An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.


George M. Adams (1878-1962, American author)


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


God does not work in all hearts alike, but according to the preparation and sensitivity He finds in each.


Meister Eckhart (1260-1326, German mystic)


Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.


Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832, German poet, dramatist, novelist)


God has given us enough wisdom to make improvements in our relations.


Mikhail Gorbachev (1931-, Soviet President (1988-91))


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


Elizabeth Harrison


The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams. We would have more than one Einstein, Edison, Schweitzer, Mother Theresa, Dr. Salk and other great minds in a century.


Sidney Madwed


God is the friend of silence. Trees, flowers, grass grow in silence. See the stars, moon, and sun how they move in silence.


Mother Teresa (1910-1997, Albanian-born Roman Catholic missionary)


If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?


Joe Namath (1943-, American football player)


No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.


Greg Henry Quinn


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


Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman poet)


Words of encouragement fan the spark of genius into the flame of achievement.


Wilfred A. Peterson


God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.


Swedish Proverb (Sayings of Swedish origin)


I have never seen a man who could do real work except under the stimulus of encouragement and enthusiasm and the approval of the people for whom he is working.


Charles M. Schwab (1862-1939, American industrialist, businessman)


God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.


St. Augustine (354-430, Numidian-born bishop of Hippo, theologian)


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


Author Unknown


God bless your Christmas Season with happy days of cheer. God keep His richest favors and all His blessings near. God grant you after Christmas a bright and blessed New Year.


Author Unknown


God cares for people through people.


Author Unknown


Most of the high spots in our lives come about through encouragement. I don't care how great, how famous, how successful a man may be, he hungers for applause.


Author Unknown


God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.


Daniel Webster (1782-1852, American lawyer, statesman)


God gives opportunities; success depends upon the use made of them.


Ellen Gould White (1827-1915, American seventh-day Adventist leader)


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