Best Quotes About Encouraging

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. -Henry David Thoreau

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars. -Richard M. Nixon

The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy. -Hillary Clinton

The economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery. -George Voinovich

By encouraging renewable energy sources such as wind energy, we boost South Dakota's economy and we help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. -Tim Johnson

Thanks to the heroic sons and daughters of this country, who have paid sacrifices, we have been able to score a number of victories which are encouraging the nation-building process we are engaged in. -Girma Woldegiorgis

I want to do all types of music, music for all people. I want my music to be encouraging, to help people. -Fantasia Barrino

Though no one wants war, Congress needed to give the President the authority he needs to protect America while encouraging the use of diplomacy and negotiations to try and arrive at a peaceful solution to this problem. -Allen Boyd

If I am to be known for anything, I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians, for knowing a little bit about their daily, extraordinary courage. And for wanting that courage to be recognized. -Romeo LeBlanc

The failure of Socialism since 1945 is that whilst encouraging us all, the creators of wealth, to produce less through strikes, it has caused us all to demand a higher level of our own product. -Brian Harris

Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps. -Elizabeth George

We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country, as a united nation, has never in its entire history, enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities. -Thabo Mbeki

There may be a new album, and there may not. Right now, we're encouraging bootlegging because there have been some great live things that ended up on the Internet. Rather than try to stop it, we like it. If nobody gave a crap about you, they wouldn't bother to bootleg you. -Burton Cummings

So many of the sounds that contemporary composers were trying to create were to be found in the traditional musics of the world. That was encouraging but also little daunting to think that you had to work so hard to be new and yet it was old. -Robert Morris

Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same. -Bea Arthur

I remember him watching me through the crack of a door singing with a hairbrush. I was in front of his mirror. I think he wanted me to sing. He would get me on the table and make me sing sometimes or play the piano. He was very encouraging on that front. -Lisa Marie Presley

She's true to herself and she's determined. She has things going against her, but she forges ahead despite all of that. I think that's encouraging. She's got some problems, but she has hope and tries to plow through things. I think that's a good role model. -Molly Shannon

Iraqis have held elections and have recently put together their government, all encouraging developments. -Jim Leach

I've had trouble with criticism, I guess. It's hard to know what role criticism plays in either encouraging poets or in getting other people to read them. -Kenneth Koch

Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of today, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow. -Susanna Moodie

So I'm going to go on and work on preserving the ozone layer, encouraging everyone to recycle. -Dean Stockwell

Greater public recognition will also be critical in encouraging prevention and early intervention, and more generally in building public support to meet the challenges of dementia. -Julie Bishop

He was certainly in a confused state. I used to go and visit him in Callan Park. They were really – to me they were the best poets those two writing in those days but it wasn't very encouraging because, well, they weren't getting far were they? -Robert Adamson

I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity. -Robin Gibb

In many ways I wish I wasn't an actor dragging around the baggage from being one so that I could just devote my energies to encouraging people to find their true selves. -Dirk Benedict

I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it. -Terry Pratchett

Yeah I do and I don't mind, in fact that is one of the real encouraging things about this whole career of mine is that there are tunes I wrote almost thirty years ago that I will still play in front of an audience and I still like the old tunes. -Leo Kottke

Initial reports are encouraging. In the end of the day, it's going to be deeds, not words, that matter. -Stephen Hadley

It is always encouraging and kind when people say nice things about my work but I know that it is not me that did it then and it is not me that is doing it now. It is God living in me and for that I will always be grateful. -Ken Hensley

The environment on set is very encouraging. -Michael Shanks

Both parents were very encouraging – especially my father. My father thought the sun rose and set with me. Neither one had a musical background or any musical talent. They liked classical music, but neither could carry a tune. -Gordon Getty

A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths. -Greg Walden

Recently though, our State Governments have discussed instigating a carbon trading scheme – the details are still to be decided – and that's an encouraging sign. -Peter Garrett

There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers – encouraging them to die. -Sharon Olds

Under the circumstances, may I suggest another means of encouraging probity in elective office. I refer to term limitations, which can serve ends beyond that of saving congressional souls. -James L. Buckley

Seeing the rebirth of the Delaware Estuary as a valuable natural resource is certainly encouraging, and I am encouraged not just by the progress made in the Delaware Estuary but in estuaries throughout the country. -Jim Gerlach

Julie Dryfus and I were both afraid of heights and in one scene, I had to be quite high up and I was rather terrified, but Julie was very kind, encouraging me and we got through that together. -Chiaki Kuriyama

I'd like to do a television show that is encouraging, useful, and clean, and I'd like to go up against Entertainment Tonight and beat it. -John Tesh

Those of us who actually were working in the region at the time will point out how strongly committed we were to supporting the democratic process and encouraging elections, in spite of the fact that a war was going on in several of these countries. -John Negroponte

You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred. -J. Paul Getty

From the business point of view, always encouraging the people in our company to own stock in the company, and if we're going to build something great, to have a lot of people share in the benefits of that greatness. -Sanford I. Weill

The most important and urgent appeal we have to make is for an immediate cease-fire. Initial reports from the cease-fire talks being held in N'Djamena in Chad are not very encouraging. -Jan Egeland

This is my first visit to Africa, a region where President Bush has voiced a deep passion for fostering and encouraging economic development, investment and trade. -Donald Evans

And I think detente had manifestly failed, and that the pursuit of it was encouraging Soviet expansion and rendering the world more dangerous, and especially rendering the Western world in greater peril. -Jeane Kirkpatrick

Christians who have influence in political life must feel as individuals responsibility in front of their own faith. And the duty of encouraging laws that are not in contradiction with the Commandments comes within the mission of the Church. -Karl Lehmann

When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder and instability and thereby do incalculable damage to our own long-term interests. -J. William Fulbright

Not hippie – my parents were not hippies – but they were very supportive and encouraging, and that does a lot for someone, and it gives them a lot of confidence. -Jenna Elfman

By encouraging conservation, increasing investments in clean, renewable sources of energy, and promoting increased domestic production of oil and gas, we can build a more secure future for our country. -Ron Lewis

We have all read tragic stories in our local papers about gun accidents as a result of misuse. As lawmakers we can better promote safety and responsibility by encouraging gun owners to purchase gun safes to store firearms and keep them from falling into the wrong hands. -Ron Lewis

The U.S. and Israel probably lead the way in terms of venture investment in technologies companies focused on the security paradigm. That is quite encouraging. -John W. Thompson

This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth. -William Glasser

By encouraging its citizens to violate our border, Mexico is pushing a tremendous welfare burden off of its shoulders and onto ours, while also benefiting from the significant sums of U.S. currency that these workers will eventually send back home to their families. -Spencer Bachus

One is, that they will feel about you that you're going to make something wonderful for them. And they help you by expressing themselves. Not telling you how to do it, but encouraging you and accepting your vision and working with you on that kind of a level. -Lawrence Halprin

