150 Words of Encouragement That Will Change Your Life

Words of encouragement are a type of words that give someone hope and optimism. They are not meant to make someone feel better, but rather to point out the good in life and in themselves.

I find that words of encouragement come in handy when you are feeling down about yourself, about your life, and about the world in general. Words of encouragement should be accompanied by actions, as well, because actions speak louder than words.

Words are powerful. There are few things more powerful in this world than a kind word from someone who cares.
But there’s a difference between a kind word and an empty word.

What we say to people is important. The words we use and how we say them can have a huge impact on someone’s life.
Here’s a collection of encouraging quotes to inspire you and give you strength.

Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement

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

Words of Encouragement

You DESERVE to be happy, please don’t let anyone make you think you don’t.

Words of Encouragement

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

Words of Encouragement

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. – Henry Thoreau

Words of Encouragement

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

Words of Encouragement

Learn to say no not all things are right for the soul. – Priyanshu Singh

Words of Encouragement

If you’re feeling helpless, help someone. – Aung San Suu Kyi

Words of Encouragement

We can do no great things, only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa

Words of Encouragement

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

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Words of Encouragement

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

Words of Encouragement

Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.

Words of Encouragement

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

Words of Encouragement

Ever since I met you no one else is worth thinking about.

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Words of Encouragement

No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank

Words of Encouragement

Everything is going to heal in the end – open wounds, scars, broken hearts, and you. you are going to heal. it may seem as if you are going to feel this pain forever but I promise you that this feeling is going to fade. One day you will not feel the weight that heavy anymore.

Quotes on Encouragement and Compassion

Words of Encouragement

I will never apologize for this heart that breaks so easily but loves so strongly. – JH Hard

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

Whatever you decide to do in life, make sure it makes you happy.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion. – Simone De Beauvoir

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

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.

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Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Choose to stay positive and be the strong person that God created you to be!

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. – Diane Mariechild

No matter what anyone tells you – You are still You. Try to remember that.

Words of Encouragement

It’s okay to do things for yourself. That doesn’t make you selfish.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage. – Anaïs Nin

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

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Today will never come again. Be a blessing, Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound.

You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day.

Inspirational Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. – Robin Williams

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

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. – Blake Lively

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. – Martha Graham

I think the best way to have confidence is not to allow everyone else’s insecurities to be your own. – Jessie J

It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? – L.M. Montgomery

Never in my life did I expect to meet someone as amazing as you.

One day someone will look at you the same way you look at the moon. – Priyanshu Singh

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland

A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. – Serena Williams

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.

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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

The most effective way to do it is to do it. – Amelia Earhart

Best Encouraging Quotes

Words of Encouragement

A life filled with art, romance, and opulence.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas A. Edison

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.

Stop wondering if you’re good enough for other people and start wondering if they’re good enough for you. – Priyanshu Singh

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You make me feel like the clouds are finally clearing and that I can hold my head above water, and for once in my life, I’m not afraid to love.

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

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

Words of Encouragement

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions. – Catherine Cook

Remember to smile because your feelings are valid and you’re beautiful.

It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. – J.K. Rowling

Overthinking really kills your happiness.

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. – Katharine Hepburn

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Keep your sunny side up, keep yourself beautiful, and indulge yourself. – Betsey Johnson

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

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.

You learn something out of everything, and you come to realize more than ever that we’re all here for a certain space of time, and, and then it’s going to be over, and you better make this count. – Nancy Reagan

Short Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement

If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light. – Lady Gaga

The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

Courage, dear heart. – C.S. Lewis

I may not be perfect, but parts of me are pretty awesome. – Unknown

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

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. – Anne Frank

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Napoleon Hill

Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers’. – Amy Poehler

You are powerful, beautiful, brilliant, and bold.

Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough.

When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start happening.

A little progress every day adds up to big results.

The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there. – Bo Jackson

You are enough just as you are. – Meghan Markle

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. – Ingrid Bergman

Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive. – Hafez

Words of Encouragement

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. – Helen Keller

Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

You do not find a happy life. You make it. – Camilla Eyring Kimball

Don’t think, just do. – Priyanshu Singh

Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. – J.K. Rowling

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estée Lauder

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. – Oprah Winfrey

Positive Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.

Motivation comes from working on things we care about. – Sheryl Sandberg

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

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. – Maya Angelou

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. – Les Brown

Life is hard, but life is harder if you keep on making people like you. Remember that you are not born to please everyone, so just be yourself.

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

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 Burgunder

Don’t beat someone when they’re down. Help them up, and encourage them to do better, even if they struggle to face the truth. It’s never easy for anyone. Be forgiving. And if you tried as much as you can? That’s okay, too. You can leave them to their devices.

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it, you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. – Garrison Keillor

When you notice that you’re having negative thoughts about how all of this is going to pan out, you need to remind yourself that you are not a very good fortune teller. – Donna W. Hill

Words of Encouragement On Life & Strength

Words of Encouragement
Words of Encouragement

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

The moment when you want to quit is the moment when you need to keep pushing. – Priyanshu Singh

The beginning is easy, continuing is hard.

Sometimes God doesn’t change your situation because he is trying to change your heart.

Maturity comes when you stop making excuses and start making changes.

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

One small positive thought in the morning can change the entire outcome of your day!

God sometimes takes us into troubled waters not to drown us but to cleanse us.

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The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves. – Barbara Corcoran

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Please take time today to look into the mirror and say nice things to yourself. You deserve kind words, you are beautiful, you are worthy of all the love in this world.

You are special to someone, despite what your demons tell you. Repeat this to yourself as many times as you need.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman

Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. – Unknown

Never believe blindly. It’s harmful to not only yourself but others as well. Always be a force for neutrality, research, and being in the proper mindset. If you don’t have all the facts, and/or you’re upset, step away, and come back to the situation later.

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