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Encouragement Messages: What to Write in an Encouragement Card

By Keely Chace on August 25, 2022

Everyone can use a little encouragement now and then. Sadly, both inner struggles and external setbacks are an unavoidable part of being human. The good news is we don’t have to leave someone we care about to muddle through alone. We can be the ones to write the words or send the laugh in an encouragement card that helps someone through a rough day—or a whole tough season of life.

If the difficulty of someone’s situation has you feeling stumped about what to say, keep reading. In the rest of this article, you’ll find ideas for adding your own personal message to an encouragement card. We’ve organized these ideas by situation or need, and included writing tips and examples throughout. We hope these help you deliver a little light and support when they’re needed most.

  • How to Write an Encouragement Message Video
  • Upbeat Affirmations
  • Simple Thinking-of-You Encouragement
  • Physical Recovery
  • Addiction Recovery
  • Job Loss or Job Search
  • Divorce or Breakup
  • Mental Health Challenges
  • Laughs and Day Brighteners
  • Offering Help
  • Encouragement To a Child

How to Write an Encouragement Message Video  

Find out the simple formula for crafting your own encouragement message and get some real life examples from Hallmark Senior Writer Cat Hollyer.

Upbeat Affirmations  

Scary test, big presentation, upcoming chemo treatment…sometimes your recipient just needs a little enthusiastic cheering on.


  • “You got this.”
  • “Good luck today! I know you’ll do great.”
  • “Sending major good vibes your way.”
  • “I know this won’t be easy, but I also know you’ve got what it takes to get through it.”
  • “Hope you’re doing awesome!”
  • “Time to go kick cancer’s ass!”
  • “Keep on keeping on!”
  • “Sending you good thoughts—and hoping you believe in yourself just as much as I believe in you.”

Pro tip: For more upbeat ideas, check out this article on writing good luck messages.

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Simple Thinking-of-You Encouragement  

Maybe the card itself has already said a lot. Or you don’t want to go on too long and risk writing the wrong thing. Whatever the case, it’s both appropriate and supportive to simply let your recipient know they’re in your thoughts.


  • “You’re never far from my thoughts.”
  • “Know how often I think of you? Always.”
  • “You’re on my mind and in my heart.”
  • “Keeping you close in my thoughts.”
  • “Lifting you up in prayer and hoping you have a better day today.”
  • “I can’t wait to catch up with you soon.”
  • “Just wanted you to know you’re on my mind and in my prayers.”
  • “I’m thinking of you. And I’m just a text or phone call away.”
  • “I hope you don’t feel alone as you go through this time. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all the way.”

Pro tip: Short thinking-of-you messages are also great for follow-up encouragement, after you’ve already sent one or more cards to your recipient.

Physical Recovery  

Recovery following an injury, surgery, or illness can be slow, painful, and frustrating. Your recipient might feel like life is moving on without them. They may need reminding that you haven’t forgotten them…and that it’s okay to let other things go and focus on getting well.


  • “Be good to yourself. And let others be good to you, too.”
  • “This is what you’re going through, not who you are.”
  • “I hope you are surrounded by people who are good for your spirit.”
  • “You are amazing for facing this with so much courage and hope.”
  • “The most important thing right now is to focus on getting better… everything else can wait.”
  • “Wishing you healing around the next corner.”
  • “You’re doing exactly what you should be doing. Hang in there.”
  • “You’re being so strong—and patient. Keep the faith. Things are going to start looking up soon.”
  • “I know you’re body has definitely felt better, but how are your spirits holding up? I’ll be in touch to see if you want to talk, vent, rant, whatever.

Pro tip: Needing to encourage someone who is not going to recover? This Get Well article offers caring message ideas for someone with a chronic or terminal illness.

Addiction Recovery  

When someone you care about is struggling with addiction, it can be tempting to give advice. But unless you’ve been there yourself, resist the urge. Instead, keep your written messages focused on caring, support, and belief.


  • “I hope you feel your inner strength building day by day.”
  • “This is tough, but you’re tougher.”
  • “I’m proud of you for walking this road, for doing what’s right for you.”
  • “You’re making a big change, and that’s a really big deal.”
  • “I know what you’re going through is hard, but I’m rooting for you every minute of every day.”
  • “Even when you might not feel it, you’ve got the strength to get through.”
  • “I can’t imagine how you feel. But I can listen when you need to talk.
  • “Take everything one day at a time. And on the harder days, give me a call.”
  • “I love you no matter what.”
  • “You’re being incredibly brave. I’m proud of you.”
  • “It takes serious courage to get on this path and stay on it. Good on you.”
  • “Stay strong and remember how many people care about you. (I’m one of them!)”

Pro tip: Like many other encouragement situations, addiction recovery is a journey. It takes time, and often, setbacks and renewed attempts. So consider sending multiple cards over time—both out of the blue, and for sobriety milestones or other important dates.

