Quotes and Sayings about Encouraging



"Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Encouraging, Animals, Choices, Cruelty, Day, Fighting)

"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
(Related: Home, Encouraging, Burden, Welfare, Will, Workers)

"I want to do all types of music, music for all people. I want my music to be encouraging, to help people."
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Music, People, Encouraging, Help, Want)

"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
(Related: People, Encouraging, Actor, Being)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Building, Prevention, Public, Support, Will)

"Macedonia's handling of ethnic relations and other issues is encouraging."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Encouraging)

"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
(Related: War, Encouraging, America, Authority, Congress, Diplomacy, Needs, President, Solution)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Circumstances, Limitations, May, Office)

"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
(Related: Death, Encouraging, Actor, Television)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, American, Economy, Help, Iraq, Nations)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Internet, May, Now, Right)

"The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: People, Encouraging, Entertainment, Parents)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Being)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Confidence, Hippies, Parents)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Purpose, Journey, Self)

"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
(Related: Development, Encouraging, Deep, First, Investment, Passion, President, Trade, Visit)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Disorder, Law, May)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, State)

"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
(Related: Art, Wisdom, Talent, Encouraging, America, Dying, Footsteps, Necessity, Writers, Writing)

"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
(Related: Progress, Encouraging, Country, Rebirth)

"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
(Related: Music, Father, Talent, Thought, Encouraging, Parents, Sun)

"You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Encouraging, Brotherhood, Class, Hatred, Man)

"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
(Related: Work, Talent, Opportunity, Encouraging, Day, Tomorrow)

"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
(Related: Education, Heart, Encouraging, Growth, Students, Understanding)

"Initial reports are encouraging. In the end of the day, it's going to be deeds, not words, that matter."
- Stephen Hadley
(Related: Encouraging, Day, Deeds, End, Words)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Vision, Help, Will)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Failure, Wealth, Socialism)

"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
(Related: Work, God, People, Encouraging, Living, Now, Will)

"You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset."
- Tom Hopkins
(Related: Money, Time, Encouraging, Effort, Training)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, America, Dependence, Economy, Energy, Help, Oil, Wind)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Pursuit, World)

"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
(Related: People, Encouraging, Criticism, Poets, Trouble)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Career, Fact, Mind, Old, Play, Will, Years)

"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
(Related: Thought, Encouraging, Acting, Parents)

"There are few things more fundamentally encouraging and stimulating than seeing someone else die."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Encouraging)

"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
(Related: Encouraging)

"Iraqis have held elections and have recently put together their government, all encouraging developments."
- James A. Leach
(Related: Government, Encouraging, Elections)

"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
(Related: Courage, Encouraging)

"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
(Related: Life, Faith, Encouraging, Church, Contradiction, Duty, Influence, Laws, Mission, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Conservation, Country, Energy, Future, Oil, Production)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Accidents, Responsibility, Result, Safety, Wrong)

"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
(Related: History, Encouraging, Being, Country, Nation, Possibilities, United)

"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
(Related: Life, Encouraging, Clouds, Smiles, Today)

"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
(Related: Work, Encouraging, Composers, Old, Trying, World)

"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
(Related: Time, War, Encouraging, Countries, Elections, Fact, Will)

"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
(Related: Change, History, Nature, Religion, Encouraging, Hope, Conflict, Man, Religious, Respect, Will)

"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
(Related: Women, Encouraging, Correction)

"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
(Related: Society, Encouraging, Books, Poets, Writers)

"A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Encouraging, Admiration, Respect, Word)

"I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Encouraging, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Play, Singing)

"Let a man do what he will by a single woman, the world is encouragingly apt to think Marriage a sufficient amends."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Marriage, Man, Will, Woman, World)

"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
(Related: Health, Women, Encouraging, Information, Will)

"The environment on set is very encouraging."
- Michael Shanks
(Related: Encouraging, Environment)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Hope, Problems)

"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."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Soul, Heart, Encouraging, Care, Forget, Lies, Lying)

"Encouraging people to believe in it was the most important thing of all. It's one of the reasons I was always uncomfortable whenever film crews came on the set to shoot things. I didn't want our make-believe to be exposed."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: People, Encouraging, Film, Want)

"So I'm going to go on and work on preserving the ozone layer, encouraging everyone to recycle."
- Dean Stockwell
(Related: Work, Encouraging)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Entertainment, Television)

"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
(Related: Work, Encouraging, Film, Past)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Investment, Israel, Security)

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Encouraging, Ability, Fact, Man)

"Encouraging underground uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau um, the federal government was the only purchaser of uranium ore to try to manufacture uh, atomic bombs."
- Tom Udall
(Related: Government, Encouraging, Bombs)

"The economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery."
- George Voinovich
(Related: Encouraging, Economy)

"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
(Related: Peace, Wisdom, Inspiration, Encouraging, Strength, Freedom, Generations, Man, World)

"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
(Related: Business, People, Encouraging, Greatness, Benefits, Company)

"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
(Related: Encouraging, Country, Daughters, Nation, Sons)