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Quotations of enouragement

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I found this tiny little book "A little book of ENCOURAGEMENT" in our living room, with a bunch of quotes of encouragement...found them to be, well...encouraging I guess.

I just wrote all of them, since I don't know which ones will stand out to who. Not all of them stood out to me, but there are a lot.

Feel free to add your own, or discuss.


A little book of ENOURAGEMENT - A collection of Quotations

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal line.
- Vince Lombardi

Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can't, you're absolutely right.
- Henry Ford

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.
- Tom Stoppard

The block of granite which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
- Thomas Carlyle

A lot of disappointed people have been left standing on the street corner waiting for the bus marked Perfection.
- Donald Kennedy

Bad things are not the worst thing that can happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us.
- Richard Bach

Remember happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
- Roy Goodman

Half of our difficulties are imaginary and if we keep quiet about them they will disappear.
- Robert Lynd

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.
- Golda Meir

When the future hinges on the next words that are said, don't let logic interfere, believe your heart instead.
- Philip Robinson

Genius is perseverance in disguise.
- Mike Newliner

The Lord created the universe in seven days but the Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.
- Kofi Annan

If you give someone more than they can do, they will do it. If you give them only what they can do, they will do nothing.
- Rudyard Kipling

If you can not feed a million people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
- John Wayne

I praise loudly, I blame softly.
- Catherine the Great

The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.
- John D Rockefeller Jr

There is a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way.
- Harry Morgan

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
- Reginald Mansell

If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.
- Tom Watson

Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before.
- Alexander Graham Bell

If you can play as if it means nothing when it means everything, then you are hard to beat.
- Steve Davis

People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it.
- Howard Newton

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be afraid to give your best to what are seemingly small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
- Dale Carnegie

It was a high council that I once heard given to a young person - 'Always do what you are afraid to do.'
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you wish in this
world to advance

Your merits you're
bound to enhance,

You must stir it and
stump it,

And blow your own
trumpet,

Or, trust me, you
haven't a chance!
- W S Gilbert

Who shoots at the midday sun, though he be sure he shall never hit the mark, yet as sure as he shall shoot higher than who aims at a bush.
- Sir Philip Sidney

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

The issues are the same. We wanted peace on earth, love, and understanding between everyone around the world. We have learned that change comes slowly.
- Paul McCartney

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
- Elbert Hubbard

The more I practise, the luckier I get.
- Arnold Palmer

In all things, success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius c.500 BC

You have to believe in yourself, that's the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the streets trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world. I had to feel the exuberance that comes from utter confidence in yourself. Without it you go down to defeat.
- Charlie Chaplin

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don't be disappointed when they are not; it helps them to keep trying.
- Merry Browne

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The following are some I found interesting from different sources:

Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.
- Karen Ravn

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
- William Allen White

One word or a pleasing smile is often enough to raise up a saddened and wounded soul.
- Therese of Lisieux
 
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Re: A little book of Encouragement

yeah they are famous ones
 
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very cool , very good , very perfect , dont u have more :D
 
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