Twenty-Four Words of Encouragement

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. But Encourage me, and I will not forget you...”  

William Arthur Ward

As TFG meets it’s one year mark in the blogging game, it’s only right that we provide a few words of encouragement in celebration. Whether it be for moments related to love, worry, or perseverance we hope these words provide you with some sense of motivation...as well as some dope content to use for your IG captions. And if you really dig it, save the pdf version below for future reference.


Related to Love

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” -  Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that's when you're most beautiful.” -  Zoe Kravitz

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” -  Arthur Rubinstein

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.”  - Jack Layton

Related to Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthews 6:25-26; 34

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” Winston Churchill

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” – Leo F. Buscaglia

“The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself and become free” - Leon Brown

Related to Perseverance

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” - Babe Ruth

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” - Maya Angelou

“Look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” - Jacob A. Riis

“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.

Related to Relationships

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.” - Richard Bach

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”– Donald Miller

“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.”— Joyce Meyer

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” — Anthony Robbins

Related to Success

“You miss 100% of the shots you do not take.” - Wayne Gretzky

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier

Related to Courage

“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering I will try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” - Teddy Roosevelt

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” - Nelson Mandela


We hope that throughout our first year, we were able to provide you with feelings of encouragement and that those feelings be remembered as we continue to develop new content to inspire and motivate you during your own personal journey towards improvement.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou


Peace Love & Many Blessings - TFG

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