Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."
(Letter to A.F. Oeser, Nov. 9, 1768)
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I went on spouting bullshit Encouragements as Gus's parents, arm in arm, hugged each other and nodded at every word. Funerals, I had decided, are for the living.
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If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
I realised that one might love him secretly with no hope of encouragement, which can be very enjoyable for the young or inexperienced.
We can all begin freely—a slight preference is natural enough; but there are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement.
False encouragement is a kind of theft: it steals time, energy, and motivation a person could put toward some other purpose.