130 Support Quotes That Will Help The People We Love Get Through Hard Times

Maybe you found your way here because you were wondering what you can say to someone to help them be strong.

Maybe you need some words of support for yourself.

Share your favorite quote about support with us in the comment section below.

What Are The Benefits Of Reading These Support Quotes?

Regardless of what brought you here in search of support quotes that are encouraging and positive, you will find some inspiration in these words.

There are support quotes from various outlooks, including:

  • writers
  • spiritual leaders
  • pop stars

These support quotes might help you find some words to use or encourage you to offer your support to someone in the first place.

However, one of the best ways you can do this doesn’t involve you speaking any words at all.

What Can You Do If You Are Trying To Offer Support To Someone Else?

Sometimes, all anyone needs are for us to be good listeners.

They may not want to talk about what is bothering them at that moment, but knowing they have someone who will listen to them is one of the most supportive things we can do for someone else.

Keep reading these support quotes for some ways to help out the people in your life who might need some support during a tough time.

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Support System Quotes That Prove How Important Friends And Family Are

According to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan, individuals with a sense of humor and who can find the lighter side of difficult situations are more likely to cope with stress effectively. 

The study suggests that support quotes incorporating humor and positivity can be helpful for those going through a tough time.

1. “Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” ― Les Brown

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2. “It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.” ― William Shakespeare

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3. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ― Dalai Lama

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4. “Fear is the result of counting on men instead of leaning on God.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

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5. “Support and encouragement are found in the most unlikely places.” ― Raquel Cepeda

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6. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”— Maya Angelou

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7. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

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8. “A friend supports you when you are down. An enemy strikes at your weakest point.”― Marnie Swedberg

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9. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lou Holtz

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10. “Immorality, no less than morality, has at all times found support in religion.” ― Sigmund Freud

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Support Quotes About Drawing Strength From God And Faith

Research conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, found that individuals who practice self-compassion and forgiveness can cope better with difficult emotions and experiences.

This suggests that support quotes that promote self-compassion and forgiveness can be an effective tool for helping the people we love to get through hard times.

11. “I live in the faith that there is a presence and power greater than I am that nurtures and supports me in ways I could not even imagine. I know that this Presence is all-knowing and all power and is always right where I am.” ― Ernest Holmes

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12. “So next time you’re struggling, instead of berating yourself for your weakness, look for whom God might have put into your life to hold you up. It might not be the people you imagined, but someone will offer you their strength until you can hold yourself up again.” ― Rev. Elizabeth Ingram Schindler

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13. “God has blessed me with an amazing family, friends, and work colleagues that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity. I don’t know what I’d do without them.” ― Josie Loren

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14. “Everyone needs a support system, be it family, friends, coworkers, therapists, or religious leaders. We cannot do life alone and expect to keep mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy. Everyone needs some sort of support system on which to rely.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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15. “I am so grateful for all the love and support I’ve had from people around the world.” ― Katy Perry

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16. “No matter who or what you support, I believe in supporting fairness first.” ― Jennette McCurdy

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17. “I believe everyone should be equal, and we should all love and support each other and express ourselves the way we want to express ourselves and be whoever we want. That’s my motto.” ― Melanie Martinez

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18. “My mom has always been my support system. She taught me to never give up and to keep pursuing my passions no matter what.” ― Mandy Moore

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19. “In a relationship, each person should support the other; they should lift each other up.” ― Taylor Swift

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20. “You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support.” ― Sabrina Bryan

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21. “Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody, and they meet at the bar.” ― Drew Carey

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22. “At the end of the day, life is about being happy being who you are, and I feel like we are so blessed to have the support system and the best family to really just support each other no matter what we’re going through.” ― Kim Kardashian

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23. “We have to support our local artists. It’s just that simple. Otherwise, we will have no art.” ― Al Jourgensen

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24. “I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.” ― Amy Poehler

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Inspirational Support Quotes And Sayings

25. “If you want to support others, you have to stay upright yourself.” ― Peter Heg

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26. “It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.” ― Ovid