Job Loss or Job Search  

Losing a job, or struggling to find one, can be a major blow to a person’s finances, relationships, and sense of self-worth. It’s definitely a time when encouragement is needed.


  • “It just doesn’t seem fair that someone as dedicated and hardworking as you should be laid off. But I’m trusting those same qualities to help you bounce back when you’re ready.”
  • “I don’t know all you’re feeling as you end this chapter of your career. But I want you to know I’m here for you—to talk, or to help in any way I can.”
  • “I was so sorry to hear about your job. You’ll be on my mind as you readjust and figure out next steps…and I know you will.”
  • “Thinking of you—and trusting that this is just a stepping stone along the path to something better.”
  • “There’s no doubt in my mind that you’ll succeed in whatever path you choose next.”
  • “Hang in there. I know the right position is out there waiting for you.”
  • “With your brains and talent, I just know you’ll make a positive contribution wherever you go.”

Pro tip: Optimism is a key theme in encouraging someone between jobs. After acknowledging the loss or difficulty, pivot your message toward hope for their future.

Divorce or Breakup  

The end of a relationship can bring relief, but also a huge life adjustment, and often, a significant dip in happiness for a long time to come. Encourage early and often.


  • “I’m so sorry you have to experience the pain of divorce, but happy you’re doing what’s right for you.”
  • “I know this wasn’t an easy decision to make for your family. Just want you to know I support you.”
  • “I loved you and Sara as a couple, and I want you to know I’ll continue to love each of you as friends.”
  • “Sometimes it takes a tough ending to make a bright new beginning. Wishing you all the strength you need right now.”
  • “Can we finally say you deserve so much better? (You TOTALLY do.)”
  • “The next chapter of your life is gonna be so amazing.”
  • “I’m so sorry you’re going through this.”
  • “Hearts take time to heal. Be gentle with yourself.”
  • “This totally sucks, but you totally don’t suck.”
  • “You are completely and unconditionally loved.”

Pro tip: To paraphrase Shakespeare, “To trash the ex, or not to? That is the question. ” We suggest not. It’s safer and more encouraging to keep your message positive and focused on your recipient. If you refer to the ex at all, keep it indirect: e.g., “You’re better off” instead of “He’s a garbage person.”

Mental Health Challenges  

Because mental health challenges aren’t always visible to the casual observer, it can be supportive to simply affirm that those struggles are real and that you care.


  • “It’s okay not to be okay.”
  • “Your pain is valid. I’m here if you need someone to listen.”
  • “No wise words or advice here. Just me. Thinking of you. Hoping for you. Wishing you better days ahead.”
  • “I don’t know what depression feels like, and wish with all my heart that you didn’t have to know, either.”
  • “I’m so sorry you’re experiencing a setback. I don’t know what to say, except that care about you, and I’m here for you.”
  • “We’ve got friends for our happiest days and saddest moments. I hope you know I’m your friend now just as much as ever.”
  • “If you ever need to talk, or just cry, I’m your gal.”
  • “I’m not sure what’s most helpful right now, but I figure a card with a cute kitten on it couldn’t hurt, right? ☺ Thinking of you…”
  • “Just wanted to say we miss you at work. Looking forward to a time when you’re feeling much better.”

Pro tip: A note or card is an unobtrusive way to show support even when your recipient isn’t up for visitors. So, when in doubt, grab your pen and reach out. Don’t let the stigma surrounding mental illness silence you.

Laughs and Day Brighteners  

Just because someone’s challenges are serious doesn’t mean your words always have to be. Sometimes sharing a laugh or smile is the best encouragement.


  • “Just wanted to send you a smile today.”
  • “I’m here. And I have wine.”
  • “If this didn’t make you smile, let me know, and I will send you my senior yearbook picture instead.
  • “You and bacon are in my thoughts a lot these days. Hey, it’s not all about you, you know.”
  • “You can get through this. Take it from me. I’m very wise and stuff.”
  • “At a time like this, don’t even bother with a dish. Just grab a spoon and start shoveling ice cream straight from the carton.”
  • “Sorry things are crappy. If you need somebody to binge-watch a whole season of something with you, I’m there.”
  • “This, too, shall pass. And hopefully not like a kidney stone.”
  • “I believe in you! And unicorns. But mostly you!”

Pro tip: Do you know your recipient well enough to be fairly sure of what they will find cute or funny? If in doubt, then stick to more serious and heartfelt messages

Offering Help  

For someone who’s struggling, it’s usually best when we can anticipate their needs with specific offers to visit, bring meals, do housework, etc. But more general offers are also supportive, as long as we’re prepared to follow through if asked.


