Top 110 Encouragement Quotes

In this post, you will find great Encouragement Quotes from famous people, such as Tom Shales, Todd Wilcox, Joyce Carol Oates, Gordon B. Hinckley, Gary Gygax. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Your humble critic confesses that he has been wrestling

Your humble critic confesses that he has been wrestling with ‘weight issuessince leaving college lo these, uh, several years ago, so it’s hard to be receptive to the moralistic scolding and patronizing encouragement offered endlessly by the allegedly well-meaning.
I am humbled by the encouragement of my supporters and the depth of their faith and confidence in me.
You need so much energy and encouragement to write that if someone says something negative, some of that energy goes.
In missionary work, as in all else, preparation precedes power. Encouragement to prepare while still very young can make a tremendous difference.
Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all ‘pretendmost of the time.
Gary Gygax
I was about 29 or 30, and I started writing monologues for myself. I felt I got more immediate encouragement from that than I ever had in acting.
Businesses might have been helped by the ability to promote themselves on the Internet, but they have also been hit by the web‘s encouragement of time-wasting by their staff.
I am who I am, and I try to influence the team in my own way, especially with my performances on the pitch. If possible, I try to help the team in the dressing room as well by offering encouragement where needed.
I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things which people need encouragement to sort out, because I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something, it’s just a question of finding this.
Diana Wynne Jones
Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.
Lack of encouragement never deterred me. I was the kind of person who would not be put down.
My belief in why America has been doing so well up to now is that we have been propelled by our immigrants and our encouragement of technical innovation and, indeed, creativity across the board.
It’s always great to engage with people. You never know who you can make an effect on. And I love interacting with the fans, hearing what they have to say and joking around with them. Anytime I can reach out online and give encouragement, motivate people, be a better citizen, that’s what it’s all about, man.
A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman and was one of the first female superheroes. It gives me more of an encouragement that we can be strong and can do whatever a guy can do.
Thuy Trang
As an actor I think sometimes producers need a little bit of encouragement to see you in a particular role, they may not have as much imagination as you would expect.
Steve Kanaly
When you receive God‘s love and encouragement, it will empower you to do more than you ever thought possible.
The reason that I’m here at all is because of my relationship with my family and their encouragement of me to be a musician and to work hard. As long as I stay there in that space, I can do anything. That’s my truth.
The industry and my fans’ encouragement made me work on my own compositions more, and it is good to see my track ‘Yaad Mod Do,’ sung along with Millind Gaba, is liked by all.
We live by encouragement and die without it – slowly, sadly and angrily.
Celeste Holm
What encouragement the apostle holds out to us. O my friends, that we might leave all our pretensions, and come to the truth in our own hearts.
I think it is not just the U.N. speaking, but the concept of a third party, a third party to a conflict speaking out. You know, sometimes saying, ‘Stop, this is enough. This cannot be allowed to happen,’ gives the victims and the people who are caught in that situation courage, encouragement, support.
The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.
I’d like to see where boys and girls end up if they get equal encouragement – I think we might have some differences in how leadership is done.
Our public education system does a great job. I don’t think it’s broken. We aren’t interested in doing reform for reform’s sake. I believe in public education; it did a great job for me. It deserves our support and encouragement.
Denise Juneau
I don’t give advice. 90% of the time nobody takes it anyway. I will give encouragement and if asked a question as to how, or why I did certain things and if I think this will help whomever is asking the question I will do this.
I’m somebody who finds adversity is almost as good as encouragement. It’s almost like, you close the door, and I’ll find ten ways to kick it in and go around it or dig under it or something.
One of the problems with even suggesting that purpose of a Federal law is for law enforcement officers to assist in protecting the public outside their jurisdictions is that it may give them encouragement or even a sense of obligation to do so.
For me, it’s quite important, my inner being, my – in my work, if I can give a person a little encouragement, a little warm hand in a moment that they really need me.
I had such total, unequivocal, enthusiastic encouragement to be an actress. Looking back, I really find that to be a total mystery. Don’t ask me why. My father was just in love with the idea that I would be an actress.
Being taken seriously, for a young writer, is a wonderful form of encouragement, but at the same time, I don’t think one should ever feel like attempting a kind of artistic endeavor is beyond your scope just because of age or inexperience.
Tea Obreht
My parents didn't know how to provide me with the encou

