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221 Positive Quotes You Can Use to Change Your Mindset

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The power of positive thinking can lead to more life satisfaction, improved mood, and better relationships. While it’s easy to be positive at your peak, maintaining that energy through life’s inevitable valleys is no simple feat. 

It can be challenging to see the bigger picture whenever you’re in a rut. It may feel like everything is against you, yet a simple mindset shift can reveal profound lessons from the challenge. 

In a world bombarded by negativity, here are 221 uplifting quotes to help metamorphose your perspective and see things in a more positive light. 

How to Use Positive Quotes

Inspirational quotes help reframe the way you look at a negative situation. Leaders, authors, philosophers, speakers, and public figures have consolidated their experiences into these snippets of wisdom to inspire your day-to-day actions. 

Here are a few ideas for how to use quotes to uplift your mood and motivate you to keep moving forward:

  • Post inspirational quotes around your house
  • Send an inspirational quote to a friend or colleague you haven’t checked in with and tell them the quote reminded you of them.
  • Integrate a quote into a painting or work of art
  • Use quotes as positive affirmations that you repeat daily
  • Internally repeat positive quotes during a meditation
  • Integrate a quote into the background of your phone 
  • Text motivational quotes every Monday morning to your friends and family as positive reminders
  • Post positive quotes on your social media story and tag us @vvanedwards

Positive Quotes About Life

Life is a wild ride with unexpected twists, turns, and tests. These quotes can help you see a broader view of your goals and experiences: 

  1. “When you try to be the same as everyone else, it’s boring. When you try to fit into a mold, you become forgettable. When you try to be ‘normal,’ you become dull. Just be yourself because no one is like you. If you’re a little weird, own it. The right people will like you for it.” —Vanessa Van Edwards
  2. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” —Oprah Winfrey
  3. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll have more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ―Oprah Winfrey
  4. “Tell me, what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —Mary Oliver
  5. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale
  6. “You’re never too old to chase your dreams.” —-Diana Nyad
  7. “Be thankful for all of it….There is no other life than this. You would not have stumbled into the vastly imperfect, beautiful, impossible present.” —-Dani Shapiro
  8. “Just to be alive is a grand thing.” —Agatha Christie
  9. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” —Anais Nin
  10. “Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. ”―Anais Nin
  11. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” —Steve Jobs
  12. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” —John Lennon
  13. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” —Oscar Wilde
  14. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —Mother Teresa
  16. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt
  17. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” —Helen Keller
  18.  “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  19. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” —Abraham Lincoln
  20. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” —Babe Ruth
  21. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” —Henry David Thoreau
  23. “Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.” —John Wooden
  24. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” —Robert Frost
  25. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” —John Barrymore
  26. “In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end. ” —Fernando Sabino
  27. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” —Albert Einstein
  28. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot
  29.  “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” —Confucius
  30. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu
  31. “Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.” —Barbara Baron
  32. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” — Michael Altshuler
  33. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” —Seneca
  34. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” —Joe Kennedy

Positive Good Morning Quotes

With each sunrise, we receive the opportunity to start anew. While some people wait for a new year or a new place, the most optimistic people take advantage of every day as an opportunity for improvement. These quotes inspire a positive outlook on the morning:

  1. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” —Marcus Aurelius
  2. “Every morning, we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” —Buddha
  3. “I used to love night best, but the older I get, the more treasures and hope and joy I find in mornings.” —Terri Guillemets
  4. “Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.” —Maya Angelou
  5. “Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!’” —Lindsay Lohan
  6. “Morning is an important time of day because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” —Lemony Snicket
  7. “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” —Steve Jobs
  8. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” —Wayne Huizenga
  9. “Something special awaits you each day. All you need is to recognize it and make the most of it. Have a positive attitude throughout the day and then that today is going to be the best day of your life.” —Anonymous
  10. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” —Henry David Thoreau
  12. “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.” —Rumi
  13. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.” —E. B. White
  14. “Every morning, I wake up saying, ‘I’m still alive, a miracle.’ And so I keep on pushing.” —Jim Carrey
  15. “In these times, you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.” —Carl Sandburg
  16. “The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.” —S. Ajna
  17. “Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.” —Henry David Thoreau
  18. “It is a serious thing, just to be alive, on this fresh morning, in this broken world.” —Mary Oliver
  19.  “I learned to love myself because I sleep with myself every night and I wake up with myself every morning, and if I don’t like myself, there’s no reason to even live the life.” —Gabourey Sidibe
  20. “I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” —Miles Davis
  21. “When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle, and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” —John Lennon
  22. “I get up every morning, and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over, so I refuse to have a bad day.” —Paul Henderson
  23. “Sometimes just lie in bed, don’t make an effort to rush off into the morning, listen to the earth rouse from sleep, and you’ll understand how perfect life is designed to be.” —Anonymous
  24. “You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning, and you’re excited for the day? That’s one of my main goals in life.” —Kirsten Dunst
  25. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  26. “Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” —Emily Dickinson
  27. “For each new morning, let there be a flow of love. Let there be light of happiness in every direction.” —Amit Ray
  28. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” —Maria Robinson

Positive Motivational Quotes

It can be difficult to stay motivated when life seems to keep hurling roadblocks your way. Procrastination, fear, self-doubt, and life’s inevitable setbacks can challenge even the strongest minds. 

