Quotes About Encouragement

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Paulo Coelho
“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, The Fifth Mountain

C. JoyBell C.
“We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.”
C. JoyBell C.

J.K. Rowling
“Don't let the muggles get you down.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Steve Maraboli
“How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Richard Bach
“Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.”
Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Roy T. Bennett
“Don't Just

Don't just learn, experience.
Don't just read, absorb.
Don't just change, transform.
Don't just relate, advocate.
Don't just promise, prove.
Don't just criticize, encourage.
Don't just think, ponder.
Don't just take, give.
Don't just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don't just hear, listen.
Don't just talk, act.
Don't just tell, show.
Don't just exist, live.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

E.B. White
“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people - people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book."

[Letters of Note; Troy (MI, USA) Public Library, 1971]”
E.B. White

Joel Osteen
“You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.”
Joel Osteen

Ed Sheeran
“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.”
Ed Sheeran

Steve Martin
“Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.”
Steve Martin, Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

Stephen R. Covey
“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and
he will become as he can and should be.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Tyler Perry
“You can get a thousand no's from people, and only one "yes" from God.”
Tyler Perry

Karen Marie Moning
“It's just that in the Deep South, women learn at a young age that when the world is falling apart around you, it's time to take down the drapes and make a new dress.”
Karen Marie Moning, Faefever

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."

(Letter to A.F. Oeser, Nov. 9, 1768)”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Early and Miscellaneous Letters of J. W. Goethe: Including Letters to His Mother. With Notes and a Short Biography

Robert Fulghum
“Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...”
Robert Fulghum

T.F. Hodge
“Head up, heart open. To better days!”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Alfred Tennyson
“Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world.”
Alfred Tennyson

Criss Jami
“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Roy T. Bennett
“Be an Encourager: When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Good Poems for Hard Times

Anne Lamott
“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he'd had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Morgan Matson
“...You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can't do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it's just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard...”
Morgan Matson, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Criss Jami
“A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Gary Chapman
“Encouragement requires empathy and seeing the world from your spouse's perspective. We must first learn what is important to our spouse. Only then can we give encouragement. With verbal encouragement, we are trying to communicate, "I know. I care. I am with you. How can I help?" We are trying to show that we believe in him and in his abilities. We are giving credit and praise.”
Gary Chapman, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

Neil Gaiman
“If you make art, people will talk about it. Some of the things they say will be nice, some won’t. You’ll already have made that art, and when they’re talking about the last thing you did, you should already be making the next thing.


If bad reviews (of whatever kind) upset you, just don’t read them. It’s not like you’ve signed an agreement with the person buying the book to exchange your book for their opinion.

Do whatever you have to do to keep making art. I know people who love bad reviews, because it means they’ve made something happen and made people talk; I know people who have never read any of their reviews. It’s their call. You get on with making art.”
Neil Gaiman

Kevin Smith
“Remember: It costs nothing to encourage an artist, and the potential benefits are staggering. A pat on the back to an artist now could one day result in your favorite film, or the cartoon you love to get stoned watching, or the song that saves your life. Discourage an artist, you get absolutely nothing in return, ever.”
Kevin Smith, Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

Deborah Brodie
“Temptation is not to be feared, but controlled.”
Deborah Brodie

Criss Jami
“With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

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