105 Words of Encouragement for Guys (to Help You or a Loved One)

Guys may not always express it when they hurt.

And although boys can sometimes not be as skilled at expressing their sorrow or talking about it as women they still need help.

Because we all endure pain, loss, rejection and failure. No matter who we are.

Therefore in today's article I’d like to offer the finest words of encouragement for guys that I’ve encountered throughout the years.

Several of these timeless concepts have helped me when I have gone through challenging times and I hope they may assist you out too.

Maybe that you can utilize a handful of them to assist out a guy in your life right now who needs some support and to have his spirits elevated.

And if you want even more uplifting and encouraging words of wisdom then check out this article with you are awesome quotes and this one that’s all about being proud of yourself.

Uplifting Words of Encouragement for Guys
“The grandeur of a man is not in how much riches he gets, but in his integrity and his capacity to touch others around him positively.”
Bob Marley

“The inner fire is the most vital thing humanity possesses.”
Edith Sodergran

“If you can't fly, then run, If you can't run, then stroll, If you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep going forward.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“Tough times seldom endure, but tough people do.”
Robert H. Schuller

“The successful guy will benefit from his failures and try again in a new way.”
Dale Carnegie

“A successful man is one who can create a sturdy foundation with the bricks others have hurled at him.”
David Brinkley

“To have grown a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered.”
Oscar Wilde

“Only I can alter my life. No one can do it for me.”
Carol Burnett.

“High self-esteem comes from feeling that you have control over circumstances, not that events have power over you.”
Anthony Robbins

“Great spirits have always confronted tremendous resistance from mediocre minds.”
Albert Einstein

“A decent man's prayers will from the darkest dungeon ascend heaven's height, and bring a blessing down.”
Joanna Baillie

“When one door of happiness shuts, another opens, but frequently we linger so long at the closed door that we do not notice the one that has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller

“Follow your dream… If you stumble, don't stop and lose sight of your objective, go on to the summit. For only up top can we glimpse the complete view.”
Amanda Bradley

“A guy must at times be hard as nails: ready to face up to the truth about himself…

Yet he must also be sensitive. No weapon can break the armor of a woman's wrath like tenderness.”
Elisabeth Elliot

“A life spent making errors is not only more respectable but more valuable than a life spent in doing nothing.”
George Bernard Shaw

“I have total trust in your ability. I am extremely proud of you and you make me a better person each year we spend together.”

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you look, and brighter than you think.”
A.A. Milne

“My image of the contemporary stoic sage is someone who changes fear into caution, suffering into knowledge, blunders into initiation, and desire into undertaking.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“When you feel uncertain or like you don't measure up, remind yourself of how far you've gone. And at that moment, you'll understand you've climbed mountains and can accomplish anything.”
Brittany Burgunder

“The mark of a great man is one who understands when to lay aside the important tasks in order to achieve the necessary ones.”
Brandon Sanderson

Wise Words of Encouragement for Guys
“A man may conquer a million soldiers in combat but one who conquers himself is, truly, the greatest of conquerors.”

“Happy is the man who finds a good friend, and considerably happy is he who finds that true friend in his wife.”
Franz Schubert

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of ease and convenience but in where he stands in times of difficulties and controversy.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
T. Harv Eker

“You should think in such a manner that anybody could peer into your soul and see what is transpiring there.”