27. “Never reach out your hand unless you’re willing to extend an arm.” ― Elizabeth Fuller

28. “To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” ― Mother Teresa

29. “Life’s most urgent questions is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

30. “When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.” ― Edward Bulwer-Lytton

31. “Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.” ― Whitney M. Young

32. “Having friends who are accepting, supportive, available, and loving are key to feeling safe. If you choose to cultivate better friendships, begin by being a great friend to others.” ― Tara Bianca

33. “Good friends sure make their presence known at times of strife and challenging times and are revealed for their true support when all others seem to vanish. It is one thing to say you are a true friend and quite another to actually step up to the plate when times get tough.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

34. “If you have a good support system like your family and your friends around you, then you can’t go wrong. So just believe in yourself, do you your thing, and stay strong in what you believe in.” ― Roman Reigns

35. “Helping others isn’t a chore; it is one of the greatest gifts there is.” ― Liya Kebede

36. “Be a rock to others in need, be a rock of support to those who are facing critical issues, be a rock full of caring, but be a rock who recognizes that you also will experience times when you need to seek your own rock.” ― Byron Pulsifer

37. “Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” ― Misty Copeland

38. “The fact is, there is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn’t the family. If you don’t have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don’t have much at all. Love is so supremely important.” ― Mitch Albom

39. “Be a supporter, not a contender, of your own life.” ― Christine E. Szymanski

40. “I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.” ― Dean Koontz

41. “People want to be heard and want to be loved. That attitude of acceptance and support inspires them to be the best they can be.” ― Bobby Genovese

42. “When we open our hearts to the voice of intuition, we come to the realization that the universe supports our growth and courageous expression in every moment.” ― Maura McCarley Torkildson

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43. “He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.” ― Robert Green Ingersoll

44. “Your support network is the solid ground from which you can propel yourself upwards.” ― Anna Barnes

45. “Even with world-class external support, many still fall into despair because they lack internal support.” ― Stephen Guise

46. “No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is tasked to lead and sworn to serve.” ― Rodrigo Duterte

47. “Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” ― Pete Carroll

48. “It’s about working hard, resting when you need to, leading a healthy life, and having a support structure around you. These factors help you improve.” ― Adama Traore

49. “Life is not a solo act. It’s a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife.” ― Tim Gunn

50. “A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.” ― James Monroe

Positive Support Quotes

51. “I’m lucky to have a great support system in my friends and some of my family. If you have those people that you trust, go ahead and fall back into them and let them be your hammock and cocoon and let them embrace you.” ― JoJo

52. “Downfall, failure, and death cannot be far from any man who made counterfeit friends his ally and support.” ― Bamigboye Olurotimi

53. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?‘” – Brian Tracy

54. “People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” – Unknown

55. “When you help others feel important, you help yourself feel important too.” – David J. Schwartz

56. “Nevertheless, when there is no one around you to give you the encouragement, motivation, and support you need, God’s Word is always there.” ― Ruben Barreto

57. “Be strong enough to face the world each day. Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.” – Unknown

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58. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill

59. “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”― Lewis Carroll

60. “To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.” —Dorothy West

Support Quotes That Give You A Shoulder To Lean On

61. “Emotional support provides people with a sense of love,reassurance, and belonging.” ― David Haber

62. “A worthy relationship is an agreement that challenges and supports both participants.” ― Joseph Rain

63. “You’re gonna want it when you can’t face the world and you need some support to succeed / You’ve got a home.” ― Christopher Lowe

64. “Stay with me I need support / I’m digging in the dirt / Find the places I got hurt / Open up the places I got hurt.” ― Peter Gabriel

65. “Both of us were born only to support each other; impregnably unite in the waves of unassailable solidarity.” ― Nikhil Parekh

66. “Religious services give meaning and hope as the community gathers around us in love and support.” ― Martha Whitmore Hickman

67. “I forever had hers and only her true support for me; even though none of the world and beyond; was ever mine.” ― Nikhil Parekh

