There's nothing more comforting than hearing the right words when you need it the most. Here's a list of encouraging quotes that can brighten the spirits of a friend in need.

Words have the power to liberate, heal and comfort when given to a friend in need at the right time. Even if you are not physically together, you can show your support by sending them words of affirmation and encouragement when they go through tough times.

If you are unsure about what to say to unburden a friend in need, maybe you shouldn’t say anything at all. In some instances, friends greatly appreciate random gestures such as an email or a text message. At the end of the day, it's always the thought that counts.

Encouraging Quotes

“We do learn something about ourselves when we are up against the wall, and we do most certainly come out stronger.” – Tina Sloan

“Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets that much easier to quit the next time. One the other hand, if you force yourself to push through it, the grit begins to grow in you.” – Travis Bradberry

“Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.” – Christine Caine

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – Bob Goff

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.” – Unknown

“No matter the number of times you fail you must be determined to succeed. You must not lose hope. Don’t stop in your storm.” – Tony Narams

“Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.” – Brittany Burgunder

“Without failure there is no achievement.” – John Maxwell

“For any problem, no matter how big or complex it may be, there is a solution.” – Earl Nightingale

“Through difficult experiences, life sometimes becomes more meaningful.” – Dalai Lama

“When you lose everything, you get depressed if you don’t step back and start appreciating what you do have.” – Paul and Tracey McManus

“Every day may not be a good day, but there is good in every day.” – Unknown

“Just remember, there are no quick fixes. But, by taking action just a little bit every day, you will build up a powerful reservoir of confidence, self-esteem and discipline.” – Scott Allan

“Relentless people move mountains. Relentless people make the impossible, possible. Relentless people achieve miracles.” – Wayne Allyn Root

“I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be.” – Joyce Meyer

“If you accept other people’s negativity, you allow your life to be limited by their lack of imagination.” – Nick Maley

“You will not always be strong, but you can always be brave.” – Beau Taplin

“When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Elvis Presley

“Never let your past decisions determine your future outcome.” – Mark Dudley

“Yes, I know some days are more difficult than others. But if you program your mind in a positive way, you won’t have to drag through certain days just hoping to get to Friday so you can finally enjoy life.” – Joel Osteen

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” – Robert Greene

“Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And the best people give you memories.” – Zig Ziglar

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

“The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” – Billy Graham

“Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King

“Great things never came from comfort zones.” – Neil Strauss

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Never confuse a single defeat with a single defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

“That which does not kills us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.” – Unknown

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” – Napoleon Hill

“Life begins on the other side of despair.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings

“If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Take Action

If you find the quotes above highly helpful, take the time to share it with a friend who would appreciate them greatly. You may not realize it fully, but sometimes redemption and comfort can also be found in meaningful words. It may not mean much to you at first glance, but to others, the message may just be the very thing that they need to hear.

Make a difference in the life of a friend and forward these encouraging quotes today.

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