I mean, I'm new but I've always been very interested in film making process and I've been lucky enough to work with film makers in my past that have been very encouraging to let me hang around. I get so emotionally vested – that the producer part of me was natural. -Charlize Theron

I was very sad to hear of the death of Ronnie Barker, who was such a warm, friendly and encouraging presence to have when I started in television. He was also a great comic actor to learn from. -John Cleese

Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime, there is still room to advance and to promote correction of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Macedonia's handling of ethnic relations and other issues is encouraging. -Emma Bonino

The purpose cannot be creating self-styled democracies, but rather encouraging steps that are conducive to establishing democratic rule at universal standards. Obviously, this would be a formidable journey. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Lying under oath, and encouraging lies under oath, does go to the very heart and soul of what courts do. If we say we don't care, let's forget about courts, and we'll just have other ways of figuring out how to handle disputes. -Ken Starr

A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration. -William Lyon Phelps

You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset. -Tom Hopkins

Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends. -Samuel Richardson

There are few things more fundamentally encouraging and stimulating than seeing someone else die. -Stanley Kubrick

The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents. -Mike DeWine

My parents went crazy when they found out that I had gotten the part in 'Conversations With My Father!' I'd never given acting a thought. They were proud of me and very encouraging. -David Krumholtz

And so to those who suggest that we are somehow 'harming' young women by encouraging them to take charge of their health we say this: We are not harming young women by educating them. We are arming them with information that they will carry with them throughout their lives. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

You balance the budget by restraining the growth of government and encouraging the growth of the private sector. -Mitt Romney

In these times of the 'Great Recession', we shouldn't be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don't. I find it patriotic. -Mark Cuban

My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence. -Charlize Theron

My parents were quite liberal with us, always encouraging us to be our own person and be creative. -Sienna Miller

My parents were really encouraging. But I had to teach them the proper way you respond to an actor after seeing a play – regardless of whether you like their performance you tell them how great they are because they have to go on again the next night. -Billy Crudup

I've always been – you know, my personality is motivating and encouraging. And so I'm just being who God made me to be. -Joel Osteen

I think one of the strengths of Wisconsin's economy is it's diversity – and in making sure that we're doing everything we can to have a state government that's responsive to that and being here and encouraging people to expand their businesses here. -Tom Barrett

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. -Zig Ziglar

I have big friends who won't go swimming because they're too embarrassed about it. I feel that's such a shame, because actually people should be encouraging fat people who are exercising to do it, not pointing and laughing. -Jo Brand

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together. -Queen Elizabeth II

Spending only what the country can afford, rewarding savings, encouraging independence, supporting marriage: people know that these things are common sense. -William Hague

Home Star is a common sense idea that would create jobs and provide a boost to local economies, while helping families afford their energy bills. By encouraging homeowners to invest in energy efficiency retrofits, Home Star would create 170,000 manufacturing and construction jobs that could not be outsourced to China. -Peter Welch

When you're encouraging – the government is encouraging guns to be sold illegally to people that shouldn't have them, the laws aren't being faithfully executed. -Chuck Grassley

Honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards are very encouraging. I know that it might sound strange that a writer who has published many books still needs encouragement, but this is true. -Joyce Carol Oates

I'm always friendly and encouraging on set. I want people to be at their best creatively. -Mark Wahlberg

I know I had my equivalents in Adrian Lester and Lenny James when I was at drama school. I remember David Harewood doing 'Othello' at the National, and Adrian Lester having done Cheek by Jowl's famous 'As You Like It and Company' at the Donmar. Not necessarily performances I saw, but just the fact they happened was massively encouraging. -David Oyelowo

My mother was always encouraging about my wanting to be an artist. -Chris Ware

As a small business owner for the last 15 years, when I think of what truly changed my life, it was my faith, a strong family, my mom did a really, really good job of encouraging me in very clear and discernible ways. -Tim Scott

We believe… that by encouraging critical thinking and processing of knowledge we are creating full, well-rounded human beings… that will enable Qatar to build up its society. You cannot build a healthy society without giving your citizens a sense of ownership. Otherwise, they will not share with you the responsibilities. -Moza bint Nasser

I'd love to act more. I've had to turn down multiple movies because I was on tour, but it's encouraging to know that someday there might be the right role, the right timing. And I've been writing a lot of music, so hopefully very soon I'll have recorded a project of my own. I also want to get a boat and open a restaurant. -Joe Jonas

The press always causes a certain amount of hesitance for people who are considering entering public life. So simply encouraging women to enter politics, on any level, not just on the state level, is extremely important. -Kerry Healey

Part of the transaction between writer and reader is the pleasure of building a community and encouraging people to play along. -John Hodgman

My father respected and admired my mother and was a person who was always standing by my side, encouraging me to do more and believed in my capacity. So in that sense, my own experience was very good in becoming an empowered woman. From early on, I carried that strong message: 'You can do it.' So I never had any doubt that women can do a lot. -Michelle Bachelet

Lula da Silva was my hero when he was president. I Googled him so many times. The fact that he got 20 million people out of poverty… that happened by encouraging entrepreneurship, by supporting small business. -Joyce Banda

The Go Red for Women campaign raises awareness of the risk of heart disease. I think a lot of people don't realize that heart disease is the number one killer of women. So what we're doing is encouraging women to tell five other women to learn more about heart disease and how they can prevent it. -Cheryl Hines

The backlash against Big Government is an encouraging sign of a growing resistance to the mission creep of federal power. -Bob Barr

Reaffirming the justice of the American system bolsters our legitimacy with allies, thereby encouraging further cooperation and improving our national security. -John Garamendi

My family was very encouraging, and both of my grandparents were both beautiful singers. My grandmother was a coloratura soprano, and my grandfather was an Irish tenor in a barbershop quartet. -Clare Bowen

We should not forget the principles of Christian mercy and justice: to welcome back those who are repentant and need our assistance, while encouraging the faithful to endure to the end. -Mark Skousen

As a society we should be encouraging people out of the debt-culture mindset, not promoting it. -Naomie Harris

My mum and mad were both very generous, encouraging parents. -Tony Abbott

I find myself seeking out the commonalities of our different religious experiences with hopes of encouraging, through my writings, the most hopeful, loving and redemptive qualities in all of us. -Richard Paul Evans

Adoption is a global issue these days – it's certainly current – and it's encouraging for a lot of couples whether they're straight or gay. -Sara Ramirez

At various times over 20 years, I did preliminary designs for aircraft like the Stratolaunch. For that whole time I was encouraging us to do something that almost everyone else felt you could not do. -Burt Rutan

I believe, if done correctly, eliminating Saddam and liberating Iraq could be the 'Normandy Invasion' or 'fall of the Berlin Wall' of our generation… the Iraqi people are eager to be rid of Saddam, and there is equally encouraging evidence that republican principles could thrive there. -Pete Hegseth

