Encouragement Quotes and Sayings
A smile of encouragement at the right moment may act like sunlight on a closed- up flower; it may be the turning point for a struggling life.
I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A word of encouragement is as refreshing as a cold drink on a hot summer day.
One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own.
– John O’Donohue
Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
– Elizabeth Harrison
You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.
– Jim Stovall
You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.
– John Wooden
Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
– Robert Martin
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
This haven is for all who do not mind a word of encouragement.
It’s for those who choose to live their lives building and not destroying.
Your life influences someone.
There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.
– Eugene Kennedy
Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you’re not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!
– Joyce Meyer
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
– Anatole France
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
– Yehuda Berg
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don’t get what you expect.
– Victoria Osteen
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
– William Arthur Ward
There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
– George Matthew Adams
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
– Charles Schwab