240+ Positive Quotes to Help DESTROY Your Bad Days

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Grace Moser

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Positive quotes can be incredibly helpful, but here’s why.

When you go through difficult times in your life, it can be seriously discouraging and overwhelming.

And especially when it feels like you’re all alone.

It can feel like no one sees you, or gets what you’re experiencing.

But thankfully, those moments and seasons of life do change and get better as you choose to change your mindset and outlook on life.

Also, there are many tools you can use to get through difficult times, and level up your life.

Tools like:

And among these tools, positive quotes can help you in making your life better as well!

I’m all about helping people like you, level up their life. And I believe that quotes can be a great way to do just that!

Now, once you’ve gathered up enough things (like quotes) to help you be more positive, you’ll be able to see more solutions and ways of growing and becoming a new person.

Also, there are multiple studies that show how positive thinking can help us. So in one study, it was shown that the immune systems of people who found optimistic ways of thinking during difficulties, were benefited. Or another study, that showed how positive quotes actually did help patients struggling with different chronic disorders.

I feel that this is important to bring up since how you handle difficult times doesn’t just affect your mindset, or the outcome, it can also affect your health.

So many more things than you (or I) realize are affected by how we think.

So try using things like these quotes to help you get through challenges, and do it in the best way possible. ♥️


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Positive Motivational Quotes

Positive quote that reads, “Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” – Tena Desae
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1. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

2. “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

3. “One day or day one. It’s your choice.” – Unknown

4. “Stay on the path of change, you will become the person you wish your parents were.” – Anonymous

5. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

6. “Change what your parents didn’t want to work on, make a better life for yourself.” – Anonymous

7. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

8. “Imagine where you want to be in a year from now, and find the steps to get there.” – Anonymous


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9. “These present moments don’t define you. How you respond to them will.” – Anonymous

10. “It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.” – HRM Queen Elizabeth II

11. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

12. “Just for the record darling, not all positive change feels positive in the beginning.” – S.C. Lourie

13. “We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” –Confucius

14. “Lay plans for something big by starting with it when small.” – Lao Tzu

15. “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

17. “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” – Rosa Parks

18. “Use each day to change the circumstances you’re in. Small steps lead to big changes.” – Anonymous

19. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – H.Jackson Brown Jr

20. “Take the first step.” – Darius Fisher

21. “Make a determination that you will live your purpose today.” – Daniel Budzinski

22. “I want to reach my potential, impact my world, and leave a legacy.” – Seth Buechley

23. “You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” – Harper LeeTo Kill A Mockingbird

24. “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.” – Langston Hughes

25. “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.” – Reese Witherspoon

26. “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein

 

Quotes About Being Hopeful

Positive quote that reads, "It's going to get better, you just need to hold on a little bit longer." By Anonymous
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27. “It’s going to get better, you just need to hold on a little bit longer.” – Anonymous

28. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

29. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

30. “Some men see things as they are and say why—I dream things that never were and say why not.” – George Bernard Shaw

31. “Don’t listen to any voice that holds you back from a beautiful future.” – Anonymous

32. “Believe in possibilities bigger than what you’ve experienced, and you will see things start to change in your actions.” – Anonymous

33. “Don’t overlook your successes, see them as a way to understand how you can succeed again and again.” – Anonymous

34. “Keep your eye on the future and where you want to go, things will become much more clear.” – Anonymous

35. “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” – Jack Layton

36. “It’s so hard right now, but I promise you, there is a way out of this. You just need to look and it will be found.” – Anonymous

37. “I know it’s hard now, but don’t give up. Now doesn’t last forever.” – Anonymous

38. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela

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Short Positive Quotes

A positive quote that reads, "One small positive thought can change your whole day.” – Zig Ziglar
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39. “One small positive thought can change your whole day.” – Zig Ziglar

40. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot

41. “You make a life out of what you have, not what you’re missing.” – Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

42. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

43. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

44. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

45. “You always pass failure on the way to success.” – Mickey Rooney

46. “You were not put on this world to just exist.” – Anonymous

47. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha

48. “I have learned not to allow rejection to move me.” – Cicely Tyson

49. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee

50. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

51. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

52. “We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” – Brené Brown

53. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama

54. “Put the work in today so that you can have a better tomorrow.” – Anonymous

55. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” – Mia Hamm

56. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens

57. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

 

Positive Quotes About Being Strong

Positive quote that reads, "A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success." By Joyce Brothers
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58. “A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” – Joyce Brothers

59. “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” – Mahatma Gandhi

60. “There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” – Amanda Gorman

61. “Once you face your fear, nothing is ever as hard as you think.” – Olivia Newton-John

62. “I know it’s hard to get out of bed right now, but you can do it. You are stronger than your emotions.” – Anonymous

63. “If you can stay positive in a negative situation, you win.” – Unknown

64. “Don’t give up, I promise you, this won’t last forever.” – Anonymous

65. “You have more than what it takes to push to the other side.” – Anonymous

66. “I believe great people do things before they are ready.” – Amy Poehler, Yes Please

67. “You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg

68. “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.” – J.K. Rowling

69. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

70. “The bad times don’t last forever. You are strong enough to reach sunnier days.” – Anonymous

 

Happy Positive Quotes

Positive quote that reads, "Don't ever forget your dreams or what you want in life. Focus on reaching your last day where you can say to yourself, "I am so happy to live the life I lived." By Anonymous
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71. “Don’t ever forget your dreams or what you want in life. Focus on reaching your last day where you can say to yourself, ‘I am so happy to live the life I lived’.” – Anonymous

72. “Stay positive. Better days are on their way.” – Unknown

73. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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74. “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

75. “Do anything, but let it produce joy.” – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass27.

76. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

77. “Misery might love company, but so does joy. And joy throws much better parties.” – Billy Ivey

78. “Believe in possibilities bigger than what you’ve experienced, and you will see things start to change in your actions.” – Anonymous

79. “Make your life matter and have fun doing it.” – Aaron Hurst

80. “The joy of life is becoming a person you are proud of.” – Bill Orender

81. “In a year from now, you will be so happy you started today.” – Anonymous

82. “I know it may seem hard right now, but simpler happier days are coming if you continue to persevere.” – Anonymous

83. “Recognize what you have inside you.” – Eric Pulier

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Positive Quotes About Life

Quote that reads, "We may not have hit the peak yet, but we are on the journey up." By Brian Nhira
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84. “We may not have hit the peak yet, but we are on the journey up.” – Brian Nhira

85. “Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive.” – Jim Thompson

86. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

87. “You are worth so much more than to live a life you hate.” – Grace Moser

88. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

89. “No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” – Wolfgang Riebe

90. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

91. “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

92. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

93. “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.” – Michelle ObamaBecoming

94. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

95. “It’s not scary to go after your dreams. What’s scary is forgetting about them.” – Anonymous

96. “Don’t forget about yourself and the dreams you’ve had, you are worth remembering.” – Anonymous

97. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

98. “Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm, and genuine people.” – Tena Desae

99. “Even if I don’t reach all my goals, I’ve gone higher than I would have if I hadn’t set any.” – Danielle Fotopoulis

100. “I can’t change the world but I can change the world in me.” – Bono

101. “Don’t keep on imagining the worst, it doesn’t help you.” – Anonymous

102. “Forget about your past and failures, start thinking about your future and success.” – Anonymous

103. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” –Abraham Lincoln

 

Staying Positive Quotes

Positive quote that reads, "There are years that ask questions and years that answer." By Zora Neale Hurston from her writing, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
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104. “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

105. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

106. “Look to where you are going and that will be your light.” – Anonymous

107. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” – Unknown

108. “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” – Les Brown

109. “Inhale, exhale, it is well, it is well. All of this is a part of the story you will tell.” – Morgan Harper Nichols

