73 Words Of Encouragement Quotes On Life, Strength & Never Giving Up

Updated: June 13, 2021 / Home » Quotes [ Lesson for Life ]

Words of encouragement are important when someone is going through a rough time, however, over encouraging is bad. Sometimes it is good to discourage someone if you know he or she is going down the wrong path. For instance, your friend that can’t sing and doesn’t have good looks with a dream to be a singer, not impossible but almost unrealistic.

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“Don’t praise me, praises kill my determination. Don’t back stab me, because you are pushing yourself to the end. Don’t support me, critique me, I need that to complete myself.” Without further ado, here are some of the best Words of Encouragement quotes for those that almost made it to the finishing line.

You can’t have life without death, nor can you have success without failure. This is where the concept of Yin and Yang comes into play, yin and yang describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, for instance shadow cannot exist without light. Just like the philosophy of Buddhism, the path to enlightenment lay along the Middle Way, if the Sita’s string is too tight, it will snap and the music dies, if the Sita’s string is too loose, there will be no sound.

Remember that when you are failing, instead of giving up, take a look at the situation, are you too extreme or too slacking on the problem? If so, take a step back and move towards the middle path. The Buddha describes the middle way as a path of moderation, between the extremes of sensual indulgence and self-mortification. This, according to him, was the path of wisdom, it gives vision, gives knowledge, and leads to calm, to insight, and to enlightenment.

The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up.
The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.

Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.
Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.

Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.
Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.

Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound.
Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound.

Whenever you feel weak, remember the things that made you strong. Whenever you start to doubt yourself, remember those who believe in you.
Whenever you feel weak, remember the things that made you strong. Whenever you start to doubt yourself, remember those who believe in you.

Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.
Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.

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You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.
You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

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

When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start happening.
When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start happening.

When the world says Give up, Hope whispers, Try it one more time.
When the world says “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

One small positive thought in the morning can change the entire outcome of your day!
One small positive thought in the morning can change the entire outcome of your day!

Just because the past didn't turn out like you wanted it to, doesn't mean your future can't be better than you ever imagined.
Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you ever imagined.

Instead of giving myself reason why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.
Instead of giving myself reason why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can.

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Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.

Beginning is easy, continuing is hard.
Beginning is easy, continuing is hard.

You are much stronger than you think.
You are much stronger than you think.

God sometimes takes us intro troubled waters not to drown us but to cleanse us.
God sometimes takes us intro troubled waters not to drown us but to cleanse us.

Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.
Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.

You have come this far, don't give up.
You have come this far, don’t give up.

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.
A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.

If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

Maturity comes when you stop making excuses and start making changes.
Maturity comes when you stop making excuses and start making changes.

Don't lose hope, you never know what tomorrow will bring.
Don’t lose hope, you never know what tomorrow will bring.

Every great achievement was once considered impossible.
Every great achievement was once considered impossible.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

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

Don't fear mistakes, they are your stepping stone to success.
Don’t fear mistakes, they are your stepping stone to success.

No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.

You did not fail. You only have a different trail.
You did not fail. You only have a different trail.

Everyday is a second chance.
Everyday is a second chance.

Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn't give you credit.
Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

Sometimes God doesn't change your situation because he is trying to change your heart.
Sometimes God doesn’t change your situation because he is trying to change your heart.

You only fail when you stop trying.
You only fail when you stop trying.

Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely.
Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely.

Great things never came from comfort zones.
Great things never came from comfort zones.

We are all broken that's how the light gets in.
We are all broken that’s how the light gets in.

You can do anything you set your mind to.
You can do anything you set your mind to.

