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200 Motivational Words of Encouragement for a Friend [Affirmations & Quotes]

Here are 200 motivational words of encouragement for you to share daily with a friend who is struggling or just needs to feel your support.

#1 Nothing is permanent.

#2 By you being you, you have accomplished all you need to.

#3 You are not alone in this, you have friends to lean on.

#4 The soul looks forward, not back.

#5 You put yourself first as an act of self-love.

#6 You follow your heart and it always knows the way.

#7 You let fears fade as you leap forward with a brave heart.

#8 You speak kindly to yourself and honor where you are right now.

#9 You are allowed to rest, you don’t need permission.

#10 You recall all of your past successes and strength.

#11 You smile looking at who you have become, despite challenges.

#12 You make the world a brighter place with your presence.

#13 You are so close, the success you seek is just over the horizon.

#14 Life is beautiful in each moment, there is no end destination to reach.

#15 You are already doing it. What more could you ask of yourself?

#16 Achievement isn’t some time in the future, it is right now, as you are.

#17 You are important and worthy of everything good in the world.

#18 You are always loved, with no exceptions.

#19 You are very special to many people.

#20 You know resting is just as important as doing.

#21 You understand you cannot always function at high speed, you take time out to rest.

#22 You are strong and have conquered big challenges before.

#23 There is a grand plan, perfect for you.

#24 You are the captain of the ship. You sail confidently towards your destiny.

#25 You are inspiring to others.

#26 You have great ideas and are not afraid to act on them.

#27 You see what others would call failures as proof of your inevitable success.

#28 You are brave.

#29 Your essence comes through in every action you take, when it’s from a place of love.

#30 You are committed to being the best version of yourself.

#31 You are fiercely loving and loyal.

#32 You are fully supported in all your choices and decisions.

#33 You know exactly what to say and what to do when the time comes.

#34 You are like magic, good things seem to just happen around you.

#35 You are loving and loved.

#36 You uphold your values and stay true to yourself.

#37 You have clear boundaries that are always respected.

#38 Your happiness is your guide to what is right for you.

#39 You are inventive and clever.

#40 You have solved many problems before, with grace, and this is no exception.

#41 You surprise yourself constantly.

#42 You are a great, reliable friend and that is reciprocated to you.

#43 You express how you feel.

#44 You are open and allow yourself to be seen, as you are.

#45 Your authenticity always gets you through, no matter what is happening.

#46 People are drawn to your beautiful inner essence, which radiates from you.

#47 You are memorable and special.

#48 Each day you choose again and start fresh.

#49 You let the wave of life take you effortlessly to where you want to be.

#50 You float freely, knowing all is well and you are in the flow of life.

#51 There is nothing to do, say, or achieve. You are enough as you are.

#52 You own who you are, never altering to fit in.

#53 You are awake to the beauty of life.

#54 You let negative thoughts leave your being like an easy outward breath.

#55 You are complete, even on the days you feel broken.

#56 You go with the flow, wisely knowing there is no other way.

#57 Your heart is pure and filled with love.

#58 You tap into the never-ending stream of love and fill yourself up.

#59 No time is wasted, each moment is part of the bigger whole.

#60 You breathe deeply, knowing all is well.

#61 Your deep self-love and respect set the standard for how others treat you.

#62 You move people with your loving words and actions.

#63 You are generous and that is naturally returned to you.

#64 You let the essence of life permeate your entire being, uplifting you.

#65 You love without fear, for the only truly frightening experience would be life without love.

#66 You are uninhibited and free to forge your own way.

#67 You feel safe in knowing everything works out in the end.

#68 You are safe and protected.

#69 You receive sound advice yet also know to trust yourself above all else.

#70 You are bold and courageous, often.

#71 Your roots are firmly planted. Not even the strongest breeze could uproot your connection.

#72 You are the writer of your life story; you decide what the next chapter is about.

#73 You belong here.

#74 You find easy and enjoyable ways of doing most things.

#75 You are kept safe in the hearts of those you love you.

#76 You are valued.

#77 You treat each day of life as a precious gift.

#78 You are a gift to the world, on your good days and bad.

#79 You are here for a reason, many reasons.

#80 You allow yourself time to heal and repair.

#81 You see life as an exciting adventure, sometimes not knowing what will come next.

#82 Your positive attitude creates positive experiences.

#83 You welcome and accept help.

#84 Many people believe in you, and you believe in yourself.

#85 You are surrounded by happiness, it is there ready for you.

#86 You display great strength which is fortified by the support you receive.

#87 You are in the midst of your own success story.

#88 You let yourself cry and laugh, freely.

#89 Your laughter clears the tears like the sun drying the rain.

