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February 9, 2023

Words of Encouragement: 12 Motivational Quotes of Strength

Quotes of Strength and Encouragement
Photograph by Marta Locklear; Bella Grace Issue 28

Whether life has thrown you a curve ball, or you just need some gentle words of encouragement, here are 12 of our favorite inspirational quotes about strength and encouragement from the pages of Bella Grace magazine.

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  1. “And then it happens … one day you wake up and you’re in this place. You’re in this place where everything feels right. Your heart is calm. Your soul is lit. Your thoughts are positive. Your vision is clear. You’re at peace, at peace with where you’ve been, at peace with what you’ve been through, and at peace at where you’re headed.” — Unknown

    From Bella Grace Issue 28

  2. “You can recover from loss, from heartache, from anything that squeezes your soul with iron fists. Find the softer things. Things like plants and sweet people and slow-burning candles and long walks and moving water. Wrap them around you. Repeat as necessary.” — Victoria Erickson

    From Bella Grace Issue 26

  3. “One day it will be so clear — what you thought was the end, was really just the beginning. Some doors are hidden until we are ready to open them.” — CW Poet

    From Bella Grace Issue 30

  4. “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”— Cynthia Occelli

    From Bella Grace Issue 28

  5. Photograph by Anna Malgina; Bella Grace Issue 32

    “I’ve lost a lot of battles against myself. So I’m laying down my weapons, tending to the wounded, and letting compassion end the war.” — Stacie Martin

    From Bella Grace Issue 32

  6. “Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.” — Brené Brown

    From Bella Grace Issue 34

  7. “The world is going to break you, there’s no doubt about that. So instead of dodging it, for fear of what you may find in the pieces, run straight into the eye of your own storm. There’s a new you waiting to be built from the pieces of the old you. Spoiler alert: it’s a masterpiece.” — Stephanie Bennett-Henry

    From Bella Grace Issue 29

  8. “Even now, as broken as you may feel, you are still so strong. There’s something to be said for how you hold yourself together and keep moving, even though you feel like shattering. Don’t stop. This is your healing. It doesn’t have to be pretty, or graceful. You just have to keep going.” — Maxwell Diawuoh

    From Bella Grace Issue 34

  9. Encouraging Quotes of Strength
    Quote by Washington Irving & Photograph by Olga Moreira; Bella Grace Issue 33

    “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving

    From Bella Grace Issue 33

  10. “She has moments of weakness where she starts to believe she needs someone to save her. But then she smiles when she remembers that she is the heroine in her story.” — JM Storm

    From Bella Grace Issue 30

  11. “If anyone is magically going to appear and just suddenly make your life better, just know that person is always going to be you.” — Brianna Pastor

    From Bella Grace Issue 31

  12. “Hold company with yourself so sacred that even when you are alone, you are whole.” — AVA

    From Bella Grace Issue 33


Tell us, what are some of your favorite words of strength and encouragement?

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Comments ( 3 )

  1. Stacy

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    From Bella Grace 34 “The world is going to break you …”

  2. Mirna Barriga

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you. This is a lovely gift.

  3. Stephanie

    June 6, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    We must go in search of enchantment.
    ~René Magritte

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