Encouragement Quotes

Encouragement quotes are like fuel for a high performance sports car.

What happens when you use bad fuel in an expensive sports car? You'll get very poor performance.

For people our primary fuel for achievement and success are determination and words of encouragement.

Many times the right encouragement will give you the determination to achieve your goals in life.

Elizabeth Harrison said it best:

"Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize."

Encouragement Quotes

You can also think of encouragement and criticism like a car tire. When the tire is fully inflated if is full of encouragement. But when the tire is deflated it is defeated by criticism.

This quote about encouragement from Patti Smith sums it up:

"I've always thrived on the encouragement of others."

Encourage others and they will encourage you.

Quotes About Encouragement

"You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins." 

Jim Stovall


"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. 

Criticize me, and I may not like you. 

Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. 

Encourage me, and I may not forget you."

William Arthur 


"Correction does much, but encouragement does more."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 


"One of the best parts of being a family is that you can encourage one another. You can believe in one another. You can affirm one another." 

Stephen R. Covey 


"You cannot make it as a wandering generality; you must become a meaningful specific."

Zig Ziglar 


"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on for life."

Franklin D. Roosevelt 


"The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimist lends encouragement."

William Ward


"Shoot for the moon. If you don't get there, you'll still be heading for a star."

Willis Reed


"Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."

Zig Ziglar


"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


"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."

Richard Bach


"Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize." 

Elizabeth Harrison


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

Henry David Thoreau


"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 opened for us."

Alexander Graham Bell 


"When someone we love is having difficulty and is giving us a bad time, it's better to explore the cause than to criticize the action."

Zig Ziglar


"The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest of dreams." 

Sidney Madwed


"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement, and we will make the goal."

Jerome Fleishman


"I've always thrived on the encouragement of others."

Patti Smith

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