Sunday, April 21, 2013

Encouraging Quotes

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. -- Hugh Miller 

No matter how tough things may seem, these encouraging quotes will make you undertsand that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We just need to know where to look and have the strength to keep going.

Often, we can find the encouragement we need in the thoughtful words of others. Like a runner in a race, hearing - "way to go" - at just the right moment can give us that extra push.

Even the brightest and most knowledgeable men and women can sometimes feel like they are losing steam, so hearing their words of encouragement can be particularly inspiring. If you feel like you need a morale booster, take heart from encouraging quotes such as these which can open your eyes and fill your heart:

Encouraging Quotes

Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.
-- Aldous Huxley

When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.
-- Unknown

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.
-- Unknown

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

He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.
-- William James

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
-- Mary Pickford

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

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
-- Richard Bach

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
-- Japanese Proverb

Want more encouraging quotes? Read on:

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

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
-- Ivy Baker Priest

If you're going through hell, keep going.
-- Winston Churchill

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.
-- Unknown

Want more encouraging quotes? Read on:

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.Some come from ahead and some come from behind.But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
-- Dr. Seuss

One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better.
-- Col. Harland Sanders

Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
-- David Seabury

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Even more encouraging quotes:

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will-power.
-- Honore de Balzac

There is surely a piece of divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and owes no homage to the sun.
-- Sir Thomas Brown

That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.
-- Lise Hand

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
-- William Hazlitt

Expedients are for the hour, but principles are for the ages. Just because the rains descend, and the winds blow, we cannot afford to build on shifting sands.
-- Henry Ward Beecher

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
-- Mark Twain

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time
-- T.S. Eliot

We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
-- Thomas Merton

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.
-- Saint Augustine

Growth is the only evidence of life.
-- John Henry Newman

Even when things seem to be going right, there is always reason to try and make them better. Encouraging quotes like these can help us to remember what is truly important in life and strive to achieve our own personal best. So remember there is always room for encouragement, and always room to grow.


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