Quotes of Encouragement

“ People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing — that's why we recommend it daily. ”

- Zig Ziglar

“ Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Unknown

“ Most of the high spots in our lives come about through encouragement. I don't care how great, how famous, how successful a man may be, he hungers for applause. ”

- Unknown

“ Nine tenths of education is encouragement. ”

- Anatole France

“ Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise. ”

- Robert Martin

“ For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories. ”

- Plato

“ As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day. ”

- Michael Jordan

“ No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people. ”

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

“ An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor. ”

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“ There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can. ”

- Clint Eastwood

“ When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best — that is inspiration. ”

- Robert Bresson

“ I praise loudly, I blame softly. ”

- Catherine II of Russia

“ The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement. ”

- William Arthur Ward

“ Tomorrow (noun): a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored. ”

- Unknown

“ Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. ”

- Thomas Alva Edison

“ It has never been so bad, that it couldn't be worse. ”

- Wayne Dyer

“ There are three ways to get something done: (1) Do it yourself. (2) Hire someone to do it for you. (3) Forbid your kids to do it. ”

- Unknown

“ Why did I want to win? Because I didn't want to lose! ”

- Max Schmelling

“ Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration. ”

- Rudolf Nureyev

“ Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else. ”

- Gary Becker

“ I want to thank you all for your e-mails and the words of support and encouragement yesterday. ”

- Barry Bonds

“ Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. ”

- Sam Walton

“ Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ”

- William Faulkner

“ Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress. ”

- Herbert Hoover

“ If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered. ”

- Stanley Kubrick

“ The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams… ”

- Sidney Madwed
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