Encouraging Quotes

Do you feel like you could use a pick-me-up? Whatever you’re going through, these inspirational quotations will remind you that we all face challenges in life, but the best things in life come through perseverance.

Remember that things may change in an instant, whether you’ve just had another setback pursuing your aspirations, been rejected by someone you care about, experienced tragedy, or are simply exhausted from the ups and downs of this trip we call life.

All you must do is keep moving ahead, even when it seems easier to lay down and give up.

Here are some inspirational quotes that can perhaps give you a boost when you need it, no matter what you’re going through in life. Many of these motivational quotations originate from people who have achieved amazing success in life, and they, like you, have experienced times when everything seemed hopeless. So, today, raise your spirits and turn things around!

55+ Quotes of Encouragement to Enhance Your Confidence

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.― J.R.R. Tolkien

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.― J.R.R. Tolkien

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


Don’t let the muggles get you down.― J.K. Rowling

Don't let the muggles get you down.― J.K. Rowling

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.― Richard Bach

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.― Richard Bach

Often we women are risk averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women need more seasoned women to provide that encouragement, to take a risk, to go for it. Once a glass ceiling is broken, it stays broken.___Jennifer Grahnolm


This too shall pass.___Persian Sufi Poets

This too shall pass.___Persian Sufi Poets

I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.___Audrey Hepburn


When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there.___Unknown

When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there.___Unknown

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.― Steve Martin

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.― Steve Martin

You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.― Joel Osteen


You can get a thousand no’s from people, and only one “yes” from God.― Tyler Perry

You can get a thousand no's from people, and only one "yes" from God.― Tyler Perry

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.___Stephen King


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

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

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


Fall seven times, stand up eight.___Japanese Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight.___Japanese Proverb

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.― Ed Sheeran


I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.― Frida Kahlo

I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive.― Frida Kahlo

Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…― Robert Fulghum


Come friends, it’s not too late to seek a newer world.― Alfred Lord Tennyson

Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world.― Alfred Lord Tennyson

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.___Helen Keller


A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.___Unknown

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.___Unknown

Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.___Anne Frank


Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.___Calvin Coolidge


In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.– Albert Einstein

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.– Albert Einstein

The best revenge is massive success.___Frank Sinatra


Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. – Unknown

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. – Unknown

There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.___Washington Irving


God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.___Henry Beecher

God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.___Henry Beecher

Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.____Rainer Rilke


If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.___David Allen

If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.___David Allen

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. – Bernard Baruch


If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.___Latin Proverb


God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.___John Aughey

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.___John Aughey

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.– William James


Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.___H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.___H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.___Jerome Fleishman


It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.___Garrison Keillor


He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.___Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.___Friedrich Nietzsche

When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.___John F. Kennedy


Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.___Edwin Markham


When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.___Franklin D Roosevelt


If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.___Flavia


You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor.___Aristotle


I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. – Mother Teresa


When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.___Les Brown


Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.___Corrie Boom


Never regret something that once made you smile.___Amber Deckers


It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.___Oprah Winfrey


Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.___Edmund Burke


Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. – Ben Spock


What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.___Richard Bach


If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.___Mary Pickford


It doesn’t matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it’s important to realize that whatever you’re doing, it’s your first attempt at it.___Wally Amos


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.___Henry David Thoreau


Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.___Charles Swindoll


Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.___Walt Disney


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