200 Inspirational words of encouragement and strength

Sometimes you feel down and all alone because of situations that you didn't expect to happen. Remember, problems are only temporary. Be strong and keep going forward. May these words of encouragement quotes give you insights that will help you handle the difficulties you encounter and make your life much better.

Words of encouragement and strength in times of need
1. “The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.” – Richard L. Evans

2. “You're allowed to scream, you're allowed to cry, but do not give up.” – Anonymous

3. “If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” – Lucy Larcom

4. “Do not speak badly of yourself. For the warrior within hears your words and is lessened by them.” – David Gemmell

5. “Remember that life's greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.” – Anonymous

6. “Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, mirror what you admire.” – Anonymous

7. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

8. “Associate with people who are likely to improve you.” – Seneca

9. “You may not be the smartest, richest or best looking person but you're probably not the dumbest, ugliest or poorest either.” – Rob Liano
Words of encouragement and strength in times of need
10. “Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed.” – Anonymous

11. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

12. “Whatever our regret, we can learn to use its lessons and its gifts.” – Hamilton Beazley

13. “Pick your battles. You don't have to show up to every argument you're invited to.” – Mandy Hale

14. “We do learn something about ourselves when we are up against the wall, and we do most certainly come out stronger.” – Tina Sloan
Inspirational words of encouragement and strength
15. “When something bad happens, you have three choices: You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you.” – Anonymous

16. “Change is inevitable, in good times and in bad.” – Anonymous

17. “I'm grateful for my faith. It carries me through when I see nothing else to help me through a situation.” – Aliya Saige

18. “You survived what you thought would kill you. Now straighten your crown and move forward like the queen you are.” – Anonymous

19. “Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.” – Anonymous
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20. “Whenever you feel weak, remember the things that made you strong. Whenever you start to doubt yourself, remember those who believe in you.” – Anonymous

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

22. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

23. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” – Anonymous

24. “How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer
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25. “From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” – Aeschylus

26. “Explain your anger, don't express it, and you will immediately open the door to solutions instead of arguments.” – Anonymous

27. “Focus on improving yourself and I guarantee that the quality of people you spend time with will dramatically improve.” – J. D. David

28. “Choosing to act with compassion and love and lifting others up is shining your light.” – Neviesh Perry

29. “Your destiny is the story of your life, and you get to tell the story your way.” – Scott Allan
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30. “Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.” – J.K. Rowling

More Encouraging Quotes

31. “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” – Anonymous

32. “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.” – Anonymous

33. “When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start happening.” – Zig Ziglar

34. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do.” – Brene Brown

35. “Just because the past didn’t turn out like you wanted it to, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you ever imagined.” – Anonymous

36. “I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone

37. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan

38. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” – Anonymous

39. “It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.” – George Eliot

40. “I have solved similar problems in the past and can do so again.” – Anonymous

41. “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.” – Barbara Corcoran

42. “One of the most courageous decisions you'll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” – Brigitte Nicole

43. “Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.” – Ellen DeGeneres

44. “Your motivations are your own. You must master them if you want to do great work.” – Brian Knapp

45. “I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive.” – Frida Kahlo

46. “Through difficult experiences, life sometimes becomes more meaningful.” – Dalai Lama

47. “I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.” – Zane Grey

48. “Another person's beauty is not the absence of your own.” – Anonymous

49. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

50. “Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

51. “Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.” – Anonymous

52. “It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.” – Anonymous

53. “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.” – Tony Robbins

54. “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne

55. “Winning in life is more than outpacing out your opponents; it is maximizing your potential to the fullest of your ability.” – Dr. Ignatius

56. “I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.” – Sade Andria Zabala

57. “Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” – Anonymous

58. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

59. “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

60. “You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

61. “Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.” – Arthur Helps

62. “Temptation is not to be feared, but controlled.” – Deborah Brodie

63. “Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.” – Rodolfo Costa

64. “Believe in yourself. Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage.” – Anonymous

65. “Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

66. “If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.” – Matt D. Miller

67. “Sometimes, it's okay to take a step back and admit you're being ridiculous.” – Anonymous

