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Encouragement Quotations

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Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Look for the good and praise it.

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Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul.

George M. Adams

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Personal Stories About ‘Encouragement’

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    Volleyball

    We, the freshman class, were playing volleyball vs. the upperclassman last week. I'm not really an athlete so I just stood in the background and pretended to play. No one ever believed that I could do anything. We were tied and down to the game point. My crush Luke was the best server on the freshman team and was...

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    Inspiration/Encouragement Thomas Hathaway "Coach"

    This one is for you Coach Thomas Hathaway (1932 to 2012). "Coach" was my college cross country and track coach at the University of Indianapolis from 1989 - 1992. He had an amazing way to encourage and inspire his high school, collegiate and recreational athletes whom he coached over the years. He ran a total...

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    He Didn't Want To Play On The Talent Show

    I auditioned 30 youth for a talent show. The nine year old sax player said his Mom forced him to come and would not play. I asked if he new a B flat scale. He played it and I told him that was his part in the show. That night I played a concerto around him and he got a standing O!

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Encouragement’

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    Clay Young

    My hero would have to be my dad. It is a proven fact that every boy needs a positive father figure in their lives. My dad would be a great example of that to me. He is a man of honor, loyalty, and respect.

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    Mindy Rose

    Ms. Rose is an everyday hero at my school. She jumped into a position that she did not go to school for but she learned from her mother (who teaches next to her). Ms. Rose is always there for our good and bad days after all we come from different walks of life. We deal with bullying and conformity every day at...

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    Ardis W

    My hero is my grandma. She has always been there even when I was a baby. My grandma has always encouraged me to believe in myself and do my best. My grandma now lives in Stevens Point so now I can see her more often. My grandma encourages me to graduate from high school and do my homework. I love my grandma.

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COMMITMENT
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It is ok to live life one second at a time, other than one day at a time
Christina Denny, Puyallup, Wa

If you leave behind a single vestige of your passage - let it be encouragement. No single relic costs so little and has such worth. An act, a gesture, a helping hand. A positive word placed correctly can produce results unknown or realized in your time. The germination of a thought or an action in others can be produced years later on this invisible chain. Be secure with your words for they can both help and harm with exponential power. Your interactions can be devastating in their consequences,unrelated to your motives. Both self esteem and potential can fall victim to a misplaced word or action. Unknown accomplishments may go unrealized by self confidence misplaced. Be wise, that what is contained in others remains unknown and private,needing to be respected or left untouched. Your dealings should be free of self interest or intention. For like any contact the sensation will be unique for both. Rewards may be exclusive, never shared or directly tied. Let the best direction for your actions be as the Hippocratic oath commands “First do no Harm”
Russell Champlin, San Jose, CA

A life lived with courage includes a lifetime of encouraging others
Jennifer K, Washington State

Your commercial on Encouragement is fantastic...if only ALL commercials could be like this...Thank you!!!!
Patrice , California

Thank you!
Fay, Ohio

Temos que ser encorajados e encorajar as pessoas, acreditar no potencial do ser humano. We have to be encouraged and encourage people to believe in the potential of being human.
Anderson, Colatina - ES Brasil

Just saw your 'Twinkle, Twinkle' advert. Beginning had me cringing, as expected, but by the end I had a lump in my throat. Beautiful, much needed campaign. Thank you.
Joe, NJ

GREAT DAY, Thank you for the little boy at the piano. The word of "ENCOURAGEMENT" is 1 of the foundations our house will be built on with LOVE and INTEGRITY
Dan P., Cocoa,Fl

I appreciate your spot that reminds us to treat each other encouragingly. Alfred Adler said children need encouragement like plants need water. I think children are not alone in this.
William A., Minnesota

Never underestimate the impact that your belief and faith in someone can have on their life. That kind of goodness is so powerful that it, alone, can turn the tide of the world. Thank you so much for this beautiful organization and for inspiring me.
Christa, Pennsylvania

I would like you to show a video where a little school child is crying because of a little bully and a kind teacher stands up for him. Thanks for all you do for others. You are #1
Maria P, Miami, Florida

There is a very valuble class that i believe our president should implement in schools several times throughout the learning experience called Love and Logic. It teaches people how to handle situations and learn from them without the use of pain and put downs. We should all come together to put this in action in all schools today. These tools of encouragement are probably the most effective way to a better life.
Jana A, California

I just saw the spot on encouragement with the little boy at the piano. It left me with such a great feeling that the mastro took that moment to augment the feeling that the little boy was feeling. Thanks for such a positive spot.
Arlene Sanders, Raleigh, NC

At 71, I ignore most commercials on tv. When one of yours is on,I watch it. Keep up the good work!
Bert S, Florida

Encouragement (little boy at the piano)is the best ever! Never ceases to bring tears to my eyes, thank you...
Bill H., Colorado