Encouragement is the wick in the candle of life.
If there is anything that can turn a bad day around, it is a little tap of encouragement on the shoulder. Life can be hard at times, unfair or unforgiving; bogging us down by every inch. We may feel the coldness of despair or hopelessness looming over us. We may even convince ourselves that we have lost it already. But as they say, "the darker the night, the brighter the stars." With the help of a few words of encouragement such as these, we can nudge ourselves forward, and pull ourselves from the murky waters of self-doubt and pessimism. Life is great and living it is a great sense of encouragement in itself. So, with that thought in mind, let us find ourselves some encouragement and hope from the quotes penned below.
Inspiring and Motivating Quotes
The following list of quotes are not just motivating, but make you think outside the box. Life is difficult, but a few encouraging words can make all the difference in the world.
Pray, and let God worry.
Dream big and dare to fail.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
The best way out is always through.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Stones and sticks are thrown only at fruit-bearing trees.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
You need to be buried deep in the dirt before you can find your bloom.
Just pick a goal and stick to it; no big complicated secret.
Richelle E. Goodrich
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
And no, we don't know where it will lead. We just know there's something much bigger than any of us here.
Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
Dig within. Within is the wellspring of good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Regardless of the shadows that cross the moon to make it appear less than it is, to the moon, it is always full. So it is with us.
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
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.
But I've bought a big bat.
I'm all ready, you see.
Now my troubles are going
To have troubles with me!
Leaving you with one more thoughtful and encouraging quote, "No one, in this world, can give you the gift of a genuine encouragement, better than the inner you!"