A Few Words of Encouragement

Going through tough times? You’re not alone. Many have gone through the same thing you have and guess what? They got through it and came out of it just fine. Whether it’s a failed marriage, a break up, the lost of a loved one, the lost of a job, financial problems, finding out that you have a terminal illness, or anything else, if you look at everything down to its core, what you have is life.

Life is an experience with many ups and downs. Good things will happen to you but of course, not all things are good because shit happens. Remind yourself that your experience of life depends more on how you deal with what life throws at you rather than what is actually thrown at you. Don’t give up on life, in fact, don’t give up on a happy life because it’s all within your grasp no matter what your circumstance. I’ve met cancer patients who live a fuller life than some with perfect health. It’s all internal. You decide how you’re going to feel. You decide what kind of life you’re going to live.

Here are a few words of encouragement to help you get through whatever it is you’re going through. Even if you’re going through something major, just take it one day at a time. If others can, so you can.

Encouraging Words

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Winston Churchill

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

Benjamin Spock

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

Kathleen Casey

“Go for the moon. If you don’t get it, you’ll still be heading for a star.”

Willis Reed

“Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.”

Elizabeth Harrison

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

Japanese Proverb

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

Richard Bach

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

Oprah Winfrey

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

Edmund Hillary

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”

Tony Robbins

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Calvin Coolidge

“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.”

Jennifer Grahnolm

“There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.”

Washington Irving

“Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.”

Rainer Rilke

“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

Mary Pickford

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

Ben Spock

“God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.”

John Aughey

“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 come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

Franklin D Roosevelt

“Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.”


“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.”

Ralph Emerson

“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.”

Vince Lombardi

Words of Encouragement

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