  • “All this can be a lot to take on. I’m here to help, if you need it.”
  • “What’s especially challenging right now? We’d like to find a way to help with that.”
  • “I’m never more than a text or call away. Don’t hesitate to reach out. (I plan to check in on you, too.)”
  • “I can deliver a mean takeout. Just name the day.”
  • “If you need somebody to run errands, do house chores, cook, whatever, I’m a somebody.”
  • “If you want company, I’m there.”
  • “Don’t worry about getting Brendan to and from school and practices. Emily and I have it covered for as long as you need.”
  • “I’ll plan to leave Tuesday night meals in the cooler by your front door by 5:00. If you feel up for a visitor, just text me ahead of time.”
  • “I’m here for you no matter what—to talk, to run errands, to clean up, whatever is helpful.”
  • “I’m sorry things are so hard right now. I’d like to take care of the yard for you until they get a little easier.

Pro tip: Sometimes the best way to help and encourage is to share whatever it is you do well, whether that’s listening, cooking, scheduling, driving, or choosing the perfect funny movie to watch.

To a Child  

When kids face challenges or setbacks, they need plenty of love and affirmation from the important adults in their lives to help them through.


  • “I know school is really tough right now, but I’m proud of the way you’re hanging in there. Keep it up!”
  • “You may have lost the game, but you never gave up. That makes you a winner in my book.”
  • “I’m so sorry you were left out of the big party. That would hurt my feelings, too. It probably doesn’t help a lot right now, but I think you’re kind, smart, funny, and wonderful—and I know you’re going to find true friends who see all that, too.”
  • “What you’re going through stinks. I’ll be holding my nose along with you until things get better. (And they will!)”
  • “Mom and I believe in you! (Fluffy hasn’t said, but we’re pretty sure she does too.)”
  • “Just want to remind you that we love you and we’re proud of you no matter what.”
  • “It’s okay to feel hurt, angry, scared, or however you’re feeling. It might seem impossible, but you won’t always feel the way you feel right now. And for now, I want to do whatever I can to help.”

Pro tip: Try to really put yourself in the child’s shoes as you write. This will help you to recognize how big the challenge feels to them, and to encourage them in the most helpful way.

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141 Inspirational Words of Encouragement to Motivate You or a Friend

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Do you often feel discouraged or overwhelmed by life? Like how everything seems to go wrong and you need words of encouragement to get by?

When we were young, we have been taught that life is fun and should be lived to the fullest – one that must be filled with happiness. But as we grow old, we learn that life is not always easy. It becomes a battlefield we have to endure to survive.

Some days, things do not happen the way you want them to be. They fall apart, and you start to worry. Worse, you feel discouraged and lonely, thinking that there is no other way to straighten things up.

It is okay not to feel okay.

Psychologists even believe that experiencing challenges and feeling negative emotions sometimes help to keep your mind, body, and soul healthy. The balance between your positive and negative emotions is what makes you human.

You need to feel weak for you to be strong. Your failures, while they do not define you as a person, determine your success.

But how do you get back on track?

Simple: you need to have support and encouragement. You need to be surrounded by people and things that can serve as your pillars in overcoming whatever life throws at you.

While it is essential to keep yourself together (on your own), it doesn’t harm actually to get the back-up you need to start anew. Your friends, family, colleagues, and some words of encouragement are all you need to pull through.

This post is a list of uplifting words that may help you encourage yourself, your friend, or even the people in your workplace. We have gathered 141 words of encouragement that can brighten up your day and bring you positivity.

These words, even if just words, can be powerful. Encouraging means instilling courage – a brave act that is sometimes more compelling and effective than motivation.

Words of encouragement can help you think straight and get back on your feet. They are not just for you to ponder on, but for you to use as well whenever a friend is in need. They work for everyone – anytime, anywhere.

First, we give you words of support and strength that may uplift your spirit and give you the courage you need. They are words of inspiration and encouragement from people who have experienced their own struggles and eventually turned the tides.

As Mahatma Gandhi has put it, strength is not measured by physical capacity. It is determined by the number of times you fall, backed up with the bravery to stand, and finally change the game.

Let's get to these motivational quotes you can share with a friend….

What You Will Learn

  • Words of Encouragement and Strength
  • Words of Encouragement for a Friend
  • Words of Encouragement for Work
  • Words of Encouragement from the Bible
  • Final Thoughts on Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement and Strength

 “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”  – Nelson Mandela

“Sometimes, you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

“Instead of giving yourself a reason why you can’t, give yourself a reason why you can.”

“Practice like you've never won. Perform like you've never lost.” – Bernard F. Asuncion

 “Don’t let how you feel make you forget what you deserve.”

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

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

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”– L.M. Montgomery

“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”– Jacques Prevert

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have strength.”– Napoleon Bonaparte

“You have the audacity to live a bold life.”

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”– Oprah Winfrey

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”– Rikki Rogers

“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.”

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”– Mahatma Gandhi

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

Everything you need to accomplish your goals is already in you.

Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.

It always seems impossible until it is done.”– Nelson Mandela

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 Bergunder

Hey, little fighter, soon things will be brighter.