110. “I don’t care what others have told you or what you think about yourself, you should be living a life you want to exist in.” – Anonymous


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111. “Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle

112. “The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease for ever being able to do it.” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

113. “It’s a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.” – Daniel Kahneman

114. “Remember: things can be bad, and getting better.” – Hans Rosling

115. “When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” – Paulo Coelho

Positive Quotes About Change

Quote that reads, "Do what you need to do today so that you're not regretting where you are in five years from now." By Anonymous
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116. “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

117. “We are imperfect creatures. We are; that’s what it is. But we should try reaching for the better you, the better me.” – Sidney Poitier

118. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

119. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

120. “Change is made of choices, and choices are made of character.” – Amanda Gorman

121. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

122. “Thou must gather thine own sunshine.” – Nathaniel HawthorneThe Scarlet Letter

123. “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” – Jon Acuff

124. “Walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps.” – Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

125. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams

126. “Jump in with both feet and be brave.” – Sujit Choudhry

127. “Do what you need to do today so that you’re not regretting where you are in five years from now.” – Anonymous

128. “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” – Angela Davis

129. “Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but only action truly brings you closer to your dreams.” – Brad Sugars

130. “Generations will change when you choose to change the mindsets that have held you back.” – Anonymous

131. “When you realize how precious and fragile life is, it changes your whole perspective.” – Ryan O’Donnell

132. “I know you’re feeling exhausted right now, but don’t give up on you. You deserve a better future.” – Anonymous

133. “The next choice is the most important choice.” – George Wells

134. “You are bigger than the emotions you are feeling, you can take control.” – Anonymous

135. “We can choose to be hopeful, try and possibly fail or not be hopeful, give up and definitely fail.” – David Hogg

136. “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” –Buckminster Fuller

 

Positive Quotes for the Day

Positive quote that reads, "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." By Albert Einstein
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137. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

138. “Every day brings new choices.” – Martha Beck

139. “Change what your ancestors refused to look at and you will become the pivot your family needed.” – Anonymous

140. “Don’t forget the person your younger self always wanted to be. Don’t let your younger self down.” – Anonymous

141. “I think you are worth fighting for. You are worthy of seeing better days.” – Anonymous

142. “Don’t lose yourself in the everyday, see everyday as an opportunity to make a better future.” – Anonymous

143. “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” – Carl Rogers

144. “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss

145. “Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

146. “I don’t care how many times you fail. Keep going until you win.” – Anonymous

147. “Today is a good day to try.” – Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

148. “I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” – Simon and Garfunkel

149. “Don’t allow what others say to determine what you will do with your life.” – Anonymous

150. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

Quotes About Making a Positive Difference

Positive quote that reads, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." – John F. Kennedy
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151. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

152. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

153. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

154. “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference.” – Nelson Mandela

155. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

156. “Attitude is the ‘little’ thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

157. “Each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so.” – Dr. Cornel West

158. “One person can make a difference. You don’t have to be a big shot. You don’t have to have a lot of influence. You just have to have faith in your power to change things.” – Norman Vincent Peale

 

Positive Quotes for Women

A positive quote that reads, "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
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159. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

160. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey

161. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Maya Angelou

162. “Pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

163. “Once I learned to like me more than others did, then I didn’t have to worry about being the funniest or the most popular or the prettiest. I was the best me and I only ever tried to be that.” – Issa Rae

164. “Don’t underestimate how powerful your negative thoughts are; they need to be plucked out.” – Anonymous

165. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

166. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” – Dolly Parton

167. “Do you see all those things you want in life? They’re just on the other side of fear.” – Anonymous

Positive Thinking Quotes

Quote that reads, "Do you hear that negative voice in your head saying you can't do it? It's a lie." – Anonymous
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168. “If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

