120 Bad Day Quotes to Turn Them Into Good Days

Build a positive mindset and create a hassle-free space with these bad day quotes.

Having a bad day is normal for everyone to experience in their lives. It is inconvenient, but it tests our patience and determination to succeed in the goals we set for the day.

Our response and actions towards what is happening to us tell a lot about ourselves. It is an excellent example for self-reflection and a path to grow and take care of ourselves better. Read our complete collection below to learn about handling the tough days.

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And don’t forget to check out these keep pushing quotes and encouraging quotes.

Best Bad Day Quotes

1. “The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.” – Dennis S. Brown 

2. “Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day. That’s just the way it is.” – Dita Von Tesse 

3. “Never stop believing in hope because miracles happen every day.” – Anonymous

4. “Breathe. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.” – Anonymous

5. “You know, Hobbes, some days, even my lucky rocketship underpants don’t help.” – Bill Watterson

6. “No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” – Carrie P. Snow 

7. “A bad day doesn’t cancel out a good life. Keep going.” – Richie Norton

8. “Inhale. Exhale. Everything is going to be okay. Actually, it’ll turn out better than okay. You’ll see.” – Anonymous

9. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Anonymous

10. “You always have the choice to be happy. Learn to understand the purpose of bumps in the road, grow from them, and stay positive.” – Anonymous

11. “There’s nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There’s everything wrong with making others have to have it with you.” – Neil Cavuto

12. “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus

13. “No matter what the day brings and no matter how hard life hits you, if you can breathe, smile, and keep moving on! Once you have life, know that God is alive!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah 

14. “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” – Anonymous

15. “Use your struggles and frustrations today to motivate you rather than annoy you. You are in control of the way you look at life. Be mindful.” – Marc Chernoff and Angel Chernoff

Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Going Even on Your Bad Days

16. “When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” – Patrick Stump

17. “It is okay to be at a place of struggle. Struggle is just another word for growth.” – Anonymous

18. “Emotions run high when you have a bad day. You can’t hide it.” – Toto Wolff

19. “No rain, no flowers.” – Anonymous

20. “Life is tough, but so are you.” – Anonymous

21. “When someone treats you badly, it’s because they feel bad. Don’t inhale their bad feelings. Breathe it out, then hope they inhale your inner peace.” – Anonymous

22. “You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally.” – Floyd Mayweather Jr.

23. “You’re going to struggle. You’re going to do well. You can’t really let the past or the day before, whether you had a good day or bad day, dictate the day you have that certain day.” – Andrew Benintendi

24. “Just because life can get crazy doesn’t mean you must go crazy. You can experience outer chaos and still experience inner peace. Nothing even needs to change outside you. This calm is available at all times. Just breathe.” – Anonymous

25. “Maybe it’s not about having a beautiful day, but about finding beautiful moments. Maybe a whole day is just too much to ask. I could choose to believe that in every day, in all things, no matter how dark and ugly, there are shards of beauty if I look for them.” – Anna White

26. “Bad days make you stronger. Those are the best days because God is talking to you. You just have to listen closely. Don’t let your tears become louder than His voice.” – Les Simple

27. “Sometimes you need those bad days to help you appreciate the good ones.” – Anonymous

28. “Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just keeps you from enjoying the good.” – Mandy Hale

29. “The only thing that could spoil a day was people.” – Ernest Hemingway 

30. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie 

Quotes That Will Let You Take a Break From Reality When You’re Having a Bad Day

31. “A bad day is just a day where you have been thinking more negative thoughts than positive ones.” – Anonymous

32. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth.” – Anonymous

33. “A bad day only lasts 24 hours.” – Anonymous

34. “Don’t ever criticize yourself. Don’t go around all day long thinking, ‘I’m unattractive, I’m slow, I’m not as smart as my brother.’ God wasn’t having a bad day when He made you. If you don’t love yourself in the right way, you can’t love your neighbor. You can’t be as good as you are supposed to be.” – Joel Osteen

35. “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” – Anonymous

36. “On the other side of the clouds is a bright, blue sky.” – Anonymous

37. “Be patient. Sometimes you have to go through the worst to get to the best. Give time some time.” – Anonymous

38. “Storms don’t last forever.” – Anonymous

39. “You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!” – Aly Raisman

40. “Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.” – Anonymous

Quotes That Will Help You Push Through Your Bad Days

41. “We all have bad days, but one thing is true, no cloud is so dark that the sun can’t shine through.” – Miranda Kerr

42. “Just because today is a bad day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of your life. You just got to get there.” – Anonymous

43. “If you’ve had a bad day, look at it as a good day, and you’ll never have a bad day again.” – Charles Robert Simmons II

