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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

 

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Taking an interest in what others are thinking and
doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
- Robert Martin

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
- Anatole France

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman and was one of the
first female superheroes.
It gives me more of an encouragement that we can be
strong and can do whatever a guy can do.
- Thuy Trang

Is encouragement what the poet needs? Open question.
Maybe he needs discouragement.
In fact, quite a few of them need more discouragement,
the most discouragement possible.
- Robert Fitzgerald

An Editor becomes kind of your mother.
You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.
- Jackie Kennedy

I had a great first year and Mr. MacDonald was my biggest supporter.
He gave me the encouragement I needed that first year
to get my career started on a positive note.
- Jim Evans

I have written about 10 books, all just practical encouragement for moms.
- Lisa Whelchel

I'd rather play here in this small bar and just do a good show.
Because it's fun and there's no expectations,
it's encouragement to be different, do something new.
- Bill Kreutzmann

All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the
deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them
of how heavy their inheritance is.
- Harold Bloom

My desire, my passion, was to help moms with practical encouragement.
- Lisa Whelchel

Songs don't just come out of the air.
They take time, but it's good fun, too.
Maurice gave me encouragement.
- Andy Gibb

The essential support and encouragement comes from within,
arising out of the mad notion that your society needs
to know what only you can tell it.
- John Updike

I've been homeschooling for eight years and have always
received the best advice and encouragement from other homeschoolers,
rather than a book or lecture.
- Lisa Whelchel

A good director creates an environment,
which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
- Kevin Bacon

There was always so much encouragement,
to just really take it and run with it,
from Deadheads.
- Phil Lesh

My work is to reach people with ideas,
hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight,
and revelation.
That's what an actor wants to do.
- John Astin

The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise.
Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission,
it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.
- A. E. van Vogt

It was a very emotional dinner...
Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave
her words of encouragement and inspiration.
Everyone tried to remain positive.
- Lil' Kim

As an actor I think sometimes producers need a little
bit of encouragement to see you in a particular role,
they may not have as much imagination as you would expect.
- Steve Kanaly

What encouragement the apostle holds out to us.
O my friends, that we might leave all our pretensions,
and come to the truth in our own hearts.
- Elias Hicks

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men
the greatest asset I possess.
The way to develop the best that is in a man is by
appreciation and encouragement.
- Charles Schwab

And here at our Anglican Consultative Council,
we have many reports of growth and great encouragement.
- George Carey

We live by encouragement and die without it -
slowly, sadly, angrily.
- Celeste Holm

No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction.
So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement,
because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.
- Amy Tan

I've always thrived on the encouragement of others.
- Patti Smith

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the
world knows nothing about,
need only a bit of praise or encouragement -
and we will make the goal.
- Robert Collier

Lack of encouragement never deterred me.
I was the kind of person who would not be put down.
- Constance Baker Motley

Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies,
learn behavior from observation, imitation,
and encouragement of various kinds.
So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time.
- Gary Gygax

If then the prosperity of the commercial classes,
will most certainly lead to accumulation of capital,
and the encouragement of productive industry;
these can by no means be so surely obtained as by a
fall in the price of corn.
- David Ricardo

Young people ask me if this country is serious about science.
They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold,
but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement.
- John Charles Polanyi

But when women are moved and lend help,
when women, who are by nature calm and controlled,
give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and
knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love,
then it is invincible.
- Jose Marti

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 Adams

Mum, who had been a dancer with a small ballet company before she got married,
was full of encouragement.
She didn't say, 'This is really good,
you should do this', She just encouraged us to do whatever we liked.
- Dannii Minogue

Tonight I should like to thank all those who have shared
my work and to acknowledge the debt that I owe to my
wife whose encouragement to put research before all
other things has been a great strength to me.
- George Porter

In the last twelve years, we have come some distance
towards reconciliation and the breaking down of disadvantage.
Let us take encouragement from what has been achieved
and set our minds and hearts to end the remaining roadblocks.
- Malcolm Fraser

I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things
which people need encouragement to sort out,
because I have this very strong feeling that everybody
is probably a genius at something,
it's just a question of finding this.
- Diana Wynne Jones

This system of encouragement proves serviceable as
a preventive of punishment,
the attainment of the tickets being a reward,
the forfeiture of them the reverse; and,
as such, boys seem often more affected by their loss than by coercion.
- Joseph Lancaster

I know why I am here and my only real focused goal
is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor
God and be an encouragement to others.
What the future holds is firmly in God's hands,
and I am very happy about that!
- Ken Hensley

This sort of encouragement is vital for any writer.
And lastly the publication of Touching the Flame,
which was on hold for two years and went through a
few publishers before finding a stable home.
- Paul Kane

I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age,
who are still in the process of forming themselves as women,
and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves.
- Joyce Maynard

One of the problems with even suggesting that purpose
of a Federal law is for law enforcement officers to
assist in protecting the public outside their jurisdictions
is that it may give them encouragement or even a sense of obligation to do so.
- Bobby Scott

Our dependency makes slaves out of us,
especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem.
If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody,
then you make everybody your judge.
- Fritz Perls

Quite a few people have commented during the campaign
that more help is required for small businesses.
SMEs need support and encouragement in their early stages,
and in Cambridge the links to the University and the
huge pool of expertise here helps that.
- Anne Campbell

In the beginning I thought, and still think,
he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement.
But I did not believe then, and have never believed since,
that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods.
They are moral and economic questions.
- Ray Stannard Baker

The education of my brother and myself was of paramount
importance to my parents,
and in addition to their strong encouragement,
they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further
our intellectual development.
- Jerome Isaac Friedman

On even the worst days, when nothing was working at the lab,
I knew that at home I would find warmth,
peace, companionship, and encouragement.
As a consequence, the next day would surely be better.
- James Cronin

Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer


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