A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on encouragement, errors, and nature

Nature encourages no looseness; pardons no errors.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on encouragement, kindness, plants, play, struggle, and timidity

Plants of great vigor will almost always struggle into blossom, despite impediments.  But there should be encouragement, and a free genial atmosphere for those of more timid sort, fair play for each in its own kind.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: The Great Lawsuit, 1843

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A Quote by Lucille Clifton on anger, babies, christmas, church, empowerment, encouragement, god, love, motherhood, scandal, time, and trying

I remember standing there on stage in my new Christmas dress, trying not to cry as the church members smiled, nodded and murmured encouragement from the front row. "Go 'head, baby." "Say it now, Luc." "Come on now, baby" But I couldn't remember, and to hide my deep humiliation, my embarassment, I became sullen, angry. "I don' wanna." And I stood there with my mouth poked out. It was a scandal! This fresh young nobody baby standing in front of the Lord in His own house talking about what she don't want! I could feel the disapproval pouring over my new dress. Then, like a great tidal wave from the ocean of God, my sanctified mother poured down the Baptist aisle, huge as love, her hand outstretched toward mine. "Come on, baby," she smiled, then turned to address the church: "She don't have to do nothing she don't want to do." And I was at the same time empowered and made free. . . .

Lucille Clifton (1936 -)

Source: On Strength Gotten from Others

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A Quote by LaVell Edwards on church, coaching, decisions, direction, encouragement, football, growth, improvement, life, opportunity, potential, progress, and responsibility

I feel that the progress I have made as a coach, as well as a person, is a direct result of the growth that I have made through my Church callings. I had the opportunity to serve as a bishop in a campus ward while I was still an assistant coach. When I was appointed head football coach in 1972, I decided to approach my role as a coach much the same as I did as a bishop, delegating responsibility to my assistants, putting responsibility on the players for self-improvement in all aspects of their lives, and using personal interviews with players to try to give positive reinforcement and encouragement so that they might do their very best and reach their full potential, both on and off the field.

LaVell Edwards (1931 -)

Source: “Prepare for a Mission,” Ensign, Nov. 1984, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Katherine Butler Hathaway on encouragement, friendship, and good

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.

Katherine Butler Hathaway

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A Quote by Katharine Butler Hathaway on encouragement, friendship, and good

There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.

Katharine Butler Hathaway

Source: The Journals and Letters of the Little Locksmith, 1946.

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A Quote by John Wooden on can do, success, overcome, personal development, and encouragement

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden (1910 -)

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A Quote by John Simon on decisions, democracy, encouragement, and majorities

Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant.

John Simon

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A Quote by John L. Casteel on encouragement, genius, leadership, life, meetings, men, men and women, prayer, and women

The genius of the Methodist movement, which enabled it to conquer the raw lives of workingmen in industrial England, and the raw lives of men and women on the American frontier, was the "class meeting" - ten members and their leader, meeting regularly for mutual encouragement, rebuke, nurture, and prayer.

John L. Casteel

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on correction and encouragement

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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