44. “Never let a bad day bring out the worst in you.” – Anonymous

45. “There’s always a way through every challenge. You need a heart full of commitment, a lens focused on positivity, and a willingness to travel unexplored paths. Faith forward, you’ll get there.” – Karen Salmansohn

46. “Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.” – Anonymous

47. “Even though you’re fed up, you gotta keep your head up.” – Tupac Shakur

48. “Do not confuse my bad days as a sign of weakness. Those are actually the days I am fighting my hardest.” – Anonymous

49. “The cure for bad times is patience.” – Arabian Proverb 

50. “We don’t have a choice in how or when our bad days will blindside us. But what we do choose is how we allow them to leave us once they’re gone. You can use those moments as a catalyst to spur you on to greater things, or you can let it be the event that breaks you and leaves you shattered and forever lost in darkness.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Quotes That Focus on the Beautiful Things That Bad Days Bring

51. “We can feel joy even while having a bad day, a bad week, or even a bad year!” – Russell M. Nelson

52. “Okay, so you had a bad day. Don’t let it spiral you into a mindset of doom and gloom. Get back in your power. Remember, you are who you choose to be.” – Karen Salmansohn

53. “Everyone has bad days, but some people turn bad days into good lessons.” – Anonymous

54. “A day is a day. It’s just a measurement of time. Whether it’s a good day or a bad day is up to you. It’s all a matter of perception.” – Donald L. Hicks 

55. “Never give up. No matter how much ‘you gotta be freakin’ kidding me’ life throws at you!” – Karen Salmansohn

56. “The first step to changing your life? Stop telling your story as if it is a sad one, and eventually, it will stop being one.” – Karen Salmansohn

57. “So you had a bad day. Kick it aside and be grateful for one less bad day to pass through.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

58. “This too shall pass.” – Abraham Lincoln

59. “No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it.” – Henry Ward Beecher 

60. “Life is fully as bad as you think it is, so never think life is bad.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

Motivating Quotes to Charge You up on Bad Days

61. “Everyone has a bad day now and then.” – Ryan Tannehill

62. “Never give up on someone who is having a bad day. Tomorrow could be yours.” – Giovannie de Sadeleer

63. “I don’t have too many bad days because I just don’t let them happen. When I’m having one of those days, I’ll just be like, ‘I’m not going to let this be a bad day,’ and I’ll do everything I can to turn it around.” – Matt Dallas

64. “When nothing goes my way, when all attempts fail, when the darkest clouds in the sky seem bent on hovering over me while everyone with whom I come into contact flashes a nasty scowl, I find some comfort in the thought of a fresh tomorrow. I am thankful for the opportunity to try again.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

65. “Today is a hard day. Sometimes, there are hard days. Days stretched so tight with pain that they seem as if they can allow no room for hope.” – Libba Bray

66. “Be happy not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.” – Anonymous

67. “What? You’re having a bad day? Think of those who didn’t wake up this morning and can no longer live this day.” – Patty Medina

68. “Sometimes, bad days are there to remind us that we have good ones to look forward to.” – Anonymous

69. “For many of us, a day is neither bad nor good. It is our attitude that seems to make it what it is.” – Darryl Van Kirk 

70. “A day gone is a day gone. As they say, don’t let a bad day turn into a bad year. Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.” – Richie Norton

Quotes to Give Insight on the Impact of Bad Days in Your Life

71. “When life is viewed as good, a bad day is easily absorbed.” – Neil Maxwell 

72. “There will always be problems and challenges as long as we live.” – Franca Lawrence 

73. “If you have a bad day, the first step is to give up the guilt. Do not beat yourself up about it. You’re human after all.” – Hardie Grant Books 

74. “When you fail, know that your past is anonymous to the world, so you might as well go about life as if you’ve had a good day.” – Karl Kristian Flores

75. “Train your mind and heart to see the good in everything. There is always something to be thankful for.” – Anonymous

76. “No one really has a bad life. Not even a bad day. Just bad moments.” – Regina Brett

77. “In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma, but never let him be the period, because it may just be a bad day, not a bad life!” – Usman Aman

78. “When life gives you lemons, please, just don’t squirt them in other people’s eyes.” – J. Andrew Helt

79. “When you’re feeling your worst, that’s when you get to know yourself the best.” – Leslie Grossman 

80. “There is no good day or bad day, only good or bad actions.” – Amit Kalantri

Quotes to Turn Your Bad Days Into Good Ones

81. “Never give up. Everyone has bad days. Pick yourself up and keep going.” – Anonymous

82. “Everyone has bad days, and when you’re having a bad day, you think, ‘Here I am being singled out by a hostile, malicious universe that is picking exclusively on me.’ And then you read a book about bad days and realize they happen to everyone, not just tormented, persecuted you.” – Judith Viorst