It's called 'I Wanna Thank You,' and I'm encouraging everybody out there to blog, Tweet, Facebook, anything about it. Let's sign a petition. The petition is called 'Busta Rhymes Make 'I Wanna Thank You' Your First Single.' -Q-Tip

There are many ways of encouraging people to make life better other than joining a political party. Politics with a small 'p' isn't just about darkened committee rooms, endless meetings – it is about giving people the right to make decisions about our lives. -John Reid

What's encouraging is that the early new platforms – Kindle and iPad – are clearly leading to people buying more books. The data is in on that. -Steven Johnson

Mike Huckabee represents something that is either tremendously encouraging or deeply disturbing, depending on your point of view: a marriage of Christian fundamentalism with economic populism. -Matt Taibbi

I spend a lot of time talking to young and emerging producers on Twitter, feeding back thoughts and encouraging them. -Tiesto

All men die. You may say: 'Is that encouraging?' Surely yes, for when a man dies, his blunders, which are of the form, all die with him, but the things in him that are part of the life never die, although the form be broken. -Annie Besant

The mother cannot expect her daughter to understand the mysteries of housekeeping without education. She should instruct them patiently, lovingly, and make the work as agreeable as she can by her cheerful countenance and encouraging words of approval. If they fail once, twice, or thrice, censure not. -Ellen G. White

I love talking to the youth and helping them as much as I can or encouraging them, if I can help them at all. -Sheila E.

School is such an encouraging and safe environment. It's filled with idealism and just really working on your craft. When you enter the business world – where art meets commerce – it can become quite depressing. -Troy Garity

Conversation creates a new kind of network within organizations. Current networks are used for competitive advantage, but conversation is focused on encouraging people to realize their potential. -Theodore Zeldin

Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to. -Willem Dafoe

I believe the quickest and most sure way to reduce poverty, raise living standards and create jobs around the world is to make economies and governments more open and free, thereby encouraging business and entrepreneurship. -Elliott Bisnow

It is nice to make a record and people like it, and it's encouraging. -Paul Weller

Illiquid asset purchases are all about capital and encouraging private capital to come in. -Henry Paulson

I'm trying to make work that is reflective and is encouraging of reflection. -Antony Gormley

I was very driven to act from a very young age, and my parents were not only tolerant of that drive but also encouraging. -Claire Danes

I'm encouraging kids to use computers at their own pace to build aspirations. -Sugata Mitra

Trying to keep up with health advice can feel like surfing the Net for weather forecasts: what you find is always changing, often contradictory and rarely encouraging. -Julian Baggini

Leadership is about encouraging women to break their silence and tell their stories to the world. -Zainab Salbi

I have always been ambitious about getting a U.S. role, and if ever there is some frustration, it is still encouraging to get close to big roles because it implies there is somewhere to go. -Indiana Evans

Science shouldn't be just for scientists, and there are encouraging signs that it is becoming more pervasive in culture and the media. -Martin Rees

I had studied the violin to a certain amount of success. At some point, I realized that I didn't really like the violin. I was only doing it because I could, and I was good at it, and everyone was encouraging me. But I didn't have a great love for it. -B. D. Wong

My parents, man, they're just the most loving, encouraging… They're like those people who define themselves through their role as parents before people in their own rights. -Riz Ahmed

I consider myself a good person. And I think people perceive me to be, 'Oh, she's nice,' but being a good person, knowing your strengths and working towards those strengths, and encouraging those around you to do the same, that's a good person. -Miranda Kerr

I think encouraging young people to twerk might be a bad thing. It's a stripper's move. If I had a daughter of nine, I wouldn't want her twerking. -Ed Sheeran

Music companies and buyers are not too encouraging towards independent musicians. Everyone wants to play safe and go with established names, but unless one breaks this routine, no new talent will come and survive. -Kailash Kher

I've always been very happy. I've always been easy going and I've always been very encouraging; it's just my personality. -Joel Osteen

I was 17 when my body started changing, and I worried about what I did wrong. I went through a period where I didn't eat at all. I also had someone who was encouraging me to take diet pills. I pushed myself to the extreme because I woke up one day and had hips – and a butt – and thought, 'Oh my gosh, I'm getting fat!' -Shantel VanSanten

I've been a huge fan of Chris Martin forever; it'd be awesome to work with him. He's really kind, and he's been really encouraging when we've met. -Taylor Swift

My uncles and other relatives are against encouraging girls in every aspect, and that includes sports. I hardly interact with them. My parents are more open. They back me all the way. -Saina Nehwal

I've been encouraging documentary filmmakers to use more and more humor, and they're loath to do that because they think if it's a documentary it has to be deadly serious – it has to be like medicine that you're supposed to take. And I think it's what keeps the mass audience from going to documentaries. -Michael Moore

I think country needs to have a sporting culture. I think if sports were taken as curriculum in school and are encouraged in right way like government of Maharashtra and Haryana have done given Marks for Sports and encouraging them with good jobs. -Gagan Narang

A currency designed for long-term storage and investment doesn't do so well at encouraging transactions and exchange in the moment. -Douglas Rushkoff

Rock and Roll does have its limits as far as the aging process. You want to go out there and play while you're at your peak, right? I think that's encouraging us to keep going out on the road – to maximize the playing at the moment. -Geddy Lee

Quickly, after I landed in England, I found out ways to get scholarships. England turned out to be a very encouraging place for me. -Zhang Xin

I always say I lived my life with my grandmother. She was emotionally stable, and she was very encouraging to me. -Marc Jacobs

My grandmother was amazing. She completely believed in me and was very encouraging. She would go to the supermarket or the butcher or wherever and tell people, 'My grandson is going to be the next Calvin Klein.' -Marc Jacobs

The world needs more women filmmakers, so we have to keep encouraging ourselves and one another, and eventually things must get easier for us. -Lucy Walker

I'm one of the people who was a pioneer in encouraging musicians, early in the game, to get interested in technology, and now all the musicians are getting into it. -Herbie Hancock

I blame my grandmother for encouraging me to become an actress. -Joan Collins

Safety nets for the poor and disadvantaged are a must for any compassionate nation, but encouraging folks to go on the dole when not absolutely necessary is disgraceful. -Bill O'Reilly

My parents were very open about what kind of talent I had. They never pushed me to become an accountant because they knew that would be just absolutely ridiculous. So they were encouraging in what I am able to do with some success. -Grace Slick

I think maybe even one of the reasons I became an actor was actually to hide. I mean, it sounds paradoxical because, of course, people are standing up in a public place and encouraging other people to look at them. So that's not the conventional definition of hiding. -Hugh Laurie

Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart. Illiteracy contributes to poverty; encouraging children to pick up a book is fundamental. -Sasha Grey

I am not against migration. It is simply pragmatic to restrict migration, while at the same time encouraging integration and fighting discrimination. I support the idea of the free movement of goods, people, money and jobs in Europe. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