68. “A man was made to help support his children / Which is the right and proper thing to do.” ― Alan Jay Lerner

69. “For those who are geographically far away, support is as close as an email or phone to check in and to see where you might help.” ― Ann Palmer

70. “Stand up for the underdog, the ‘loser.’ Sometimes having the strength to show loving support for unacknowledged others turns the tides of our own lives.” ― Alexandra Katehakis

Support Quotes To Improve Your Community

71. “Support your friends – even in their mistakes. But be clear, however, that it is the friend and not the mistake you are supporting.” — Hugh Prather

72. “Don’t be afraid of giving kids responsibility, be there to guide & support them, not just to do things for them.” — Kevin Heath

73. “A positive mindset, not a doomsday mentality, supports being exceptional.” — Wayne Dyer

74. “I am proud to be a conservative … but I am also proud throughout my life to have attracted the support and the love and affection of people from all over America and all parts of it.” — John McCain

75. “Faith is the staff that will support you over the rockiest terrain.” — Joan Walsh Anglund

76. “At the end of the day, your fans are the people who support you in and out. And their opinions matter.” — Kevin Hart

77. “I strongly support the feeding of children.” — Gerald R. Ford

78. “We are not here to fix, change or belittle another person. We are here to support, forgive and heal one another.” — Marianne Williamson

79. “It is only as a man puts off from himself all external support, and stands alone, that I see him to be strong and to prevail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

80. “Women empowering other women. They get psycho-social support. They become part of a community.” — Annie Lennox

Support Quotes To Express Compassion

81. “We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.” — Sophie Swetchine

82. “Fighters are fighters. We got each others backs in terms of support.” — Tommy Morrison

83. “Be around people who can keep your energy and inspiration high. While you can make progress alone, it’s so much easier when you have support.” — Joe Vitale

84. “My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable. Thank you for your continued support.” — Melissa Rivers

85. “Share your aspirations only with those who will support you, not those who will respond with doubt or lack of interest.” — Steve Backley

86. “A good relationship is when someone accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future.” — Zig Ziglar

87. “Family… a group experience of love and support.” — Marianne Williamson

88. If you believe in the project, you have to support it.” — Vin Diesel

89. “Life is to be enjoyed, not simply endured. Pleasure and goodness and joy support the pursuit of survival.” — Willard Gaylin

90. “I really want to see Israel. I would like to come and to express my support in the peace process there, and help the war orphans.” — Peta Wilson

Support Quotes To Keep Your Close Circle Intact

91. “Having a support system that includes extended family members and friends can make a difference in how successul families are in coping.” — Ann Palmer

92. “The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” — Disraeli

93. “Live in the spirit of this creed; / Yet seek thy firm support, according to their need.” — William Wordsworth

94. “There are moments of frustration in life. You must build good relations to support you in these moments. You must also learn to encourage yourself and decide to stay determined in life.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

95. “Some need support, they were alone, got pushed into what’s wrong / Do this to survive don’t do this for fun, some try to hide and some try to run.” — Killian Mertens

96. “But if we are wise and fortunate and have the courage and support to tread the hallowed ground again and again, the loss will begin to lose its controlling power.” — Martha Whitmore Hickman

97. “The human touch is that little snippet of physical affection that brings a bit of comfort, support, and kindness. It doesn’t take much from the one who gives it, but can make a huge difference in the one who receives it.” — Mya Robarts

98. “I know I haven’t done my part / She just wants me to support her / And the best way that I’ve found / So with a gentle hand and a loving touch.” — Bradley Paisley

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99. “Your small support could accomplish a big dream.” — Mohammad Rishad sakhi

100. “In our transient society today it is typical to be living far away from family and friendships may become our primary support system.” — Ann Palmer

Support Quotes For Tough Times

101. “I’m a mom, and I’m always looking for ways to encourage, support, and embolden my son to help make him believe in himself.” ― Debra Messing

102. “I’m very fortunate to have the support of the people around me, I feel happy because my wife helps me and people who are close.” ― Novak Djokovic