83. “A bad day is just a filler episode in our lives.” – Anonymous

84. “There’s nothing wrong with having a bad day. Let yourself feel those emotions because every emotion is validated.” – Iskra Lawrence

85. “If you have a bad day, guess what, you chose it!” – Robert W. Merriweather

86. “You couldn’t allow yourself to be in a bad mood or show despondency. You had to take the little spoon of your personality and dig deep in the cold ground until you reached water that you could serve to someone else despite your own thirst.” – Yoav Blum

87. “A bad day is only as bad as you let it be.” – James Yager 

88. “Some days are for living. Others are for getting through.” – Malcolm S Forbes 

89. “There would be no cloud-nine days without rock-bottom moments left below.” – Richelle E. Goodrich 

90. “Bad days reflect a frustrating and frightening self, a self that limits are present and might foretell the future.” – Kathy Charmaz 

Quotes About Forming Good Energy When You’re Having a Bad Day

91. “When things are bad, remember, it won’t always be this way.” – Anonymous

92. “Many bad days were preceded by a bad night’s sleep.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

93. “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” – Buddha 

94. “One man’s bad day is another man’s good night.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana 

95. “Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse.” – Humphrey Bogart 

Quotes on Bad Days That Are Full of Wisdom

96. “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African Proverb 

97. “The only thing worse than a bad day is no day at all.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

98. “If you want a place in the sun, you have to expect a few blisters.” – Loretta Young 

99. “There are bad times, but that’s okay, just look for the love in it, don’t burn the day away.” – Dave Matthews Band 

100. “Bad days elicit anger and frustration because they negate being one’s preferred self.” – Kathy Charmaz 

Quotes That Will Hold You Together When You’re in the Midst of a Bad Day

101. “You cannot beat a hard time, but hard times bears fools and scatters their destiny.” – Chukwuemeka E. Onyejinduaka 

102. “If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of becoming a prophet.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer 

103. “Bad is never good until worse happens.” – Danish Proverb 

104. “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one. Each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.” – Paulo Coelho

105. “There will always be temptations and obstacles in your way, so turn them into positives. Learn from any lapse you may have had.” – Hardie Grant Books 

106. “When things get really hard, people pray.” – Eric Greitens 

107. “I’m not going to lie, it’s tough. There were a couple of games where you’re down, and you’re in a really dark place, and you don’t know if you’re ever going to come out of it. You realize, ‘Hey, I’m having a bad day,’ but you realize there are people out there having worse days.” – Manny Machado

108. “Life has a beautiful way of teaching lessons through the challenges you face.” – Donna Daisy

109. “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

110. “Bad days are the results of things that happen, and things that happen are the results of what people do. People who misunderstood. People who hurt us.” – Jack W. Hayford 

More Quotes to Help You Stay Strong and Brave on Your Bad Days

111. “Those who do not have worthy struggles in their lives never enjoy the pleasure of celebrating a hard-won victory.” – Eric Greitens 

112. “No matter what you do, you will still have good days, bad days, and average days. If you can survive a bad day or a bad round and still maintain your mental composure, it will serve as an example and a building block.” – Vishnu Karmakar 

113. “A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.” – John Lubbock 

114. “Bad days happen to everyone. They come more often than we think we deserve, and they sometimes last much longer than we think we can stand.” – Jack W. Hayford 

115. “You’re not going to make me have a bad day. If there’s oxygen on earth and I’m breathing, it’s going to be a good day.” – Cotton Fitzsimmons 

116. “It’s not about what you do on a good day. It’s what you do on a bad day.” – Menno Meyjes 

117. “A bad day requires attention, but an especially good shot or good round requires as much, if not more, attention to the workings of your mind.” – Vishnu Karmakar 

118. “But as long as we live, we shall have bad days. They’re not always bad things, though. A glass to drink always tastes better at the end of such days.” – Hideaki Sorachi 

119. “Give goodness to the day, and before you know it, the day will be giving goodness to you.” – Terri Guillemets 

120. “Even on a bad day, there is always something good.” – Foz Allan 

How Do You Make Yourself Feel Better When You’re Having a Bad Day?

It is a constant challenge for us to stop focusing on the negative events in our day. As humans, we often try to establish a routine or habit of how our days will go. Disrupting our cycle gives us feelings of unease and anxiety.

However, many things are out of our control. Our collection is a reminder of how we only have power over our emotions and actions.

The mindset we have is the one that determines how our day will go. We must never forget to find the things we are thankful for and stop taking the happy moments we have in life for granted. Cheer up, and just know that if you fail today, there is tomorrow to try again!

Which bad day quote is your favorite? Do you want to share your experience of having a bad day? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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