68. “I’ve come to understand that the most exciting thing about life is change.” – Mark Inglis

69. “The mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.” – Najwa Zebian

70. “If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it.” – Anonymous

71. “Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” – Anonymous

72. “Winning lifts everyone it touches, and it makes the world a better place.” – Jack Welch

73. “I let my worries go so I can be here for the beauty that surrounds me now.” – Anonymous

74. “You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.” – Henry Rollins

75. “Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

76. “I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” – Hermann Hesse

77. “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” – Marcus Aurelius

78. “Stop letting people who do so little for you, control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” – Anonymous

79. “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.” – Joel Osteen

80. “You will not always be strong, but you can always be brave.” – Beau Taplin

81. “Be so positive that negative people don't want to be near you.” – Anonymous

82. “Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again.” – Anonymous

83. “No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block the sun.” – Chinese Proverbs

84. “Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.” – Johannes Brahms

85. “Life is about striking the perfect balance and since nothing in life is perfect, we have to do the best with what we got.” – Anquanette Gaspard

86. “One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.” – Roy T. Bennett

87. “Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does.” – Anonymous

88. “What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become.” – Rhonda Byrne

89. “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – Dalai Lama

90. “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.” – Anonymous

91. “Apologizing doesn't always mean you're wrong and the other person is right. It means you value your relationship more than your ego.” – Anonymous

92. “I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.” – Henry Rollins

93. “Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.” – John C. Maxwell

94. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu

95. “Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure.” – Confucius

96. “Connecting with those you know that love, like and appreciate you restores the spirit and give you the energy to keep moving forward in this life.” – Deborah Day

97. “Nothing in life has happened to you. It's happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are.” – Joel Osteen

98. “Renewal requires opening yourself up to new ways of thinking and feeling.” – Deborah Day

99. “Sometimes you face difficulties not because you're doing something wrong, but because you're doing something right.” – Joel Osteen

100. “Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.” – Anonymous

101. “At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller

102. “For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution.” – Earl Nightingale

103. “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.” – Neil Armstrong

104. “It's okay if you fall and loses your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise like a raging fire.” – Anonymous

105. “Do not be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” – Anonymous

106. “You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we’re all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it’s going to be over, and you better make this count.” – Nancy Reagan

107. “People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” – Hans F. Hanson

108. “Keep doing good things. It will come back to you tenfold in unexpected ways.” – Anonymous

109. “Silence and smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems and silence is the way to avoid many problems.” – Anonymous

110. “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” – Mark Twain

111. “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.” – Jules Renard

112. “Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some to clear your path.” – Anonymous

113. “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

114. “It’s through adversity that you find the strength you never knew you had.” – Christie Brinkley

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

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

117. “Relentless people move mountains. Relentless people make the impossible, possible. Relentless people achieve miracles.” – Wayne Allyn Root

118. “The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.” – Buddha

119. “Sometimes the greatest adventure is simply a conversation.” – Amadeus Wolfe

120. “Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.” – Richard Bach

121. “Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.” – Margaret Shepard

122. “I love people who gossip behind my back. That's exactly where they belong. Behind my back.” – Anonymous

123. “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before. That, my dear, is bravery.” – Anonymous

124. “Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

125. “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” – Anonymous

126. “We all are a little broken and that's okay.” – Anonymous

127. “Your mind is like a magnet because it attracts into your life whatever you think about most.” – Paul and Tracey McManus

128. “The less respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.” – Anonymous

129. “Sometimes, you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were.” – Anonymous

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

131. “Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.” – Christine Caine

132. “We only realize that we are strong when we stumble upon challenges in life, and there is no other way to overcome these challenges except to become strong and face them with all might.” – Anonymous

133. “Your nature is not the problem. The problem is that you have become alienated from your nature, from your power source.” – Laurie Helgoe

134. “Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

135. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

136. “Fear not the unknown. It is a sea of possibilities.” – Tom Althouse

137. “It is only our daily bread that we are encouraged to ask for. The present is the only time in which any duty can be done or any grace received.” – C.S. Lewis

138. “A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune.” – Andrew Carnegie

