75 Famous Words of Encouragement and Quotes for Life

Best words of encouragement and quotes

1.    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
2.    “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey
3.    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
4.    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
5.    “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
― Bil Keane
6.    “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
― Elie Wiesel
7.    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
8.    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
9.    “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
― Helen Keller
10.    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston S. Churchill
11.    “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”
― Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
12.    “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
13.    “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
14.    “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
15.    “Always do what you are afraid to do.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
16.    “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
17.    “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
― Agatha Christie
18.    “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
19.    “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
― Gautama Buddha
20.    “I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.”
― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday
21.    “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
― Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi
22.    “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, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
23.    “Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
24.    “To me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.”
― Taylor Swift
25.    “Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn’t exist and never shall. There is only now.”
― Christopher Paolini, Eldest
26.    “‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”
― Chico Xavier
27.    “Remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.”
― P.C. Cast, Betrayed
28.    “In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”
― Gautama Buddha
29.    “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
― Barack Obama
30.    “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
― Mark Twain
31.    “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
― Harvey Fierstein
32.    “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”
― Maya Angelou
33.    “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
34.    “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”
― Gautama Buddha
35.    “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
― Norman Vincent Peale
36.    “My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.”
― Judy Blume
37.    “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
― Confucius
38.    “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
― Nora Roberts
39.    “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.”
― Walt Disney Company
40.    “The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.”
― C. JoyBell C.
41.    “why are trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out”
― Oliver James
42.    “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
― Napoléon Bonaparte
43.    “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
― Victor Hugo
44.    “Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne
45.    “I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”
― Albert Einstein
46.    “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down”
― Charles Chaplin
47.    “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
48.    “Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.”
― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
49.    “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
― Oprah Winfrey
50.    “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
― Thomas A. Edison
51.    “The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
52.    “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
― Aristotle
53.    “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
― Wayne W. Dyer
54.    “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
55.    “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
56.    “A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
57.    “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
― Nelson Mandela
58.    “Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!”
― Mark A. Cooper, Edelweiss Pirates ‘Operation Einstein’
59.    “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, To Kill a Mockingbird
60.    Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice
61.    “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― André Gide
62.    “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
63.    “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
64.    “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
― Winston S. Churchill
65.    “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
66.    “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
― Abraham Lincoln
67.    “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”
― Deepak Chopra
68.    “the time is always right to do the right thing”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
69.    “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”
― Albert Einstein
70.    I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, “aw shit, he’s up!”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
71.    “Well done is better than well said.”
― Benjamin Franklin
72.    “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
― Francis of Assisi
73.    “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
― Bruce Lee
74.    “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!”
― Dolly Parton
75.    “The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today.”
― Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six

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