#90 The simplest moments can be the most profound.

#91 You let love in and it breaks down any walls.

#92 You feel fear sometimes, yet it never stops you.

#93 You are the master of your unique abilities.

#94 You are made of love.

#95 You forgive and are forgiven.

#96 You start a fresh page, whenever you like.

#97 Tomorrow is no longer; you live for today.

#98 You have more skills and talents than you are even aware of.

#99 Others look to you for advice and inspiration.

#100 You are radiant, even on your off days, as it comes from deep within.

The Most Famous Encouraging Quotes for Your Friend

“Still, I rise.”
Maya Angelou

“Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Denied or feared, it grows.”
Dean Koontz

“It is very important that we do not try to run away from our painful feelings. We can recognize, accept, embrace, and look deeply.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us.”
Mimi Novic

“Let all your regrets and mistakes become your sails and your rudders, and not your anchors.”
Sotero M. Lopez II

“I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t fail…a lot. The good, the bad, it’s all part of the success equation.”
Mark Cuban

“One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.”
B. Nicole

“So what if you make mistakes? That’s what it means to be human and that’s how you learn to become better.”
Amy Pendergrass

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.”
Ann Landers

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
Maria Robinson

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
Helen Keller

“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember: the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”
Zig Ziglar

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Sharon Salzberg

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”
Paulo Coehlo

“Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you.”
Shannon L. Alder

“If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.”
C.S. Lewis

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill

“The person who doesn’t value you is blocking you from the one who will. Let them go.”
Robert Tew

“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.”
Maya Angelou

“I don’t want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.”
Henry James

“Making a different mistake every day is not only acceptable, it is the definition of progress.”
Robert Brault

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Don’t chase after the people that hurt you, replace them with people that care.”
Kaoru Shinmon

“You aren’t really being rejected – you’re being redirected.”
Mel Robbins

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet…”
Rachel Wolchin

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Dr. Seuss

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.”
Phyllis Theroux

“No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.”
Birister Sharma

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.”
J.K. Rowling

“I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I’m me. God knows, I’m me.”
Elizabeth Taylor

“Why should your life be destroyed because of the easy criticism of those who do not know you or care about you?”
Haemin Sunim

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”
Charles Bukowski

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow.”
Mary Tyler Moore

“One who makes no mistakes makes nothing.”
Giacomo Casanova

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
Mary Oliver

“You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little.”
Napoleon Hill

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Kahlil Gibran

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
Bob Marley

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.”
Tallulah Bankhead

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.”
Joseph Campbell

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”
C.S. Lewis

“Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.”
Oprah Winfrey

“You know you’re in a good place when you no longer are interested in looking back. You prefer to enjoy the journey.”
Karen Salmansohn

“You will never know the power in yourself until someone hurts you badly.”
Daryl G. Weinman

“Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.”
Glenn Beck

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Oprah Winfrey

“Chances are someone has hurt you really bad and the only way you will be free from the anger is to forgive them.”
James Robor

“The pain of yesterday is the strength of today.”
Paulo Coelho

“Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.”
Steve Maraboli

“Let go of something old that no longer serves you to make room for something new.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free…your true self comes out.”
Tina Turner

“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”
Deepak Chopra

“A man’s ultimate freedom lies in a total indifference to the way he is treated.”
Kapil Gupta

“Tell your struggling self, I love you so much.”
Haemin Sunim

“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”
Charles Dickens

“Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.”
Robert F. Kennedy

“The first step to accepting yourself is to stop comparing yourself to others.”
Joe Duncan

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
Oprah Winfrey

“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Our scars make us who we are. Wear them proudly, and move forward.”
Jane Linfoot

“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
Japanese Proverb

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”
Leo Tolstoy

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
Maya Angelou

“So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because that’s where you will find success. On the far side of failure.”
Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.”
Faraaz Kazi

“Love means exposing yourself to the pains of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust.”
Renita Weems

“Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do right now, and do it. Today is your lucky day.”
Will Durant

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Christopher Columbus

“Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.”
Bryant McGill

“You need to give yourself permission to be human.”
Joyce Brothers

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”
Edgar Allan Poe

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.”
Billy Graham

Encouraging Bible Verses for Your Friend

Proverbs 23:18
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 62:5
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Job 11:18
And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.

Luke 1:37
For nothing will be impossible with God.

Psalm 71:5
For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.

Proverbs 24:14
Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Romans 12:12
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Psalm 147:11
But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Romans 5:2
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.

Romans 8:25
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

Psalm 31:24
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Proverbs 10:28
The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Psalm 119:114
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Lamentations 3:24
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Psalm 25:5
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

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