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Encouragement Quotes - Encouragement provides the inspiration and moral strength one needs in times of difficulties. When you’re encouraging, you’re instilling courage. Motivative assurances like “Don’t lose hope”, “I believe you can do it,” make distressed souls shore up courage and face difficulties boldly rather than thinking about surrender.
Here are some encouraging quotes that will give the much-needed moral boost to the people sulking in depression.
“Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment”.
- Bill Walsh
“An actor remembers his first piece of published praise. It is written on his heart”.
- Conrad Veidt
“At the end of the day, can you look back and say to yourself, "Today, my mother would be proud of me because I gave it all I had"? If you can, you will have had a very good day. And if you can do this every day, you will have a very good life.”
“Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise”.
- Wendell Phillips
“There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise”.
- Mary Kay Ash
“People ask for criticism, but they only want praise”.
- W. Somerset Maugham
“You can’t let praise or criticism gets to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one”.
- John Wooden
“We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that”.
- William Penn
“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down”.
- Mary Pickford
“It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame”.
- Thomas Fuller
“The important thing to me is that I’m not driven by people’s praise and I’m not slowed down by people’s criticism. I’m just trying to work at the highest level I can”.
- Russell Crowe
“Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child”.
- Phyllis McGinley
“When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters one represents danger and the other represents opportunity”.
- John F. Kennedy
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism”.
- Norman Vincent Peale
“It doesn’t matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it’s important to realize that whatever you’re doing, it’s your first attempt at it”.
- Wally Amos
“Nine tenths of education is encouragement”.
- Anatole France
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“I’ve always thrived on the encouragement of others.
- Patti Smith
“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
“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings”.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“When one door closes another door opens;
but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door,
that we do not see the ones which open for us”.
Alexander Graham Bell
“A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise”.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success”.
- Alec Waugh
“Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly”.
- Publilius Syrus
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”
“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! And what you potential is.”
- Anne Frank
“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever- the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.”
“The best revenge is massive success.”
“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
“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.”
“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
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“A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.”
- John C. Maxwell
“Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge.”
- Fritz Perls
“If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it - young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous - is changed by it.”
- John C. Maxwell
“Friendly people are caring people, eager to provide encouragement and support when needed most.”
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
“Encouragement of higher education for our youth is critical to the success of our collective future.”
- Charles B. Rangel
“No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement, because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.”
- Amy Tan
“I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves.”
- Joyce Maynard