Positive Quotes

Positive quotes or words of encouragement can inspire anyone. If you're looking for positive quotes and sayings to boost your mood, these 160 stay positive quotes & sayings will help you look on the bright side.

Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.― Helen Keller

Best positive life quotes to keep you motivated and optimistic.

Here are positive quotes & sayings to help you always stay positive. Short positive quotes that will boost your confidence, uplift your spirit and inspire you to succeed.

Positive Quotes and Sayings

Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.

Helen Keller

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.

Winston Churchill

Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.

― Willie Nelson

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Albert Einstein

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.

Mother Teresa

You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.

― Ralph Marston

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day out.

― Robert Collier

If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.

― Paramahansa Yogananda

Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.

― Matt Cameron

Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.

― Dolly Parton

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

― Lyndon B. Johnson

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

― Marcus Aurelius

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

― Mahatma Gandhi

Every day brings new choices.

― Martha Beck

The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.

― Norman Vincent Peale

Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.

― Roy T. Bennett

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

― Joseph Campbell

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

― Leo Buscaglia

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

― Roald Dahl

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.

― Kobe Bryant

Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

― Jonathan Safran Foer

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.

― Dalai Lama

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

― A.A. Mine

Every day may not be good...but there's something good in every day.

― Alice Morse Earle

No matter what the situation, remind yourself "I have a choice."

― Deepak Chopra

I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.

― Charlotte Bronte

Short Positive Quotes

Lead from the heart, not the head.

― Princess Diana

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!

― Maya Angelou

Life is a series of baby steps.

― Hoda Kotb

Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.

― Roy T. Bennett

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

― Marcus Aurelius

Even strength must bow to wisdom sometimes.

― Rick Riordan

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

― Mark Twain

Life has no remote...get up and change it yourself!

― Mark A. Cooper

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.

― W.P. Kinsella

Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.

― Roy T. Bennett

If you can change your mind, you can change your life.

― William James

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

― Rumi

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

― John Lennon

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

― John A. Shedd

When you think positive, good things happen.

― Matt Kemp

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

― Dalai Lama

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

― Marcel Proust

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.

― Albert Einstein

It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.

― Ellen DeGeneres

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.

― Steve Maraboli

Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!

― Donna Karan

Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.

― Roy T. Bennett

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

― Marthe Troly-Curtin

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

― Rumi

Say yes, and you'll figure it out afterward.

― Tina Fey

To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.

― Roy T. Bennett

The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.

― Stephen Richards

What's the good of living if you don't try a few things?

― Charles M. Schulz

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.

― Vince Lombardi

Do one thing every day that scares you.

― Eleanor Roosevelt

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

― Dolly Parton

The past has no power over the present moment.

― Eckhart Tolle

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

― Elbert Hubbard

Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.

― Rick Riordan

The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.

― Robert Tew

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

― Kurt Vonnegut

Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've done before.

― Bonnie Blair

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

― Moliere

More Positive Quotes and Sayings

No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things.

― Demi Lovato

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.

― Les Brown

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

― Marcel Proust

Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone's life in a very positive way are better.

― Tim Howard

Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.

― Albert Schweitzer

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.

― Vincent Van Gogh

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.

― Mary Lou Retton

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

― Khalil Gibran

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.

― Lou Holtz

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers - if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.

― Marla Gibbs

Hope is the most exciting thing there is in life.

― Mandy Moore

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.

― Francesca Reigler

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

― Marcus Aurelius

You're off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.

― Dr. Seuss

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.

― Joyce Meyer

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

― Zig Ziglar

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.

― Willard Scott

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.

― Carl Rogers

You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events.

― Joel Osteen

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

― Les Brown

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

― Albert Einstein

You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.

― Nicky Gumbel

No one is perfect – that's why pencils have erasers.

― Wolfgang Riebe

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough.

― Richard M. DeVos

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

― Anthony J. D'Angelo

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

― William James

If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.

― Guy Finley

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you're proud to live.

― Anne Sweeney

When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything.

― Todd Kashdan

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

― Michael Jordan

You always pass failure on the way to success.

― Mickey Rooney

The more we make an effort to keep our thoughts positive, the more pleasurable our journey in life will be.

― James Van Praagh

It always seems impossible until it is done.

― Nelson Mandela

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.

― John Wooden

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.

― Paulo Coelho

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.

― Norman Vincent Peale

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

― Milton Berle

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.

― Pat Riley

The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on

― Charles Dickens

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

― Gautama Buddha

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.

― Helena Rubinstein

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

― Aristotle

When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective.

― Harvey Mackay

The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.

― B. F. Skinner

Dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey.

― Urijah Faber

My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.

― Samuel Johnson

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

― William Jennings Bryan

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.

― Horace

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

― Jim Rohn

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

― Robert H. Schuller

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

― Zig Ziglar

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

― Steve Jobs

Don't let people disrespect you. My mom says don't open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people.

― Cuba Gooding, Jr.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

― John Quincy Adams

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

― Norman Vincent Peale

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

― Sigmund Freud

You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.

― Maya Angelou

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

― Henri Matisse

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

― Colin Powell

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

― Will Rogers

I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.

― Roger Clemens

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

― Thomas A. Edison

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success.

― Eric Thomas

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

― Joyce Brothers

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

― Stephen Covey

Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

― Don Miguel Ruiz

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

― Will Durant

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

― Walt Disney

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

― Christopher Morley

Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It's the best part of the day.

― George Allen, Sr.

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

― Robert Breault

To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

― Tony Dorsett

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

― Lou Holtz

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

― William Makepeace Thackeray

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

― Thomas Jefferson

It's a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.

― Daniel Kahneman

I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.

― Corazon Aquino

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?

― Thich Nhat Hanh

Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.

― Jodi Picoult

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.

― Arthur Schopenhauer

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

― Tony Robbins

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.

― Brian Tracy

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

― Mahatma Gandhi

The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.

― Georg Hegel

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.

― Dr. Seuss

I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.

― Justin Bieber

To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.

― Bill Gates

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

― Mary Kay Ash

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

― Bob Marley

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.

― Alphonse Karr

Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.

― Roy T. Bennett

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

― Mahatma Gandhi

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

― Aesop

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