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Famous Encouragement Quotations

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"[Joan has my sympathy, but she's not entirely correct. Those mothers are not indifferent to their responsibilities. Most are hyper-conscious of them. The problem is that we are no longer sure what they are.] Modern parents want a warm and loving relationship with their children, and to be a source of encouragement, comfort and support, ... We want to be friends without children, not remote or frightening authority figures as our own parents may have been."
by Linda Blair
"After what they saw (last week), I'm sure that'll give them more encouragement, and rightfully so."
by Anonymous
"The encouragement of industry and frugality among the poor, by visits at their own inhabitations; the relief of real distress, whether arising from sickness or other causes; and the prevention."
by Elizabeth Fry
"There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause."
by George Adams
"THINK, PLAN, EXECUTE!ââ??¢"
by JAWAR
"This is a novel study, and although the results seem disappointing to some, we see points of encouragement."
by Ross Prentice
"It is early days yet, but it may be possible to find some small encouragement in the fact that, at least for a group of companies, compensation increases for CEOs, while far� exceeding those for other employees, have dropped from the heady levels found in last year's survey."
by Paul Hodgson
"Songs don't just come out of the air. They take time, but it's good fun, too. Maurice gave me encouragement."
by Andy Gibb
"My 16-year-old brother does the graphics. And my parents have started to help out a lot more now that I'm in college. Even my 6-year-old brother offers me moral support and encouragement."
by Emerson Spartz
"Correction does much, but encouragement does more."
by Johann von Goethe
"Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement."
by George Burton Adams
"There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend."
by Katharine Butler Hathaway
"A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly."
by Kevin Bacon
"As an actor I think sometimes producers need a little bit of encouragement to see you in a particular role, they may not have as much imagination as you would expect."
by Steve Kanaly
"Civilization is the encouragement of differences. Civilization thus becomes a synonym of democracy. Force, violence, pressure, or compulsion with a view to conformity, is both uncivilized and undemocratic"
by Mahatma Gandhi
"Getting ahead in a difficult profession -- singing, acting, writing, whatever -- requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows and unfair reversals. When I think back to those first couple of years in Rome, those endless rejections, without a glimmer of encouragement from anyone, all those failed screen tests, and yet I never let my desire slide away from me, my belief in myself and what I felt I could achieve."
by Sophia Loren
"I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement."
by Charles Schwab
"If you explore beneath shyness or party chit-chat, you can sometimes turn a dull exchange into an intriguing one. I've found this to be particularly true in the case of professors or intellectuals, who are full of fascinating information, but need encouragement before they'll divulge it."
by Joyce Carol Oates
"Knowing that I am not the one in control gives great encouragement. Knowing the One who is in control is everything."
by Alexander Michael
"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal."
by Jerome P. Fleishman
"Music, of all the liberal arts, has the greatest influence over the passions, and it is that to which the legislator ought to give the greatest encouragement"
by Napoleon Bonaparte
"Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge."
by Fritz Perls
"That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise."
by Abraham Lincoln
"The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it."
by John Updike
"The finest gift you can give anyone is encoragement. 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. We would have more than one Einstein, Edison, Schweitzer, Mother Theresa, Dr. Salk and other great minds in a century."
by Sidney Madwed
"There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success."
by George Matthew Adams
"This system of encouragement proves serviceable as a preventive of punishment, the attainment of the tickets being a reward, the forfeiture of them the reverse; and, as such, boys seem often more affected by their loss than by coercion."
by Joseph Lancaster
"To my daughter Leonora without whose never failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been completed in half the time."
by P. G. Wodehouse
"We live by encouragement and die without it--slowly, sadly, angrily."
by Celeste Holm
"What we have seen today coming from Korea gives me a lot of encouragement that issues as complex as they could be can in fact be resolved if good faith on all sides exists,"
by Mohamed ElBaradei
"''Start with Yourself' When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country. But it, too, seemed immovable. As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt I tried changing only my family, those closest to me... but alas, they would have none of it. And now , as I lie on my death bed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, Then by example I would have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.'"
by Anonymous
"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement -- and we will make the goal."
by Jerome P. Fleishman
"Nine tenths of education is encouragement."
by Anatole France
"I know what it is I seek, and yet I know that I cannot find it here. But I feel that such dreams cannot exist without some sort of influence, and so I live with the encouragement that if I dream it, I will find it."
by Anonymous
"Music of all the arts has the most influence on the passions and the legislator should give it the greatest encouragement."
by Napoleon Bonaparte
"Three billion people on the face of the earth go to bed hungry every night, but four billion people go to bed every night hungry for a simple word of encouragement and recognition."
by Cavett Robert
"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. We would have more than one Einstein, Edison, Schweitzer, Mother Theresa, Dr. Salk and other great minds in a century."
by Sidney Madwed
"Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower."
by Johann von Goethe
"Though the encouragement of exportation and the discouragement of importation are the two great engines by which the mercantile system proposes to enrich every country, yet with regard to some particular commodities it seems to follow an opposite plan: to discourage exportation and to encourage importation. Its ultimate object, however, it pretends, is always the same, to enrich the country by the advantageous balance of trade. It discourages the exportation of the materials of manufacture, and of the instruments of trade, in order to give our own workmen an advantage, and to enable them to undersell those of other nations in all foreign markets; and by restraining, in this manner, the exportation of a few commodities of no great price, it proposes to occasion a much greater and more valuable exportation of others. It encourages the importation of the materials of manufacture in order that our own people may be enabled to work them up more cheaply, and thereby prevent a greater and more valuable importation of the manufactured commodities."
by Adam Smith
"It is strange to contemplate how little sympathy or encouragement the great mass of people have with one who differs from them in tastes, to t..."
by Caroline Nichols Churchill
"What, courage, man! What though care killed a cat, thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care."
by Shakespeare


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