When I learned to sign and speak at the same time, the whole world opened up to me. That's the beauty of encouraging kids who are deaf to use whatever it takes to communicate. -Marlee Matlin

I remember Tyra Banks giving me encouraging advice during my first Victoria's Secret commercial shoot. I was so nervous, and she told me to just relax and be confident – that made me feel very comfortable. -Adriana Lima

I think that if writers are tempted to do other things, they ought to go do other things. They should not write if they don't feel like it. I say this as a competitor. I am not interested in encouraging people who are in competition with me. -Garrison Keillor

If there are actors that are brilliant, people often wonder whether it's intimidating working alongside them, but it really isn't. It just makes you up your game and want to be better. Rather than cowering in their shadows, it's very encouraging to see someone who's incredible; it makes me want to be a bit more like them. -Tom Mison

I'm encouraging other people, whether they're professionals or not, to use their creativity to express themselves, to get a conversation going, to get the party started, really. -Madonna Ciccone

I was very close to my father. At the age of ten I wanted to do plays, and my father was very encouraging. When I applied to different acting schools, he was right there and very supportive. -Kim Cattrall

Providing better computer science education in public schools to kids, and encouraging girls to participate, is the only way to rewrite stereotypes about tech and really break open the old-boys' club. -Ryan Holmes

My father was very chic. My mum was always encouraging me. Some parents would say, 'Why don't you be a lawyer, a doctor, or something more important?' They never said that. -Carine Roitfeld

I try to get people thinking, to consider their pasts and presents, ultimately encouraging them and giving them the tools to embrace the work of reshaping their lives. -John Bradshaw

If we want to get beyond this whole I'm-cool-because-I-care-about-women thing, what we really need to do is we have to start encouraging women to get engineering degrees in college. -Michael Arrington

We have to start encouraging women to get into math and science early on in life… But to just say TechCrunch is perpetuating the problem because there aren't enough women speakers at our events is just a way to get attention and not solve the problem. So do we want to solve the problem, or do we want to just pick on me? -Michael Arrington

When holiness is achieved by conforming to God's will, one knows intuitively that which is wrong and that which is right before the Lord. Holiness speaks when there is silence, encouraging that which is good or reproving that which is wrong. -James E. Faust

Political correctness is one of the engines of nannyism. Allowing and even encouraging 'offensive' ideas is vital for the intellectually health of a free society. -David Harsanyi

Michelle Obama. She is big on encouraging kids to eat healthy – which is great. -Jennette McCurdy

Being a role model is cool and a great honor. I'm grateful to be considered one and will live up to that title by encouraging kids to eat their Wheaties and brush their teeth often. -Jennette McCurdy

It is possible in medicine, even when you intend to do good, to do harm instead. That is why science thrives on actively encouraging criticism rather than stifling it. -Richard Dawkins

It's not that I am against the rich giving money to charities. I'm all for it, and we should think of ways of encouraging more of it. But I also believe that states, rather than individuals, are ultimately a better bet for delivering a fair and just world and reconciling differing interests. -Noreena Hertz

I was a very imaginative child, and my parents were very encouraging of that. My sister and I would put on plays; I would write my own stories. -Hannah Kent

You don't have to work for Google, or any of the other firms encouraging staff to pursue personal projects on company time, to use slowness to unlock your creativity. Anyone can do it. Start by clearing space in your schedule for rest, daydreaming and serendipity. Take breaks away from your desk, especially when you get stuck on a problem. -Carl Honore

There is a scene in Richard Attenborough's biopic where Gandhi argues with his wife because she refuses to clean their latrine. She says it is the work of untouchables; he tells her there is no such thing. Gandhi's tactics of encouraging brotherly love across caste boundaries and urging Indians to clean their own latrines had failed miserably. -Rose George

Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other, but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have. -Gordon B. Hinckley

There's always Tunisia. Amid the smoking ruins of the Middle East, there is that one encouraging success story. -Elliott Abrams

Midori has been a steadfast supporter of the United Nations, as a Messenger of Peace and more recently by encouraging our efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. -Ban Ki-moon

Freedom is a timeless value. The United Nations Charter calls for encouraging respect for fundamental freedoms. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights mentions freedom more than twenty times. All countries have committed to protecting individual freedoms on paper – but in practice, too many break their pledge. -Ban Ki-moon

My mom has a very subtle way of encouraging. -Craig Mello

I'm really excited that 'The Other Woman' did so well at the box office, and I hope that will keep encouraging people to make movies about women, starring women, about female friendships. More. Please. -Gillian Jacobs

Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It's transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's strengthening. -Aretha Franklin

Anytime I get the chance to sing or work with Michael John, it is such an incredibly fertile and incredibly creative and safe and encouraging environment – and challenging, too, because he is so collaborative! -Audra McDonald

The recent, single-year influx of unaccompanied minors from foreign countries into the United States is a direct result of President Obama's policies of encouraging amnesty and failing to enforce existing immigration laws. -James Lankford

My ultimate crush may be Judith McNaught – I met her once more than 20 years ago, and she was incredibly kind and encouraging to me. I adore that woman. But I also fangirl over aspiring or beginning authors, because every time I talk with them, I'm so energized and inspired. -Lisa Kleypas

For me, life is about being positive and hopeful, choosing to be joyful, choosing to be encouraging, choosing to be empowering. -Billy Porter

When I first was trying to play the clubs around Houston to start playing my own songs, songwriters like Eric Taylor and Vince Bell and Townes Van Zandt and Don Sanders were just really encouraging to me and would let me sit in with them during their sets and introduce me to the person that owned and booked the club. -Lyle Lovett

I always appreciated my dad coming outside and playing with us – or my mom – and being a part of the game we were playing or refereeing it or just being outside. That was fun for us, and it was very encouraging. -Andrew Luck

Nothing is more important for young people than enhancing their life chances, liberating their potential and encouraging their contribution to a globally competitive and modern economy. -David Blunkett

I love being a mother. I think it's the best thing I've ever done, and I personally feel that it's had a very positive effect on my work. I think it's an encouraging force for creativity, it feeds creativity – it did for me, certainly. -Kate Bush

To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It's about stimulating them. It's about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose. -Christine Lagarde

Having a support system is huge for writers. My parents were always encouraging and told me they were behind me, whether or not I made it in the business. My wife was always there for my successes and failures. -Stephen J. Cannell

I had spent five years not earning a penny, getting rejected. Thank God I had a husband who was supportive and encouraging. But I still said to myself, 'If the Everleighs doesn't sell, I'm finished with writing forever.' I was going to get an office job. -Karen Abbott

My husband went through a phase of giving me vacuum cleaners, sewing machines and Mixmasters. It's ironic. He is encouraging me to develop a hobby, I think. -Cate Blanchett

