Inspirational Words of Encouragement

We've selected the very best inspirational words of encouragement from a huge number of sources. Here are the greatest encouragement quotes, from some of the most inspirational people who have ever lived, including Henry David Thoreau, Norman Vincent Peale, the Talmud, and Mark Twain.

Inspirational Words of Encouragement from Norman Vincent Peale:

"Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself... Nothing is impossible!"
~ Norman Vincent Peale
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Henry David Thoreau Words of Encouragement:

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
~ Henry David Thoreau
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David Guy Powers Inspirational Motto:

"Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it."
~ David Guy Powers
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Cadet Maxim - Inspirational Words:

"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. "
~ Cadet Maxim
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inspirational words card - Never Give Up - Churchill
Never Give Up - Churchill Greeting Card
inspirational words card - Go Confidently - Thoreau
Go Confidently - Thoreau Greeting Card
Be The Change - Gandhi
Be The Change - Gandhi Greeting Card
It's Not The Years - Lincoln
It's Not The Years - Lincoln Greeting Card
Live With Intention - Radmacher
Live With Intention - Radmacher Greeting Card
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H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Inspirational Saying:

"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Billy Wilder on Making Your Own mistakes:

"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's."
~ Billy Wilder
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Zen Saying - Encouragement Words:

"Leap and the net will appear. "
~ Zen saying
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Dr. Robert Anthony Encouragement Words:

"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will."
~ Dr. Robert Anthony
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Inspirational Words of Encouragement:

"A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure."
~ Unknown
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Henry Van Dyke Encouraging Words:

"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. "
~ Henry Van Dyke
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Benjamin Spock on Trusting Yourself:

"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."
~ Benjamin Spock
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Encouraging Words of Inspiration from the Talmud:

"Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, `Grow, grow.'"
~ The Talmud
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Classic von Goether Quote on the Importantce of Encouraging as Well as Teaching

"Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Mark Twain Inspirational Words of Encouragement:

" Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. "
~ Mark Twain
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