139. “No matter the number of times you fail you must be determined to succeed. You must not lose hope. Don't stop in your storm.” – Tony Narams

140. “The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body; use yours to lift someone up today.” – Terri Ann Armstrong

141. “Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell.” – Oprah Winfrey

142. “It is important to surround yourself with people who lift you up, encourage you, share your vision and inspire you.” – Les Brown

143. “The truth of who we are is how we live day to day. If you want to influence others, the most important thing you can do is be a living example of the principles, ideals, and faith that you advocate.” – Nick Vujicic

144. “Begin again as often as you need to in order to stay on track spiritually.” – Elizabeth Funderbirk

145. “Just remember, there are no quick fixes. But, by taking action just a little bit every day, you will build up a powerful reservoir of confidence, self-esteem, and discipline.” – Scott Allan

146. “Rarely is the better life achieved by following the same path.” – Dean Gualco

147. “Encouragement from any source is like a drop of rain upon a parched desert. Thanks to all the many others who rained on me when I needed it, and even when I foolishly thought I didn't.” – Claire Gillian

148. “You could be the world's best garbage man, the world's best model; it don't matter what you do if you're the best.” – Muhammad Ali

149. “Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

150. “Sometimes the best goal you can set is just to get out of bed every day. If you can succeed at this, then other things become possible.” – Cynthia Patterson

151. “If you feel like giving up, give up on that feeling and give into the realization there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered before you.” – Tom Althouse

152. “Whether a person is going through a major problem in his life or merely losing confidence in himself, sincere yet straightforward and uplifting words of encouragement will undoubtedly improve anyone’s perspective in life.” – Anonymous

153. “You have a greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you. But you'll never make it by sitting on your duff and telling the world how great you're going to be.” – Og Mandino

154. “You need to be buried deep in the dirt before you can find your bloom.” – Roz Inga

155. “I told you growing starts from the inside first, honey, and in that way, you've been growing like wildfire.” – Phoebe Stone

156. “Indeed, words have the power to encourage anyone who is need, not only you but even your friends.” – Anonymous

157. “Only dead fish go with the flow. Create your own path in life.” – Anonymous

158. “The success and positive energy of others empower me to change.” – Anonymous

159. “Change can hurt, be uncomfortable, and be difficult in the beginning. Remember this English Proverb: Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” – Lisa Rusczyk

160. “Just pick a goal and stick to it. No big complicated secret.” – Richelle Goodrich

161. “I believe in living today. Not in yesterday, nor in tomorrow.” – Loretta Young

162. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Bertrand Russell

163. “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.” – N.R. Walker

164. “Don't make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what's actually good for you.” – Eric Thomas

165. “Don't work 70 hours a week just to get paid. Spend time up front determining your purpose.” – Andrew Tye

166. “Gentleness towards self and others makes life a little lighter.” – Deborah Day

167. “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” – Thomas Paine

168. “If you saturate your mind with positive thoughts, it will sustain you in any situation.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

169. “You are stronger than you know. More capable than you ever dreamed. And you are loved more than you could possibly imagine.” – Anonymous

170. “Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” – Rodolfo Costa

171. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

172. “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” – Ben Okri

173. “Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald

174. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

175. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

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

177. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle Onassis

178. “Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de la Bruyere

179. “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Sharon Begley

180. “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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

182. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

183. “The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.” – Brian Tracy

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

185. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” – Oscar Wilde

186. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

187. “The expert at anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes

188. “The moment you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you gain the power to change anything in your life.” – Hal Elrod

189. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

190. “Don’t let your dreams be dreams.” – Jack Johnson

191. “With our own shortcomings, we are in no position to judge anyone else. The best way to forget the faults of others is to remember our own.” – Nicky Gumbel

192. “I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” – Anthony Robbins

193. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Dr. Benjamin Spock

194. “Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” – Donald Trump

195. “Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” – Brian Tracy

196. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” – Stephanie Lahart

197. “There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.” – Alexander Woollcott

198. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.” – Leo Buscaglia

199. “The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.” – Alexander Pope

200. “Allow your dreams to shower your aspirations, and allow your hopes to be a source of encouragement.” – Shaa Zainol

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