We have an opportunity to create a future where we are actually encouraging providers to keep people away from acute care, whenever possible. -Kathleen Sebelius

Everyone thinks when they start writing that they can't do it. I was lucky. My sister Delia was the most important person in terms of encouraging me. -Hallie Ephron

I keep encouraging the pharmaceutical companies to put more money into R&D. -Harold E. Varmus

My parents were intelligent and encouraging, but at the same time, they were displeased at me becoming a wandering troubadour and wire walker. -Philippe Petit

Football is a personal interest which has been turned into a philanthropic initiative directed at encouraging social cohesion during the difficult process of African modernisation. -Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi

There are looks that I see on other people that I think would look horrible on me, but I think if somebody has the courage to be really daring and try something outlandish, then more power to them. That's just encouraging and inspiring. -Blake Lively

One of mom's greatest acts of generosity was that she trained me to be defiant. Her great gift to me was encouraging me to be the person that I wanted to be, not the one that she and my father wished I was. -Ruth Reichl

By forbidding Jews to destroy their hair, the Bible warns them away from seeking the siren song of eternal youth. By encouraging Jews to grow beards, it reminds them that they will not be young forever, that they must prepare the ground for those who come after, just as their fathers did for them. -Meir Soloveichik

As a writer, I'm convinced that encouraging children to write fiction, to hook into that marvelous machine called the imagination, has to be good for everyone. -Rodman Philbrick

Religious liberty doesn't include encouraging a fellow American to engage in violent jihad and kill an American here. That is not protected free speech. That is not protected religious belief. -George Pataki

What an encouraging thought that Jesus – our beloved Husband – can find comfort in our lowly feeble gifts! Can this be, for it seems far too good to be true? May we then be willing to endure trials or even death itself if through these hardships we are assisted in bringing gladness to Immanuel's heart. -Charles Spurgeon

Thrilled to be part of this new project Generation Nature and just encouraging kids to change the world. -Bindi Irwin

Instagram is great for us because it's encouraging people to shoot more stuff. Some of those snappers will become professional, and they may choose to sell their photos through us. -Jon Oringer

There is a lack of talent in technology, and we need to be encouraging kids in school to learn how to code. We need to encourage computer science as a major. We need to encourage entrepreneurism. -Jon Oringer

It's not my job to get really personal in how I express myself. I've met fans, and they've been lovely. But letting my personal life out there, I don't think is a good idea for me. I think the more you do that, the more you can be accused of encouraging that kind of attention. -Laura Donnelly

The fact of the matter is that instead of going around the world and haranguing countries for engaging with China, the West should be encouraging its own businesses to trade and invest in these regions. -Dambisa Moyo

My elementary education was at Christ Church infant school and St. Stephen's junior school. At St. Stephen's, I encountered my first real mentor, the headmaster Mr. Broakes. He must have spotted something unusual in me, for he spent lots of time encouraging my interest in mathematics. -Richard J. Roberts

All of WhatsApp's growth has come from happy customers encouraging their friends to try the service. -Jim Goetz

Perhaps the most encouraging trend is that, through technology, people are realizing how much agency they actually have. Technology has revolutionized the way we eat, live, communicate, socialize, learn, and do. We see enormous potential to create lasting, positive change in the way the world works by doing what we are doing. -Jeremy Heimans

We are glad to tie up with a humanitarian organization, which is being promoted by Prince Abdul Aziz. This partnership will greatly help in assisting needy renal-failure patients by supplying them equipment, medicines and other medical supplies, while encouraging and supporting scientific research. -Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi

I enjoy encouraging and inspiring people to pursue their purpose in the arts. To help cultivate and develop their instrument. -Tasha Smith

Politics is terrifying, very masculine, and not particularly encouraging to young blonde women – as a career, that is – and it was only when I was working in parliament that I thought to myself, 'Well, this is a tough industry; can an acting career be any more intimidating?' and I applied to drama school. -Emily Berrington

My books – I kid you not – are very often shelved between DeLillo and de Sade. Which not only completely cracks me up, but it seems like an encouraging message from the universe: between those two, there's a lot of wiggle room. I feel just fine there. -Stacey D'Erasmo

We have to build the capacity of our institutions, employees and workers. Our regulatory environment has not been encouraging to research, innovation and enterprise. -Narendra Modi

I once spoke to 9,000 people, but they managed to fit them all into a structure that resembled a Zeppelin hangar, so it was a contained space in which whatever laughter I generated could ricochet and hang around for a bit, encouraging others to join in. -Christopher Buckley

True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. -Nikos Kazantzakis

I loathe the trivialization of poetry that happens in creative writing classes. Teachers set exercises to stimulate subject matter: Write a poem about an imaginary landscape with real people in it. Write about a place your parents lived in before you were born. We have enough terrible poetry around without encouraging more of it. -Donald Hall

The first person who showed me that I could be a maker of music was one of my best friends. It's like, you can't see yourself doing something until you see somebody else doing it. Other people were encouraging me singing, but this was the first time that I could see myself writing songs and playing guitar. -Cam

I'm excited to be a part of the new direction the Barbie brand is headed, specifically how they are celebrating diversity in the line and encouraging kids to raise their voices. -Zendaya

Rabbis throughout the ages, from Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Hacohen Kook onward, strictly prohibited going up on the Temple Mount. And now there is a minority group of rabbis encouraging Jews to go. -Isaac Herzog

In the early '70s – a very good time for children's books and their authors – editors and publishers were willing to take a chance on a new writer. They were willing and able to invest their time in nurturing writers with promise, encouraging them. -Judy Blume

When I interviewed Paul Bremer in his office, he had almost no books on his shelves. He had a couple of management books, like 'Leadership' by Rudolph Giuliani. I didn't take it as an encouraging sign. -George Packer

It is well past time for President Abbas to stand up and condemn all acts of violence, rather than encouraging violence by glorifying terrorists and teaching children to view Israelis as animals. -Ted Deutch

We need to pass measures that protect consumers' private information while also encouraging new technological innovations. -Suzan DelBene

Promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging fitness are so important for our children's development and reducing the nation's epidemic of childhood obesity. -Marcia Fudge

We must combat ill-advised conservative-led state legislation by encouraging every eligible person you know to vote. -Marcia Fudge

The solution is to change the cake recipe, and that's the way it is with government. We can start adopting policies that work and that encourage economic growth. If you got incentives for encouraging big business development but not small or medium business development, it's not going to work. It needs to work for all three. -Tim Griffin

I truly hate marketing promotions, and I don't at all approve of encouraging wannabe poets to write bad poetry. -Anne Stevenson

There is a feeling among the Arabs – encouraging terrorist activity is part of the broad new Arab strategy – that sooner or later, Israel will be forced to withdraw from Samaria, Judea and Gaza. -Ariel Sharon

More businesses should be following Apple's stance in encouraging more investment in sustainability. -Richard Branson

If I can be in a place where my image is encouraging people to see different people behind the camera, and my image and the images I make can help open up a certain world view, I think that's all a part of a larger spirit of change and progress, and I'm happy to be part of it. -Ava DuVernay

I wanted to make an album that was hopeful and encouraging and inspiring. That was the goal. -Leslie Odom, Jr.

