

120. “I dwell in possibility.” —Emily Dickinson

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Encouraging quotes to inspire progress

121. “Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up.” – Ryan Reynolds

122. “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.”— Frank Ocean

123. “Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.” – Maxwell Maltz

124. “If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.”— Thomas Jefferson

125. “Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

126. “Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”— Imam Ali

127. “Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to our eyes. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.” –Brooke Foss Westcott

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128. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”— Walter Bagehot

129. “Something good comes out of every crisis.” – Dave Pelzer

130. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”— Earl Nightingale

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Encouraging quotes to elevate your mind

131. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland

132. “I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” — Anne Frank

133. “I think the best way to have confidence is not to allow everyone else’s insecurities to be your own.” — Jessie J
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134. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

135. “When you notice that you’re having negative thoughts about how all of this is going to pan out, you need to remind yourself that you are not a very good fortune teller.” — Donna W. Hill

136. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

137. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” — Oprah

138. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

139. “Keep your sunny side up, keep yourself beautiful, and indulge yourself.” — Betsey Johnson

140. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

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141. “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” – Oprah Winfrey

142. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

143. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino

144. “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi

145. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

146. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

147. “It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.” –Kenneth J Hutchins

148. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

149. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

150. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

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151. “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa

152. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” — Catherine Cook

153. “How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” – Seth Godin

154. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

155. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” — Malala Yousafzai

156. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

157. “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” — Blake Lively

158. “Everything you can imagine is real.”― Pablo Picasso

159. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart

160. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt

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Encouraging quotes that will help you reach your full potential

161. “When you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.” — Banksy

162. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller

163. “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” — Jon Acuff

164. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg

165. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”Winston Churchill

166. “I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.” — Esie de Wolfe

167. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry Truman

168. “The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.” –Bette Davis

169. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

170. “Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” — Grace Coddington

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Encouraging quotes to keep you going

171. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.” – Patti Smith

172. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

173. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald

174. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

175. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

176. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

177. “Not having the best situation, but seeing the best in your situation is the key to happiness.” – Marie Forleo

178. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link

179. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

180. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H.G. Wells

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181. “Even small positive shifts in thinking, create huge results if you are consistent in your efforts.”― Nanette Mathews

182. “Don’t wait for the right moment. Just get started and learn along the way.”― Garima Soni

183. “The grind you go through glorifies your greatness.”― Hiral Nagda

184. “Anyone can start a marathon. Only the strongest will finish it, even after they fall.”― Gena Showalter

185. “It’s the little things that keep us going.”― Richie Norton

186. “Don’t resist the growing pains, push through them.”― Germany Kent

187. “Never allow situations and people to halt your mission.”― Hiral Nagda

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188. “Always remember that motivation gets you moving, but determination keeps you going.”
Dr. Prem Jagyasi

189. “Keep your head up. Move forward. Keep going.”― Alex Trebek

190. “A bad day doesn’t cancel out a good life. Keep going.”― Richie Norton

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Encouraging quotes for hard times

191. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

192. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” — Epictetus

193. “He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.” – William Samuel Johnson

194. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ― Roy T. Bennett

195. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela

196. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Gibran

197. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert Schuller

198. “Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.” — Zig Ziglar

199. “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

200. “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.” — William J. Brennan, Jr.

Encouraging quotes for work

201. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” —George Lorimer

202. “Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

203. “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.”—Tricia Cunningham

204. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” – Dale Carnegie

205. “Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” —Farrah Gray

206. “You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.” – Irish Proverb

207. “Light tomorrow with today.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning

208. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

209. “Make each day your masterpiece.” —John Wooden

210. “Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.” –
Haile Gebrselassie

Encouraging Quotes To Find Daily Motivation

211. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new” ― Albert Einstein

212. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” — B.B. King

213. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” – Plutarch

214. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” – Vladimir Lenin

215. “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth

216. “Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” — Mason Cooley

217. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

218. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” — Helen Hayes

219. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

220. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

Encouraging Quotes To Help You Overcome Fear Of Failure

221. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” ― Demi Lovato

222. “Don’t aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally.” ― David Frost

223. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ― A.A. Milne

224. “Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.” ― Brittany Burgunder

225. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” ― Helen Keller

226. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” ― Rosa Parks

227. “All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them.” ― Viola Davis

228. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” ― Thomas Paine

229. “When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything.” ― Todd Kashdan