But motivation is the reason to keep going. Use these quotes to help keep you on track toward your goals:

  1. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” —Napoleon Hill
  2. “When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather become a man of value.” —Albert Einstein
  4. “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” —Pablo Picasso
  5. “Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” —Augustine Og Mandino
  6. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” —William James
  7. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” —Lucille Ball
  8. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” —Wayne Dyer
  9. “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” —Zig Ziglar
  10. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” —Joe Girard
  11. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.” —Zig Ziglar
  12. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” —Chris Grosser
  13. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” —Steve Jobs
  14. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” —Maya Angelou
  15. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” —Winston Churchill
  16. “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” ―W. P. Kinsella
  17. “Be a positive energy trampoline – absorb what you need and rebound more back.” —Dave Carolan
  18. “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” —Calvin Coolidge
  19. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” —Jim Rohn
  20. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” —Paulo Coelho
  21. “Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  22. “Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.” —Mark Twain
  23. “It is only when we take chances when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest. —Walter Anderson
  24. “It’s not about better time management. It’s about better life management” —Alexandra of The Productivity Zone
  25. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  26. “We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.” —Albert Einstein
  27. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” —Tony Robbins
  28. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”-Maya Angelou
  29. “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.” —Isabel Allende
  30. “Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” ―Anne Lamott
  31. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” ―Abraham Lincoln
  32. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” —Mary Anne Radmacher
  33. “Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” —Steve Jobs
  34. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” ―Jim Rohn
  35. “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” ―Arthur C. Clarke
  36. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffet

Positive Quotes for Work

Work is more than just a job or vocation. Whether you work a 9-5 or dream of starting your own business, discovering your deeper work is a lifelong endeavor. Use these quotes to inspire you to keep showing up every day to share your gifts with the world: 

  1. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” —Maya Angelou
  2. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.“ —Alexander Graham Bell
  3. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” —Thomas Edison
  4. “Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.” —Tyler Perry
  5. “Focus on one thing, make it your priority, and stick with it no matter what.” —Tyler Perry
  6. “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” —Zig Ziglar
  7. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” —Steve Jobs
  8. “The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.” —Napoleon Hill
  9. “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” —Denis Waitley
  10. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.” —Dale Carnegie
  11. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” —Robert Louis Stevenson
  12. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
  13. “The future depends on what you do today.”—Mahatma Gandhi
  14. “Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.” —Gary Ryan Blair
  15. “Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one, it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” —William Patten
  16. “Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” —Patrick Suskind
  17. “Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus, and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.” —Elbert Hubbard
  18. ”This is the real secret of life—to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” —Alan Wilson Watts
  19. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” —Beverly Sills
  20. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” —Mark Twain
  21. “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.” —Abraham Lincoln
  22. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.” —Stephen King
  23. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” —Vince Lombardi

Happy Positive Quotes

When faced with negative thoughts or situations, finding more of the beauty of life helps make each day worth living. Yet the definition of a truly happy life remains elusive and highly personal. Here is a diversity of perspectives on living a joyful, positive life:

  1. “Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.” —Jodi Picoul
  2. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” —Roy T. Bennett
  3. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”—Roald Dahl
  4. “If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry; worry fixes nothing.” -Ernest Hemingway
  5. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou
  6. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” —Deep Roy
  9. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  10. “To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the ‘what is next’, of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.” —Mark Twain
  11. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” —Ashley Montagu
  12. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” —Buddha
  13. “Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.” —Lou Holtz
  14. “The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.” —Ashley Montagu
  15. “The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us the greatest delight.” —Epictetus
  16. “Anger and aggression weaken you, because they take so much energy to hold in place. But kindness is a strength [that] makes you more serene.” —Ellen Degeneres
  17. “Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look.” —Betty White
  18. “I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” —Drew Barrymore 
  19. “I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more.” —Anais Nin 
  20. “Gratitude is a celebration we are all invited to.” —Cleo Wade
  21. “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” —Anna Quindlen
  22. “I’ve come to believe that seeking happiness is not a frivolous pursuit. It’s honorable and necessary. And most people forget even to think about it.” —Goldie Hawn

Positive Quotes for Women

Whether you’re trying to cultivate a growth mindset or become a more confident woman, these quotes from inspiring authors, actresses, musicians, and public leaders can inspire you to embrace your feminine power. 

