Words of Encouragement: 39 Quotes For When You Need Them Most

Do you find yourself deeply in need of some words of encouragement?

Everyone does from time to time. Life can get a little dicey sometimes, and it can be difficult to keep yourself sunny and motivated. But sometimes, you just need a change of perspective–and words of encouragement from some truly inspirational people can help you refocus and rejuvenate.

Here are some of our favorite quotes for when you need them most!

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Words of Encouragement For When Life’s Getting You Down

“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

“I’m not saying everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.” ~John Green in his book, Paper Towns

“A diamond is a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” ~Unknown

“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~Shakespeare

“I took a deep breath and listened to the bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.” ~Sylvia Plath

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” ~Anne Frank

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” ~Sigmund Freud

“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being directed to something better.” ~Dr. Steve Marboli

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” ~English Proverb

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill

For When Others Are Getting You Down

“People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like “be realistic.” ~Dylan Moran

“Once in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” ~Alan Keightley

“Do not feel lonely; the entire universe is inside you.” ~Rumi

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” ~Maya Angelou

“There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one.” ~Frances Clark

“When you do something beautiful and nobody notices, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” ~John Lennon

“As people grow up, they realize it’s less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.” ~Lauren Conrad

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” ~Ayn Rand

When You Need Inspiration

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” ~Rumi

“Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, give yourself to it.” ~Buddha

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.” ~John Burroughs

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~Walt Disney

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi

“I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.” ~Abraham Lincoln

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~Albert Einstein

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” ~Zig Ziglar

“You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality.” ~Wayne Dyer

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, find out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” ~T.D. Jakes

Words of Encouragement For When You’re Doubting Yourself or Your Choices

“The what-if’s and the should-have’s will eat your brain.” ~John O’Callaghan

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” ~John Steinbeck

“Never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.” ~Katharine Hepburn

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.” ~Alan Alda

“‘It’s impossible,’ said pride. ‘It’s risky,’ said experience. ‘It’s pointless,’ said reason. ‘Give it a try,’ whispered the heart.” ~Unknown

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

“Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.” ~Mandy Hale

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

“I am always doing what I can’t do so I may learn how to do it.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” ~Earl Nightingale

“A ship is always safe at shore, but that’s not what it’s built for.” ~Albert Einstein


sammy nickallsSammy Nickalls is the Content Manager at Inspiyr.com. She is an avid health nut and a lover of all things avocado. Follow her on Twitter or Pinterest.

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