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

When the world says ‘Give up!’, Hope whispers, ‘Try one more time.’

This, too, shall pass.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”– Confucius

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

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.

You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up.

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

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

Some people say that you will never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Perhaps this is true.

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.

But should this strength end in you? If you were able to triumph over your failures, would it not be nice to have your friends experience the same thing?

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

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.

Words of Encouragement for a Friend

“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.”

 “God gave you this life because he knew you were strong enough to live it.”

 “Just because you are soft doesn’t mean you are not a force. Honey and wildfire are both the color gold.” – Victoria Erickson

 “Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress.”

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

  “There’s much more ahead of you. You’ll get through this.”

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” – Katherine Hepburn

“Everything will be OK in the end, if it's not OK, it's not the end.”

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

“You’re in a storm right now. I’ll hold your umbrella.

 “It has been tough, but people are still cheering for you.”

 “It will pass, we can ride it out together.”

 “Promise that you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

“Just because something isn’t happening for you right now, it doesn’t mean it never will.”

“The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.”— Vince Lombardi

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

“Your spirit has the energy, strength, and stamina of 10,000 horses.”

 “Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.”

 “Take a deep breath, it’s just a bad day not a bad life.”

“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.– Mary Kay Ash

“Never dwell on one obstacle for too long. Tomorrow is another day.”

You are stronger than you know. More capable than you ever dreamed. And you are loved more than you could possibly imagine.

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

Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.”– Brian Tracy

Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

“People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.”– Lewis Cass

Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring.

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

Every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day.

Winning is coming in fourth, exhausted and encouraged – because last time you came in fifth.”– Denis Waitley

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, starting tomorrow.”– Og Mandino

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

And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”– Erin Hanson

“Someday, you will become filled with so much happiness that it heals every part of you.”

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”– George Patton

Just like how your friends supported you when you needed them, return the favor and be their foundation in their most desperate times.

Sometimes, silence is all that they need. But more often than not, they just need a friend who will tell them the words they need to hear.

Additionally, your words of inspiration and strength need not be limited to your friends and family. With such power to encourage, you can even spread positive vibes in your workplace (or to a friend struggling over his work or business).

Sure, work can be daunting at times. When we don’t live up to other people’s expectations (or our own expectations), we tend to get sad and disappointed.

This is why we likewise need positive messages for work that may help us persevere more to achieve our goals.

Words of Encouragement for Work

 “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”– Albert Einstein

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

“Refuse failure. No matter how difficult the obstacles, find a way to around them.”– JJ Goldwag

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.– Robert Louis Stevenson

“Challenging work only comes to those who can handle the pressure.”

“Sometimes people seem to be doing better than you. They may seem to be way ahead of you in hitting some goals that you may not be close to achieving, but never be bothered by it. Just keep on working hard and carrying on with the steady pace that works best for you.”– Chikamso Efobi

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” – Harper Lee

 “Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don’t despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end.”– Sanjo Jendayi

 “When you are inspired in your work, everything seems to fall into place.”– Wayne Dyer

“Success only comes to those who dare to attempt.”– Mallika Tripathi

 “Positive thinking is like fuel to the car. It will keep you energized throughout your work.– Abder-Rahman Ali

 “You will never plow a field if you only turn it over in your mind.” – Irish Proverb

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”– Steve Jobs

 “Believe in yourself. Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”– Helen Keller

 “As long as they are well-intentioned, mistakes are not a matter for shame, but for learning.”– Margaret Heffernan

“It's not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.”– Zig Ziglar

“Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.”– Joseph Barbara

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”– Colin Powell

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”– Michael Jordan

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

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”– Carlos Castaneda

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”– Seth Godin

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”– Charles Darwin

Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.”– Chinese Proverb

You are not your resume, you are your work.”– Seth Godin

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.”– Alistair Cook

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!”– Henry Ford

When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen.”– Harley Davidson

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Your limitation — it’s only your imagination.

Great things never come from comfort zones.

When you change your thoughts, you change your world.”– Norman Vincent Peale

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”– Beverly Sills

Be the person to bring strength during difficult times. Use the words listed above to prompt zeal and confidence in the hearts of your workmates and friends.

Finally, before we conclude this post, we would like to share with you some spiritual words of encouragement. These inspirational messages are spiritual quotes from the Bible, which you or your friends may use in times of distress and helplessness.

There are times when you only need spiritual uplifting words of encouragement and healing. You may or may not believe in the Bible, but you may want to consider the power of the following biblical passages.

