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Encouraging Quotes - Help Yourself Quotes

Updated on August 21, 2013

First Ten Quotes

"To escape criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." ~ Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you will wish you had started today." ~ Karen Lamb

"Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness." ~ Mark Twain

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." ~ Andrew Carnegie

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." ~ Buddha

"If you want to move to a new level in your life, you must break through your comfort zone and practice doing things that are not comfortable." ~ T. Harv Eker

"Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful." ~ William A. Ward

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." ~ James Baldwin

"God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest." ~ J. G. Holland

"There's nothing that wastes the body like worry, &one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever." ~ Gandhi

Second Ten Quotes

"Don’t stand under a mango tree & expect to have an orange." ~ Unknown

"A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." ~ Grace Hopper

"A bee is small, but produces one of the sweetest things that exist." ~ Unknown

"Your work should be a challenge, not a chore; a blessing, not a bore." ~ Hal Stewins

"He that walk with wise men shall be wise!" ~ Solomon

"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself." ~ Aldous Huxley

"What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him" ~ Louis L. Mann

"Real difficulties can be overcome; its only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable" ~ Theodore N. Vail

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." ~ Napoleon Hill

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." ~ Winston Churchill


Third Ten Quotes

"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure." ~ Sven Goran Eriksson

"You have to take a plan that might work and make it work" ~ Wesley K Clark

"Doubt can only be removed by action." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If you want to be happy, practise it every day." - Unknown

"Sooner or later those who win are those who think they can." ~ Richard Bach

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot

"We go where our vision is." ~ Joseph Murphy

"A Dream is a compelling vision you see in your heart that is too big to accomplish without the help of others." ~ Chris Hodges

"As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, thing BIG." ~ Donald Trump

"When you do what you can do, God will do what you can't!" ~ Julio Melara

Fourth Ten Quotes

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Walt Emerson

“Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.” ~ Susan Taylor

"You can make your life what you wish if you learn to make your thoughts work for you." ~ Wayne Dyer
"You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." ~ William J. H. Boetcker

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"You always pass failure on the way to success." ~ Mickey Rooney

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." ~ Thomas A. Edison

"Its hard to be 100% better than your competition, but you can be 1% better in 100 ways" ~ Rich Melman

"You're writing the story of your life one moment at a time." ~ Doc Childre

"Wisdom is KNOWING what to do...virtue is DOING it." ~ David Jordan

Fifth Ten Quotes

"The only thing an excuse gives you is an option out of the life you'd like to live." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

"There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can." ~ Henry Ford

"Nobody can change everything, but everybody can change something." ~ Unknown

"Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice." ~ Ayn Rand

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." ~ T.S. Eliot

"Every one of us lives in a world that is no larger and no smaller than our understanding." ~ Guy Finley

"Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do." ~ Albert Gray

"The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It." ~ Peter F. Drucker

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" - Vincent van Gogh

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." ~ J. K.

Sixth Ten Quotes

"There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons." ~ Denis Waitley

"When ye are prepared for a thing, the opportunity to use it presents itself." ~ Edgar Cayce

"The price of greatness is responsibility" ~ Winston Churchill

"Often, a single act of courage is the tipping point for something extraordinary."  - Unknown

"You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!" - Bob Richards

"If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal." ~ Norman Vincent Peale

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win." ~ Carl Lewis

“Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments. “ ~ TM Daugherty

"Whatever comes, this too shall pass away." ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Seventh Ten Quotes

“Love the life you live, live the life you love.” - Bob Marley
"The only way you're going to grow is to be in difficult situations." ~ Mike Krzyzewski
"When you realize your potential to feel good, you will ask no one to be different in order for you to feel good." ~ Unknown
"Dreams seldom materialize on their own." ~ Dian Fossey
"Don't Wait. The time will never be just right." ~ Napoleon Hill
"You can have more than you've got because you can become more than you are." ~ Jim Rohn
"When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open." ~ Bob Marley
"We're not products of our environments, we're products of our expectations." - Wes Moore
“A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.” ~ Percy Ross
"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd." ~ Max Lucado

  • "Don't let anyone define your limit, there is none until you give yourself one! Just go." ~ Unknown
  • "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "I need to believe, that something extraordinary is possible. A Beautiful Mind." ~ Billy Cox
  • "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Buddha
  • "There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, Imagination & wonder." ~ Ronald Reagan
  • "Victory is not always winning the battle…but rising every time you fall." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  • "What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates his fate." ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” ~ Epictetus
  • "I don't ever look back. I look forward." ~ Steffi Graf
  • "If you want a different tomorrow, do something different today." ~ Author Unknown

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    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      6 years ago

      I agree with you.