You remember driving your kids to Little League, and they're nervous about making the team, and you're encouraging them. Forty years down the road, we're having the same conversation. Only it's about the Ravens and Steelers, or Stanford and Cal. -Jack Harbaugh

Theater has always been much more fun. You get a laugh, and it's really encouraging. -Hugh Grant

I try to tell myself something encouraging to get myself pumped for the day. -Georgina Bloomberg

In America we have big issues with education – in impoverished communities especially. I work with Teach For All, and so we're encouraging more people to get into teaching. -John Legend

I sometimes worry that by encouraging so many more people to try their hand at baking through 'The Great British Bake Off,' I'm going to find myself in court one day charged with accelerating the national epidemic of obesity! To which I will plead not guilty. A slice of Victoria sandwich is never going to harm anyone. -Paul Hollywood

Our aim is to get people to enjoy 'Bake Off' at home and for our bakers to enjoy what they are doing. We don't want to catch them out. It's a very happy occasion, and it's about encouraging people to bake at home. -Mary Berry

I had some great English teachers. One of my favorite – her name was Linda Janoff – was wonderful and so irreverent and so smart and encouraging. -Ransom Riggs

I'm not good at finding 'encouraging' features in American culture. I doubt that aesthetic literacy has much of a future here. -Philip Roth

I didn't think I'd ever be a Michael Jackson fan. But… watching him move, watching him dance, is so encouraging for me. Because, in my mind, I can do all that stuff. -Clarence Clemons

I have really musical parents, and my dad was always encouraging, but the desire to get onstage and perform really did come from me. I'd never push my future children. -Nick Jonas

The biggest source of getting the country to a balanced budget is not by raising taxes or by cutting spending. It's by encouraging the growth of the economy. -Mitt Romney

'Royal Beatings' was my first story, and it was published in 1977. But I sent all my early stories to 'The New Yorker' in the 1950s, and then I stopped sending for a long time and sent only to magazines in Canada. 'The New Yorker' sent me nice notes, though – penciled, informal messages. They never signed them. They weren't terribly encouraging. -Alice Munro

Becoming a mother has been the best thing ever for me. It's become my life's work. Not just parenting, but sharing information and encouraging other women to be receptive to the basic nature of motherhood. -Anna Getty

The volunteer military has always been most enthusiastically, even devoutly, embraced by those who would not themselves dream of volunteering – or of encouraging their children to do so. -John Gregory Dunne

My priority will continue to be that we maintain the optimal balance to be able to invest in education and infrastructure while encouraging business growth. -Gary Herbert

It's not enough for just us to invest in Utah; more and more, we are encouraging businesses around the world to follow suit. We want them to invest in and become part of Utah's future and to allow Utah to invest and become part of theirs. -Gary Herbert

The reality is that in a tech environment that is 90 percent to 100 percent male, it's not super-encouraging for females to be successful. It's just a lot of things that contribute to that: things that people do or things that people say that they may not realize have unintended consequences. -Aileen Lee

I think there are many things that we can do today to make it a better work environment that is more supportive and encouraging of diversity. -Aileen Lee

Increased business sales would almost certainly raise the productive capacity of the economy by encouraging additional capital spending, especially if accompanied by reduced uncertainty about future prospects. -Janet Yellen

By putting downward pressure on interest rates, the Fed is trying to make financial conditions more accommodative – supporting asset values and lower borrowing costs for households and businesses and thus encouraging the spending that spurs job creation and a stronger recovery. -Janet Yellen

Life isn't always really glamorous and fabulous. It's about encouraging people to go back to natural beauty. -Zoe Foster Blake

Moving our headquarters to Chicago is another significant step in our journey to build a better McDonald's. This world-class environment will continue to drive business momentum by getting us even closer to customers, encouraging innovation and ensuring great talent is excited about where they work. -Steve Easterbrook

We shouldn't be encouraging people to set up Cayman Island funds. -Steve Mnuchin

All the appreciation I have been receiving has been very encouraging. It pushes me to do better. -Armaan Malik

There is nothing wrong with a woman encouraging a man's advances, as long as they are in cash. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

Shallow emotions. An incapacity to feel genuine love. A need for stimulation. Frequent verbal outbursts. Poor behavioural controls. These are just some of the things that social media are encouraging in all of us. They're also a pretty comprehensive diagnostic checklist for sociopathy – in fact, that's where I got the list. -Milo Yiannopoulos

Creating a safe space at our shows isn't encouraging anything. It's just saying thank you. -Ben Hopkins

I grew up in the Mission District in San Francisco, which was largely Hispanic at the time. I was raised in a household that was really welcoming to diversity and encouraging about different people's viewpoints and ideas and backgrounds. -Kimberly Guilfoyle

Just to be a part of something that can travel beyond and reach the lives of people and help them through a daily problem or struggle or even just giving encouraging words, period. I feel like it's very powerful. I thank God for my gift. -BJ the Chicago Kid

Education is a cause very close to me. What matters is encouraging my fans to focus on their education, because only an educated generation can ensure a better future. Even when I was on tour, I did my homework and studied. -Martin Garrix

My fans are so loving and encouraging. They're with me on good days and bad days. -La'Porsha Renae

Is there any more encouraging sign than to see an Indian, who has never been to a university, like our friend Mr. Asutosh Dey here, for example, carrying out original work and finding it recognized by the foremost societies of the world? -C. V. Raman

I think the idea of participation trophies has gotta be a really, really great thing. Kids are under enough pressure as it is without encouraging them to be the best too early. -Taron Egerton

My parents have truly gone above and beyond in not only supporting me but also encouraging me to follow my dreams. My dad's only wish was that I made sure to go to college for theatre and study my craft. -Mikaela Hoover

Trump can be damned to all hell with his enclosed little world in which no thought is possible. But it's the encouraging of half the people of America and many more besides to hate words, hate what words can do, hate thought, hate the liberal, the sophisticated, the metropolitan. It's anger-making. -Howard Jacobson

There were no theatre facilities at the comp that I went to, but I did have amazing teachers who never stopped encouraging me. -Faye Marsay

I think it's encouraging that President Trump is talking about strengthening our national defense, something he ran on again. -Steve Scalise

I started traveling out of curiosity, but I have come to believe in travel's political importance, that encouraging a nation's citizenry to travel may be as important as encouraging school attendance, environmental conservation, or national thrift. You cannot understand the otherness of places you have not encountered. -Andrew Solomon

There's so many more female directors than when I started. That's encouraging. -Sofia Coppola

