Encouragement Quotes and Encouraging Words

We've selected the very best encouragement quotes and encouraging words from a huge number of sources. Here are the greatest quotes on encouragement, from some of the most inspirational people who have ever lived, including Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Dr. Seuss.

Aldous Huxley Encouragement Quote:

"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you."
~ Aldous Huxley
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Paulo Coelho Quote on Dealing with Personal Challenges and Troubles:

"There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there."
~ Paulo Coelho
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Abraham Lincoln Encouragement Words:

"It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away.""
~ Abraham Lincoln
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Anonymous Encouragement Quote:

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."
~ Unknown
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Anonymous Encouragement Words:

"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can."
~ Unknown
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Alexander Graham Bell Encouraging Quote:

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
~ Alexander Graham Bell
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William James Encouragement Words:

"He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed."
~ William James
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Encouraging Words:

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. "
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Mary Pickford Encouraging Quote:

"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
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Wally Amos Encouraging Words:

"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
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Richard Bach Encouragement Quote:

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
~ Richard Bach
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Anonymous Encouragement Poem:

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."
~ Unknown
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Japanese Proverb Encouragement Words:

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
~ Japanese Proverb
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Flavia Weedn Encouragement Quote:

"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
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Ivy Baker Priest Encouragement Words:

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. "
~ Ivy Baker Priest
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Winston Churchill Encouragement Quote:

"If you're going through hell, keep going. "
~ Winston Churchill
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Harriet Beecher Stowe Encouraging Words:

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. "
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Hugh Miller Encouragement Quote:

"Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them."
~ Hugh Miller
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"Show me a day when the world wasn't new."

~ Sister Barbara Hance

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Anonymous Encouragement Words:

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. "
~ Unknown
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Dr. Seuss Encouragement Poem:

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"
~ Dr. Seuss
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Col. Harland Sanders Encouraging Quote:

"One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better."
~ Col. Harland Sanders
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Oprah Winfrey Quote on Giving Yourself a Break:

"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure."
~ Oprah Winfrey
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Short Quote Encouraging One To Take Risks:

"Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise."
~ Unknown
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