Words of Encouragement & Uplifting Quotes

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage, but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.
- Elbert Hubbard

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later, a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
- Denis Watley

Don't be afraid your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
- Grace Hansen

What keeps you going isn't some fine destination, but just the road you're on and the fact that you know how to drive.
- Barbara Kingsolver

There is something that is much more scarce something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
- Robert Half

No one can harm the man who does himself no wrong.
- John Chrysostom

Whatever you fear most has no power - it is your fear that has the power.
- Oprah Winfrey

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
- Horace Bushnell

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

This is the start, this is not the end. To that end where do we start.
- Jody Weintraub

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
- Steve Jobs

Death is more universal than life, everyone dies but not everyone lives.
- A. Sachs

Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.
- Thomas a Kempis

Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe. No path is wholly rough.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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

Don't put a limit on what can be accomplished.
- Christopher Reeve

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Sir Winston Churchill

You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated.
- Sir Edmund Hillary

I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future.
- Dan Quayle

Remember, your past mistakes just long enough to profit by them.
- Dan McKinnon

They always say, time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
- Andy Warhol

Nothing is a waste of time, if you use the experience wisely.
- Rodin

For the most part, fear is nothing but an illusion. When you share it with someone else, it tends to disappear.
- Marilyn C. Barrick

Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
- Dr. Robert Schuller

By forgiving and choosing to move on, one takes the power back to morph it into positive energy.
- Eugenia Tripputi

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
- Norman Cousins

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
- Anton Chekhov

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
- Bo Bennett

The man who makes no mistakes, does not usually make anything.
- Edward Phelps

The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave, is to profess courage and act accordingly.
- Corra Harris

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose --not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.
- Anne Sullivan

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
- Heraclitus

We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests and you must win.
- Edward Gibbon

Nothing is so powerful as gentleness, nothing is so gentle as true strength.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Nature arms each man with some faculty which enables him to do easily some feat impossible to any other.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
- Pearl Bailey

The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
- Thomas More

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

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 Weedn

To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.
- Geoffrey F. Abert

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

There's a saying, "It's easy to write songs, but very difficult to write great songs." I'm going through that right now.   
- Bryan Adams

Remember that in giving any reason at all for refusing, you lay some foundation for a future request.
- Arthur Helps

Action is the foundational key to all success.
- Pablo Picasso

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield

Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life.
- Carrie Latet

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
- Doug Firebaugh

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
- Ivy Baker Priest

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
- E. F. Schumacker

Find enthusiasm for the goals your leadership team has set. This quality will lift you to the top of your organization.
- J.J. Goldwag

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.   
- Zig Ziglar

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

There are four questions of value in life. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.
- Johnny Depp

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Hold on to the center and make up your mind to rejoice in this paradise called life.
- Lao-tzu

Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
- James A. Baldwin

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
- Johann von Goethe

Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

It's not easy to find your own way when you believe that you need love, approval, appreciation, or anything from your family. It’s particularly hard when you want them to see things your way.
- Byron Katie

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
- Edwin Way Teale

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Better to be a failure at something you love than a success at something you hate.
- George Burns

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have, than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
- Elbert Hubbard

Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold?
- Shirley Booth

Sometimes attaining the deepest familiarity with a question is our best substitute for actually having the answer.
- Brian Greene

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
- Sherry Anderson

There has never been another you. With no effort on your part you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make.
- Dan Zadra

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
- Jim Rohn

Three billion people on the face of the earth go to bed hungry every night, but four billion people go to bed every night hungry for a simple word of encouragement and recognition.
- Cavett Robert

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