If we want politics to be the kind of arena where you're attracting and encouraging really competent people who do a job well because that's what they're supposed to do, then you have to pay them a salary that's commensurate with that. -Stephen J. Dubner

The whole thing of moving the currency through currency sorting and detection machines and so on that was the whole process actually encouraging electronic transactions. -Chanda Kochhar

We don't have to sit by while Trump uses his enormous global platform to undermine our national security. We would love to be able to actually force Twitter's hand to live up to its rules, explicitly forbidding hate speech and encouraging violence. -Valerie Plame

The way that people have gotten on board with me is the most encouraging thing in the world, but it's all very connected to the 14 years I've been on tour with Steel Train, even my band before that, Outline, and then fun. and now Bleachers. -Jack Antonoff

Sometimes you read a script, and it's like, 'You'll improv, and this is just a blueprint of what the scene could be,' and that's never a good sign. And it's never encouraging as an actor to take that on, really. -Paul Rudd

We tax our companies more than any other country in the world, so we really are not really encouraging businesses to grow and expand, and over time, that's going to make it so that we diminish our role in the global economy. -Adena Friedman

Since 1987, there are now many more of us as at the higher levels with families, so I think, as role models, we are encouraging more women to stay within banking and rise up through the ranks. -Ruth Porat

Seek out a personal coach or mentor in the workplace. He/she should push you when you need it by encouraging and motivating you. Don't be afraid of their honesty. -Cathy Engelbert

In addition to encouraging failure, I would also encourage companies to broadly create a culture of innovation. That should mean more than just technology and invention; it should mean something millennials know well: Ingenuity. -Cathy Engelbert

Cultivating innovative thinking starts at the top. Leaders can foster a culture of innovation by encouraging creativity and experimenting with new ideas. -Lynne Doughtie

Harvey Milk gave hope to generations of gay and lesbian Americans by encouraging them to live their lives openly and to speak out against the discrimination and prejudice they faced. -Bonnie Hammer

A crowd urging you on to do well can be very encouraging. It's very fun. It can be a really cool feeling. -Dean Ambrose

My art teacher was really encouraging me, because he really liked that I could draw. I felt very torn. At that time, I had to pick one, and I felt much more confident in the arts than I did in chemistry. My big thing was that I actually wanted to be like Jacques Cousteau. -Maria Cornejo

There are real impacts from lowering tax rates, encouraging savings. -Kevin Brady

My mother was a housewife. My father worked in the agriculture business, but they were very encouraging about everything. When I said I wanted to do art, they were very supportive. -Giles Deacon

I had a great teacher who was really encouraging and said I should go to Central Saint Martins. So I worked my socks off, and I managed to get a place there. It was there that I developed a real love for design. -Giles Deacon

My mother was a schoolteacher and very, very encouraging. She understood what it meant when I said I wanted to be a writer; both me and my brother wrote. -Derek Walcott

My parents took a fairly liberal approach at raising me, always encouraging me to be creative and free-thinking. -GRiZ

I have learned that the hardest part of campaigning for tolerance and justice is encouraging people to look at their own selves, to examine their own identity and shortcomings. -Roger Ross Williams

Betting shops have a big impact on encouraging on-street drinking and can often become a centre for disorder and anti-social behaviour. -Sadiq Khan

I've spent my entire adult life encouraging minority communities to get involved in mainstream society, civic society. -Sadiq Khan

The biggest strength we have as Democrats is encouraging people to speak up about what is in their best interest. -Valerie Jarrett

My parents have both done some music stuff. My family was very artist-friendly, so that was encouraging. -Frankie Cosmos

Meaningful innovation can be an important catalyst in encouraging resilience in seniors, keeping them independent and engaged. -Frans van Houten

Be the best teammate you can be, be the best player you can be, and just be as supportive and encouraging for the people who are playing. -Kelley O'Hara

There are guys on different teams across the league who are bench guys, and guys who that – that's their role, to be on the bench encouraging guys to play hard and get good minutes. -Blake Griffin

Brit Marling is very positive, very professional, very encouraging. -Sharon Van Etten

One of the most compelling arguments for encouraging the education of girls, particularly in developing countries, is this: Education enables jobs, jobs are a source of economic growth, and economic growth is a key to development and stability. -Tae Yoo

From avoiding littering to encouraging local economy, there is a lot each one of us can do that will go a long way in keeping the country's cultural legacy intact. -Shenaz Treasury

I have noticed encouraging signs in the fight against religious intolerance, and I am impressed by the outstanding degree of human rights activism in India. -Asma Jahangir

High-quality early-childhood programs and health coverage have expanded, and the number of mentoring relationships for at-risk youth has risen dramatically. That progress is encouraging, but it's not evenly distributed. -Colin Powell

My family was always really encouraging, but acting was always something I thought was a bit of a pipe dream. -Morfydd Clark

I'm such a fan of the Obamas in general, and I love how dignified and charismatic and how intelligent they are. They are so warm and kind and encouraging, especially of young people, and I really love seeing that. -Sara Bareilles

I've spent a lot of time encouraging, corralling, protecting, and sparring with creative people. -Kevin Reilly

While everyone's purpose may be different, with social media we all have that platform to create the change we want to see in the world, and I spend a lot of time encouraging others to step up and use theirs. -Gretchen Bleiler

My father was very encouraging. -Paolo Nutini

In personal life, the warm glow of nostalgia amplifies good memories and minimizes bad ones about experiences and relationships, encouraging us to revisit and renew our ties with friends and family. It always involves a little harmless self-deception, like forgetting the pain of childbirth. -Stephanie Coontz

There is a real danger of unintended consequences, of encouraging people to give up. Pessimism, if it becomes a habit, can reinforce a narrative of unstoppable decline. If there is nothing we can do, that releases us from our obligations. -David Grinspoon

In a true democracy, there has to be a line between deliberative debate and mob rule. Trump has crossed the line, and much of the media has exacerbated the problem by treating his remarks as entertainment, effectively encouraging his competition to do the same. -Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

India is a fertile ground for entrepreneurs, given its large pool of world-class talent and resources. India's ability to generate wealth and create social good will come if we let entrepreneurs flourish by encouraging and enabling innovation. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

My mother was very good at encouraging me to dress however I wanted to dress. My sisters would sometimes think, 'Oh my God, you let her buy that fuzzy leopard coat at that vintage store?' I thought, of course, I looked like Audrey Hepburn. -Kate Spade

It's interesting to go places and see that, at the end of the day, people just want to feel safe, and what that looks like to them varies… but that was encouraging to see that there is more common ground than perhaps I realized. -Wyatt Cenac

My parents were very encouraging in having us get into the arts, whereas I have a lot of friends that didn't have that. -Thundercat

The whole point of a commencement speech is to say something encouraging. -Pamela Druckerman

Everybody likes good music, so when you're just playing good music and encouraging everybody to have fun, they'll have fun. -Mustard

