Encouraging Quotes to Lift You Up

Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul.” (Adams) It doesn’t matter who you are. Even the strongest of us will at some point feel down, depressed, frustrated and tired.

It’s only natural.

But don’t worry, we are here to help lift you up. Simply find inspiration from this collection of 30 awesomely encouraging quotes and you will be back on your feet in no time.

30 Wonderfully Encouraging Quotes


1. 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

2. Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. – Lady Bird Johnson

3. Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here. – Donald Trump

4. 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

5. I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. – Dalai Lama

6. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. – Henry David Thoreau

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

8. If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. – Haim Ginott

9. If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

10. 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

11. Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize. – Elizabeth Harrison

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

13. 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

14. It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. – Epictetus

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

16. Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. – Oprah Winfrey

17. Setbacks are temporary as long as you don’t give up. – Kevin Ngo

18. 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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

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

20. Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless. – Kevin Ngo

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

22. If they can make penicilin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. – Muhammad Ali

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

24. Opportunity is misseed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work – Thomas Edison

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

26. Everyone has a story, make your own worth telling. – Patrick Ricketts

27. If you have no one to encourage you, instead of using that as an excuse for failure, encourage yourself and use that as a reason why you must succeed. – Kevin Ngo

28. Correction does much, but encouragement does more. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

29. Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can. – Unknown

30. 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

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