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Encouraging Quotes

If you need some encouraging quotes to help give you a lift back up, then here are some that may help. We all get hit and knocked down in life. It’s just part of the experience but it’s really not about avoiding these hits; it’s about being able to get back up every time you are knocked down. It’s not always easy to want to get back up. Often times, it’s a lot easier to just stay down but whether you stay down or get back up, life will still go on so you might as well fight.

Whatever you may be going through in your life, I hope these encouragement quotes will help you out at least a little bit. If you happen to know of any good phrases that fit this category, I encourage you to add them in the comments section below where you’ll find a lot more quotes. Thanks.

If you’re looking for some encouragement and need more than just quotations, check out: Let’s Do This! It’ll do the job.

Here’s a video I made using a few lines from the book:

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.”

~Les Brown~

“Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can.”


“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”


“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

~Winston Churchill~

“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”


“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.


“Life is tough, but you must be tougher.”


“This too shall pass.”

~Persian Sufi poets~

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”

~Henry David Thoreau~

“Encourage your kids because you have no idea what they are truly capable of.”


“Whatever you’re going through, many others have not only experienced the same but got out of it just fine.”


“Encourage those around you by never giving up on your dreams.”


“Whenever you feel like giving up, remember why you set this goal in the first place.”


“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.”

~Anne Frank~

“Every failure is a step closer to success.”


“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”


“Fighting for your dreams isn’t always easy but it’s so worth it.”


“Setbacks are temporary as long as you don’t give up.”

~Kevin Ngo~

“Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”

~Les Brown~

“The best revenge is massive success.”

~Frank Sinatra~

“If you have no one to encourage you, instead of using that as an excuse for failure, encourage yourself and use that as a reason why you must succeed.”

~Kevin Ngo~

“Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.”

~Kevin Ngo~

“Every day, a new opportunity to decide where your next step will go is given to you. Your future will be determined by the accumulation of these daily decisions. You control your steps and therefore your destiny, so choose wisely.”

~Kevin Ngo~

“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.”

~Vince Lombardi~

“A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t.”


“Until you run out of pages, there’s still room to write an epic ending.”

~Kevin Ngo~

“It’s better to start over than to give up entirely.”

~Kevin Ngo~

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”

~John Holmes~

“Encourage yourself by encouraging others. It’s tough to encourage others without lifting your own spirits up.”

~Kevin Ngo~

“To encourage someone is to help instill courage in them so that they can stand up and keep pressing forward.”

~Kevin Ngo~

“Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.”

~James Allen~

“Do just once what others say you can’t do and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.”

~James R. Cook~

“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”

~Calvin Coolidge~

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”

~Mary Anne Radmacher~

“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.”

~C.S. Lewis~

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  1. It's better to fail on principles than to win on lies.

  2. Never never never never never give up.
    -Winston Churchill

  3. Never say never cos disability is not inabillity

  4. 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

    1. Wow,this is so touching.

    2. This should be in the list!

  5. If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything,but if you tell a lie you have to remember everything.

    1. OMG
      That is so true

  6. Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine

  7. you are worth what you know.

  8. The future belongs to those who prepare for it today

  9. Life if like a penny, you can spend it any way you want, but you can only spend it once

  10. No one is worth your tears, and the one who is won't make you cry

  11. The problem of doing nothing is that it has no finishing time.

  12. learn live love and let go! Tellbow

  13. all of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.^^

  14. do something to be proud of today,because tomorrow may not come

  15. you cant always do great things but you can always do small things with great love

  16. better to be late than never

  17. It is only when we discover our weaknesses that we are indeed strong..

  18. Live in the world as it should be, to show it what it can be.

  19. If you’re falling off a cliff, you may as well try to fly….you have nothing to lose.

    1. The people who think it matters don’t matter, and they people who matter don’t think it matters.

  20. Remember, today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday.

  21. live everday as it comes and thank God for it coz you never know what will happen tomorrow yet.

  22. what you decide today will determine your entire life to be

  23. Don't give up, because if you do you'll never know how it ended.

  24. only you can reach your goal so dont rely on everyone else

  25. It's better to put your trust in God, than to trust in man!!

  26. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!

    1. you are right but there is one thing which i m not accepting that if you always do what you did, in this line you should also know that what you are doing wrong so that in future you can correct and go on the path of success.

      1. But if you realize what you always did then later you change that you aren’t doing what you always did in the first place. Therefore not doing what you always did.

  27. Do what you need to do to make yourself successful. Because you are the one in control of your life,your dreams, and your reality.