With my childhood and growing up in a very free place where my parents were artists and always encouraging me to explore, you wouldn't think I was locked up in my own mind, but I was. -Grace Potter

As a parent, I often wonder what I should be encouraging my kids to do for a career. -Dominic Holland

I think I got serious about writing in the late '90s. The first stuff I wrote was terrible and got rejected, but I started getting more encouraging rejection letters. -Paul G. Tremblay

Luckily, now I think that I attract people that are really nice, like my fans, who are really lovely people. They are really encouraging, and they help other people out as well, which, it's really great. -Anne-Marie

Everything Republicans once claimed to advocate – entitlement reform, free trade, standing up to dictators, encouraging the march of freedom around the world – turns out to be negotiable and reversible, depending on Donald Trump's whims and the furies of his base. -Bret Stephens

Self-reinvention is an encouraging conceit. It is simply not always a possible one. -Alissa Quart

For years, I've worn my dainty gold bracelets with inspirational sayings and encouraging one-liners to motivate me in my career. I liked to look down at my wrist and be reminded of my goals. -Rachel Hollis

God has allowed me through the BSB to minister in a positive way, encouraging people to stand up for what they believe. -Brian Littrell

My third day playing saxophone, I was in front of a congregation. I still didn't know the names of all the notes. I was playing by ear, following along, but it was such an encouraging environment, I couldn't fail. It was all, 'Yeah baby, you sound real good' no matter what you play. It was a great way to learn. -Kamasi Washington

A young person coming up and saying, 'I absolutely love your music,' is very encouraging. -Donovan

My mother is very positive and encouraging and nurturing, as a mother should be. She's my auditioning partner. She says when it's not good enough; she says when I'm ready. -John David Washington

I have to say, my family's always been incredibly open and encouraging of any way I might want to express myself. At a very young age, they accepted that my outlet would be writing, and comedic writing, and they were pretty accepting of that. -Susanna Fogel

We have to start encouraging people to step out of their comfort zones and start doing new things. Anything anybody does new, there are a bunch of naysayers. -Bobby Lashley

Properly targeted public investment can do much to boost economic performance, generating aggregate demand quickly, fueling productivity growth by improving human capital, encouraging technological innovation, and spurring private-sector investment by increasing returns. -Michael Spence

I choose optimism. I hope to be a catalyst not only by providing financial resources but also by fostering a sense of possibility: encouraging top experts to collaborate across disciplines, challenge conventional thinking, and figure out ways to overcome some of the world's hardest problems. -Paul Allen

I start small. I'm kind to people. I say please, I say thank you, and I always try to be encouraging and positive. -Big Show

I still refer to myself as a 'cheerleader' because I keep encouraging others to have confidence and to use their talents to follow their dreams. It's been one of the most important reasons for my success and my helping others succeed. -Richard M. DeVos

I have won the hearts of many. So that matters more than any award. The love of my 'Nehearts' – my fans, is more than inspiring and encouraging. -Neha Kakkar

My parents are angels. They've always been encouraging of anything I do. Total support, 100 percent. -Stella Maxwell

I find it a very encouraging sign for a society if employers are bringing online education to their companies, helping employees gain more knowledge. -Andrew Ng

Action movies haven't been encouraging in my case. Nevertheless, this is my favourite genre. -Naga Chaitanya

I'm very lucky with my family. They've always been very encouraging, and they never thought that anything would hold me back. I'm very fortunate to have had that. -Danielle Macdonald

Since I was inexperienced in films, I thought it would be very intimidating to work with experienced people like Sanjay Suri and Samir Soni. But I must say they are very encouraging. They clapped when I gave a good shot. -Nora Fatehi

I've never acted with my father, but we have always connected through music. He has been a great influence musically. He has always been encouraging about my music and is always happy when I sing. -Shruti Haasan

My family is so loving and so encouraging. Ever since I was little, it was implanted in my head – and my sister's and my brother's – that we could do anything our heart desired to do, and to not be afraid. -Josie Totah

Modi is shielding and encouraging fraud-accused persons such as Gali Janardhan Reddy and Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy. He is encouraging fraudsters, both directly and indirectly, and thereby helping open floodgates for corruption and frauds. -N. Chandrababu Naidu

An award, to me, means a bonus. It's not that an actor works for an award. I don't work for an award. But, when you get an award, it is encouraging and inspiring and reminds you that you need to do well. -Radhika Pandit

I was on the wheelchair for six months and lost all hope of returning to the field. I thought my career was over, but my brother kept on encouraging me. 'All that you need to do is to be resolute to return to the field,' he said. These words turned out to be magical. -Sandeep Singh

My parents were really encouraging of me doing theater, but the one thing they did do was say, 'You're not allowed to do film or television in high school.' -Beanie Feldstein

All my life, I've had a fear of being told what to say, so I'm not telling people what to think. I'm encouraging them to say what they think. -Yungblud

Icons like Nagarjuna sir and Jagapati Babu sir have been so encouraging and shared such great energy, welcoming me into the Telugu film industry. It is motivating. -Sobhita Dhulipala

We should be encouraging moms to breastfeed their infants, not discouraging it by unfairly judging and discriminating against nursing mothers. -Rashida Tlaib

I grew up in a family with three siblings. My parents were always very supportive and encouraging. It was important for them that we have meaningful and satisfying professions, but they didn't care as much about success and achievement. -Maryam Mirzakhani

Canada has this really cool way – specifically Toronto – of encouraging you to wave both flags: if you've been born there, like, wave your flag and then wave your parent's flag, too, and be proud of it. -Jessie Reyez

I can't see why people call me a bad influence. I meet a lot of kids who are into music. I spend as much time as I can with them. I listen to their demos, and I'm encouraging. -Pete Doherty

I wanted to be a filmmaker, so my parents helped me by encouraging me to save my allowance. So I bought my first video camera, and I would make movies, but I never made a movie that I finished until I was in college. There was no expectation, but I would make movies every day. -Zal Batmanglij

In American politics, there's a recurring fantasy, nurtured by the press, about 'courageous' politicians who do the right thing against their political interest. But really, isn't it even more encouraging when the right thing has just become good politics? -Ari Melber

Dove is encouraging people to set their own standards worldwide. To be their own unique selves. To not allow others to shame them for accepting their own bodies and styles. -Rain Dove

If we are encouraging kids to go into academies, then presumably we are selling them the dream that they can play first-team football. -Gareth Southgate

My parents were definitely encouraging with creativity. -Yung Lean

I'm passionate about encouraging girls to be confident in their own skin. -Sadie Sink

It's funny: I've seen a lot of the rock attitude come into play in the rap world, where it's like they're angry, or there's this defiance going on, and there's a lot of danger, and it's actually really encouraging; they're opening the door for us to kind of move on in again. -Lzzy Hale

My mother-in-law thinks I'm more beautiful than all the other faces around. She keeps encouraging me to take up more work. -Sonali Bendre

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