      Thanks for stopping by & comment.

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      Darrel Dinger 

      6 years ago from Tennessee

      Awesome quotes! I have always loved the one that says, "God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest." More people in the world today need to learn to live like that. So many people expect things to be given to them these days that they don't think they should have to work.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago


      You are welcome.

      Thanks for your nice encouraging comment.

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      Kathleen Kerswig 

      7 years ago

      I'm always happy to read inspirational quotes. Many of my favorite quotes are from Dr Wayne Dyer and I see you have some here. Thank you for sharing. It is always good for me when I get to receive positive messages throughout my day. You've helped me do that this afternoon and I appreciate that.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago


      Thank you for the links.

      Actually, I am not a good reader for poems & literature.

      I will read this poem as you suggested.

      I read self religious, development, management, accounting books.. etc.

      Rarely, I read novels.

      I will read the poem soon & give my feedback.

      Thanks again.

    • Kate Mc Bride profile image

      Kate McBride 

      7 years ago from Donegal Ireland is T.S.Eliot's "Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock" poem.

      Shelley's "Ozymandias" is another good poem here

      Both are first link on google when you type in name of poem if that is handier for you.

      Can you recommend any good poems/literature to me?

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago


      If you have a link to some of his poem, it will be nice form you to add it here.


    • Kate Mc Bride profile image

      Kate McBride 

      7 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      "The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot is the only poem of his I know but it is very good.Thanks for your reply

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      Frankly, I don't know, I will read for him ASAP.

      Thanks for the advice.

    • Kate Mc Bride profile image

      Kate McBride 

      7 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      You are very welcome.T.S.Eliot knows his stuff doesn't he?

      I like his quote which you have above:"Only those who take a chance on going too far,will find out how far they can go"

      Do you know his poetry?

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago


      Thank you for your inspirational comments.

    • Kate Mc Bride profile image

      Kate McBride 

      7 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      You're welcome.You maintain a very interactive hub this way.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago

      Happy you find it nice.

      Hope I will add more quotes.

      Thanks for stopping by & comment.

    • Kate Mc Bride profile image

      Kate McBride 

      7 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      This is by far the most original idea and the best hub I have read on the site.I posted it to twitter and facebook and will be watching out for more on this hub-will be back in the meantime too to read it again.Thanks :-)

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      7 years ago


      Thanks for the comment & the follow.

      Happy you like the hub.

      I am interest in your hubs.

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      Gary Eby 

      7 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      I enjoyed this HUB. I believe in the power of positive affirmations. Thanks for following me here. I returned the favor. As you know I write about Miracles. Peace and Light: Gary.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      8 years ago


      Thank you for stopping by & comment.

      See you around.

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      8 years ago

      I like this one :

      "When you do what you can do, God will do what you can't!"

      Great collection !

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      8 years ago


      Thank for your kind visit, hope to hear from you again.

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      8 years ago

      Voted up and beautiful. This is a great list you are continually compiling. Thanks for the inspiration. I will be back again.

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for your nice comment.

      I like it too, and I collect it because they give me a great motivation.

      Whenever I collect new group of ten, I update this Hub, so you can come and check again.

      Hope all the best fro you.

    • Claudin_Dayo profile image


      8 years ago from Southeast Asia

      Thank so much for sharing this, really.. . I really appreciate quotes like this (^^,)

      nice hub and may the Lord bless you

    • Taleb80 profile imageAUTHOR

      Taleb AlDris 

      8 years ago

      Mrs. Denise

      Thanks for the comment & I hope all the best for you.

      We should remember that we all are God's creatures, when we love each other, we love what God has created.

      Warm Greeting


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      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Absolutely awesome. I voted it up. These are beautiful reminders of our own potential. There are many here that catch my eye; some I've never read before; and one that is an old favorite of mine: Emerson's in the fourth set of ten: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." I remember first reading this in High School and it has stayed with me ever since.

      This is one I recently wrote for my 'Valentine' hub: "When I stand at Heaven's gate and I am asked by God, "what have you done?" I will answer, "I havwe loved another with my whole heart, regardless of the outcome."

      Have a blessed day, Taleb80. :)


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