  28. only those who try will know how far they can go

    1. find a way if there is no way then make one!

  29. failure is temporarily , you not trying again is what makes it permanently.

    1. That is beautiful.

  30. your today's failure is your tomorrow's success.

  31. We are all unique in are own way, thats what makes wach of us special!

  32. After every storm there is a rainbow!

  33. If the devil kicks you around, let him kick you forward closer to God!

  34. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

  35. Never let success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart <3

  36. If they can do it, you can do it too.

  37. think of how strong you can be, then try to be stonger everyday. once you've hit the strongest point, everything will be so easy.

  38. Hold On 2 What You Have 2Day..Cuz 2Moro You Mite Jus Wake Up And All What You've Known And Shared Your Whole Life Mite Just Be Nothang But A Memory.. Kelvin Ondicho

  39. dont let people bring you down, because what you think about yourself is what truly matters.

  40. make the best of your life without letting others put you down. you only live once so make it worth living. do whatever you want to do and be whoever you want to be. don’t let other’s opinions matter.

  41. Many of the quotes you have which you say unknown are Scripture for instance Proverbs 24:16 for a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again. and also the whatever you are going through someone else has………… that is found in the New Testament – and I do not have the exact chapter and verse –
    thought you might want to know

    1. Let your knowledge inspire others not bring them down…


  43. if others can, then why not you .Vicent FROM mbarara

  44. keep on keeping on

    brave heart

  45. i can't changed my past but i can let go and start my future.

  46. always remind yourself you are the best.

  47. In every level u step to u r introduce to a new devil so dnt relax press on further

  48. Minor set backs lead to major come backs!!

  49. when the world says give up hope whispers 'do it one more time'.

  50. small mind…small people…see small things….big mind sees no limits..thinks big.

  51. Don’t cry because it’s over ; smile because it happens

  52. Am touched. thanx.

  53. Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men.

  54. It would pain me to go on, but hurt much worse to stop.

  55. Disability is not an escuse for inability,so try to improve your ability

  56. “Most of the life failures are the people who don’t realize that how close they were to success, when they gave up!!

  57. Big people talk about ideas.
    Average people talk about things.
    And small people talk about other people.

    1. this clearly shows which type of people should we are friends with!

  58. Life is nothing more than what you make of it, so learn to make your life work for you.

  59. Men and women are not limited by their complection,education,tribe but by the mind set.No one is limited

  60. I will encourage myself to inspire my children.

  61. don’t fear because someone tried and fail, but fear that if u fail someone wont try

  62. Happiness is overcoming the most impossible challenge

  63. Emotions are like waves can’t choose which one comes but you can choose which one to surf

  64. Lift up your spirit by remembering every day all good you’ve done.

  65. Smile and let everyone know that today you are stronger than you were yesterday!

  66. Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.”

  67. life is a challenging job so we must know how to take it

    1. How we live and handle life is challanging.

  68. “If not us, who? If not now, when?”
    “Never let fear dictate your life.”
    “The rest of your life is being shaped right now. With the dreams you chase, the choices you make and the person you decide to be.”

  69. u might have tried everything u think possible.but dont stop trying cuz giving up jst makes it worst n surely there must be somethg or somebody out there with the solution.

  70. There is a time and place for everything. To your own self be true. Teach by example. Live and let live. Do onto others as you would them do onto you. Laughter is the best medicine. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. It takes a village to raise a child. There iS noThing new under the sun. Home is where the. Heart is. Charity begin at home. Children learn what they live. When lie hands you lemons make lemonade. Where there is life there is hope. Action speak louder than words. Aim for the moon because even if you miss you will land among the stars. You have two ears to listen and one mouth to speak you should listen twice as much as you speak. When God closes a door he opens a window. Try try again. Anything worth having is worth working for. Fools rush in where. Wise men dare to tread. If you are not a part of the solution you are part of the problem. Self preservation is the first law of nature. If you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything. You are your brothers keeper.

  71. “i’ve moved a step in my life why not you” always thz quotes encourages me alot.thnx

  72. For every dark night theres a brighter day..

  73. Don’t judge me with my past because I don’t live there anymore.

  74. “You can shine no matter what your made of”- Mr. Bigwald, Robots

  75. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!!!!

