No matter how mentally strong we are on a daily basis, everyone can feel a bit overwhelmed in certain circumstances. Those are the times when, even if someone can’t literally help us solve our problems, a few words of encouragement can put us back on the right track.

We sometimes feel exhausted and we don’t want to deal with whatever is happening to us. Moreover, when everything seems to be going wrong, we don’t even see the point in fighting anymore. It feels like we’re sailing against the wind. Yet, we somehow find the strength to carry on whenever someone tells us “you’ve got this”.

People may not always be there for you exactly when you need them to be. Not because they don’t want to, but because such things can simply happen.

If you feel like you need a little pick-me-up, the following encouraging quotes will definitely get you in the right mindset. Find you favorite saying and let it guide you whenever the going gets tough.

Here are 30 encouraging quotes that will motivate you to keep going:

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

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.  

JEROME FLEISHMAN

And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?

ERIN HANSON

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.

BOB GOFF

Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.

ANNE FRANK

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

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.

OPRAH WINFREY (more Oprah Winfrey quotes)

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

ELLA FITZGERALD

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C. S. LEWIS

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.  

EDWIN MARKHAM

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

HENRY FORD (more Henry Ford quotes)

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.

MARK TWAIN

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU (more Henri David Thoreau quotes)

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.  

H. JACKSON BROWN JR.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

WINSTON CHURCHILL (more Winston Churchill quotes)

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible!

AUDREY HEPBURN

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

GEORGE ELIOT

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE (more Norman Vincent Peale quotes)

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

GEORGE ADDAIR

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

GEORGE HERBERT

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

DALAI LAMA

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.

ROY T. BENNETT

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

NELSON MANDELA (more Nelson Mandela quotes)

Every problem is a gift — without problems we would not grow.

TONY ROBBINS

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

CONFUCIUS

We define ourselves far too often by our past failures. That’s not you.  You are this person right now.  You’re the person who has learned from those failures.

JOE ROGAN

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

DALE CARNEGIE (more Dale Carnegie quotes)

You don’t need to be better than anyone else, you just need to be better than you used to be.

WAYNE DYER (more Wayne Dyer quotes)