76 Positive Quotes to Brighten Your Day (2024)

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“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’” “I cannot express how important it is to believe that taking one tiny—and possibly very uncomfortable—step at a time can ultimately add up to a great distance.” “Here comes the sun. And I say, it’s all right." “Do your thing and don't care if they like it.” “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than the things I haven’t done." “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” "A dead end is just a good place to turn around." "Choose to be optimistic, it feels better." "Just say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards." "You can’t make a cloudy day a sunny day, but you can embrace it and decide it’s going to be a good day after all." "Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." "You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will." "In your life expect some trouble. But when you worry, you make it double. But don't worry, be happy, be happy now." "You’re in the same boat with a lotta your friends. Waitin’ for the day your ship’ll come in, and the tide's gonna turn and it’s all gonna roll your way." "Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you." "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." "It is never too late to be what you might have been." "Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful." "We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." "Happiness is not by chance, but by choice." "If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive." "You are enough just as you are." "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." "You make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing." "There are years that ask questions and years that answer." "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." "At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago." "Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done." "That is one good thing about this world ... there are always sure to be more springs." "These things are good things." "Pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it." "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." "You cannot change what you are, only what you do." "Thou must gather thine own sunshine." "It is not enough to have a good mind; the important thing is to use it well." "People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be." "Walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps." "Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." "Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." "Lay plans for something big by starting with it when small." "No exact recipe for today. Gather all available ingredients and whip yourself up something delicious." "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." "It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success." "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." "It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." "Do anything, but let it produce joy." "Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." "As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way." "Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." "That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing." "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." "You rarely win, but sometimes you do." "I've got nothing to do today but smile." "I believe great people do things before they are ready." "I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go." "If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done." "For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn't end." "Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink." "Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to believe in our own ability, to be a little more ambitious? I think the world would change." "You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness." "Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them." "We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better." “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.” "Believe you can and you're halfway there." “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” “If you see someone without a smile, give 'em yours!” “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." “For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” “You are your best thing.” “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions–in a way that serves the world and you.” FAQs

Positive quotes are just one tool we can use to improve our mood and mental health. These succinct sayings might increase your productivity at work, help you feel more optimistic about your life, or make a seemingly dark day a little brighter. However, it's true that some quotes resonate more than others.

We chose the following positive quotes because they represent the most inspirational and uplifting quotes we could find. Sometimes all we need to feel better is a little perspective from another person who has been there and thrived. Nevertheless, if you find these quotes don't motivate you, don't fret. Sometimes it's better to lean into your negative moods, instead of trying to force toxic positivity.

Whether you share them in a text, as a social media post caption, or as a spoken mantra, these uplifting, motivating words and sayings are sure to bring good vibes to any situation.

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“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’”

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—Audrey Hepburn

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“I cannot express how important it is to believe that taking one tiny—and possibly very uncomfortable—step at a time can ultimately add up to a great distance.”

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—Tig Notaro

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“Here comes the sun. And I say, it’s all right."

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—The Beatles, "Here Comes the Sun"

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“Do your thing and don't care if they like it.”

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—Tina Fey, Bossypants

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“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than the things I haven’t done."

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—Lucille Ball

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“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

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—Maya Angelou

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“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”

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—Ruth Bader Ginsberg

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"A dead end is just a good place to turn around."

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—Naomi Judd

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"Choose to be optimistic, it feels better."

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—Dali Lama

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"Just say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards."

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—Tina Fey

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"You can’t make a cloudy day a sunny day, but you can embrace it and decide it’s going to be a good day after all."

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—Jane Lynch

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"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."

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—Amy Poehler

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"You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will."

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—Stephen King

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"In your life expect some trouble. But when you worry, you make it double. But don't worry, be happy, be happy now."

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—Bobby McFerrin

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"You’re in the same boat with a lotta your friends. Waitin’ for the day your ship’ll come in, and the tide's gonna turn and it’s all gonna roll your way."

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—Dolly Parton, "9 to 5"

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"Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you."

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—Walt Whitman

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"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

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– C.S. Lewis

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"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

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– Albert Einstein

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"Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful."

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– Hazrat Inayat Khan

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"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

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– Joseph Campbell

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"Happiness is not by chance, but by choice."

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– Jim Rohn

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"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way."

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– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive."

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– Maya Angelou

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"You are enough just as you are."

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– Meghan Markle

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"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."

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– Michael Altshuler

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"You make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing."

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– Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

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"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."

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– Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

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"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

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– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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"At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago."

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– Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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"Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done."

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– Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy

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"That is one good thing about this world ... there are always sure to be more springs."

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– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

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"These things are good things."

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– Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

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"Pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it."

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– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

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– Oscar Wilde

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"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

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– Marilyn Monroe

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"You cannot change what you are, only what you do."

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– Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

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"Thou must gather thine own sunshine."

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– Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

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"It is not enough to have a good mind; the important thing is to use it well."

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– Rene Descartes

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"People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be."

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– Harvey Mackay

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"Walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps."

