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Encouraging Quotes

May these Encouraging Quotes uplift your spirit and help you to focus on the positive in life.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Why live? Adding one to my count of days, or postponing a feared death by another day do not inspire me. I live to experience something new each day - to learn something new, meet a new friend, bring joy into someone's life, feel the wind newly on my skin, touch a new fear, a new anger, and with focused intent and good fortune, find an ample measure of my own joy.

Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war. The story of how she broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language has become known worldwide through the play and film The Miracle Worker, and encourages us all to become unstoppable

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Encouraging Quotes to Uplift Mind and Spirit

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

 

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Be the Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie

Life may not be the party we hoped for
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

Words of Encouragement

Every wall is a door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Believe that life is worth living
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Encouraging Quotes about Courage

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Loving is the most unmitigated and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Actions speak louder than words.
- Anonymous

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Yoda (Star Wars movie)

Winners never quit and quitters never win!
- Vince Lombardi

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

With courage you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
- Mark Twain

Encouraging Quotes for New Beginnings

Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is - where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life. Life today to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
- Bertrand Russell

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm Forbes

Encouraging Quotes for Life Purpose

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Encouraging Quote for Renewal

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested - now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting. Did the year fail? I think not. As the year has seasons, everything in life has its own cycles - its own rhythms. There will be a Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn every year. Every creature will be born, reproduce (or not), and die. A tortoise may live a century and a butterfly a few hours, but each has a cycle. The unpredictable and irregular happenings of life's cycles are an inherent part of their nature. There are droughts and heat waves, injuries occur. The lion eats the zebra - one is nourished, one dies - neither failed. Careers and relationships also have their cycles of birth, growth, and death - to be followed by rebirth and the renewal of the cycle. The ending of a job or a relationship may appear as the darkest night, but it is merely the Winter season - the time of renewal and rebirth that precedes the new planting - the beginning of the next great cycle.


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