My parents didn’t know how to provide me with the encouragement I needed to achieve my dreams.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of family encouragement – not just for me, but for everyone.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
It is certainly a most tremendous and unprecedented honor and distinction that I have received from Pittsburgh. Let us hope that it is not too late in my case to be of value to American art in something that I may yet possibly do from this encouragement.
Winslow Homer
I was really young when I started on ‘One Tree Hill,’ and the encouragement from my friends and family has been crucial in my development as an actress. I’m also continuously surprised and humbled by the kindness and generosity of the fans.
It would take some encouragement for me to accept other people’s opinions on how I should present my work because my work means a lot to me.
Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren’t thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement.
A responsive audience is the best encouragement an actor can have.
Al Jolson
In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions.
Ray Stannard Baker
My father is a poet, my stepmother is a poet, and so I always had encouragement as a child to write.
Often we women are risk averse. I needed the push. Now, more than ever, young women need more seasoned women to provide that encouragement, to take a risk, to go for it. Once a glass ceiling is broken, it stays broken.
There is no dearth of talent in India, but there is no encouragement and facilities to train.
Hope is one of those no-win-no-fee things, and although it needs some encouragement to survive, its existence doesn’t necessarily prove anything.
Raj has always been a great encouragement to me. We have gone through some really rough patches as well. There was a time when I was always busier than him. That was a good part of our married life.
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
Employees are a company‘s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.
If we’re going to bring out the best in people, we, too, need to sow seeds of encouragement.
Encouragement makes an actor perform better and boosts his confidence.
My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives.
All it takes is for one person to say, ‘Wow, that looks great on you’ – and then they wear it for the next 10 years. That’s the great thing about guys. They just need that little bit of encouragement.
We can all remember a time when someone encouraged us and made a difference in our lives. It may be just a moment, but this encouragement could last a lifetime.
Megan Shull
An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.
The English playwrights of the ’50s and ’60s didn’t really keep writing or getting produced, while the Irish did. There’s encouragement for the younger ones also in the fact that Ireland is exceptional in its ability to make theater part of the national dialogue, and it reaches to all four corners of the country.
Garry Hynes
No intelligent government can continue to ignore the urgent priority of giving support and practical encouragement to marriage and family stability as the first response to growing social needs.
Being an actor somehow can be a perverse extension of that feeling we generally all have as children, that feeling of wanting to please. Of course you’re looking for affirmation, encouragement.
Gina McKee
Every child thrives on encouragement, but beware of forcing it. I’ve seen too many family relationships crumble because of excessive ambition on the course or the range.
I like the encouragement I get from doing new things. I like to feel scared or challenged in the hope that I can pull it off. That little bit of fear creates an energy that I can channel into the performance.
Joanne Whalley
There needs to be more encouragement and support for women – at an impressionable age – to explore that choreographic side of their brains.
It’s amazing what a little encouragement can do.
You always want to win games and to develop the team, so it’s very important that you have encouragement from your fans.
A breakup is a state of mind that needs encouragement and needs hopeful, forward thinking.
Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doin

Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
Robert Martin
The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts.
A. E. van Vogt
I only do private room karaoke where it’s just me and one of my closest girlfriends. My mom always said I could really belt songs out, and the Dixie Chicks feed that encouragement.
The proper governmental policy in a depression is strict laissez-faire, including stringent budget slashing, and coupled perhaps with positive encouragement for credit contraction.
For whatever reason, I didn’t succumb to the stereotype that science wasn’t for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.
I really enjoy being with my fans. They offer great support and encouragement to me. I like signing autographs and posing for pictures.
Lexi Thompson
Madeleine Albright introduced herself to me. I talked to Henry Kissinger and Barbara Walters. And I asked Peter Jennings to write a note of encouragement to my son, Logan, a news anchor at the ABC affiliate in Palm Springs.
Edd Byrnes
I have written about 10 books, all just practical encouragement for moms.
Lisa Whelchel
I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No. No. They gave me hope, and they gave me encouragement, and they gave me a vision. That came from my education.
Anytime the coach gives you the ball and some encouragement, you get a sense of freedom.
I hope that my story, I hope that my life is… an encouragement for people, especially in Brooklyn. I feel humbled and blessed.
I’ve been homeschooling for eight years and have always received the best advice and encouragement from other homeschoolers, rather than a book or lecture.
Lisa Whelchel
As far as Dustin or Dusty, neither of them contributed to me wanting to be in the industry as far as encouragement. They didn’t discourage it, but I think they both were indifferent as far as it had to be my decision.
Youngsters taking up boxing will get a lot of encouragement to do something for the country, seeing my laurels.
I’m just going to try and be a good dad and not spoil the kid: give him love and encouragement but also discipline. Me and my woman, we don’t want him to feel too entitled.
When parents ask why there are still so few girls in advanced science and math classes in high school, I tell them, because girls still need way more encouragement than boys to take those courses.
I grew up in Haifa and enjoyed the wonderful beaches and Mount Carmel that rolls into the Mediterranean Sea. From my early days at home, I remember a strong encouragement to study.
Quite a few people have commented during the campaign that more help is required for small businesses. SMEs need support and encouragement in their early stages, and in Cambridge the links to the University and the huge pool of expertise here helps that.
Anne Campbell
My father’s encouragement is what has brought me this far, because when I grew up I wanted to be like him, and I knew I had that ability to become an athlete. Being an Olympian is one of the greatest things, and being an Olympic gold medallist is one of the most prestigious titles in the world.
I think we need a very, very serious effort, primarily through tax policy to provide incentives and encouragement for people to save and invest and expand their businesses and to create more jobs. The kind of thing we did in the early Reagan years, 30 years ago. I think that’s essential.
A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.
The kind of encouragement I had as a child to continue sports was brilliant. Like any other family, my people asked me to stress more on studies rather than swimming. But, my mother said ‘He enjoys it and should balance both studies and sports.’
I say this in the spirit of feminist encouragement, but I think I’m pretty hot. I’ve got all the facial features, facing the right way, at the right end, and you can always paint over the bad bits with makeup.
If you have a word of encouragement, you can do anything.
Songs don’t just come out of the air. They take time, but it’s good fun, too. Maurice gave me encouragement.
Andy Gibb
One of the things I love about wen wu is its encouragement of developing the spiritual and intellectual aspects of the self that are actually more important than the development of the body and the capacity to commit violence – which is how much of Western pop culture defines a man.
My desire, my passion, was to help moms with practical encouragement.
Lisa Whelchel
Being recognized for your body of work in totality is some sort of an encouragement that everyone looks for. To have actually achieved it, feels amazing.
When my fans and actors like Rajinikanth and Amitabh garu wished that I do films once again, I thought I should do. I had some skepticism in me, initially. But looking at the encouragement, I grew in confidence.
I have only got encouragement and lessons from my family, so I don’t associate negative things like pressure with them.
It isn’t that I was born thinking I had to be president. I’m getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I don’t believe this is a rash decision.
Well, the mission statement of Heart of David is that w

