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63 Uplifting Quotes and Words of Encouragement

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We all wish to hear comforting words of encouragement when we need them. Encouraging words give us confidence, strength and motivation in difficult and challenging times.

Listening to words of encouragement or reading them, recharge us with energy. They give us the push and incentive to look forward with hope, and to see the bright side of life.

There are failures and disappointments in life, and obstacles to conquer. At these times, we need comforting and motivating words.

Here are words of encouragement and encouraging quotes to uplift your spirit.

Read a few of these quotes and words of encouragement, any time you need a boost for your confidence.

Words of Encouragement for Every Day

Quotes and encouraging words to make you feel better, stronger, and more confident.

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.” – Jim Hensen

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

“Our power of perseverance is as that of an eagle. We soar above our challengers.” – Ellen J. Barrier

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“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and again and bring their friend.” – Walt Disney

“Keep telling yourself that you can, and you will succeed. Avoid repeating the word ‘cannot’.” – Remez Sasson

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“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”Mark Twain

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“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” – Stephanie Lahar

“As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.” – Margaret Heffernan

“A positive attitude cheers you up when facing obstacles. It gives you the confidence to go on.” – Remez Sasson

“Every goal first started as something in our mind. You have it all within you!” – Deborah Day

“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

“When I’m having a bad day, I pick up my guitar.” – Michelle Branch

“Live the life you’ve dreamed.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be!” –Anne Frank

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“With the new day come new strength and new thoughts.”Eleanor Roosevelt

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams

Empowering Words of Encouragement and Encouraging Quotes

“Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.” – Mary Morrissey

“Helping others, encouraging others, are often acts of kindness that have more meaning than you may realize.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – Jackson Brown, Jr.

“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”Abraham Lincoln

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” –William James

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

“Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.” – Joseph Barbara

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

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“Today I choose to be cheerful and happy, and do the things I love doing.” – Remez Sasson

“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

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

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

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

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Words of Encouragement for Work

Sometimes, you might feel not appreciated enough, not respected, or that you do not get the promotion we expect. Sometimes, you face obstacles. Reading a few words of encouragement can give you the strength to continue.

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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

“If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

“Most of the shadows of this life are standing in one’s own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.” – Alistair Cook

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur

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

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

“Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.” – Joseph Barbara

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” –Dale Carnegie

“A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.” –Percy Ross

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

Words of Encouragement and Quotes for Hard Times

We often need cheering up, pepping up and to be motivated in hard times. An inspiring quote can give us the words of encouragement we need.

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” –Chinese Proverb

“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

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

“Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.”Norman Vincent Peale

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

Encouraging Quotes and Words of Encouragement for Strength

We need encouragement when life is tough, when we face obstacles, and when we need motivation. Here are some encouraging quotes and words to give you inner strength you need.

“The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.”Ernest Hemingway

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” – Vernon Howard

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” –J .K. Rowling

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

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

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