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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 Matthew Adams)

One 'oh shit' can erase a thousand 'attaboys.' (Scott Adams)

-in letters to her daughters, 2008
The human heart is so delicate and sensitive that it always needs some tangible encouragement to prevent it from faltering in its labour. (Maya Angelou)

To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge. (Phillips Brooks)

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. (Robert Collier)

I believe in discouraging all I can, because if I can discourage them, it will save them from floundering around about ten years of their lives before finding out they are in the wrong profession. The real ones can't be discouraged. (Harvey Dunn)

Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter, / you piper, you prisoner, and shine! (Pink Floyd)

When you bend to lift up - be gentle - allow that they [artists] are to be kings and queens of their own solitudes. (Robert Genn)

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Keep a stiff upper chin. (Samuel Goldwyn)

Whenever I see a Frans Hals I feel like painting, but when I see a Rembrandt I feel like giving up! (Max Liebermann)

It is in an artist's real interest to congratulate herself more often: not out of narcissism, but in her role as her own dear friend and advocate. (Eric Maisel)

There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us. (Orison Swett Marden)

Too often creativity is smothered rather than nurtured. There has to be a climate in which new ways of thinking, perceiving, questioning are encouraged. (John C. Maxwell)

My parents recognized something in me that they encouraged instead of deflated, and I'll always be grateful to them for that. (Graham Nash)

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. (Roger von Oech)

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

If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge. (Fritz Perls)

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. (Plato)

Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise. (Greek proverb)

The world needs all the encouragement it can get from the visionaries, the dreamers and the impressionists... It should have a personal touch, the interpretation of an artist's eye, his hand and inspiration. (Julian Robles)

It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on the ground that one can do it well. (George Santayana)

Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well, too. (Joseph Storey)

Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you. (Brian Tracy)

The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it. (John Updike)

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 will not forget you. (William Arthur Ward)

To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country. (George Washington)


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