  1. “No girl should ever forget that she doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her.” —Marilyn Monroe
  2. “As people grow up they realize it’s less important to have more friends, and more important to have real ones.” —Lauren Conrad
  3. “To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are.” —Anne Lamott
  4. “Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” —Lady Gaga
  5. “It’s like we women consciously decide we’re going to be mean to ourselves. But you’re your own hero, not some image you can’t live up to.” —Gina Rodriguez 
  6. “…If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” —Audre Lorde
  7. “There are many shades on every journey. Nothing is black or white. I’ve been through hell and back, and I’m grateful for every scar.” —Beyonce
  8. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” —Oprah Winfrey
  9. “The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.” —Unknown
  10. “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ” ―Roseanne Barr
  11. “I know that all I can do is be the best me that I can. And live life with some gusto.” —Michelle Obama

Positive Quotes for Men

Society’s perspectives on masculinity are continuously evolving, but the core traits of integrity, authenticity, and moral strength have been held through millennia. These inspirational quotes come from highly respected men of the past and present.

  1. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moment of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” —George Washington
  3. “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.” —Les Brown
  4. “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” —Thomas Paine
  5. “The first step to being a good man is this: You must deeply feel the burden of the stones some else [is] carrying.” —Mehmet Murat ildan
  6. “Champions come and go, but to be legendary you got to have heart, more heart than the next man, more than anyone in the world.” —Muhammad Ali
  7. “A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” —George Savile
  8. “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” —Samuel Jackson
  9. “Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t’were his own.” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  10. “Be forgiving with your past self. Be strict with your present self. Be flexible with your future self.” —James Clear
  11. “A great man is hard on himself; a small man is hard on others.” —Confucius

Positive Quotes About Failure

One of the most important secrets to success is finding ways to transform your failures into successes. These quotes reveal how the greatest minds deal with failure:  

  1. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan
  2. “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” —Napoleon Hill
  3. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford
  4. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” —Winston S. Churchill
  5. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” —Herman Melville
  6. “A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” —Serena Williams
  7. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” —Joshua J. Marine
  8. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” —Francis Chan
  9. “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” —Unknown 
  10. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” —Colin R. Davis
  11. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” ―Vernon Sanders Law
  12. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” —Dale Carnegie

Strength Positive Quotes

Strength is often perceived as being solely physical, but mental strength is far more important for facing life’s challenges. Being strong amidst changing tides and unstable ground is no easy task. Here are inspiring quotes about strength: 

  1. “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” —Chinese Proverb
  2. “Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself as it’s most brilliant.” —Paulo Coelho
  3. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” —Dalai Lama
  4. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” —Napoleon Hill
  5. “Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” —Misty Copeland
  6. “For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  7. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” —Mother Teresa
  8. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” —Bob Marley
  9. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” —Steve Maraboli
  10. “Courage is grace under pressure.” —Ernest Hemingway
  11. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” —Mahatma Gandhi 
  12. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” —Meryl Streep

Positive Quotes for Kids

Raising socially skilled kids with a positive mindset requires teaching them life lessons in unique ways. Use these quotes to inspire your kids to look at their experiences in a different light: 

  1. “When you know better you do better.” —Maya Angelou
  2. “You always pass failure on the way to success.” —Mickey Rooney
  3. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” —Theodore Roosevelt
  4. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” —Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh
  5. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” —Oscar Wilde
  6. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” —Dr. Seuss
  7. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present.’” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” —Walt Disney
  9. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela
  10. “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou
  11. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X
  12. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” —Malala Yousafzai
  13. “The kids who ask WHY are the ones who are going to change the world.” —Neal Thompson
  14. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens.” —Helen Keller
  15. “One day the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.” —Johnny Depp
  16. “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.” —Albert Einstein

Positive After Break Up Quotes

Letting go of someone you loved is never easy. It can feel like everything you had together is suddenly gone. Platitudes like “there are more fish in the sea” surely don’t help. 

The truth is that you shared an important chapter of your life with someone and it has suddenly come to an end. After a breakup, it takes time to heal and remember who you are on your own. These quotes can provide some solace to an aching heart:

  1. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” —Napoleon Hill
  2. “Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.” —Unknown
  3. “It’s better to be single with a standard than losing yourself for approval.” —Unknown
  4. “If you really want closure … at some point, you have to shut the door.” — Jacki Wells Wunderlin
  5. “Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.” —Paulo Coelho
  6. “If you don’t leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.” —Unknown
  7. “Don’t be sad that they are gone. Be grateful that you got to experience your time together at all.” —Logan Hailey
  8. “The easiest way to teach someone how to treat you is to refuse to give them more opportunities to hurt you. Walk away …” —R.H. Sin
  9. “If you lost it, it’s because you’re meant to find something better. Trust, let go, and make room for what’s coming.” —Mandy Hale
  10. “Remember, you can’t reach what’s in front of you until you let go of what’s behind you.” —Unknown
  11. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” —Socrates
  12. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” —Marilyn Monroe
  13. “Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.”  —Sarah Mlynowski
  14. “Close some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere.” —Unknown
  15. “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” —C.S. Lewis
  16. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” —Maya Angelou

Key Takeaways: Use Positive Quotes for Daily Motivation 

Whether you’re trying to find some inspiration or see the bright side of a tough situation, quotes are a great source of motivation. You can display them around your home, send them to your friends, or post them on social media for a daily boost of positivity. If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out our guide on How to Get Motivated: 10 Tips to Improve Your Self-Motivation

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