Well, the mission statement of Heart of David is that we’re a ministry of evangelism and encouragement. Evangelism meaning that I evangelize I travel on a weekly basis to churches not only churches but I find myself doing a lot more men’s events, I talk to a lot more men and I go to a lot of prisons.
Al Jazeera has abandoned even the semblance of a credible media outlet, and it broadcasts – both within Gaza and outside it, to the world – anti-Semitic incitement, lies, provocation, and encouragement to terrorists.
The Cross Movement was a group that was a huge encouragement to me. The music was good. The content was good. It really spoke to my soul. It was good to have them around as someone I could learn from and really pattern myself after.
I want to offer a word of encouragement to authors: You have to feel called to the message of your book enough that you want people to get that message. When you get to that place, your passion goes through the roof, and then the other stuff happens.
Jud Wilhite
I deal with the authors I work with, agents, and other departments of the company, talking about both the books that I’m working on and everyone else‘s. Then there’s dealing with foreign publishers: foreigners visit all the time. People want to bounce things off the publisher, and a lot of it is encouragement.
I just want to be there for my husband. I don’t ever want him to think that he’s not getting everything at home – love, attention, encouragement, a meal. I just want him to feel the best he feels at home. I think that’s what a good wife is. Someone who is very attentive to her husband.
In the last twelve years, we have come some distance towards reconciliation and the breaking down of disadvantage. Let us take encouragement from what has been achieved and set our minds and hearts to end the remaining roadblocks.
Young people are often asked, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ and given advice about how to lead meaningful adult lives, but where’s the encouragement to lead meaningful lives right now?
Even in early adulthood, men can’t be told what to wear; they can only be subtly moved by example, encouragement, and a generally sophisticated atmosphere.
Before I started doing standup, I knew that I had what it takes to develop an act. I went down to clubs with not many people there, and I just worked on it, man. A lot of my friends are comedians, so that part had a lot of encouragement, even though the shows were very caveman-like.
This sort of encouragement is vital for any writer. And lastly the publication of Touching the Flame, which was on hold for two years and went through a few publishers before finding a stable home.
I was born in 1933 in New York City to Frederick and Eva Weinberg. My early inclination toward science received encouragement from my father, and by the time I was 15 or 16, my interests had focused on theoretical physics.
And here at our Anglican Consultative Council, we have many reports of growth and great encouragement.
Sometimes you realize that the thing an actor is asking for isn’t exactly the thing they want. Maybe they’re asking for more dialogue, or maybe they want a deep intellectual exploration of their role. But probably what they really need is encouragement.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
I decided to sing again after settling in Newark in 1982. I had a burning desire to sing and lots of encouragement from my new wife, Earlene.
Every child thrives on encouragement, but beware of forcing it. I’ve seen too many family relationships crumble because of excessive ambition on the course or the range.