Encouraging Sayings

Mark Twain encouraging quote
We all need some encouragement to make our day a worthy one. Just hearing some great words gives a fresh start to the stagnant mind, so let's get up and start moving ahead by reading some encouraging sayings.
'I had a terrible day at the office, my boss was mad and he made my life hell. I just wanted to give up and leave and never come back, but I couldn't because I knew that this job was very important to me. It was my bread and butter, and I had to work hard to keep it. But what should I do? I am really tired with all the wrongs in my life. I find no solution to my problems, my life is messed up and beyond repair.'

I am sure this is the feeling that most working professionals experience once a month or in a year. Life is pretty unpredictable and we are often surprised by its twists and turns. Most of us talk about facing the harsh realities, but very few are able to survive it. There are times in everyone's life where there are no answers to be found and everything seems meaningless. These trying times are nothing but dark clouds which would fade with time, but till then the best thing to do is to hold on and not lose faith. Also, reading the following encouraging sayings can bring the much-needed positivity in you.

Famous Encouraging Sayings

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." - Henry Ford

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." - Dale Carnegie

"Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths." - Drew Barrymore

"Understand that it is ok to be scared or uncertain, however right beyond those barriers ultimately lies your dreams." - Josh Hinds

"It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again." - Vince Lombardi

Encouraging Words for Kids

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." - Stacia Tauscher

"A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer." - Unknown

"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance." - Franklin P. Jones

"A characteristic of the normal child is he doesn't act that way very often." - Unknown

"Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man." - Rabindranath Tagore

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm." - Bill Vaughan

Inspirational Words for Cancer Patients

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." - Nido Qubein

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from." - Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

"A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist." - Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady

"When I hear about people who've received discouraging prognostications (from astrologers, psychics, doctors, etc.), I generally suggest to keep a positive attitude, with awareness that often when people say negative things, they are actually reading more of themselves in their predictions than your situation. In other words, just as someone with rose colored glasses tends to see things looking rosy everywhere, someone who is going through a rough time energetically or emotionally or tends to view things a bit more darkly will tend to say things that are more true for how they are feeling at that moment than what is truly heading your way." - Cynthia Sue Larson

My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life." - Olivia Newton-John

Encouraging Words for Women

"Appreciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." - Margaret Cousins

"Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do." - Liz Smith

"Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater." - Mary Manin Morrissey

"I can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito." - Anita Roddick

Men have the grand vision, and they pass it on to somebody else to put into practice. Women follow the details more, they want to know that it is being put into practice." - Mary Eugenia Charles

Great Sayings for Friends

"No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy." - Thomas Fuller

"Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." - Georgia O'Keefe

"One discovers a friend by chance, and cannot but feel regret that 20 or 30 years of life may have been spent without the least knowledge of him." - Charles Dudley Warner

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives." - Euripides

"One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid." - Jonathan Swift

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important." - Mary Kay Ash

Famous Sayings for Sports

"I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man's failures." - Earl Warren

"If only Hitler and Mussolini could have a good game of bowls once a week at Geneva, I feel that Europe would not be as troubled as it is." - R.G. Briscow

"I think my favorite sport in the Olympics is the one in which you make your way through the snow, you stop, you shoot a gun, and then you continue on. In most of the world, it is known as the biathlon, except in New York City, where it is known as winter." - Michael Ventre

"With the money I'm making, I should be playing two positions." - Pete Rose

"The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle." - Unknown

I figure practice puts your brains in your muscles." - Sam Snead

Funny Encouraging Words

"The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on." - Robert Bloch

"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." - Louis Hector Berlioz

"There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart." - Melanie Griffith

"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." - Mark Twain

"There are no stupid questions, just stupid people." - Scott Adams

"Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers." - Homer Simpson

If you really think that life has been hard on you, try imaging people with worst fates. I know it is pretty easy to talk and advise, but when there is nothing you can do to make the situation better, have patience and try doing things that makes you happy. The more frustrated, negative and angry you become, the situation will only worsen even more.
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