145 Encouraging Quotes for Men

Generally speaking, men can be characterized as individuals who possess great strength. Yet in the reality that we live in, men who are tough still need to be cheered up. Therefore, here are some quotes to encourage men during the difficult moments of their lives.

Encouraging Quotes for Men

1. There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet. – Robert Jordan

2. We do not admire the man of timid peace. We admire the man who embodies victorious effort; the man who never wrongs his neighbor, who is prompt to help a friend, but who has those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life. – Theodore Roosevelt

3. The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. – Thomas Paine

4. The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. – Bob Marley

5. I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent – a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident – that is very sexy – but at the same time, he’s very kind to people. – Nicole Scherzinger

6. A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. – John C. Maxwell

7. All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. – T. E. Lawrence

8. To be a male is a matter of chance, to be a man is a process indeed. – Mac Duke The Strategist

9. Action is the foundational key to all success. – Pablo Picasso

10. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth

11. What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. – Tim Ferriss

12. No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

13. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill

14. Don’t wait until you are ready to take action. Instead, take action to be ready. – Jensen Siaw

15. Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but it improves its chances. – B.J. Gupta

16. Hardship is the native soil of manhood and self-reliance. – John Neal

17. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. – Mahatma Gandhi

18. Work hard in silence, let success be your noise. – Frank Ocean

19. The only failure is not to try. – George Clooney

20. Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor. – Norman Mailer

21. Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge

22. Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. – Ralph Emerson

23. Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

24. Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. – Jerome Fleishman

25. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary

26. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. – Friedrich Nietzsche

27. Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. – Edwin Markham

28. God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with. – Henry Beecher

29. God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. – John Aughey

Encouraging Quotes for Men

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

31. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. – Ben Spock

32. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach

33. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. – Mary Pickford

34. He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed. – William James

35. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor. – Aristotle

36. When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. – Les Brown

37. Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. – Walt Disney

38. The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck. – Channing Pollock

39. The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. – Alexander Graham Bell

40. Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. – Arthur Schopenhauer

41. The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

42. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up. – Anne Lamott

43. What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God. – Rick Warren

44. Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. – Billy Graham

45. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31

46. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. – Walter Elliott

47. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kind because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. – James 1:2-3

48. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

49. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale

50. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Christopher Columbus

51. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin

52. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair

53. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine

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

55. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills

56. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

58. People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. – George Allen, Sr.

Encouraging Quotes for Men

59. Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be. – Stephen R. Covey

60. Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent. – Steve Martin

61. You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat. – Joel Osteen

62. Head up, heart open. To better days! – T.F. Hodge

63. In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

64. The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. – Criss Jami

65. …You can do something extraordinary, and something that a lot of people can’t do. And if you have the opportunity to work on your gifts, it seems like a crime not to. I mean, it’s just weakness to quit because something becomes too hard… – Morgan Matson

66. The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day. – Amy Gatliff

67. Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities. – Rodolfo Costa

68. If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way. – Matt D. Miller

69. If we are not allowed to deal with small problems, we will be destroyed by slightly larger ones. When we come to understand this, we live our lives not avoiding problems, but welcoming them them as challenges that will strengthen us so that we can be victorious in the future. – Jim Stovall

70. But people need lift, too. People don’t get moving, they don’t soar, they don’t achieve great heights, without someone buoying them up. – Elizabeth Wein

71. Everything is within your power, and your power is within you. – Janice Trachtman

72. You got up off the bathroom floor. That’s a start. Now, just stay off the floor. After all—aside from winning the lottery—all any of us can ever really hope for is more days spent standing tall than spent in pieces on the floor. – Sarah Spann

73. I always get to where I am going by walking away from where I have been. – Winnie the Pooh

74. I hope you never waste a moment of your life afraid to change it. – S.L. Gray

75. …Pain and tragedy and injustice happen – they happen to us all. I’d like to believe it’s what you choose to do after such an experience that matters the most – that truly changes your life forever. – Anthony Ray Hinton

76. We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us. – William J. Brennan Jr.

77. It may seem difficult, but it is not impossible, God can and God will move for you. – Henrietta Newton Martin

78. With purity of heart, you can overcome any problem. – Lailah Gifty Akita

79. Belief, is hope with an attitude that will not quit. – Grace Willows

80. Never give up if your heart and your head tell you are right. People can disappoint you, but your heart and your head will never. Make them your best friends. – Chika Unigwe

81. Every good deed is a sacrifice. – De philosopher DJ Kyos

82. …but that’s life. One long tunnel. There are lights along the way. Sometimes they feel spread farther apart than others, but they’re there. And when you find one, it’s okay to stand under it for a while to catch your breath before marching back into the dark – Shaun David Hutchinson

83. There’s no point in being in competition with others. Do not compete with another person for a relationship status, a job position or title, or a seat on the bus. The only competition you should think about winning is being the best person you can be today than you were yesterday. – Marcia M. Edwards

84. You inspire, you put a smile on someone’s face, you make someone laugh or deeply touch a person’s heart. We all have that in ourselves no matter how tough our journeys are. – Shellie Palmer

