Quotes: encouraging

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
  • Susanna Moodie
    Susanna Moodie
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    Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
  • Burt Rutan
    Burt Rutan
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    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.
  • King Whitney
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    Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
  • Billy Porter
    Billy Porter
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    For me, life is about being positive and hopeful, choosing to be joyful, choosing to be encouraging, choosing to be empowering.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    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.
  • Bea Arthur
    Bea Arthur
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    Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same.
  • Boris Johnson
    Boris Johnson
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    Labour's appalling agenda, encouraging the teaching of homosexuality in schools, and all the rest of it.
    Source: The Spectator 15 April 2000
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    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.
  • Billy Crudup
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    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.
  • Aberjhani
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    The ultimate test on the way to establishing an ideal civilization encouraging ideal human behavior was to look bravely beyond gender, color, ethnic origin, religious difference, and class distinctions to discover and honor the value of each unique individual.
  • Burton Cummings
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    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.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term. One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.
    Source: Billions and Billions: Thoughts of Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium (1997) Ch. 14, The Common Enemy
  • Carl Honore
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    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.
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