50 Encouraging and Uplifting Quotes

“Words can inspire. And words can destroy. Choose yours well.”

This quote by the famous Canadian writer Robin Sharma perfectly describes the power of words.

If you have ever noticed, inspiring words always lift our mood and self-esteem and encourage us to be a better version of ourselves. On the other hand, harsh words undermine our confidence and give our thoughts a negative turn. For this reason, everyone must make a point to read, listen, and write positive words regularly if they want to add a slice of encouragement to their lives.

One of the finest ways to achieve this is by going through the motivational quotes of the best minds in the world. Famous personalities and those with extraordinary accomplishments often share snippets of their wisdom, inspiration, and personal experiences through words that subsequently become popular quotes. So, for all those of you who are seeking a dose of encouragement today, we have created a compilation of inspiring quotes to sprinkle some positivity and brighten your day!

1. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill

2. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”Albert Einstein

3. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” – Roy T. Bennett

4. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Mine

5. “Never give up hope. All things are working for your good. One day, you’ll look back on everything you’ve been through and thank God for it. – Germany Kent

6. “Tough times never last. Tough people do.” – Robert Schuller

7. “Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

8. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

9. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

10. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.” – Ed Sheeran

11. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!'” – Audrey Hepburn

12. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

13. “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

14. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

15. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

16. “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller

17. “When in a tough situation, remember you are not alone. Others have faced similar situations and succeeded.” – Catherine Pulsifer

18. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

19. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” –  Mary Lou Retton

20. “Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” – Unknown

21. “Nobody’s perfect, so give yourself credit for everything you’re doing right, and be kind to yourself when you struggle.” – Lori Deschene

22. “Don’t get discouraged: it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” – John Wooden

23. “Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.” – Democritus

24. “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez

25. “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 which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

26. “If we have the attitude that it’s going to be a great day, it usually is.” – Catherine Pulsifier

27. “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can make that happen, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

28. “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

29. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

30. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

31. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

32. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

33. “It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.” – Queen Elizabeth II

34. “You can’t make a cloudy day a sunny day, but you can embrace it and decide it’s going to be a good day after all.” – Jane Lynch

35. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” – John Wooden

36. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

37. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

38. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

39. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

40. “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J Walker

41. “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy

42. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Victor Hugo

43. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

44. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

45. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens

46. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

47. “Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

48. “We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie

49. “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

50. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually, the confidence will follow.” – Carrie Fisher

There are many ways in which you can reap the benefits of encouraging quotes in your everyday life. Use them as affirmations and mantras right in the morning or whenever you need an extra boost in your thoughts. 

Quotes can also make a wonderful addition when you freely write your thoughts and feelings in a handmade journal and also when you use self-reflection prompts for some structured journaling. 

And thanks to online messaging, you can even share these quotes with your friends, family, and acquaintances to kindle positivity in their minds and make them feel good!

The impact of encouraging quotes on our minds and bodies is unbelievable. Isn’t it fascinating that a mere string of words can help us create a mindset filled with hope and positivity? Maybe that’s why we call quotes timeless treasures, as they continue to uplift our minds for as long as we live.

So, dear readers! Use the power of encouraging and uplifting quotes to give your life a meaningful direction. While all the quotes enlisted above serve as words of encouragement and are meaningful and effective, we suggest you find the ones you can truly relate to. Use them often to build resilience and empower yourself to face the challenges life throws at you with courage and determination.

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