85. The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully. – Thomas Carlyle

Encouraging Quotes for Men

86. Strength, Courage, Mastery, and Honor are the alpha virtues of men all over the world. They are the fundamental virtues of men because without them, no ‘higher’ virtues can be entertained. You need to be alive to philosophize. You can add to these virtues and you can create rules and moral codes to govern them, but if you remove them from the equation altogether you aren’t just leaving behind the virtues that are specific to men, you are abandoning the virtues that make civilization possible. – Jack Donovan

87. It is not the situation which makes the man, but the man who makes the situation. – Frederick William Robertson

88. Adversity toughens manhood, and the characteristic of the good or the great man is not that he has been exempt from the evils of life, but that he has surmounted them. – Patrick Henry

89. Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! – The Count of Monte Cristo

90. All the things that are worth doing, take time. – Mos Def

91. Your breakthrough is on the way. Don’t be discouraged if things are not working out right now. God is working it all out behind the scenes. It may not come when you want, but trust that it will be right on time, because our God is an on time God. – Germany Kent

92. Don’t ever get discouraged, your effort may not be acknowledged but trust me it’s noticed. – Tyconis D. Allison Ty

93. Before the battle begins and the outcome has been decided, let the adversary know that you are a fearless competitor, worthy of a second opinion. – Bobby F. Kimbrough, Jr.

94. Since life comes just once, I encourage you to give it your best shot. I dare you to maximize your life. – Sunday Adelaja

95. Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. – Nicola Yoon

96. The world doesn’t change because the sun sets and rises. We can either adapt to survive our circumstance or we can change it. And I know we can’t control fate, but I’m sure not going to spend whatever time I have left sitting around and waiting for my life to get better. – Caroline George

97. Everyone encounters trials and tribulations, No choices, so face it! Live with it! Fight for it! – Aireen C. Pontillo

98. Don’t let life’s challenges discourage you. Some things are just out of your control. Make it work for you! The most painful lessons of the past can teach you how to survive in the present. – Carlos Wallace

99. Knowing that you can endure a very difficult challenge offers a degree of confidence that the next challenge can also be endured. – Auliq-Ice

100. Every chance worth taking will make you a little scared. That means you’re taking a risk. And where there is risk, there is reward. – Elise Kova

101. For those of you out there today who have already been through hard times and are desperate for a word of encouragement, let me assure you that you can trust this Lord of heaven and earth. Remember that Scripture warns us to “lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). – James C. Dobson

102. Listen to me, you’ve got this. Seriously, you’ve got this. – Scott Stabile

Encouraging Quotes for Men

103. Every breathing soul longs to overcome. – Ted Dekker

104. It is important to note that a transitional phase has to be uncomfortable for you to move on to the next stage, lest procrastination stymies you. – Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

105. If you’re struggling uphill; carrying your heavy load; fighting to stay afloat or battling your demons, know that you are definitely on the right path, and ascending to the place where you will one day embody the legend you seek to become. – Seon Stronghold

106. Accept where you are, accept what you have, accept who you are ~ do what you can with all of that and let it be enough. – Nikki Rowe

107. If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun. – APJ Abdul Kalam

108. You’re going to make it, you’ll be ok, miracles happen every day. – Heather Wolf

109. Tough times don’t last always. Your hard times are there to shape you and develop your character. It causes you to become more aware of life and you develop an attitude of gratitude. Don’t lose hope because it gets better. – Amaka Imani Nkosazana

110. Just as books are read one word at a time, roads are taken one step at a time. – Xinran

111. I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. – Langston Hughes

112. The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself-the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us-that’s where it’s at. – Jesse Owens

113. There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time. – Malcolm X

114. Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. – Bruce Lee

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

116. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

117. Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller

118. To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. – Gail Sheehy

119. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. – Joseph Kennedy

Encouraging Quotes for Men

120. You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou

121. If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. – H.G. Wells

122. Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. – Unknown

123. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. – Carl Bard

124. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher

125. Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. – Bernice Johnson Reagon

126. I believe a man’s finest hour often comes when he is at his weakest. When he is broken, affronted and at a place of great emotional transparency. It’s there he has the rare insight of an inescapable truth…he’s merely a man. As his bravado washes away into a puddle of reflective tears, it reveals that he is merely flesh, blood and bones and amounts to very little without the love and guidance of our creator. It’s only then, that I believe, a man begins to truly find his way. – Jason Versey

127. Difficult times produce strong men and women. Keep on your struggle to achieve your dreams! – Avijeet Das

128. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

129. Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. – Orison Swett Marden

130. Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A. A. Milne

131. Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, that’s true strength. – Chris Bradford

132. Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack. – Unknown

133. You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way! – Dr. Seuss

134. The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

135. I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. – Jewish Proverb

Encouraging Quotes for Men

136. Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror. – Byrd Baggett

137. Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. – Publius Ovidius Naso

138. Hardship prepares ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. – C.S. Lewis

139. A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. – Christopher Reeve

140. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. – Michael Jordan

141. A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

142. The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up. – Robert Tew

143. Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi

144. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche

145. Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on. – James Frey

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