Inspirational Words of Encouragement

Feeling discouraged and need a mental lift? Reading these inspirational words of encouragement may help.

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“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” | Paulo Coelho

“The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.” | Amy Gatliff

“Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.” | Rodolfo Costa

“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

“Sometimes the best goal you can set is just to get out of bed every day. If you can succeed at this, then other things become possible.” | Cynthia Patterson

“Cheer up. Better days are coming.” | Tom Brochu

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” | Albert Einstein

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

“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.” | Garrison Keillor

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” | Oprah Winfrey

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” | H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” | Donald Trump

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” | Helen Keller

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” | Stephen King

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” | Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later, a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” | Denis Waitley

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” | Steve Jobs

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” | Sir Winston Churchill

“If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.” | Dr. Robert Schuller

“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.” | Bo Bennett

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose — not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.” | Anne Sullivan

“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

“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

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” | William James

“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.” | Katherine Mansfield

“Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.” | Johann von Goethe

“Better to be a failure at something you love than a success at something you hate.” | George Burns

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