Words of Encouragement from the Bible

 “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

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”– Matthew 6:34

“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.”– Isaiah 40:29

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”– 1 Corinthians 10:13

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.– Deuteronomy 31:6

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear, but He has given us a spirit of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.”– 2 Timothy 1:7

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”– 2 Corinthians 12:10

 “Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” – Romans 12:12

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”– 2 Corinthians 4:16

“For the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.– Proverbs 3:26

“Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” – Psalm 55:22

“Our faith can move mountains.” – Matthew 17:20

 “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”– 1 Corinthians 16:13

 “Rise up … take courage and do it.”– Ezra 10:4

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”– Galatians 6:9

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”– James 1:2-4

“God promises to make something good out of the storms that bring devastation to your life.” – Romans 8:28

 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.– Proverbs 3:5

This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.”– Psalm 119:50

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”– Isaiah 40:31

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.”– Psalm 23:1

I look up to the mountains – does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!”– Psalm 121:1-2

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”– James 1:5

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”– Philippians 4:6-7

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ”– Matthew 11:28

What is the price of five sparrows – two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.”– Luke 12:6-7

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”– 1 Peter 5:7

Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”– Matthew 7:7

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”– Philippians 4:13

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!”– Psalm 31:24

Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.’”– Mark 10:27

In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.”– Psalm 120:1

“With God all things are possible.”– Matthew 19:26

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ”– Lamentations 3:22-23

Final Thoughts on Words of Encouragement

When life throws you rocks, throw back with words. You are more than what you were made for. Don’t allow yourself to fall and never get back on track. Live the life you deserve.

More important, spread positivity. Once you reclaim your grip, share your experiences to the world. Let your friends, family, workmates, and everyone know that they can be strong again, too.

Have you been in a really stressful situation lately? We’d love to hear about your experience. Feel free to share your story in the comment section below.

Can you relate to any of the quotes and affirmations stated above? We’d love to know which one.

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Well, I hope you got value from these words of encouragement. Perhaps they will guide you on the path to helping you love life.

Finally, one proven way to improve your happiness and life satisfaction is to focus on goals that truly matter. To get started, check out this FREE printable worksheet and a step-by-step process that will help you set effective SMART goals.

For all time: 100 inspiring quotes

The thoughts of great people - from Socrates to Schwarzenegger - about life values, success and human abilities

1. What the human mind can comprehend and what it can believe, that it can achieve

Napoleon Hill, journalist and writer

0006 3. I owe my success to never making excuses or accepting excuses from others.

Florence Nightingale

4. I've missed over 9000 shots in my career, lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to make the final game-winning roll and missed. I failed again, and again, and again. And that is why I have been successful.

Michael Jordan

5. The hardest thing is getting started, everything else depends on perseverance.

Amelia Earhart

6. One must love life more than the meaning of life.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

7. Life is what happens to you while you are making plans.

John Lennon

8. Logic can take you from point A to point B, but imagination can take you anywhere.

Albert Einstein

9. In 20 years, you will be more disappointed with the things you didn't do than with the things you did. So depart from the quiet harbor. Feel the tailwind in your sail. Move forward, act, discover!

Mark Twain

10. It is always worth starting with something that sows doubt.

Boris Strugatsky

11. Real responsibility can only be personal.

Fazil Iskander

12. A meaningless life is not worth living.


13. 80% of success is to appear in the right place at the right time.

Woody Allen

Vince Lombardi, American football coach

16. Science - is organized knowledge, wisdom - is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

17. I don't have the word "impossible" in my vocabulary.

Napoleon Bonaparte

18. You will never cross an ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Christopher Columbus

19. Freedom is worthless unless it includes the freedom to make mistakes.

Mahatma Gandhi

20. Either you rule your day or the day rules you.

Jim Rohn, public speaker and business coach

21. If you think you can do anything, you're right; If you think that you will not succeed, you are also right.

Henry Ford

22. The two most important days in your life: the day you were born and the day you realized why.

Mark Twain

23. Start doing everything you can do - and even what you can even dream of. In courage, genius, strength and magic.

Johann Wolfgang Goethe

24. The best revenge is a huge success.

Frank Sinatra

25. It is often said that motivation does not last long. But the same thing happens with a refreshing shower, which is why it is recommended to take it daily.

Zig Ziglar, writer, businessman and marketing consultant

26. Weak people spend their whole lives trying to be as good as others. Strong at all costs need to become the best.

Boris Akunin

27. It's all about thoughts. Thought is the beginning of everything. And thoughts can be controlled. And therefore the main thing of perfection is to work on thoughts.

Leo Tolstoy

28. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.


29. The person you are destined to become is only the person you choose to become.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher

30. Walk confidently towards your dreams. Live the life you imagined for yourself.

Henry David Thoreau, writer, thinker, naturalist

everything you gave me."

Erma Bombek, writer, journalist

32. It is better to be sure of a good result than to hope for an excellent one.

Warren Buffett

33. Some things can grab your attention, but focus on the things that grab your heart.

Indian proverb

34. You just have to believe that you can - and you are already halfway to the goal.

Theodore Roosevelt

35. Don't blame your child for being afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is when an adult is afraid of the light.