“Aim for achievement, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, since then you will lose the chance to learn new things and go on with your life. Remember that fear usually lies behind perfectionism.”
David M. Burns

“One should never critique his own work unless in a new and cheerful mindset. The self-criticism of a fatigued mind is suicide.”
Charles Horton Cooley

“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, since your character is what you actually are, while your reputation is only what people believe you are.”
John Wooden

“The greatest approach to acquire self-confidence is to do what you are frightened to do.”
Swati Sharma

“If you have committed errors, there is always another opportunity for you. You may have a new start any time you want, because this thing we label ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the remaining down.”
Mary Pickford

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”
Bruce Lee

“Whenever you genuinely accept this moment as it is — no matter what shape it takes — you are still, you are at peace.”
Eckhart Tolle

“You spend time with your family? Good. Because a guy who doesn't spend time with his family will never be a true man.”
Don Vito Corleone (from the Godfather movies) (from the Godfather movies)

“The finest years of your life are the ones in which you determine your troubles are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecosystem, or the president. You know that you control your own destiny.”
Albert Ellis

Insightful Words of Encouragement for Guys
“The first step to becoming a decent guy is this: You must genuinely feel the load of the stones anybody else is carrying.”
Mehmet Murat Ildan

“All wealth belongs to him who has a satisfied mind.”
The Panchatantra

“Life is too brief to be tiny. Man is never so macho as when he feels sincerely, acts bravely, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.”
Benjamin Disraeli

“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the dread of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. Then a third time to find out if you like it or not.”
Virgil Thomson

“Don’t waste most of your time on the voices that don’t count, voices that are going to contribute too little value to your future. Don’t spend time on the shallow and the stupid. Turn those voices out and tune in voices that are going to offer something to your life”
Jim Rohn

“You may meet many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In reality, it may be important to experience the setbacks, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still emerge out of it.”
Maya Angelou

“Life is not simple for any of us. But what of that? We must have endurance and, above all, trust in ourselves. We must feel that we are endowed for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
Marie Curie

“True wealth: Worriless sleeping, clear conscience, reciprocal thankfulness, lack of jealousy, physical strength, regular chuckles, no lunches alone, no gym lessons, excellent digestive processes, no meeting rooms, periodic surprises, frothy coffee, crusty bread, capacity to nap, access to a hammock.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.”
Mike Ditka

“A powerful guy doesn’t have to be aggressive toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a lady weak with love for him. He compares it against the world.”
Marilyn Monroe

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
Samuel Beckett

“If only you could perceive how significant you are to the lives of those you encounter; how vital you may be to those you may never ever conceive about. There is something of oneself that you leave at every interaction with another person.”
Fred Rogers

“Happiness isn't about earning more money, but rather freedom. The freedom to say no to something you don't want to do. The freedom to say no to folks you don't like. The ability to not feel that you are compelled to answer “yes”. Freedom is saying yes when you want to.”
Shane Parrish

“Most of the major things in the world have been done by individuals who have kept on trying when there appeared to be no hope at all.”
Dale Carnegie

“Keep away from folks who attempt to diminish your objectives. Little people usually do that, but the genuinely great make you believe that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain

“For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whatever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you realize that you’re not, I hope you have the fortitude to start over.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Inspiring Words of Encouragement for Guys
“The guys who act without thinking, and the men who both think and act, are the ones who form the world. The guy who thinks and does not act never forms the world. He may imagine that he does — but it, too, is merely an idea, the notion of a deedless, actionless thinker.”
Jack London

“If you make the sacrifice of completing your duty, you do not have to do anything else. Committed to duty, man attains perfection.”
Bhagavad Gita

“Be cautious, be fast in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let everything that you do be done with love.”
1 Corinthians 16:13-14

“If you want to conquer the entire world, overcome yourself.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

“In the center of every hardship comes opportunity.”
Albert Einstein

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; genuine nobility is being superior to your past self.”
Ernest Hemingway

“Strength does not come from winning. Your trials strengthen your talents. When you go through trials and resolve not to succumb, that is strength.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger

“There are two methods of facing obstacles. You either change the challenges or modify yourself to meet the difficulties.”
Phyllis Bottome

“Courage isn’t the strength to continue on. That is continuing on when you don’t have strength.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

“The excellent guy is the one who is working to become better no matter how morally worthless he has been.”
John Dewey

“You are remarkable just by hanging in there and keeping on, no matter how terrible things become! And for continuing ahead no matter how afraid you are or how worried you feel. Yes, you are awesome.”
Karen Salmansohn

