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