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150 Inspirational Words of Encouragement For Motivation & Uplifment

Life comes with many caveats – just when you think you have it pinned down, it throws one of its surprises and knocks you out cold. When you come to, you find yourself surrounded with so much pain and brokenness it feels impossible to see happiness beyond the rubble of hurt, disappointment and confusion.

You ask yourself if life can ever be normal again, you ask yourself if you have the will power to keep going and often times, in the midst of that set back only one answer comes to mind – it’s not possible.

Let me ask you this, what are you made of? Are you made of soft wood or iron? I think the latter. I think you are here reading this because somehow deep beyond that discouragement you have a fighting spirit. There as glittering light of hope, a spark that you are here to revitalize – blunt hope to sharpen.

Allow us to inspire you, to uplift you, to encourage you – to remind you of who you are and what you are made of. Here is a list of more than 100 words of encouragement and quotes from the best minds to have ever lived.

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Words Of Encouragement And Strength

  1. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.”
  2. “Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.”
  3. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
  4. “Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound.”
  5. “Whenever you feel weak, remember the things that made you strong. Whenever you start to doubt yourself, remember those who believe in you.”

  1. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”
  2. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.”
  3. “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.”
  4. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

never give up on a dream words of encouragement

  1. When the world says “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

Uplifting words of encouragement

  1. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart
  2. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” Unknown

best things words of encouragement

  1. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristotle Onassis
  2. “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
  3. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. “Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can!” — Unknown
  5. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” — Albert Einstein
  6. “When there is no struggle, there is no strength.” — Oprah
  7. “Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.” — Christine Caine

Dark place words of encouragement

  1. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. “When you’re feeling your worst, that’s when you get to know yourself the best.” — Leslie Grossman
  3. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” — Rosa Parks
  4. “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.”  Oprah
  5. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry Thoreau
  6. “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.” Unknown

how far you have come words of encouragement

  1. “You are stronger than you know. More capable than you ever dreamed. And you are loved more than you could possibly imagine.” — Unknown
  2. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” — Carl Bard
  3. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” — Oscar Wilde
  4. “Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.” — Nicole Kidman
  5. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” Elon Musk
  6. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis
  7. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” — Helen Keller
  8. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart
  9. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” — Zig Ziglar
  11. “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” — Vince Lombardi
  12. “If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” — Mary Pickford
  13. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe

start where you are words of encouragement

  1. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” — Carol Burnett
  2. “Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.”– Unknown
  3. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  4. “God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He’s working on you too.” — Rick Warren

Empowering Quotes

Never forget that inspirational words are vital in cases when someone is dealing with the worst in their lives. When all hope is gone, you have an option to either give up or to find inner strength and tackle the problem head on. It’s not easy to simply pick yourself up and move forward but let’s be honest, it is the only and I mean only option you have.

There is no option to give up or give in, there is no room for, it’s impossible – the pain is too deep, the disappointment is too much, this is unforgettable, unforgivable – there is only one option – and that is to pull yourself up and defeat your circumstance.

  1. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up”
  2. “Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.”

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

  1. “It’s okay to look at yourself in the mirror and say, I am worth it.”
  2. “Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound.”
  3. “Whenever you feel weak, remember the things that made you strong. Whenever you start to doubt yourself, remember those who believe in you.”
  4. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.”
  5. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.”
  6. “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.”

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

  1. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
  2. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
  3. “When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start happening.”
  4. “One small positive thought in the morning can change the entire outcome of your day!”
  5. “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.”
  6. “Instead of giving myself reason why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can.”
  7. “If “Plan A” didn’t work. The alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.”
  8. “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”
  9. “Beginning is easy, continuing is hard.”
  10. “You are much stronger than you think.”

“You are much stronger than you think.”

  1. “God sometimes takes us intro troubled waters not to drown us but to cleanse us.”
  2. “Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.”
  3. “You have come this far, don’t give up.”
  4. “A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.”
  5. “Don’t fear mistakes, they are your stepping stone to success.”
  6. “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.”

“No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.”

  1. “You did not fail. You only have a different trail.”
  2. “Everyday is a second chance.”
  3. “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.”
  4. “Sometimes God doesn’t change your situation because he is trying to change your heart.”
  5. “You only fail when you stop trying.”
  6. “Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely.”
  7. “Great things never came from comfort zones.”
  8. “You face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.” TD Jakes

opposition words of encouragement

  1. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there. – Vince Lombardi
  2. The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. – Barbara Corcoran
  3. Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things. – Walt Disney
  4. The transformation is often more about unlearning then learning. – Richard Rohr
  5. You are never too old to reinvent yourself. – Steve Harvey
  6. There is no such thing as failure is just life trying to move us in another direction. – Oprah Winfrey
  7. Everything negative are all an opportunity for me to rise. – Kobe Bryant
  8. It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop. – Unknown
  9. Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.
  10. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”
  11. When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.”
  12. “The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.”
  13. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.” — C.S. Lewis
  14. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” -Herman Melville
  15. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” -Colin R. Davis