103. “I never had a lot of friends growing up so having this insane amount of love and support really means a lot to me.” ― Melanie Martinez

104. “It is very important to support what you believe in.” ― Justin Lin

105. “I have the complete support of the military. I personally served in the navy.” ― Juan Manuel Santos

106. “It’s really difficult to know what is the best way forward when you’re not getting a lot of support – and probably most writers aren’t getting enough support.” ― Micah Perks

107. “We really can do things in support of each other very, very quickly.” ― Mairead Corrigan

108. “I have gained self-confidence, courage and the support of my people.” ― Velupillai Prabhakaran

109. “When I get this kind of support, I feel validated in my decision to stand up for myself.” ― Paula Broadwell

110. “It’s nice to say or it’s great to ask, are we limiting opportunities for women? But do we even have each other’s support, frankly, on our way there?” ― Kellyanne Conway

Support Quotes To Lift Each Other Up

111. I think we should support entrepreneurialship.” ― Bernie Sanders

112. “The sicker and the older you get, the more support you ought to get.” ― Paul Ryan

113. “We need to increase the capacity; we need to improve performance so that we are more effective at lending that kind of support.” ― Thabo Mbeki

114. “We need more points of view from women and we need more support for female directors and writers in the industry.” ― Jessica Chastain

115. “Sharing experience and building public support for the full range of rights is more powerful than legal cases.” ― Mary Robinson

116. “Make sure you surround yourself with positive people that will support you and push you forward and won’t drag you down or get in your way.” ― Inbar Lavi

117. “A lot of support gets withheld out of fear of awkwardness and misspeaking.” ― Carolyn Hax

118. “Нaving such a huge fan base, it’s hard to see that and be motivated when you have so many people who support you and want to see you perform.” ― Jeff Hardy

119. “I think it’s the support from our parents. They want to see us succeed and do what we want to do.” ― Malcolm Subban

120. “I think it’s just having the support of our parents. Knowing that they’re going to keep you on the right path and guide you.” ― P. K. Subban

121. “Love is having endless support from my husband and the hugs and kisses from my kids.” — Kristen Taekman

122. “I know I have an incredibly amazing family that loves and supports me unconditionally. I have a best friend I consider to be a sister, and I’ve recently discovered my true love.” — Melanie Iglesias

123. “Even though designing your own show, that’s great, I am nothing without the support around me.” — Brandy Norwood

124. “We’re committed to giving the independent artists we support the best stage to share their mind-blowing work with audiences.” — Jane Rosenthal

125. “A, surround yourself by positive people who will help you reach your goal and support you. And B, go for it!” — Zendaya

126. “People sometimes don’t like organized situations. Sometimes people need to be left alone more. Sometimes people need environmental support.” — Sakyong Mipham

127. “It’s always exciting to get together with fellow artists to support a good cause.” — Frankie J. Grande

128. Even if your family isn’t quite there for you, find the people that support you and hang on to those people and try to let go of those that try to take you down.” — Alicia Keys

129. “I have a great support team. I have very understanding parents that do not put too much pressure on me, and I have close friends that I lean on for support.” — Olivia Stuck

130. “I always love to support my friends and how they choose to express themselves creatively.” — Rayvon Owen

Which Of These Support Quotes Resonated With You Best?

If you are looking for support from your network, don’t hesitate to ask for it.

Most people will want to help.

They may just not know how to offer it.

You can offer support in many ways, including helping your friend or loved one make plans for the future.

If your loved one declines your offers first, don’t be discouraged and keep sending out invites and offers to help do specific tasks.

It is important to realize that people deal with things in their way and aren’t rejecting you personally when they shy away from the company.

If they aren’t ready to spend time with people yet, you can offer to let them borrow a good book or recommend a good show they can escape to for a little while.

You could make them a meal and let them know you want to just drop it by and ensure they have something to eat without worrying about going to the store and cooking themselves.

Think back to what felt good when you needed support and offer to do those things.

Share some ways that you have offered support or support that you received that mattered in the comment section below.

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