169. “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

170. “You know you can always help to make each day a special day by just your being yourself. You grow in your own way; everyone does. That’s one reason each one of us is different and special and people can like us exactly as we are.” – Fred Rogers

171. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Thomas S. Monson

172. “Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter.” – Bono

173. “Just for the record darling, not all positive change feels positive in the beginning.” – S. C. Lourie

174. “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

175. “When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.” –Lucy Maud Montgomery

176. “Do you hear that negative voice in your head saying you can’t do it? It’s a lie.” – Anonymous

 

Positive Mental Health Quotes

Positive quote that reads, "There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t." – John Green
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177. “You are strong enough to make it through this storm.” – Anonymous

178. “Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but you are not the rain.” – Matt Haig

179. “Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” – Bryan StevensonJust Mercy

180. “Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN.” Matt Haig

181. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” – John Green

182. “Your thoughts control a whole lot more than you know.” – Anonymous

183. “Surround yourself with positive people.” – Rod Rohrich

184. “Life hurts and it’s hard. Not because you’re doing it wrong, but because it hurts for everybody. Don’t avoid the pain. You need it. It’s meant for you.” – Glennon Doyle

185. “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” – Fred Rogers

Quotes about Kindness

A positive quote that reads, "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." – Booker T. Washington
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186. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

187. “It is not enough to have a good mind; the important thing is to use it well.” – Rene Descartes

188. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

189. 31. “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

190. “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” – Anne Frank

191. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens

192. “That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.” – Simone de Beauvoir

193. “Do good and good will come to you.” – Adam Lowy

194. “Find a way to give to another person. Sometimes this helps take the focus off of you, and when you make a change in another person’s life, you’ll see the kind of person you want to be. Then those old ways of thinking and feeling won’t be as important.” – Anonymous

195. “You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you, what sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion; for yourself and for those around you.” – Lupita Nyong’o

 

Positive Love Quotes

A positive quote that reads, "Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All parenting. All relationships. Love, or the lack of it.” – Fred Rogers
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196. “We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.” – Sidney Poitier

197. “The world would be a paradise of peace and justice if global citizens shared a common definition of love which would guide our thoughts and action.” – Bell Hooks

198. “Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All parenting. All relationships. Love, or the lack of it.” – Fred Rogers

199. “If you always let yourself love others, you’ll get back more than you give.” – Kiersten White

200. “​​We can’t just hope for a brighter day, we have to work for a brighter day. Love too often gets buried in a world of hurt and fear. And we have to work to dig it out so we can share it with our family, our friends, and our neighbors.” – Dolly Parton

201. “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” – Saint Augustine

202. “Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones – this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

203. “In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa

204. “Many people say that you have to love yourself first before you can love others, but really, if you learn to love others, you will learn to love yourself.” – Brianna Wiest

Body Positive Quotes

A positive quote that reads, "I’ve made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them." – Sandra Bullock
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205. “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

206. “I say this for any other person whose appearance has been changed with time, illness or circumstance — it’s okay to live in your present body without treating it as transitional. I am, and I’m really enjoying it.” – Lena Dunham

207. “I’ve made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them.” – Sandra Bullock

208. “Treat yourself the way you would a friend. If you would only say kind things to them, then I think it’s a good idea to do the same for yourself.” – Anonymous

209. “It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.” – Gabourey Sidibe

210. “I’m so grateful that my body has taken care of me this long. It’s given me children, it’s healed from various accidents and surgeries, and I just feel, I think that we talk about that. I feel better in my 50s than I ever did prior.” – Brooke Shields

211. “I realize everybody wants what they don’t have. But at the end of the day, what you have inside is much more beautiful than what’s on the outside.” – Selena Gomez

 

Quotes About Positive News

A positive quote that reads, "Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank
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212. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

213. “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank

214. “For things to change you need to change. For things to get better you need to get better. The good news is you can change, you can get better and you can start right where you are at and you can go as far as you want to go.” – Jim Rohn

