Encouraging Quotes

Encouraging QuotesEncouraging Quotes are sometimes just what you need or sometimes just what someone else needs! Come to this page to find encouragement for yourself or to send to someone else. When we are feeling less than positive encouraging words have the power to give us perspective, inspiration and the motivation to turn things around. Below are Positivity Toolbox’s favorite encouraging quotes.

“I’m not afraid of storms for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” ~Louisa May

“Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~Rabindranath Tagore

“The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Never allow a person to tell you ‘No’ who doesn’t have the power to say ‘Yes.’” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Normal is in the eye of the beholder.” ~Whoopi Goldberg

“You never find yourself until you face the truth.” ~Pearl Bailey

“Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.” ~Scott Hamilton

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~Marie Curie

“The things we hate about ourselves aren’t more real than things we like about ourselves.” ~Ellen Goodman

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~Sally Berger

“You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

You’re on your own.

And you know what you know.

You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” ~Dr. Seuss

“Enemies are so stimulating.” ~Katharine Hepburn

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” ~Unknown

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” ~Helen Keller

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem!” ~Lauryn Hill

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” ~Aristotle

“This above all, to thine own self be true.” ~William Shakespeare

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” ~Margaret Thatcher

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~Charlotte Bronte

“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” ~Mary Kay Ash

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” ~Helen Keller

“To change who you are, change who you think you are.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“I would rather stay positive and get 50 percent good results, than stay negative and get 100 percent bad results!” ~Joyce Meyer

“It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” ~Sally Kempton

“Life’s problems wouldn’t be called ‘hurdles’ if there wasn’t a way to get over them.” ~Unknown

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” ~Anaïs Nin

“No one knows what he can do until he tries.” ~Publilius Syrus

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts.” ~Nikki Giovanni


“Life is a song – sing it.

Life is a game – play it.

Life is a challenge – meet it.

Life is a dream – realize it.

Life is a sacrifice – offer it.

Life is love – enjoy it.” ~Sai Baba


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot

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

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” ~Michael Jordan

“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.” ~Joseph Campbell

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” ~Wendy Wasserstein

“The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be. Because of all I may become, I will close my eyes and leap.” ~Mary Anne Radmacher

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” ~Marianne Williamson

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“There are no facts, only interpretations.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

“Self-love depressed becomes self-loathing.” ~Sally Kempton

“Don’t let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.” ~Anaïs Nin

“Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


“In the midst of the flurry – clarity.

In the midst of the storm – calm.

In the midst of divided interests – certainty.

In the many roads – a certain choice.” ~Mary Anne Radmacher


“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~Judy Garland

“I do not need anyone’s permission to be my true self.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ~Unknown

“It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” ~Sally Field

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~Marie Curie

“Dare to risk public criticism.” ~Mary Kay Ash

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

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” ~William Allen White

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” ~Veronica A. Shoffstall

“Life may not be the party we hoped for,but while we are here we might as well dance.” ~Unknown

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller

“Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.” ~Thomas Traherne

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” ~Mary Anne Radmacher

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