36. Learn to say “I don't know” and that will be progress.

Moses Maimonides, Jewish philosopher and theologian

37. Begin where you are now. Use what you have and do the best you can.

Arthur Ash, tennis player

38. When I was 5 years old, my mother always said that the main thing in life is happiness. When I went to school, when I was asked what I want to be when I grow up, I answered “a happy person”. I was then told that I did not understand the question, and I replied that they did not understand life.

John Lennon

39. Fall down seven times and get up eight times.

Japanese proverb

40. When one door to happiness closes, another immediately opens. But we often look at the first for so long that we do not notice the second.

Helen Keller, writer, lecturer, political activist

41. Everything has its beauty, but not everyone can see it.


42. It's wonderful that you don't have to wait even a minute to start making the world a better place.

Anne Frank

43. When I let go of who I am, I become who I can be.

Lao Tzu

44. Happiness is not something ready-made. Happiness depends only on your actions.

Dalai Lama

45. If you're offered a seat on a booster, don't ask what seat! Just take it.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook

46. First decide on your ideal: set a goal. Then stock up on the necessary means to achieve it: wisdom, money, methods and materials. And finally, use all your means to achieve the goal.


47. If there is no wind, take the oars.

Latin proverb

48. Always keep in mind that your own decision to succeed is more important than anything else.

Abraham Lincoln

49. Success is the ability to go from defeat to defeat without losing optimism

Winston Churchill

50. They ask: “How can you control you. all things in fifteen minutes? I answer: “It's simple. We must not waste a single second."

Richard Branson, British entrepreneur, founder of Virgin Corporation

51. Everyone wants to change humanity, but no one thinks about how to change themselves.

Leo Tolstoy

52 . It is important to believe that talent is given to us for a reason - and that at any cost it must be used for something.

Marie Curie

53. If an inner voice tells you that you cannot draw, draw as much as you can, then that voice will subside.

Vincent van Gogh

54. Certainty of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

William Clement Stone, writer and businessman

55. We become what we think about.

Earl Nightingale, radio host

56. I am not a victim of circumstances, I am the result of my decisions.

Stephen Covey, organizational management consultant and teacher

57. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next good time is today.

Chinese proverb

58. All children are artists. The problem is to remain an artist when you grow up.

Pablo Picasso

59. I was struck by the importance of taking action. It is not enough just to know, you need to use knowledge. It's not enough to want something, you have to do it.

Leonardo da Vinci

60. What is money ? A person is successful if he wakes up in the morning, returns to bed in the evening, and does what he likes during the break.

Bob Dylan

61. I didn't fail the test. I just found a hundred ways to spell it wrong.

Benjamin Franklin

62. Defeat is not defeat unless you recognize it as such in your mind. 9Bruce Lee

Henry Ford

64. I'm sure you can't let the mean word "no" stop you.

Richard Branson

65. Only those who never try new things never make mistakes.

Albert Einstein

66. You become what you believe.

Oprah Winfrey, TV presenter

67. Happiness is not about always doing what you want, but about always wanting what you do.

Leo Tolstoy

68. I'd rather die of passion than boredom.

Vincent van Gogh

69. You learn the fastest in three cases - up to 7 years, at trainings, and when life has driven you into a corner.

Stephen Covey

70. People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou, writer and poet

71. Our consciousness is everything. You become what you think about.


72. If you want to build a ship, you don't have to call people, plan, divide work, get tools. It is necessary to infect people with the desire for an endless sea. Then they will build the ship themselves.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

73. Never think you already know everything. And no matter how highly they evaluate you, always have the courage to say to yourself: "I am ignorant."

Ivan Pavlov, physiologist

74. It is not so important how slowly you walk, but how long you walk without stopping.


75. If you think about what you have in life, you can always have more. If you think you don't have enough, you will never have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

76. Turn your big thoughts into big actions as quickly as possible. Don't let false excuses slow you down. Excuses are symptoms of fear.

Donald Trump

77. To lead people, follow them.

Lao Tzu

78. Remember that not being successful is sometimes also a great success.

Dalai Lama

79. Always choose the most difficult path - on it you will not meet competitors.

Charles de Gaulle

80. One completed effective task is worth fifty half-finished tasks.

Malcolm Forbes

81. Our lives begin to come to an end when we stop talking about the really important things.

Martin Luther King Jr.

82. Trouble does not come alone, but neither does luck.

Romain Rolland, writer

83. Every thought is like dough;

Ivan Turgenev

84. Do your best, where you are, using everything you have.

Theodore Roosevelt

85. Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

86. The world is divided into two classes - some believe in the incredible, others do the impossible.

Oscar Wilde

87. The only happiness in life is the constant striving forward.

Emile Zola

88. It is not the strongest that survives, but the most receptive to change.

Charles Darwin

89. You can say that you have bad genetics, bad metabolism, or you can just get your ass off the couch and start working on yourself, set a goal and believe in yourself. In this case, you will definitely succeed.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

90. Never falling down is not the greatest merit in life. The main thing is to get up every time.

Nelson Mandela

91. The question is not who will allow me, but who can forbid me.

Ayn Rand

92. When it seems that the whole world is against you, remember that the plane takes off not with the wind, but against it.

