wytegarillaz Encouragement quotes
I love to read quotes by famous and not so famous people
Encouragement quotes can lift your spirits - give you hope .
I really enjoy reading quotes of all kinds
quotes that are encouraging when you are feeling down or sad
quotes full of love and kindness to share with a loved one
funny quotes that make us laugh till we cry and they do say laughter is the best medicine !
Think your having a bad day ?!
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
- George Matthew Ada
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 will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward
It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: "And this, too, shall pass away."
- Abraham Lincoln
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
- Anatole France
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 open for us.
- Alexander Graham Bell
Our lack of compassion stems from our inability to see deeply into the nature of things.
- Lama Surya Das
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.
- Francis Bacon
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia
There is always a way to be honest without being brutal.
Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns.
- Marc Estrin
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
- Amelia Earhart
Nothing will work unless you do.
- John Wooden
The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.
- Wilma Mankiller
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
- George Burns
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
- Arthur Ashe
Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver
The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. – Benjamin Mays
I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: try to please everybody. – Herbert Bayard Swope
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. – Cherie Carter-Scott
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. – Sam Ewig
How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever. – David Norris
”The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. ~Mark Twain
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. ~Robert Anthony
Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy. ~Cynthia Nelms
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. ~John Barrymore
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. ~H. Jackson Browne
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. ~Margaret Young