70 Encouragement Quotes to Inspire You and Elevate Your Spirit 

Amidst this whirlwind of ideas and decisions, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or discouraged. That’s where a few well-chosen words can make all the difference. Encouragement isn’t just a nicety; it’s a necessity for navigating life’s ups and downs.

In this post, you’ll discover 88 inspiring encouragement quotes designed to lift your spirits and strengthen your resolve. From timeless wisdom to modern musings, let these nuggets of encouragement be your guide and motivator, whatever your day may hold.

70 Encouragement Quotes

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.” – Charles Kingsleigh

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

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

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

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

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

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

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

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

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

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats

“The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown

“Everything you need to accomplish your goals is already in you.” – Unknown

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

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

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

“Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do.” – Brian Tracy

“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“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

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

“You are always stronger and more resourceful than you give yourself credit for.” – Rob Moore

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.” – Unknown

“Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” – Isabelle Lafleche

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

“You are the artist of your own life. Don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else.” – Unknown

“The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“You get what you work for, not what you wish for.” – Howard A. Tullman

“Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.” – Stuart W. Scott

“You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle

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

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

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

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.” – Tony Robbins

“The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” – Unknown

“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” – Ed Cole

“The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Swati Sharma

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

“Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.” – Unknown