230. “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” ― Alice Morse Earle

Encouraging Quotes To Help You Achieve Your Dreams

231. “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.” ― Criss Jami

232. “We are surrounded by adversity but we shall triumph because we have a greater spirit.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

233. “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” ― Janice Trachtman

234. “Our lives are the Journey we take to find our true selves!” ― Alyssa Gonzalez

235. “If you believe in your dream with all your heart, you can achieve it.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

236. “If you are willing to be present on the good days,be ready to learn from the bad days.” ― Ian Osebe

237. “Start from today, Or there will be no tomorrow.” ― Abed Rahmani

238. “Life is about discovering your passion and creating a fire to burn inside of you. Let your passion drive you!” ― Chris Burkmenn

239. “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” ― William Wordsworth

240. “With diligence, discipline and determination you can fulfill the dream.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

Encouraging Quotes To Lift You Up

241. “A warrior must only take care that his spirit is never broken” – Shissai

242. “But where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.” – Inazo Natube

243. “It’s not about being superhuman, it’s about realizing that being human is super!” – Sadhguru

244. “There has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free.” – Alexander the Great

245. “The question isn’t who is going to let me: it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

246. “There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within.” – Miyamoto Musashi

247. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

248. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

249. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

250. “The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.” – Eddie Vedder

Encouraging Quotes To Motivate You Towards Success

251. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

252. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” — Carol Burnett

253. “It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.” — Queen Elizabeth II

254. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney

255. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau

256. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle

257. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” — W. Clement Stone

257. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” ― Stephanie Lahart

258. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” — Napoleon Hill

259. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi

260. “Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.” — Mallika Tripathi

Encouraging Quotes To Give You Hope

261. “The person with the Greatest HOPE, has the Greatest INFLUENCE.” ― Bill Johnson

262. “The key to happiness is forgiveness, forgiving ourselves most of all.” ― Michelle Muriel

263. “I was proud of myself for how well I ‘managed’ and refused to give up on my dreams.” ― Kristen Butler

264. “Don’t despair, determined to keep going.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

265. “Whatever difficulty you may faced, do not get discouraged.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

266. “You are more than your pain; you are more than your losses; you are simply waiting to explode with magnificent vibrations.” ― Amelia Rose

267. “Allow your dreams to shower your aspirations, and allow your hopes to be a source of encouragement.” ― Shaa Zainol

268. “PRAY without ceasing’ and take praise breaks all throughout your day!” ― DeBorrah K. Ogans

269. “Always be true to yourself and follow your dreams!” ― LaDonna M. Cook

270. “It’s faith that will take you through and determination that will drive you.” ― Jonathan Anthony Burkett

Encouraging Quotes To Make You Courageous

271. “I’ve always thrived on the encouragement of others.” — Patti Smith

272. “Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

273. “Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.” — Dale Carnegie

274. “There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.” — Alexander Woollcott

275. “Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” — Donald Trump

276. “With our own shortcomings, we are in no position to judge anyone else. The best way to forget the faults of others is to remember our own.” — Nicky Gumbel

277. “The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life, is the moment you gain the power to change ANYTHING in your life.” — Hal Elrod

278. “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” — James A. Garfield

279. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” — Oscar Wilde

280. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” — Edmund Hillary

Which of these encouraging quotes was your favorite?

It’s normal to feel down and out sometimes.

But rest assured that whatever it is that you’re facing now, you’ll be alright.

Things have a way of resolving themselves when we least expect it.

So just keep your chin up and keep these quotes of encouragement in your pocket (or tablet). 😉

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Which of the quotes was your favorite?

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  1. Megha Adlakha

    February 3, 2021 at 10:26 AM

    These quotes boosted me so much. Thank you for this encouragement.

  2. Crissy

    November 6, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    I love all quotes I can’t choose a favourite. They are very inspiring and teaches values about life

  3. Kris Phelps

    March 14, 2019 at 7:26 PM

    Hi Dr. Martinez,

    My favorite was this one:

    “In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

    I had to go through one of the toughest moments of my life before I realized how much opportunity I had sitting right in front of me. It was a very eye-opening time in my life and I’m so happy I went through it.

    • Dr. Nikki Martinez

      March 16, 2019 at 9:13 PM

      I love that. Thank you so much for sharing. – Dr. Nikki Martinez

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