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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.
Charles Schwab

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.

Key Thoughts

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.
George Adams

There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else.
George Adams

Your attitude can take you forward or your attitude can take you down. The choice is always yours!
Key Rules

  • Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
    Denis Waitley
  • There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend."
    Katharine Butler Hathaway
  • An encouraging word to someone who is down can encourage them to achieve their goal.
    Catherine Pulsifer
  • You don't have to accept the invitation to get angry. Instead, practice forgiveness, empathy and encouragement.
    Dan Fallon
  • Words can be a powerful healing tool if used with loving intention, to uplift, encourage and inspire.
    John McLeod
It's our encouragement that what make us what we are

To be a friend means encourage strengths in others and accepting their weaknesses; in other words, accepting them for who they are.
Catherine Pulsifer

Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
Robert Martin

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
Elizabeth Harrison

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.
Robert Collier

If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond our wildest dreams.
Sidney Madwed

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
William Arthur Ward

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