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– Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

32 Self-Care Quotes to Help With Depression and Anxiety

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"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run."

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– Babe Ruth

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"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."

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– Alexander Graham Bell

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"Lay plans for something big by starting with it when small."

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– Lao Tzu

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"No exact recipe for today. Gather all available ingredients and whip yourself up something delicious."

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– Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gmorning/Gnight

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"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

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– Henry Miller

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"It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success."

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– David Feherty

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"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

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– Thomas A. Edison

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"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."

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– Eleanor Roosevelt

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"Do anything, but let it produce joy."

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– Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

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– Desmond Tutu

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"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."

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– Charles Dickens

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"As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way."

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– Mary Anne Radmacher

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"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them."

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– Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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"That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing."

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– Simone de Beauvoir

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"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

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– Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

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"You rarely win, but sometimes you do."

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– Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

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"I've got nothing to do today but smile."

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– Simon and Garfunkel

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"I believe great people do things before they are ready."

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– Amy Poehler, Yes Please

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"I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go."

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– Langston Hughes

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"If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done."

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– Bruce Lee

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"For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn't end."

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– Michelle Obama, Becoming

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"Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink."

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– Lilly Pulitzer

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"Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to believe in our own ability, to be a little more ambitious? I think the world would change."

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– Reese Witherspoon

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"You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness."

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– Diane von Furstenberg

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"Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them."

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– Mia Hamm

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"We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better."

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– J.K. Rowling

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“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.”

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– Venus Williams

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"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

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– Theodore Roosevelt

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“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”

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– Brené Brown

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“If you see someone without a smile, give 'em yours!”

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– Dolly Parton

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“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”

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– Oprah Winfrey

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

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– William James

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“For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

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– Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb

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“You are your best thing.”

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– Toni Morrison, Beloved

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“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions–in a way that serves the world and you.”

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– Sir Richard Branson

76 Positive Quotes to Brighten Your Day (2024)

FAQs

What is a good positive day quote? ›

"Rise, start fresh, and see the bright opportunity in each new day." "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt. "Make each day your masterpiece." - John Wooden. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S.

What's a good positive quote for today? ›

50 motivational quotes
  • "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." — ...
  • "Your self-worth is determined by you. ...
  • "Nothing is impossible. ...
  • "Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you." — ...
  • “You have brains in your head. ...
  • "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." —
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Top 10 Positive Quotes
  • Every day brings new choices. ...
  • A good laugh is sunshine in the house. ...
  • In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. ...
  • Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. ...
  • You've done it before and you can do it now.

What is a very powerful quote? ›

Life isn't as serious as the mind makes it out to be — Eckhart Tolle. Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm —Winston Churchill. A real man smiles in times of trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows brave by reflection — Thomas Paine.

What is the most positive quote ever? ›

Inspiring words and motivational quotes
  • "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney.
  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." — Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • "Dreams come true. ...
  • "Dream as if you'll live forever. ...
  • "Some men see things as they are and say why.
Sep 30, 2022

What's a short positive message? ›

1) You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. 2) When it comes to going after what you love, act now, regret later. 3) Don't let your fears keep you from reaching your dreams. 4) No matter what happens, never let your spirit die.

What are some uplifting messages? ›

“This is tough, but you're tougher.” “I'm proud of you for walking this road, for doing what's right for you.” “You're making a big change, and that's a really big deal.” “I know what you're going through is hard, but I'm rooting for you every minute of every day.”

What is the best sayings in life? ›

Best Quotes of All Time
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - ...
  • Spread love everywhere you go. ...
  • The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. - ...
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. ...
  • Do one thing every day that scares you. - ...
  • Well done is better than well said. -
Mar 25, 2024

What are 5 short good thoughts? ›

Short motivational quotes
  • “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — ...
  • “Opportunities don't happen, you create them.” — ...
  • “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” — ...
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —
Jun 22, 2023

What is a good quote to lift you up? ›

If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”― Martin Luther King, Jr.

What is a short wise saying? ›

Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching: "When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be." Rosa Parks​: "When one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear." Henry Ford: "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."

What are 2 lines of success? ›

Success Quotes: Embracing Your Power
  • "Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out." - ...
  • "Success is not the key to happiness. ...
  • "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." - ...
  • "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." -
Aug 7, 2023

What are wise words? ›

Inspirational Words of Wisdom
  • Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom... ...
  • Believe... ...
  • Sometimes you need to set boundaries... ...
  • Knowledge's surest logic is the lack of knowledge... ...
  • Strong people lift others up... ...
  • The important thing is not to stop questioning...

What are 4 positive quotes? ›

Positive Thinking Quotes That Will Turn You Into An Optimist
  • "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier." — Colin Powell.
  • "Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power." — William James.
  • “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged.
Apr 5, 2023

What are 5 inspirational quotes? ›

Inspirational life quotes
  • “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” — ...
  • “When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go.” — ...
  • “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” — ...
  • “Spread love everywhere you go. ...
  • “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” —
Jun 15, 2023

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