Booker T. Washington
Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.
Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the gratefully and appreciating heart.
Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.