215. “There is too much bad news to justify complacency. There is too much good news to justify despair.” – Donella Meadows

‍216. “The good news is that every morning we have the choice; not to be controlled by circumstances nor our past but by purposely designing our day, hence our lives better. Not to react to life but to respond with love.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

217. “The good news is that it doesn’t cost much money to change your thinking. In fact, it can be done for free.” – Robert Kiyosaki

218. “It’s good to remember that in crises, natural crises, human beings forget for awhile their ignorances, their biases, their prejudices. For a little while, neighbors help neighbors and strangers help strangers.” – Maya Angelou

219. “If you honestly know how you help people, then you should become passionate about sharing it, spread the good news, give everyone a chance to share in the solutions that you can provide.” – Chris Murray

Positive Quotes for Work

A quote that reads, "Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen." – Deep Roy
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220. “Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” – Deep Roy

221. “We will fail when we fail to try.” – Rosa Parks

222. “To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” – Bill Gates

223. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

224. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

225. “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

226. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell

227. “Don’t focus on what you don’t have, see what you’re good at and expand from there.” – Anonymous

228. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

229. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Positive Quotes About Teamwork

A positive quote that reads, "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller
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230. “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell

231. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

232. “It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.” – David Feherty

233. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

234. “Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” – Patrick Lencioni

235. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napolean Hill

236. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford

237. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie

Positive Sports Quotes

A positive quote that reads, "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." – Michael Jordan
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238. “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.” – Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

239. “I just knew if it could be done, it had to be done, and I did it.” – Gertrude Ederle

240. “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

241. “Somebody gives you an opportunity, say yes to it. So what if you fail? You won’t know if you fail or succeed unless you try” – Ann Meyers

242. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

243. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan

244. “Overpower. Overtake. Overcome.” – Serena Williams

 

How to Make Positive Quotes Work for You

A journal full of positive sayings on a tabletop.
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1. First, Understand the Benefits of Positive Thinking

Embracing positive thinking can have an incredible impact on your life.

Research has shown that maintaining a positive mindset can improve mental health, and reduce anxiety and worry.

So when you use powerful tools, such as positive quotes, you get to take control of your mindset, instead of letting your mindset have control over you.

You’re taking your thoughts captive so that you can be more emotionally resilient.

And when I talk about emotional resilience, I’m talking about…

  • Bouncing back from setbacks.
  • Viewing failures as learning opportunities.
  • And the ability to keep moving forward.

By focusing on the positives, you develop a more balanced perspective, which helps you understand how to move forward during the hard times, and stay motivated.

Also, cultivating positivity can have a huge effect on our relationships.

When you keep our mind in a positive space, others want to be around you.

I mean, think about all the times you’ve hung out with someone who had so much positive energy. You probably loved being around them!

You could tell that they were actually happy with their lives; they weren’t someone who was just taking from you emotionally.

And when you practice keeping your thoughts on things that are going to benefit you, you’re going to be able to be this person as well.

2. Strategies for Maintaining Positivity

Women writing in a journal, which is a great place to keep your positive quotes.
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Here are just a few ways you can use the quotes above to cultivate a positive mindset:

  • Practice Daily Gratitude: Keep a gratitude journal and write down a positive quote on gratitude for the day that you want to focus on. But don’t just forget about it after writing it; allow it to change how you think for that day.
  • Surround Yourself with Positive Influences: Look for supportive friends, inspiring books, motivational podcasts, or online communities that will help you stay on track. And if there’s a helpful quote from a specific person who has written books or does podcasts, look them up! They might just inspire you more. 😊
  • Reframe Negative Thoughts: Challenge negative thinking patterns by intentionally reframing them into empowering beliefs. This is one you need to be consistent with! Also, what are some quotes you use to keep yourself in an empowered mindset? Write some down and quickly go to them when you’re struggling.
  • Limit Exposure to Negativity: Keep negative news, social media, or toxic relationships that drain your energy far away. Instead, surround yourself with positive thoughts and ideas from inspiring people, good friends, and activities that are going to support your mental health.
  • Practice Self-Compassion: Be kind and practice self-love. Treat yourself with the same patience and understanding you would give to your friend who was going through a hard time. Also, use those positive quotes! Don’t just read them to feel good. Use them to motivate yourself to take action and to be kind to yourself!

