60 Encouragement Quotes for Any Situation

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Updated on: February 8, 2023

There are times when self-doubt or even fear invades our minds. However, not every situation is the same. Though it can make us feel similarly, different things can help us escape diverse situations.

As social beings, one of the ways we learn is by listening to other people. Empathy is a powerful tool to help anybody feel understood and also supported. Quotes hold empathy and wisdom inside, and we can use and share the ones that have helped us through life's struggles.

Here are 60 Quotes to encourage you to keep going and become the person you want to be.

Quotes for hard times

  1. “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
  2. "Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly." — Proverb
  3. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” — Amelia Barr
  4. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” —- Rosa Parks
  5. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” — Og Mandino
  6. "You are on the floor crying, and you have been on the floor crying for days. And that is you being brave. That is you getting through it as best you know how. No one else can decide what your tough looks like." — Clementine von Radics
  7. “When you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.” — Banksy
  8. “Sometimes when you are in a dark place, you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.” — Christine Caine
  9. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe
  10.  “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” — Marcus Aurelius

Quotes to start your day

  1. “You have the power within you to do whatever you choose. You have the power within you to be and achieve anything.” — Tony Newton
  2. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” — Mark Twain
  3. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar
  4. "Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence." — Alan Watts
  5. “Much of the difference you make tomorrow will start with what you do today” — Ernie J Zelinski
  6. “Make each day your masterpiece.” — John Wooden
  7. "Someday is not a day of the week." — Denise Brennan-Nelson
  8. Today’s goals: Coffee and kindness. Maybe two coffees, and then kindness.” – Nanea Hoffman
  9. “Happiness is your responsibility. If you depend or wait for other people to make you happy, you will always be disappointed.” — Byron Pulsifer
  10. “It's time to start living the life you've imagined” — Henry James

Quotes about following your dreams

  1. "Don't ask if your dream is crazy. Ask if it's crazy enough." — Lena Waithe
  2. "The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." --Anonymous
  3. “If I persist long enough, I will win.” — Og Mandino
  4. “All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them.” — Viola Davis
  5. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot
  6. “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
  7. "I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams." — Oprah Winfrey
  8. “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” —  Napoleon Hill
  9. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  10. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

Quotes about learning new things

  1. “Either write something worth reading, or do something worth reading.” — Benjamin Franklin
  2. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  3. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” ― Leo Buscaglia
  4. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo
  5. “Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” –– Henry Ford   
  6. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” — Lao Tzu
  7. “Focus on improving yourself, and I guarantee that the quality of people you spend time with will dramatically improve.” — J. D. David
  8. "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." — Michael John Bobak
  9. “Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting, and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” — Ralph Marston
  10. “The more things you do, the more you can do.” — Lucille Ball

Quotes to share with your loved ones

  1. "Don't forget that I will always stand by your side. I'll always support your life, what you do, what you eat, the people you love. I'll always support your dreams, your wish, your hope, your sadness, your anger, your temper, your situation." — Kim Namjoon
  2. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. ” — Albert Einstein
  3. "When I think of you, I think of kindness, wisdom, and love. Thanks for being you." — Sam Crow
  4. “Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” — Emily Dickinson
  5. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius
  6. "What would you do if you weren't afraid." —Spencer Johnson
  7. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” — Malala Yousafzai
  8. “You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — A.A. Milne
  9. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” — Norman Vincent Peale
  10. "May the flowers remind us why the rain was so necessary." — Xan Oku

Quotes for when you feel afraid

  1. "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear." — Mark Twain
  2. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. -William Shakespeare
  3. “Fear is the main source of superstition and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” — Bertrand Russell
  4. ”We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  5. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”― Plato
  6. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”  — Dr. Seuss, Author
  7. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford
  8. “All we can control is the moment we are in right now.” — Yolanda V Acree
  9. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela
  10. “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

The most important thing about getting full of encouragement is to do something with it. As you may have noticed, most of these quotes invite us to take action, follow our dreams and start moving toward the life we want. 

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