Words of Encouragement

Your words of encouragement to a loved one or a friend can mean a lot to them. In fact, in times of despair, your words may be the most important thing for them to cling to. Never shy away from expressing hope and inspiration to people around you. You may need them at some point in your life as well.

There are plenty of opportunities to provide support to others. Here are some encouraging words you can share with those who need that extra inspiration to get through in life.

Let’s start with the Poet’s Panel of the top ten encouraging words.

Top-Ten Best Words of Encouragement Phrases

1.) It always seems impossible until it’s done.

2.) Be that person who decided to go for it.

3.) No one is you, and that is your superpower.

4.) Give yourself some credit for all you’ve done so far.

5.) Stop doubting yourself. Work hard, and it will happen.

6.) If you stumble, make it part of the dance.

7.) You are so brave for even trying.

8.) Tomorrow will worry about itself.

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

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

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Words of Encouragement.

Words of Encouragement For women

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

You are loved more than you can fathom.

You are important and valued!

I admire how strong you are.

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

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

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 the 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!

Good Words of Encouragement

I’m grateful that you are my friend.

Happy mind, happy life.

I hope you live a life you are proud of.

I hope you have the strength to start over!

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!

You’ve got this!

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

Words of support.

Supportive Words of Encouragement Communications

You are a great wife to your husband!

Someday, everything will make sense!

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 ever come back again.
Let it go and move ahead.

Uplifting Talking Points

I admire how you’ve taken care of yourself!

Enjoy every moment of the journey.

Do all things with love.

We rise by lifting others.

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

Theodore Roosevelt’s Words of Encouragement

Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Encouraging Words Meme

Encouraging words about loneliness.

Words of Encouragement For Kids

You make me smile.

You’re on fire!

That’s the way to do it.

Good job.

I have faith in you.

Keep at it.

Very impressive.

Excellent job!

Being a good teammate must be your superpower.

We’re so proud of you.

You’re getting better every day.


That’s a great question.

That’s the way.

You’ve made so much progress.

Encourage kids phrases chart.

Encouraging Words For Students

You almost got it.

You have a big heart.

Way to go.

Out of this world!

Great effort.

You’re so brave.

I’m a big believer in you!


I’m your biggest fan.

Take a bow.

It’s fun to watch.


You’re fantastic!

You’re the best!


You are so creative!

You’re strong!


Nothing can stop you now.


How did you do that?

Wow, you are so fast!


Well done.

It’s okay to make mistakes. That’s how we learn.

Encourage a Child Messages

Thanks for being such a great kid.

You’re a real go-getter.

I love watching you play.

You’re brilliant!


Thanks for your help.

Keep on trying.

You’re a team player.

It’s fun spending time with you.

You’re strong.


Words of Encouragement for Children

You are a hard worker.

I like the way you think.

You’re amazing!

You inspire me.

You got this!

We enjoy how you compete.

That was a really kind thing to do.

You’ve learned so much.

You can make a difference.

Picture perfect.

Thank you for making me laugh.

You’re a problem solver.

What great ideas you have.

Words of Encouragement 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 a 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!

Inspiring message.

Lean on Me Phrases

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.

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.

Words of Encouragement for Difficult Times

Be at peace with yourself.

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 all that 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.

Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie

How wonderful it is that nobody needs wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

Comforting thoughts.

Encouraging Words From the Bible

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

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

Words of Encouragement and Strength

We know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, 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

Bible Verses

I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.
Psalm 120:1

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

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

1& God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam, and the mountains quake with their surging.
Psalm 46:1-3

Building Confidence Messages

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

What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Tony Robbins

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there are love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you’ll find strength.
Marcus Aurelius

A flower falls, even though we love it, and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

Believe in Yourself Messages

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
Suzy Kassem

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
George Elliot

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.
Blake Lively

If you hear a voice within you say, “You cannot paint,” then, by all means, paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
Solomon Ortiz

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
Jim Rohn

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Golda Meir

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino

It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.
Oprah Winfrey

A fool sees himself as another, but a wise man sees others as himself.

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, and it sparks extraordinary results.
Wade Boggs

Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.
Brittany Burgunder

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Encouraging Thoughts

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
Saint Augustine

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.
Will Rogers

Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’
Audrey Hepburn

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank

I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

Success is not final. Failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill (on success in life)

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
Anne Frank

People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Tony Robbins

Notable Encouraging Words

These memorable words of encouragement might just stick with you.

One man with courage is a majority.
Thomas Jefferson

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Zig Ziglar

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

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

Stand for something, or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.
Rosa Parks

It really doesn’t matter what’s going on right now. The only thing that matters is what you’re going to do about it. Do something powerful!
Les Brown

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.
Christine Caine

Funny Words of Encouragement

Never let anyone treat you like a yellow Starburst. You are a pin starburst through and through.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley

If, at first, you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.
Steven Wright

Whatever you do, always give 100% unless you’re giving blood.
Bill Murray

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.

The difference between “try” and “triumph” is that little “umph.”

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.
Betty Reese

Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.

When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

Inspirational Words of Encouragement

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Mother Teresa

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou

Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish!
Anne Frank

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

Failures are fingerposts on the road to achievement.
C.S. Lewis

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
Maya Angelou

I may not be perfect, but parts of me are pretty awesome.

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
John Barrymore

Always do what is right. It will gratify half of all mankind and astound the other.
Mark Twain

Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

The bad news is that time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
Michael Altshuler

When To Use These Words of Encouragement

It’s been said that silently everyone is fighting their own battles. So, in a sense, everyone at one time or another could use some words of encouragement. Sprinkle encouraging words wherever you go. And here are some specific times that make sense to be extra generous in your support:

When someone is learning something for the first time. Remember, we were all once beginners.

If someone is going through a difficult patch.

At graduations.

At any employee performance review.

For award banquets.


When a tough challenge lies ahead.

At the start of the day.

At the end of the day.

When the going gets rough.

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Words for strength.

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By Liz Olson

Liz is a poet and author who lives in Minneapolis.


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