51 and ½ Inspirational & Encouraging Quotes To Live By

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Inspirational Quotes To Live By

Everybody needs somebody or something to lift their spirits. For me this something has always been quotes. Encouraging quotes from people who have gone through what you are going through now can be very powerful in helping you stay strong and hopeful when the going gets tough. I strongly believe that a quote is a window into another person life and by taking the time to really understand the quote; you can learn from the person’s lifetime worth of experiences (both good and bad) and use them to positively affect your life.

So whether you’ve just faced tragedy, didn’t get the promotion you wanted, or just failed an important exam. Hope is not lost. Whether you’ve just faced a setback chasing your dreams, been hurt by someone you care about, or lost a valuable possession. Hope is not lost. Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with an illness, lost everything in a house fire, or have gotten divorced. Hope is still not lost.

I think you get the point. No matter what has happened to you in your life there is ALWAYS hope for better and there is always opportunity. I recommend that you read these quotes with that mindset in in mind.

So with that being said, I really feel that these 51 (and a ½) handpicked quotes about encouragement will surely give you hope and will inspire and encourage you to keep going.

51 and ½ Inspirational & Encouraging Quotes To Live By:

  1. We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa
  2. In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
  3. We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better. ― C. JoyBell C.
  4. Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here. – Donald Trump
  5. 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 the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
  6. The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night. ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities. ― Rodolfo Costa
  8. It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. - Joseph Campbell
  9. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
  10. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas A. Edison
  11. Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. - Denis Waitley
  12. Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are. - Stephanie Lahart
  13. Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  14. I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you. – C. JoyBell C.
  15. If we are not allowed to deal with small problems, we will be destroyed by slightly larger ones. When we come to understand this, we live our lives not avoiding problems, but welcoming them them as challenges that will strengthen us so that we can be victorious in the future. – Jim Stovall
  16. In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. - Tony Robbins
  17. Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  18. Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. -Walt Disney
  19. Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. - Sara Blakely
  20. Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. - Lao Tzu
  21. I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe. - Dalai Lama
  22. Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it - Charles Swindoll
  23. If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. – Flavia
  24. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. – Tecumseh
  25. When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. – Les Brown
  26. 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
  27. I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it. - Audrey Hepburn
  28. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan
  29. Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. - Eckhart Tolle
  30. This day will never come again and anyone who fails to eat and drink and taste and smell it will never have it offered to him again in all eternity. The sun will never shine as it does today...But you must play your part and sing a song, one of your best. ― Hermann Hesse
  31. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always. – Oprah Winfrey
  32. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. – Chinese Proverb
  33. Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  34. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. - Dale Carnegie
  35. The first step is you have to say that you can - Will Smith
  36. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. – Leroy Satchel Paige
  37. Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Robert H Schuller
  38. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. - Frederick Douglass
  39. Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. - Nido Qubein
  40. If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. - David Allen
  41. Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. - Mario Fernandez
  42. Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. - Les Brown
  43. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein
  44. I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. – Mother Teresa
  45. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary
  46. 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
  47. You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. - Zig Ziglar
  48. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. - Henry David Thoreau
  49. The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself. – Deepak Chopra
  50. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection – Gautama Buddha
  51. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. - Max Ehrmann
  52. “ _________________________________” – You. For when you overcome the darkness. Find hope and change the world for the better.