Quotes about encouragement include Albert Einsteins' quotes, "In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity," and "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." Another quote about encouragement by J.R.R. Tolken states, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” Captain James Lawrence uttered the words, "Don't give up the ship," upon his death, words that became a slogan for encouragement and the unofficial motto of the U.S. Navy.
Albert Einstein was a famous theoretical physicist who lived from 1879 to 1955. He is responsible for developing the theory of relativity as well as for many other contributions to the world of science. His intellect was also shown through many wise and well-known sayings which are still popular today.
J.R.R. Tolkan's quote on encouragement was taken from the second chapter of his novel, "The Fellowship of the Ring," the first of three "Lord of the Rings" novels. Gandolf is conversing with Frodo, encouraging them to rise to the challenges that face them.
Captain James Lawrence's quote came amidst a battle between an American and British frigate. Although his words became a long lasting slogan, ironically, his crew did not abide by them and gave up the ship upon his death.