“Count your garden by the flowers, Never by the leaves that fall.
Count your days by golden hours, Don’t remember clouds at all . . .
Count your nights by stars, not shadows,
Count your life with smiles, not tears.
And all throughout your lifetime, Count your age by friends, not years.”
The is one of the many great words of encouragement quotes which I have kept in my old dogeared scrapbook, long before the advent of personal computers for home users.
“Every wall is a door.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
One life lessons which I have learned is know how to encourage people with words of comfort and affirmation; to make someone feel valued and appreciated. A gentle pat on the shoulder or a slight reassuring squeeze on the hand can really re-enforce your words of encouragement.
The late Walt Disney said that there are three kinds of people in the world today. There are “well-poisoners”, who discourage you and stomp your creativity and tell you what can’t do. Then there are “lawn-movers,” people who are well-intentioned but self-absorbed; they tend to their own needs, mow their own lawns, and never leave their yards to help another person. Finally there are “life-enhancers”, people who reach out to enrich the lives of others, to lift them up and inspire them. We need life-enhancers, and we need to surround ourselves with life-enhancers.
Below I have gathered some words of encouragement quotes which can change your life. It is definitely a good life lesson.
“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them”. – Washington Irving
“When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. ” – Samuel Goldwyn
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one”. – Elbert Hubbard
“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Rome was not built in one day”. – Idiom
“A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success>’ – Unknown
“Go for the moon. If you don’t get it, you’ll still be heading for a star.” – Willis Reed
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
“Fortune favors the brave”. – Publius Terence
“Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.” – Mary Manin Morrissey
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed”. – Theodore Roosevelt
“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” -Mother Theresa
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds”. – Albert Einstein