Success Quotes

Words of encouragement can push you to go within your limits you know, make you wanna achieve a lot in life, here are some examples of success words of encouragement;

  1. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
  2. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” -Chris Grosser
  3. “Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” – Winston Churchill
  4. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” -Tony Hsieh
  5. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill
  6. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”-unkown
  7. “Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.” – Kevin Ngo
  8. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean

reach destination words of encouragement

  1. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth
  2. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” Og Mandino
  3. “Courage, dear heart.” C.S. Lewis
  4. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” –Albert Einstein
  5. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.” –Confucius
  6. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”Theodore Roosevelt
  8. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”Buddha
  10. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Maya Angelou
  11. “And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”Erin Han

fly words of encouragement

  1. “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” Bob Goff
  2. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” J.K. Rowling

Funny words of encouragement

By the way it’s okay to laugh out your sadness sometimes. Here are some funny quotes to put a smile on your face.

  1. “When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.” – Cathy Guisewite
  2. “A clear conscience is a sure sign of a bad memory.” – Mark Twain
  3. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde
  4. “Well-behaved women seldome make history.” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  5. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways of doing it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin
  6. “I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not so sure” – Unknown
  7. “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It already tomorrow in Australia” – Charles Schulz

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Encouraging Relationship Quotes

Sometimes you might need encouragement when it comes to matters of the heart, relax, we’ve got you covered. Here are some best motivational quotes;

  1. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” —Audrey Hepburn
  2. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss
  3. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” —Helen Keller
  4. “Love cures people—both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” —Karl Menninger
  5. “Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together.”
    —Anonymous
  6. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
  7. “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

courage to love words of encouragement

  1. “Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.”– David Wilkerson
  2. “Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one.” – Unknown
  3. “You know its love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”– Julia Roberts

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Christian Words of Encouragement

This Christian   inspirational words of encouragement are sure to bring a bit of positivity and optimism into your day.

  1. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us” – Augustine
  2. God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile” – Max Lucado
  3. “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” – Hudson Taylor
  4. “God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.”  – Tony Evans
  5. “Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” – Corrie ten Boom
  6. “Christ literally walked in our shoes.” – Tim Keller
  7. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot

 Encouraging Words To Get Well

If the encouragement you seek is for your friend who is sick then I look no further, here are some few get well quotes to share with your loved one.

  1. “I ask God a lot for your speedy recovery and I ask you to take good care of yourself and to follow your doctor’s recommendations. Cheer up, you’ll be out of this soon! ”
  2. “I know you very well and I know that it is not easy for you to rest, but it is for your health, you have to recover soon. My friend, don’t forget to keep your spirits up! ”
  3. “They say that the best medicine is happiness, so as soon as possible I will come to see you to have a good time and thus help you heal faster. Take care!”
  4. “I have always admired you for being a very strong person and in good spirits, so I have no doubt that soon you will be like new. May God bless you in good health! ”
  5. “I have seen you overcome many difficulties and I do not doubt that you will also come out of this with totally recovered. My friend, I send you a big hug! ”

Encouraging Words For Sports

We also brought you inspiration quotes for sport enthusiasts, have a look below;

  1. “Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day.” —J.J. Watt
  2. “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” —Bo Jackson
  3. “Figure out what it is you love and do it. Dream really big. Write down what you want and make it happen.” —Danica Patrick
  4. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” — Jerry Rice

do today what others cant

  1. “The stuff that made you afraid yesterday, eventually you’re going to get used to it. Presenting yourself on air, saying a joke, asking a girl out. You always have that fear. What if I do this wrong? Or what if I set my goal too high? It’s going to devastate me. I’m going to disappoint a lot of people, so I might as well play it safe. Life takes off on the other side of fear.” — Tony Gonzalez
  2. “I’ve learned two things. Never, ever believe in ‘can’t.’ And be good to people and people will be good to you.” — Dick Vitale
  3. “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” — Vince Lombardi
  4. “Passion first and everything will fall into place.”— Holly Holm

 Life Encouraging Quotes

Life is such as precious commodity, a gift we have to appreaciate each day but it’s true that when life turns around it doesn’t seem like it. These life encouraging quotes will help you get that spark back. Let’s start with my favorite;

  1. “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” – Will Rogers
  2. “The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

opportunity words of encouragement

  1. “The Best Way To Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.” – Walt Disney
  2. “You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.” – Unknown
  3. “It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.” – By Vince Lombardi
  4. “People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.” – Rob Siltanen

We hope those words and sayings have revatilized your never say die attitude. Hope you have woken the fiery force within you to face whatever it is that is trying to keep you down. There are many more specific motivational quotes and saying on the site. Simply follow and of the links below.

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