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Posted 08/23/2022 in Inspirational Quotes

100+ Words of Encouragement For All of Life's Needs


100+ Words of Encouragement For All of Life's Needs

Life can be a roller coaster ride of highs and lows, full of unexpected twists and turns. It's easy to feel discouraged and overwhelmed by the challenges that come our way. But during these tough times, a few words of encouragement can go a long way in providing the motivation and inspiration we need to keep going. That's why we've compiled a list of over 100 words of encouragement for all of life's needs. Whether you're going through a difficult breakup, struggling with mental health issues, or simply feeling lost and unsure of yourself, these words of encouragement are designed to provide hope, comfort, and guidance. So read on, and let these words uplift and inspire you on your journey through life.



Words of Encouragement from the Bible

  1. "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10

  2. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6

  3. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." - Psalm 147:3

  4. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28

  5. Words of Encouragement from the Bible Psalm 34:18"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18

  6. "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13

  7. "The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing." - Zephaniah 3:17

  8. "The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him." - Psalm 28:7

  9. "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31

  10. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28

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Words of Encouragement for Work or School

  1. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

  2. “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa

  3. 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, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  4. "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." - Steve Jobs

  5. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky

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

  7. "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." - Albert Einstein

  8. "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

  9. "Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world." - Roy T. Bennett

  10. "Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." - Maya Angelou

Inspiring Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

Words of Encouragement for Moving Forward

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

  2. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt

  3. "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

  4. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

  5. "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

  6. "You're off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way." - Dr. Seuss

  7. "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." - Sam Levenson

  8. "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it." - Art Williams

  9. "Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." - Will Rogers

  10. "Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step." - Unknown

  11. "Keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

  12. "Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." - Nido Qubein

  13. "Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein

  14. "Don't look back, you're not going that way." - Unknown

  15. "One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering." - Ida Scott Taylor

  16. "Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." - Christian D. Larson

  17. "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates

  18. "Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman



Words of Encouragement and Strength

  1. "You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice." - Bob Marley

  2. "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas A. Edison

  3. "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Mahatma Gandhi

  4. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

  5. "You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you." - Brian Tracy

  6. "Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it." - Charles R. Swindoll

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

  8. "Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

  9. "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

  10. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

  11. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela

  12. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

  13. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  14. "The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow." - Unknown

Words of Encouragement for a Friend

  1. “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.”

  2. I believe in you! And unicorns. But mostly you.

  3. Thinking of you, and trusting that this difficult time is just a stepping stone along the path to something better.

  4.  “God gave you this life because he knew you were strong enough to live it.”

  5.  “Just because you are soft doesn’t mean you are not a force. Honey and wildfire are both the color gold.” – Victoria Erickson

  6.  “Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress.”

  7.  “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”  – C.S. Lewis

  8. “There’s much more ahead of you. You’ll get through this.”

  9. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” – Katherine Hepburn

  10. “Everything will be OK in the end, if it's not OK, it's not the end.”

  11.  “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah

  12. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.” — George Bernard Shaw

  13. “You’re in a storm right now. I’ll hold your umbrella.”

  14.  “It will pass, we can ride it out together.”

  15.  “Promise that you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

  16. “Just because something isn’t happening for you right now, it doesn’t mean it never will.”

  17. “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.”— Vince Lombardi

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

  19. “Your spirit has the energy, strength, and stamina of 10,000 horses.”

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

  21.  “Take a deep breath, it’s just a bad day not a bad life.”

  22. “It has been tough, but people are still cheering for you.”

  23. “For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” – Mary Kay Ash

  24. “Never dwell on one obstacle for too long. Tomorrow is another day.”

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

  26. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”– Maya Angelou

  27. Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

  28. “People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.”– Lewis Cass

  29. Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring.

  30. Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.”– Helen Keller

  31. Every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day.

  32. Winning is coming in fourth, exhausted and encouraged – because last time you came in fifth.”– Denis Waitley

  33. You have a greater potential than anyone who has ever lived before you! But you'll never “make it” by sitting on your duff and telling the world how great you're going to be, starting tomorrow.”– Og Mandino

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

  35. Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.”– Brian Tracy

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

  37. “Someday, you will become filled with so much happiness that it heals every part of you.”

  38. Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”– George Patton

Words of Encouragement for Cancer Patients

  1. "You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you." - Brian Tracy

  2. "You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice." - Bob Marley

  3. "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." - Nelson Mandela

  4. "Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." - Rikki Rogers

  5. "The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it." - C.C. Scott

  6. "It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

  7. "Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations." - Zig Ziglar

  8. "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Quotes and Words of Encouragement After a Breakup

  1. "The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth." - Unknown

  2. "The only way to get over a broken heart is to let time heal it." - Unknown

  3. "It is okay to grieve over a lost relationship, but never forget that the end of one relationship is the beginning of another." - Unknown

  4. "Every ending is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile, and start again." - Unknown

  5. "Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them." - Steve Maraboli

  6. "Don't let a breakup define who you are. Instead, let it be a stepping stone to a stronger and better version of yourself." - Unknown

  7. "The best revenge is massive success." - Frank Sinatra

  8. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela

  9. "You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, ashamed, or unworthy. You were created to be victorious." - Joel Osteen

  10. "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." - Marilyn Monroe

  11. "Healing is a process, and it takes time. Be patient with yourself, and trust the journey." - UnknownQuotes and Words of Encouragement After a Breakup

  12. "You are not a failure just because a relationship didn't work out. You are strong for even trying." - Unknown

  13. "Life always offers you a second chance. It's called tomorrow." - Unknown

  14. "Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself." - Deborah Reber

  15. "It's okay to cry and let yourself feel the pain. But remember, you also have the strength to pick yourself up and keep moving forward." - Unknown

  16. "You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one." - Unknown

  17. "A breakup is not the end of the world. It's the beginning of a new and better one." - Unknown

  18. "The pain of yesterday is the strength of today." - Unknown

  19. "Don't let a breakup define your worth. You are more than your relationship status." - Unknown

  20. "The only person who can truly make you happy is yourself. Focus on loving and taking care of yourself first." - Unknown

Short Words of Encouragement

  1. Keep going.

  2. You've got this.

  3. One step at a time.

  4. Believe in yourself.

  5. You're stronger than you know.

  6. You can do it.

  7. Don't give up.

  8. Keep pushing.

  9. You're making progress.

  10. Stay positive.

  11. Keep moving forward.

  12. You're capable.

  13. Never give up.

  14. You're not alone.

  15. Stay focused.

  16. Believe and achieve.

  17. Keep striving.

  18. Keep the faith.

  19. Keep pushing through.

  20. You're making a difference.

Final Thoughts on Words of Encouragement

We are praying you enjoyed these encouraging quotes and that you use them to brighten someones day. If you need more inspiring words, check out our other pages of quote resources: mental health recoveryGod's lovegrace, and religious Christmas quotes.


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Corine Williams, Ph.D. is Clinical Psychologist that is currently seeing clients in the States of Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. You can find out more about her practice by visiting www.therapyforchristians.com/corinewilliams.  In addition to providing individual therapy, Dr. Williams is also passionate about writing books and designing merchandise that educate, uplift, and normalize mental health subject in the Christian community. You can find out more about her at  www.booksbycorine.com or by visiting her amazon profile here: https://www.amazon.com/Corine-Hyman/e/B00AWZ5FL2

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