Top Ten Encouraging Quotes

The Top Ten
1 "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
2 "Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look harder."
3 "Fall seven times, stand up eight."
4 "Don't feel bad if people only remember you when they need you. Feel privileged that you are like a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness."

That's sweet

5 "Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations."

This is so true. - Catlover2004

6 "F-E-A-R has two meanings. Forget-everything-and-run or Face-everything-and-rise. Your choice."
7 "You are stronger than you seem, braver than you believe, and smarter than you think."
8 "When it rains, it pours, but soon the sun will shine again."
9 "Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you cannot change."

"Let go of what you cannot change."
I really needed to hear that. I feel so relaxed now, lol.

Makes sense to me :). - Britgirl

10 "When the world says, 'Give up,' hope whispers, 'try it one more time.' "

Great list, Oliveleaf.

The Contenders
11 “When you come out of a storm, you won’t be the same person who walked through it. That’s what this storm’s all about.” — Haruki Murakami, “Kafka on the Shore”

This is one of my favorite quotes for when I’m going through difficulties now

12 “A bend in the road is not the end of the road... Unless you fail to make the turn.” - Helen Keller

This quote has so much truth to it! No matter how much we think our lives will never be happy again, as long as we try to make a joyful turn to our mood, we will get past that turn and overcome the bend.

13 “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
14 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Confucius

...So take that step, and then take another, and another, until before you know it, the journey’s over and you’re bettered because of it. 🙂

15 “Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush fear, to hide every pain.” - Will Smith
16 “Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” - Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
17 “What is stronger than the human heart which shatters over and over and still lives.” - Rupi Kaur
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