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140 Encouraging Quotes to Help You Get Through Life’s Difficulties (2022)

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These encouraging quotes will help you get back on your feet and stay on track in the face of adversity.

Simple words of encouragement can go a long way, especially if they are said with sincerity. However, not everyone is adept at expressing sympathy to others. That is why we have gathered these encouraging quotes to motivate you to keep going and spread positivity wherever you go.

Check out the complete list here.

Best Encouraging Quotes

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

2. “No one is perfect—that’s why pencils have erasers.” – Wolfgang Rieb

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

4. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey

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5. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

6. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

7. “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle

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

9. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

10. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

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11. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” – Bo Jackson

12. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn

13. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

14. “There is nothing impossible for those who will try.” – Alexander the Great

15. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

16. “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” – Karen E. Quinones Miller

Encouraging Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Going

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

18. “Take a deep breath. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.” – Anonymous

19. “Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.” – Grace Coddington

20. “Problems are not stopped signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller

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

22. “There’s a reason for everything. This one may look like a setback. It doesn’t mean you’re failing but that God is growing you in a new way.” – Brittney Moses

23. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Steve Martin

24. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

25. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

26. “Inhale, exhale, it is well, it is well. All of this is a part of the story you will tell.” – Morgan Harper Nichols

27. “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam

28. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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29. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

30. “Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.” – Christopher Reeve

31. “I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.” – Gustave Flaubert

32. “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss

Encouraging Quotes About Love and Breakups That Will Make You Smile

33. “Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.” – Tin Man

34. “The cure for a broken heart is simple, my lady. A hot bath and a good night’s sleep.” – Margaret George

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35. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

36. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

37. “The heart will break, but broken live on.” – Lord Byron

38. “It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.” – Sara Teasdale

39. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis

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40. “Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy

41. “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! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank

42. “Perhaps someday I’ll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.” – Sylvia Plath

43. “Love is the only thing you get more of by giving it away.” – Tom Wilson

44. “Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.” – Mother Teresa

45. “It’s not so much how much we love a person but how much that person loves us.” – Cindy Morse

Powerful Encouraging Quotes for Women

46. “Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” – Alice Walker

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

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48. “You can be everything. You can be the infinite amount of things that people are.” – Kesha

49. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person you are.” – Anonymous

50. “If you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, even if it makes you vulnerable, amazing things can and will happen.” – Emma Watson

51. “I tell myself, ‘You’ve been through so much, you’ve endured so much, time will allow me to heal, and soon this will be just another memory that made me the strong woman, athlete, and mother I am today.’” – Serena Williams

52. “What gets scary is when your self-worth is tied up in what strangers think of you.” – Emma Watson

53. “Often we women are risk-averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women need more seasoned women to provide that encouragement, to take a risk, and to go for it. Once a glass ceiling is broken, it stays broken.” – Jennifer Granholm

54. “There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” – Washington Irving

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55. “Young girls are told you have to be the delicate princess. Hermione taught them that you can be the warrior.” – Emma Watson

56. “I just want you to know that if you are out there and you are being really hard on yourself right now for something that has happened—it’s normal. That is what is going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We are all going to have a few scratches on us. Please be kind to yourselves and stand up for yourself, please.” – Taylor Swift

57. “You make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box.” – Meghan Markle

Encouraging Quotes for Men

58. “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” – Ernest Hemingway

59. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

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60. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda

61. “There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.” – Søren Kierkegaard

62. “Champions come and go, but to be legendary you got to have heart, more heart than the next man, more than anyone in the world.” – Muhammad Ali

Encouraging Quotes for a Better Life

63. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

64. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

65. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

66. “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

67. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks

68. “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

69. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

70. “When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything.” – Todd Kashdan

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71. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

72. “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life—it goes on.” – Robert Frost

73. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them—that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

74. “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin

75. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

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76. “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” – Les Brown

77. “Keep your sunny side up, keep yourself beautiful, and indulge yourself.” – Betsey Johnson

78. “For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” – F.Scott Fitzgerald

Encouraging Quotes About Work

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

80. “Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can!” – Anonymous

81. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

82. “Don’t aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally.” – David Frost

83. “Stop beating yourself up, you are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.” – Anonymous

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84. “A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.” – Anonymous

Encouraging Quotes for Students

85. “Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

86. “All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them.” – Viola Davis

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87. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” – BB King

88. “The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them.” – Mark Twain

89. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.“ – Frederick Douglass

90. “Learning is never done without errors and defeat.” – Vladimir Lenin

91. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” – Demi Lovato

92. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” – B.B. King

93. “Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Choose to stay positive and be the strong person that God created you to be!” – Anonymous

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

Encouraging Quotes and Pieces of Advice After Losing a Loved One

95. “There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

96. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II

97. “Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief.” – William Faulkner

98. “You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.” – Old Chinese proverb

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99. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Anonymous

100. “Grief changes shape, but it never ends.” – Keanu Reeves

101. “Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

102. “Grief is itself a medicine.” – William Cowper

103. “Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” – Anonymous

104. “No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.” – C.S Lewis

105. “Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” – Earl Grollman

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106. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” – Anonymous

107. “There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.” – Lou Reed

108. “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow. May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” – Anonymous

109. “Tears are the silent language of grief.” – Voltaire

110. “If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.” – Anonymous

111. “Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.” – Marcel Proust

112. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving

113. “There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus

114. “The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.” – Hillary Stanton Zunin

115. “Nothing that grieves us can be called little; by the external laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.” – Mark Twain

Encouraging Quotes From the Bible

116. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:6-7

117. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

118. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31

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119. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

120. “In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

121. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7

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122. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

123. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13

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Short Encouraging Quotes for You to Enjoy

124. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein

125. “The first step is you have to say that you can.” – Will Smith

126. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

127. “Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

128. “Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.” – Helen Keller

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129. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

130. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

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

132. “The most effective way to do it is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

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133. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

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

135. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

136. “Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up.” – Ryan Reynolds

137. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – H. G. Wells

138. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

139. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

140. “If I persist long enough, I will win.” – Og Mandino

Did These Encouraging Quotes Motivate You to Persevere in the Face of Adversity?

Words of encouragement are useful in a variety of situations. A simple word of encouragement can make or break a person’s life, dreams, or relationship. Truly, the power of words can make a significant difference in someone’s life, especially when said at the right time.

Don’t forget to share these encouraging quotes with your loved ones or with someone who needs some motivation to keep going. We hope that these quotes inspire you to persevere and never give up in the face of adversity.

Which of these encouraging quotes is your favorite? Please let us know in the comments.