Henry Ford

93. Life is measured not by how many years it has, but by how many years of real life there are.

Abraham Lincoln

94. Benefiting the world is the only way to be happy.

Hans Christian Andersen

95. Either write something worthwhile or do something worth writing about.

Benjamin Franklin

96. The only way to do something very well is to love what you do.

Steve Jobs

97. A wise person demands everything from himself, while a worthless person demands everything from others.

Leo Tolstoy

98. Great are those who see that thoughts rule the world.

Ralph Emerson

99 Before climbing the ladder of success, make sure it is leaning against the wall of the building you need.

Stephen Covey

100. At the root of every successful undertaking is a bold decision once made.

Peter Drucker, American Economist

100 Success Quotes from Business Insider

John Rockefeller once said, "I know ways to make money that you have no idea about." The "hard work around the clock" approach never leads to real success. A clear mind and fresh ideas are the most fertile ground for income growth, and inspiration is the best motivation for a successful business. Business Insider has compiled a hundred phrases that inspire and inspire action. We followed suit.

1. “A man can achieve everything that he can comprehend and accept with his mind.” – Napoleon Hill.

2. "Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life" - Steve Jobs.

3. “Strive not to succeed, but to make your life meaningful.” - Albert Einstein.

4. “And if it becomes unbearable to live, I will inevitably remember the old choice: the fork of two roads - I chose the one where you bypass travelers for a mile. Nothing else matters.” – Robert Frost

5. “Businessmen often ask the question “why?”. That’s a good question, but an equally important one: “Why not?” — Jeffrey Bezos

6. "In 100% of cases, attempts not made will fail." - Wayne Gretzky.

7. “I have missed over 9,000 times in my career. I lost almost 300 games. 26 times I was trusted to make the decisive shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over again in my life. And that’s exactly what made me successful.” – Michael Jordan

8. "Every strike gets me closer to the next home run." -Babe Ruth.

9. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone.

10. "Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans" - John Lennon.

11. "We become what we think about" - Earl Nightingale.

12. “Twenty years from now you will regret what you didn't do more than what you did. Therefore, discard doubts. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch a tailwind with your sails. Explore. Dream. Open up.” – Mark Twain

13. “Your life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – John Maxwell.

14. "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got" - Tony Robbins.

15. “Our consciousness is everything. You become what you think about.” – Buddha

16. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today” (Chinese proverb).

17. "The unexamined life is not worth living" - Socrates.

18. "80% of success is the ability to always be in sight" - Woody Allen.

19. Don't wait. The time will never be right.” –Napoleon Hill

20. "Winning is not everything, but the desire to be prepared to win is everything." - Vince Lombardi.

21. “I am not the product of my circumstances. I am the fruit of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

22. “All children are artists, and the challenge is to remain so when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

23. “You will never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Christopher Columbus

24. “People will forget what you said; people will forget what you did; but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

25. "We all have two options: we can just live, or we can create our own life and destiny." - Jim Rohn.

26. "If you think you can do something, you're right; if you think you can't do something, you're right too. " - Henry Ford.

27. “The two most important days of your life: the day you were born and the day you realized why.” – Mark Twain.

28. “No matter what you dream about, start working on it! And then real miracles will begin to happen in your life, ”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

29. "The best revenge is a huge success" - Frank Sinatra.

30. “It is often said that motivation does not last long. Well, so, the same thing happens with a refreshing shower, which is why it is recommended to take it daily. ”- Zig Ziglar.

31. "Inspiration, when it comes to me, finds me at work" - Pablo Picasso.

32. "When something in you says: 'You are not an artist', start painting immediately, my boy, only in this way will you silence this inner voice" - Vincent van Gogh

33. "If if you want to avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” – Aristotle

34. "Obstacles are those terrible things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. " - Henry Ford.

35. "Your only destiny is to become who you choose to be." - Ralph Emmerson.

36. “Follow your dreams confidently. Live the life you want to live.” – Henry David Thoreau

37. "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope I don't have any wasted talents and can say, 'I've used everything You gave me,'" - Erma Mombek.

38. “Successful people are always looking for an opportunity to help others, people who are far from successful are always asking the question: “What is the benefit for me personally?” - Brian Tracy.

39. "The eye can stop at the details, but you need to strive only for what the heart has stopped at" (ancient Indian proverb).

40. "Believe that you can - and you are already halfway there" - Theodore Roosevelt.

41. "Everything you dream about is on the other side of your fear" - George Eddeir.

42. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The true tragedy of life is when an adult is afraid of the light. ” – Plato

43. “Once you start hoping, anything is possible.” – Christopher Reeve.

44. "Do what you can, with what you have and where you are" - Arthur Ash.

45. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that the most important thing in life is to be happy. When I went to school, they asked me what I want to be when I grow up.

I wrote "happy". They told me “you didn’t understand the task”, and I answered “you didn’t understand life” - John Lennon.

46. “Fall down seven times, stand up eight times” (Japanese proverb).

47. “When one door to happiness closes, another opens, but we stare so long at the closed door that we don’t notice the one that has already opened for us.” – Helen Keller.

48. "There is beauty in everything, but not everyone can see it" - Confucius.

49. “The good thing is that no one has to wait another minute to start making the world a better place.” – Anne Frank , — Lao Tzu

51. "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will. " - Vince Lombardi.

52. “Happiness does not come in finished form. It comes from your own actions.” – The Dalai Lama

53. "The best way to find the limits of the possible is to cross them and enter the territory of the impossible." - Arthur Clarke.

54. “First, formulate a clear practical idea, goal, object; secondly, find ways to achieve it: wisdom, money, material objects and methods; thirdly, direct all this to the realization of the chosen goal, ”- Aristotle.

55. "If the wind stops, take the oars" (Latin proverb).

56. “Of course you won't fall if you don't climb up. But there is no pleasure in living a lifetime on earth” (Author unknown).

57. “One must love, love as much as possible, for true power lies in love, and whoever loves a lot, does a lot and is capable of a lot, and what is done with love is done well,” Vincent Van Gogh.

58. "Many of us don't live our dreams because we live our fears." - Les Brown.

59. "Difficulties make our lives more interesting, and overcoming them makes our lives meaningful. " - Joshua Marin.

60. "The sure way to start something is to stop talking and finally start doing." - Walt Disney.

61. “I am struck by the urgency of action. Knowledge by itself is not enough, it must be applied. Having a desire is not enough, you need to act.” – Leonardo da Vinci

62. “Limitations exist only in our minds. But if we use our imagination, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

63. “Only a huge imaginary fear brings you face to face, leads you to a confrontation with yourself. Look deep, look at the roots of this horror. Then the fear will lose its strength, and the fear of freedom will recede and disappear. You are free.” – Jim Morrison

64. “What is money? You are successful if you get up in the morning, go to bed at night, and do whatever you want in between.” – Bob Dylan

65 “I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin.

66. “To succeed in life, your desire to succeed must prevail over your fear of failure. ” – Bill Cosby.

67. "The man who never made a mistake never tried anything new" - Albert Einstein.

68. “A person who says that something cannot be done should not prevent others from doing it” (Chinese proverb).

69. “Ideas are like rabbits. You'll get a couple to learn how to care for them, and pretty soon you've got a dozen." - John Steinbeck

70. "You become what you believe in" - Oprah Winfrey.

71. "I'd rather die of passion than boredom" - Vincent van Gogh.

72. "Truly rich is the one whose arms embrace their children, despite the fact that they are empty" (author unknown).

73. "It's not what you did for your children, but how you taught them to act for their own good, that will make them successful people later." - Ann Landers.

74. "If you want your children to grow up to be good people, spend twice as much time and half as much money on them as you spend now." - Abigail Van Buren.

75. "Work on your dreams or someone else will hire you to work on someone else's. " - Farrah Grey.

76. “There can be no progress without deviation.” – Frank Zappa.

77. “Education costs money. Ignorance, too.” – Sir Klaus Moser

78. “Remember that the happiest people are not those who get more, but those who give more.” – Jackson Browne Jr.

79. "It doesn't matter how slowly you move forward as long as you don't stop." - Confucius.

80. “Keep improving and improving your own life so busy that you don't have time to criticize others.” – Jackson Brown Jr.

81. "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a real smile of fate." - The Dalai Lama.

82. "You can't use up creativity, because the more you use it, the more you have." - Maya Angelou.

83. "Dream big and be wrong" - Norma Vaughan.

84. “Our lives come to an end when we begin to be silent about important things.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

85. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

86. "People most often lose their powers when they think they don't have them." - Alice Walker.

87. “After all, dreams are also a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem.

88. “This is your place in the world, your life, so go ahead and do your best to make it the life you want to live.” – Mae Jemison.

89. "You may be disappointed when you lose, and that's okay, but you'll be doomed to failure if you don't make a single attempt to succeed." - Beverly Sills.

90. "No one can make you feel bad unless you let them." - Eleanor Roosevelt.

91. "Life is always the way we made it, always has been, and always will be." - Granny Moses.

92. “My dear friend, who will let you? - It is not important. The main thing is who will stop me?” - Ayn Rand.

93. "When the whole world seems to be against you, remember that the plane takes off against the wind." - Henry Ford.

94. "In the end, it's not the years of your life that matters, but the life of your years.

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