  76. A man can’t learn anything, if he thinks he knows the answer to everything!!!

  77. we fight because we want to believe that there’s something worth it… when we find it we must keep on fighting to make it last :)

  78. Even if you start out weak,
    you can always finish strong

  79. Getting knocked down doesn’t determine who you are but getting back up does

  80. These are good and excellent quotes and helps me improve my plans.

  81. Practice makes progress, because nothing is perfect. (Mat Bradley)

  82. “In my opinion everyone has wings. they let you fly to new ideas. many people don’t use them because they are afraid their wings will clip and they’ll crash. but they can strengthen their wings with every flight. wether you crash or not, you will eventually SOAR.” ~Nicholas A. Hoy.

  83. Very beautiful and inspiring quotes you have here!

  84. No matter the distance in your race, play along and keep your head taller to see the finish line.

  85. awesome authors and their quotes thanx

  86. If God put you to it he’ll get you through it. Happy moments praise God, sad moments worship God, difficult moments trust God, every moment trust God and see what happens.

  87. When you’ve done all you can do, letting go is not giving up because love doesn’t walk away people do

  88. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful collection…!!!

  89. “They laugh at me because Im different….But i laugh at them because their all on the same”

  90. love all the quotes to help myself keep inspired and the whole understanding of what other people think of life ..

  91. The darker the night the nearer the dawn
    the heavier the problems the sooner the success

  92. Your ability to keep on .going no matter what is what defines you

  93. “When you do something from the bottom of your heart, and your intention was to nothing but good from the beginning; it leaves room for nothing more than a great ending. “

  94. i have realised the importance of giving ,the more u give the more u get.

  95. Never give up; adversity will only marvel at how resilient you’ve been and reward you for it.

  96. “every saint has a past & every sinner has a future”

    1. That’s the most straight to the point quote; it is concrete.

  97. “You will know when you have found your true love and soul mate when their happiness becomes more important than your own.” – Unknown

  98. When life throws eggs at you, you make omelette

  99. If you see a person without a smile, give them one of yours & Life would be such a BETTER place!!!

  100. If

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
    And stoop and build ‘em up with wornout tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breath a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!


    1. This is one of my most favorite poems. I gave this to my son. It is the best piece of poetry and advice I’ve ever read.

  101. Rest if U must, but DON’T Quit…

  102. It doesn’t matter if they look down to you.The important is you don’t look down to them.

  103. There is only one angle from which to look at life. The TRY-angle.

  104. One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.

  105. I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.

    1. You Jimmy are a FOOL.

  106. happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the prices of making their dreams come true

  107. One great lesson I learned from my life..there is no market for your emotions, so never advertise your feelings, just show your attitude.

    1. That is a great way of wording it.

      1. nice 1

  108. Challenges makes you more responsible. Always remember that life without struggle is a life without success. Don’t give up and learn not to quit.

  109. We hold this truth to be self evident that all men are created equal.. If you do have challenges in life, it means you’re strong enough to solve it. Every one of us has its own purpose in this world. Even a single piece of sand was given a task by GOD here on earth. There are many problems that we need to tackle. So be prepared and do whatever you can do.. God is always there to assist us and guide us..

  110. It doesn’t matter how many times you failed..what matters is you stand and try again.

  111. No matter how things go wrong..just make sure that giving up is not part of an option!

  112. If you believe you are good at failing, try failing at failing.

    Without failures, success would be easy and not an accomplishment. And never forget success is all perspective. What you may not have succeeded at directly, you may have succeeded numerous ways indirectly.

    Be the sun in your own universe. Do not revolve around others, but let them revolve around you if they need your light to see.

  113. The truly blessed life comes not from getting or from doing but from being

  114. If you never take action…you’ll never reach it

  115. It doesn’t matter how dark is your room, but what makes it worse is you do not even want to find the switch to turn on the light. everyone has a switch in their life. no matter how dark is your life, just switch on your light.

  116. “When knocked to your knees, therein lies your strength”

  117. Wow.. Beautiful quotes.. It can change my whole life .. Thanks

  118. Thanks for all of these encouraging quotes. One of my favorites is:

    “The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.”

  119. When I was a child, I criticised my father. Now that I am a father, I look to my son for understanding. Between being a child and becoming a man, I have learnt not to criticise a situation I haven’t had to deal with. – Kelvin Abdallah

  120. Life makes you or break you ….when you are broken don’t get depress for that is just giving GOD the perfect opportunity to mend you how he wants you …..

  121. fear destroys, faith heals.

  122. With all said and done i have to say,’you are what you allow your self to be.’

  123. every new day is another golden opportunity to complete what we were unable to finish yesterday.

  124. The hotter the fire…the stronger the steel.

  125. Nice encouraging quotes.

  126. what can they do that i can not do.

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