Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
|| Thomas Fuller
Good words do more than hard speeches, as the sunbeams, without any noise, will make the traveler cast off his cloak, which all the blustering winds could not do, but only make him bind it closer to him.
|| Robert Leighton
Open your heart to sympathy, but close it against despondency. The flower which opens to receive the dew shuts against the rain.
|| James H. Aughey
Encouragement is awesome. It (can) actually change the course of another person's day, week, or life.
|| Chuck Swindoll
God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace.
|| William Gurnall
Let this encourage those of you who belong to Christ: the storm may be tempestuous, but it is only temporary. The clouds that are temporarily rolling over your head will pass, and then you will have fair weather, an eternal sunshine of glory. Can you not watch with Christ for one hour?
|| William Gurnall
The tear that is wiped with a little address may be followed, perhaps, by a smile.
|| William Cowper
Love and pity and wish well to every soul in the world; dwell in love, and then you dwell in God.
|| William Law
Your greatest pleasure is that which rebounds from hearts that you have made glad.
|| Henry Ward Beecher
If there be, therefore, perpetual failure in your life, it cannot arise from any weakness or impotence in the Mighty God; but from some failure on your part. That failure may probably be discovered in one of three hiding places--imperfect surrender, deficient faith; or neglected communion. But when the intention of the soul is right with God, without doubt He will save.
|| F.B. Meyer
He (God) usually prefers to work through people rather than perform miracles, so that we will depend on each other for fellowship.
|| Rick Warren
What you applaud you encourage, but beware what you celebrate.
|| Ravi Zacharias
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
It was well done of Paul to reprove Peter to his face, and it was well done of Peter, to praise Paul in his absence.
|| Thomas Adams
Nothing but encouragement can come to us as we dwell upon the faithful dealing of our Heavenly Father in centuries gone by. Faith in God has not saved people from hardships and trials, but it has enabled them to bear tribulations courageously and to emerge victoriously.
|| Lee Roberson
What a noble gift it is, the power of playing upon the souls and wills of men, and rousing them to lofty purposes and holy deeds.
|| Henry Drummond