“The only place success comes before labor is in the dictionary.”
Vince Lombardi

“A guy may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he starts to blame someone else.”
John Burroughs

“When you’re feeling your worst, that’s when you get to know yourself the best.”
Leslie Grossman

“Positive thinking is strong thinking. If you desire pleasure, contentment, success and inner peace, start believing you have the capacity to attain such things. Concentrate on the sunny side of life and anticipate favorable results.”
Germany Kent

“Strong men can always afford to be kind. Only the weak are fixated on giving as good as they get.”
Elbert Hubbard

“You may be in a gloomy place right now because of a setback. But that’s transitory. So learn everything you can from your error or failure and then take one modest step forward once more.”

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots throughout my career. I’ve lost over 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again throughout my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Michael Jordan

“Continuous work — not power nor knowledge – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
Winston Churchill

“Keep on going, and the odds are that you will stumble across something, possibly when you are least expecting it. I never heard of somebody ever stumbling over anything sitting down.”
Charles F. Kettering

“In a time of choosing, the greatest thing you can do is the right thing to do, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“If one dream should tumble and shatter into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
Flavia Weedn

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather endeavor to become a man of value.”
Albert Einstein

“People waste the one life they get on too much thinking, fighting and remaining within of their comfort zone. Be the exception to that to be an extraordinary man.”

“You don’t achieve by being flawless. You achieve by performing outstanding work, consistently.”

“Adversity toughens masculinity, and the feature of the excellent or the great man is not that he has been immune from the horrors of life, but that he has overcame them.”
Patrick Henry

Brief Words of Encouragement for Guys
“A wise man becomes free when he is ready to die at any moment.”

“The guy who lifts a mountain starts by bringing away little stones.”

“Your attitude, not your talent, will decide your altitude.”
Zig Ziglar

“Let God's promises light on your problems.”
Corrie ten Boom

“You cannot teach a guy anything; you can only help him find it himself.”
Galileo Galilei

“You are stronger than you believe. You are all the hero I need. And knowing we are on the same team is what matters most to me.”

“We simply keep swimming and let the tide take care of itself.”
Warren Buffett

“When you discover peace inside yourself, you also find peace without.”
Naga Devi

“You’re simply what is necessary. A deeper guy, a nice one and a witty one instead of one loaded with macho cliches.”

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”
Zig Ziglar

“What’s on the other side of fear? Nothing.”
Jamie Foxx

“Seek truth above comfort.”
Anthony Pompliano

“He who indulges in false concerns earns himself genuine anxieties.”

“There came a moment when the danger to stay tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it required to blossom.”
Anaïs Nin

“Don’t let jerks live rent-free in your head.”
Sam Altman

Quick and Strong Inspiring Words of Wisdom
“Anyone can hide. Standing up to difficulties, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”
Sarah Dessen

“It is not the circumstance which creates the man, but the man who makes the situation.”
Frederick William Robertson

“Do not be humiliated by your mistakes, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson

“Do not ask for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”
John F. Kennedy

“The guy who has confidence in himself gets the confidence of others.”
Hasidic Proverb

“Know you not that a decent man does nothing for appearance sake, but for the sake of having done right?”

“Everything you desire is on the other side of fear.”
Jack Canfield

“The gorgeous guy is powerful, friendly and open to life. It’s not so much about looks.”

“Pride is much the same in all men, the only variation is the way and manner of exhibiting it.”
François de La Rochefoucauld

“Outmaneuver your previous self.”
Jack Butcher

“If you work hard and you are nice, fantastic things will happen.”
Conan O'Brien

“Self acceptance is the key to unlocking the comfortable and calm confidence you’re striving for.”

“Make peace with the current moment.”
Eckhart Tolle

“What we achieve within will impact outside reality.”

“Courage doesn’t always shout. Sometimes bravery is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher

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