The most important thing is to keep trying. - Dieter F.Uchtdorf
The most important thing is to keep trying. – Dieter F.Uchtdorf

You face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle. - TD Jakes
You face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle. – TD Jakes

The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there. - Vince Lombardi
The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there. – Vince Lombardi

The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. - Barbara Corcoran
The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. – Barbara Corcoran

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happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things. - Walt Disney
Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things. – Walt Disney

I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was. - Sade Andria Zabala
I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was. – Sade Andria Zabala

The transformation is often more about unlearning then learning. - Richard Rohr
The transformation is often more about unlearning then learning. – Richard Rohr

You are never too old to reinvent yourself. - Steve Harvey
You are never too old to reinvent yourself. – Steve Harvey

Change is the only constant in life. - Heraclitus
Change is the only constant in life. – Heraclitus

Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear. - George Addair
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy and to love. - Marcus Aurelius
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy and to love. – Marcus Aurelius

I've come to understand that the most exciting thing about life is change. - Mark Inglis
I’ve come to understand that the most exciting thing about life is change. – Mark Inglis

There is no such thing as failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. - Oprah Winfrey
There is no such thing as failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. – Oprah Winfrey

Everything negative are all an opportunity for me to rise. - Kobe Bryant
Everything negative are all an opportunity for me to rise. – Kobe Bryant

It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop.
It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

If you don't jump darling, you'll never fly.
If you don’t jump darling, you’ll never fly.

I let my worries go so I can be here for the beauty that surrounds me now.
I let my worries go so I can be here for the beauty that surrounds me now.

Amazing things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.
Amazing things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.

When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.
When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.

Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.
Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.

We rise by lifting others.
We rise by lifting others.

I hope you know you're capable and significant. Even when it feels like you're not.
I hope you know you’re capable and significant. Even when it feels like you’re not.

What you think you create, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you become.
What you think you create, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you become.

The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.
The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.

Mistakes are proof that you're trying.
Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.

Being positive in a negative situation is not being naive, it's leadership.
Being positive in a negative situation is not being naive, it’s leadership.

Don't stop until you are proud of yourself.
Don’t stop until you are proud of yourself.

What defines us is how well we rise after falling.
What defines us is how well we rise after falling.

You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.
You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.

A river cuts through rock not because of its power but its persistence.
A river cuts through rock not because of its power but its persistence.

Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.
Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

17 Comments

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    gordon meshake [ Reply ]

    To my friends and relatives who are searching for comport.

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    Haonat [ Reply ]

    Endure today,enjoy tomorrow

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      Bette Coyne [ Reply ]

      These are very powerful words! Thank you!

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    Jacqueline J Cooper [ Reply ]

    Iam blessed and very happy with reading the prayers

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      Emmanuel [ Reply ]

      Never give up!

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        There are alot of words that heal here, thank you u guys really make my day

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    I have gotten a ‘Never Give Up’ attitude after reading all these quotes.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    helle kaala [ Reply ]

    thanks for those motivating words i appreaciate

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    Emmanuel [ Reply ]

    This is what the world needs today
    “words of encouragement “

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    George E West [ Reply ]

    My name is Rev. George West. I truly enjoy your encouraging quotes. I would like to use some of your quotes on our church web site. You will get credit for the quotes. If this is possible please let me know.

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    Charity [ Reply ]

    Thanks u I really enjoyed this as a lesson

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    Madrimadri Denis [ Reply ]

    With all what I’ve read, I’m confident of changing other people’s state of living by giving them some of the quotes as a turning point.

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    Fatoki Olajumoke [ Reply ]

    Bravo, what an inspirational quotes. More grace in Jesus name. Amen

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    Sheila Gadson [ Reply ]

    Thanks for the words of encouragement God knows what we need. And when we need it i needed to Hear the words of God to up lift my spirit.

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    Johnmarie Kajiri [ Reply ]

    Thanks for the words of encouragement because they add a lost value to one’s mind and try to nurture him or her for the best of life.

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    These words of encouragement have lifted my spirits after a slow morning – thank you!

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    Mohammed I Audu [ Reply ]

    Wonderful quotes.
    Left me wondering whether you actually know me.

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