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170+ Encouragement Quotes To Lift Your Spirits

Looking for some uplifting, encouragement quotes? These wise words serve as a guiding light on tough days, motivating us to rise, persevere, and achieve.

Let these quotes inspire you, embrace challenges, and reach new heights.

Remember, each day is a fresh start and a chance to make every moment count.

Let’s dive in and discover the words that resonate with your soul.

Uplifting encouragement quotes

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

2. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

3. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” – Hasidic Proverb

4. “Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.” – Unknown

5. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

6. “Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” – Winston Churchill

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

8. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy T. Bennett

Quotes of encouragement and strength

9.”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

10. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

11. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.” – Robert Tew

12. “The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.” – Swami Sivananda

13. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

14. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

15. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

16. “In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore

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17. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

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

19. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

20. It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” – Dalai Lama

21. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran

22. “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” – Louisa May Alcott

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

24. “Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.” – Lawrence G. Lovasik

25. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley

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26. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

27. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

28. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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29. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison

30. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams

31. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

32. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” – Albert Schweitzer

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33. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

34. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

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

36. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Wise quotes on encouragement to live by

37. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

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39. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

40. “You never fail until you stop trying.” – Albert Einstein

41. “Success is not in what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennett

42. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

43. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

44. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

45. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

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46. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

47. “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi

48. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses

49. “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato

50. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.” – Pele

51. “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” – Tony Robbins

Inspirational quotes for encouragement when you’re having a bad day

52. “The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

53. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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54. “Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits.” – Unknown

55. “Believe in yourself and you can do unbelievable things.” – Unknown

56. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

57. “Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.” – David Goggins

58. “The key to success is to start before you are ready.” – Marie Forleo

59. “Success is not just about making money. It’s about making a difference.” – Unknown

60. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

61. “Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” – Roy T. Bennett

62. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

63. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

64. “Success is not in never failing, but rising every time you fall!” – Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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65. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

66. “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert H. Schuller

67. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” – Unknown

68. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

Encouragement quotes of the day to fuel your creativity

69. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

70. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

71. “Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” – Bruce Garrabrandt

72. “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook

73. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

74. “Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” – Edward de Bono

75. “Creativity is more than just being different… Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” – Charles Mingus

76. “Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

77. “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

78. “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Unknown

79. “Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.” – Osho

80. “Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” – William Plomer

81. “Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” – Dorothy Parker

82. “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

83. “Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.” – Earl Nightingale

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84. To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce

85. “Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.” – Ken Robinson

86. “Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” – Albert Einstein

87. “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” – Edwin Land

Impactful, short encouragement quotes

88. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” – Henry David Thoreau

89. “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

90. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

91. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

92. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

93. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Dan Millman

94. “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” – John Assaraf

95. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down.” – Chantal Sutherland

96. “Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.” – Michael Jordan

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Words of encouragement and support quotes

97. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand

98. “Your mind is powerful, fill it with positive thoughts.” – Unknown

99. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

100. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens.” – Helen Keller

101. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

102. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

103. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

105. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

106. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis

107. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

108. “Success is not the absence of failure; it’s the persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler

109. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

Inspirational encouragement quotes to keep going

110. “The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams.” – Paulo Coelho

111. “Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go.” – Michael Josephson

112. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

113. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

114. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

Life encouragement quotes when you’re stuck and overwhelmed

115. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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

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117. If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

118. “The only thing standing in your way is you.” – Ryan Gosling

119. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

120. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

121. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

122. “The only way out is through.” – Robert Frost

123. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

Positive quotes of encouragement

124. “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” – Winston Churchill

125. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

126. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton

127. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S Lewis

128. “Impossible is just an opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

129. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey

130. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

131. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

132. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore

133. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

Everyday encouragement quotes

134. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

135. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

136. The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama

137. “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell

138. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

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

140. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

141, “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

142. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

143. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford

Powerful short quotes of encouragement

144. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

145. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

146. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

147. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

148. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

149. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

150. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

151. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

152. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

153. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

Inspirational quotes of encouragement to keep pushing

154. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot

155. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

156. “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

157. “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy

158. “The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” – Michelle Obama

159. “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.” – Jillian Michaels

160. “The secret of our success is that we never, ever give up.” – Wilma Mankiller

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

162. “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” – George Whitefield

163. “Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.” – Unknown

164. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

165. “The only thing you should ever quit is giving up.” – Steve Pfiester

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166. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser

Positive encouragement quotes

167. “You are never too young to dream big.” – Unknown

168. “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle

169. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes.” – Wade Boggs

170. “The positivity in our life is a function of our thinking. So think positive, stay positive!” – Unknown

171. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

172. A positive mind finds opportunity in everything. A negative mind finds fault in everything.” – Unknown

173. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama

174. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

175. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

176. “Your positivity can become a castle around you which will protect you from the arrow of negativity.” – Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu

Best encouragement quotes of all time

177. “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – Napoleon Hill

178. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

179. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

180. “The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.” – Unknown

181. “Dream it. Believe it. Build it.” – Unknown

182. “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown

Final thoughts

Life is full of challenges and obstacles, but it’s also full of opportunities and potential.

These encouragement quotes serve as a reminder to never give up, to keep pushing forward and to embrace the journey with positivity and determination.

So whatever you’re facing, whether it’s a new adventure or a tough day, remember these words of encouragement and let them guide you towards success and happiness.

You’ve got this!

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