Related: 30-Day Self-Care Challenge + Free Planner

3. Look at Great Examples of People Who Kept a Positive Mindset

Start looking up the people from the quotes above, and study their lives.

What were they doing to keep themselves motived? How did they cultivate a positive mindset?

A good example would be Maya Angelou.

I quoted her three times! She’s a very positive person. 😊

She is an amazing example of finding power in positivity and overcoming so many hardships.

Throughout her life, Angelou faced numerous challenges, including childhood trauma, racial discrimination, and her own personal struggles.

But she still refused to let these experiences define her.

Instead, she embraced a positive outlook, and used her experiences as a motivation for personal growth and taking part in social change.

She really is a great example of someone to learn from! It can be so easy to feel like you’re all alone in your struggles and no else gets it. But when you start looking at people who also went through horrible difficulties as well, you get to see how they overcame it.

And then you can use their story to help you overcome your own personal struggles. ❤️

4. Use One Positive Quote Each Day

A woman reaching for coffee and looking at positive saying in her journal.
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Gathering up all of these positive quotes was something I started doing for you, and others who might read this.

I know how helpful it can be to read over something that changes your perspective. Sometimes you need a tool that will help you get out of your head.

But as I went over them more, I realized, you know what, I don’t want you going over these alone. I’d love to be someone who is keeping positive words in front of me as well.

So let’s do it together!

It’s SO much better to get through difficult times with someone, so here are two things you can do:

  1. Feel free to write me at [email protected]. I’ll be here to listen to you and talk! I check and answer my emails around a couple of times a week. 😊
  2. Let’s both pick one positive quote a day to start with. Let’s keep it simple. What’s one quote that will help you today? What can you meditate and remind yourself of, whether things are going well or not?

It’s such an easy way to start, and I hope that I can help encourage you wherever you are in life!

Positive Life Quotes FAQ’s

Having some positive quotes to remind yourself of daily are super helpful!

But I want to go beyond that and answer some common frequently asked questions on positive quotes and having a positive mindset. 😊

Oh, and if you’re not seeing your question here, then let me know in the comments, I’d be happy to answer!

1. What are 3 powerful motivational words?

If you’re looking for a good tool, motivational words are a great one to try!
These are words you can focus on if they’re apart of your core values, and you want to find a way to keep your values as apart of your main focus.
Here are 3 powerful motivational words you can use:
1. Courage
2. Forgiveness
3. Patience

2. What’s the most powerful quote?

Even though this is subjective, I personally believe that the most powerful quote is, “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernhard Shaw
This is a great quote to help remind you that, it is so much better to keep on trying, rather then give up on yourself entirely.

3. What are some unique quotes?

If you’re looking for some unique quotes that can be helpful and encouraging, then here are just a few. 😊
Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.” ― Shannon L. Alder
“Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.” ― Deepak Chopra

4. What is a true positive quote about life?

I find that this is a good true positive quote about life:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

5. What is a good quote for today?

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson


Conclusion

I hope these quotes and answers helped make things in your life just a bit better.

I know how hard it can be to feel like nothing is working, but I promise you that when you use the right tools, it will get better. ♥️

And if you have any quotes on positivity that you want to share, then just let me know. I’d love to hear them!

♥️ Continue Reading: 99 Be Yourself Quotes to Show You How Incredible You Are

 

Grace is the owner of Chasing Foxes, a lifestyle blog that's here to help women level up their lives in almost every way possible.

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Grace is the owner of Chasing Foxes, a lifestyle blog that's here to help women level up their lives in almost every way possible.

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