Encouraging Words and Sayings

Encouraging words to a loved one or a friend can mean a lot. In fact, in times of despair, your words may be the most important thing for them to hold on to.

Never shy away from saying words of hope and inspiration to people around you. You may need them yourself when there’s a need.

You are never short of opportunities to give support to others. Here are some encouraging and inspirational words you can share with those who need that extra inspiration to get through during challenging times and boost their mood.

Words of Encouragement

1.) You are important and valued.

2.) I admire how strong you are!

3.) Your ability to make the ordinary beautiful is a true gift!

4.) The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.

5.) Wake up anticipating something great is going to happen today!

6.) Keep up the good work. I am rooting for you.

7.) Someday, everything will make sense!

Encouraging Words and Sayings.

Encouraging Words for Women

Start calling yourself healed, happy, whole, blessed, and prosperous!

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey

You are loved more than you can fathom.

Interest in encouraging others? See our collection of good “You Got This Quotes.”

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Great things never come from comfort zones.

The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love? What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.
Anne Frank

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

When there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Oprah Winfrey

See quotes and sayings about making a difference.

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Building Self Esteem

If someone is stupid enough to walk away from you, be smart enough to let them go!

When God sees you doing your part and developing what he has given you, he will do his part and open doors that no one can shut!

You are not alone, even when you feel lonely.

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape.
A woman of strength will also keep her soul in shape!

A beautiful woman is one who uses her lips to speak the truth, her voice for kindness, her heart for love, her ears for compassion, and her hands for charity!

I’m grateful that you are my sister.

I hope you live a life you are proud of.

And if you find that you are not,

I hope you have the strength to start over!

Check out the Best Courage Quotes page.

Supportive Sayings

It is easy to give up,
But before giving up,
Just stop and think for a moment, why you started?

I wish you the strength to face the challenges of life with confidence and the wisdom to choose your battles carefully!

I love how you love the forgotten and care for the afflicted.

You are a great wife to your husband!

So smile through the confusion and tears and remember that everything happens for a reason!

Make today an amazing day!

Thank you for being a loving mother and friend to me!

Never think about the past.
It is only you
who is keeping it alive
Else it can never come back again.
Let it go and move ahead.

I admire how you’ve taken care of yourself!

I am so proud of the woman you’ve become.

Check out Encouragement Messages and Captions.

Encouraging sayings for men

When someone tells you it can’t be done, it’s more a reflection of their own limitations, not yours!

Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you!

Winning and losing both have benefits.
Winning can make you the leader,
while losing can make you a guide for others.
So, never be afraid of losing!

I love you more today than any day before.

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have!

I can’t wait to experience the rest of my life with you.

We are not given a good or bad life! We are just given a life, and it’s up to us to make it good or bad!

It’s your road and yours alone!
Others may walk it with you,
But no one can walk it for you!

Your decisions, hard work, and loving heart make me so proud to be your wife.

You understand me more than anyone. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have you.

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Inspirational Quotations

Your actions have proved that you are not the type of person who gives up easily. I admire that in you.

I can’t wait till you get home from work!

Your humility is inspiring to those who are watching your success.

I feel so safe with your protection.

Your spirit has the energy, strength, and stamina of hundreds of horses.

I will always respect and honor you.

Your arms are the only place I want to be.

I don’t think I often tell you how grateful I am for what you do for me.

You can always make me laugh. I’m so happy I have you!

When times get tough, I know I can count on you.

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Encouragement Quotes from the Bible

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Thessalonians 5:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6

In this world, you will have trouble but take heart. I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

Biblical Insights

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Timothy 1:7

The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10

We know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, and who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
Psalm 31:24

Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in times of trouble & never stop praying.
Romans 12:12

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength, and they will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 30

Best Words of Encouragement

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
C.S. Lewis

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Press on — nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge

Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
Erica Jong

It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.
Oprah Winfrey

Good Words of Encouragement

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

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m thankful for my struggle because, without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.

Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever — the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.
Vince Lombardi

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Success is walking from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
George Addair

Words of Encouragement for a Friend

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Helen Keller

Quality is not an act; it is a habit.

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Self-confidence is the memory of success.
David Storey

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
Oscar Wilde

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
Ingrid Bergman

It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.

Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.
Byron Katie

I’m stronger than I thought I was. My favorite phrase has been, ‘This too shall pass.’ I now understand it really well.
Robin Roberts

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

You have a greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you! But you’ll never “make it” by sitting on your duff and telling the world how great you’re going to be, starting tomorrow.
Og Mandino

Encouraging Words for Children

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein – See Great Albert Einstein Quotes.

Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.
Maya Angelou

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion.
Simone De Beauvoir

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
Michael Jordan

Encouraging Kids

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. Never throw out anyone.
Audrey Hepburn

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Robert H. Schuller

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

Teaching Children

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
Benjamin Franklin

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Japanese Proverb

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Latin Proverb

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.
Marie Forleo

The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than one who never fell.
La La Anthony

What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor.


The most effective way to do it is to do it.
Amelia Earhart

Motivation comes from working on things we care about.
Sheryl Sandberg

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Rosa Parks

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Malala Yousafzai

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Comparison kills creativity. There is room for you. Nobody can do it with your voice, with your experience, with your insight.
Karen Walrond

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
Marie Curie

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Martha Graham

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Theodore Roosevelt Quote on the Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.

So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

I hope you enjoyed these positive words.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.

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