Encouragement Quotes

Most popular encouragement quotes

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.


Instruction does much, but encouragement is everything.
Writers are diffident creatures—they need encouragement.
Hollywood is the only place where you can die of encouragement.


There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
Abilities wither under criticism, they blossom under encouragement.

ability criticism

The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.


If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.

for teachers

Most artists, ashamed of their need for encouragement, try to carry their work to term like a secret pregnancy.


In deep pain, people don't need logic, advice, encouragement, or even Scripture. They just need you to show up and shut up.


To my daughter Leonora without whose never-failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been finished in half the time.
Giving is the secret of a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a man has of encouragement and sympathy and understanding.


All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is.
Philosophers, writers, artists, even scientists, not only need encouragement and an audience, they need constant stimulation from other people.
One of Mark Twain's more uplifting quotes maintains that small people always belittle your ambitions, while the great make you feel that you too can be great.


A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.

discovery teaching

A man really writes for an audience of about ten persons. Of course if others like it, that is clear gain. But if those ten are satisfied, he is content. A certain amount of encouragement is necessary.
A poor wretch of an author keeps all his thoughts in a dark attic in his own brain, and when they come out in print they look so shivering and naked. So for other people to like them is a great encouragement.
A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.
The human heart is so delicate and sensitive that it always needs some tangible encouragement to prevent it from faltering in its labor. The human heart is so robust, so tough, that once encouraged it beats its rhythm with a loud unswerving insistency.


At the heart of good education are those gifted, hardworking, and memorable teachers whose inspiration kindles fires that never quite go out, whose remembered encouragement is sometimes the only hard ground we stand upon, and whose very selves are the stuff of the best lessons they ever teach us.