Words of Encouragement – 8 Quotes to Make You Smile

From time to time we all get stuck in a rut and feel down and some words of encouragement or a little pick me up is sometimes needed.

Whether you’re feeling lost, sad, confused, disappointed, or hopeless, a few simple words can play a big role in getting your spirits elevated to a happier place. 

Sometimes, these witty yet simple sayings are all that we need to change our outlook. If you’re in need of a pick-me-up or a little encouragement, check out some of the great quotes that are sure to put a smile on your face.

What You'll Learn:

  • Ways to Deal With Challenging Days
  • A Tip to Keep You Going Even In The Midst of Life Storms
  • How Your Love Can Conquer Trying Times & People

Ready for Some Encouragement?

Let's get into the words of encouragement that will make your days much smoother.

It is not uncommon to feel unloved or even like you are unworthy of being loved. Karl Menninger reminds us, though, that love isn’t just a feeling that one receives out of nowhere. Rather, it is something that goes around and comes around. The more love you give, the more love you will likely get in return. Just thinking about people that love us and people you love should make anyone feel blessed and appreciated.

Life will always be riddled with trials and struggles; when one problem is resolved it seems like another one usually shows up. If you spend your energy hoping that one day you will become challenge free you are not realistic. Your power lies in your ability to adapt and overcome challenges. The ocean or sea is constantly changing and evolving, you should expect to have calm tranquil days and stormy days. Remember the calm days during storms, those should bring a smile to your face.

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Even beauty icons are imperfect. Marilyn Monroe demonstrates with this quote that you do not have to be flawless in order to be successful and worthy. The qualities that Monroe mentions in her famous quote are inherent of being human and do not make you any less deserving. So be who you want to be, the right person will love your entire package.

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Robert Frost says it best in this short and sweet quote. You can only run and hide from problems for so long, eventually, you need to be faced head-on. To work through your problems is to solve problems. The most direct way to a solution is straight through, so push on knowing you will eventually get to your destination. Just knowing that you will overcome it should make you smile.

The great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche explains that a human’s own mind and willpower can get them through any anything. For many, their “why” to live ranges from children, spouse, family or other loved ones. For others, it is the dream of becoming, achieving, or experiencing something they believe will be worthwhile. What ever your why, the how will fall into place. Sometimes the how is tough, just remember your 'why' to pull you through.


With this quote, Robert Louis Stevenson suggests that it is not realistic to expect every day to bring us good fortune and good news. However, the bad days do not have to be viewed as unsuccessful or wasted, but as days you learned from any mistakes. The not so great days may have given an invaluable lesson for tomorrow. You benefit from every day.

This is a great quote that to remind you that you cannot always control what happens to you. It is up to you to decide how you react. Next time an outside circumstance knocks you off course do not try to fight it, just course correct and get where you need to go. It should always make you smile that nothing can stop you from reaching your destination.

These wise words from a very wise person remind us that accomplishing one’s goals is not a race; success lies in the completion of an action, not in the speed in which it was achieved. Much like Aesop conveyed in his famous fable about the tortoise and the hare, a slower pace can even be beneficial in completing a task. So don’t despair you are not moving at the pace of peers, just smile knowing that you are slow, steady and consistent and it will pay off.

Takeaways from These Words of Encouragement

Regardless of what gets you down, quotes can be a great way to add some positivity and wisdom to your day. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram for more visual quotes that can make your day.

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