200 Positive Quotes to Power Up Your Day

Let these positive quotes offer you the inspiration you need to keep working for your dreams!

No matter how many challenges we face, a positive attitude is one of the keys to success in life. But still, there will be dark times where we will get discouraged and frustrated; these moments will set us back. Thus, we must remind ourselves of our motivations.

If you need some inspiration to keep going, then add this to your must-read list now!

Positive Quotes to Power Up Your Day

We’re optimistic that our collection below will give you the positivity you need to conquer your battles.

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And make sure to read these love quotes and encouraging quotes.

Best Positive Quotes

1. “Train your mind to see the good in every situation.” – Anonymous

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

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

4. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius

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

6. “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

7. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

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

9. “One small positive thought can change your whole day.” – Zig Ziglar

10. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar

11. “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell

12. “Stay positive. Better days are on their way.” – Anonymous

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

14. “If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles.” – Widad Akrawi

15. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

Inspirational Quotes to Help You Stay Positive

16. “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch onto the affirmative.” – Bing Crosby

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

18. “It’s almost always possible to be honest and positive.” – Naval Ravikant

19. “Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” – Deep Roy

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

21. “A positive mindset brings positive things.” – Philipp Reiter

22. “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” – Dalai Lama

23. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

24. “Positive thoughts lead to positive results.” – Maria V. Snyder

25. “I don’t harp on the negative because if you do, then there’s no progression. There’s no forward movement. You got to always look on the bright side of things, and we are in control. Like, you have control over the choices you make.” – Taraji P. Henson

26. “Problems fade away when you start facing them with positivity in your soul.” – Anonymous

27. “Always think positive, as negative thoughts make you think the things that are never going to happen.” – Anonymous

28. “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” – Inayat Khan

29. “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” – Robert Schuller

30. “A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it.” – Joan Lunden

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Motivational and Positive Quotes

31. “Positivity always wins. Always.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

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

33. “The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease forever being able to do it.” – Peter Pan

34. “Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.” – Jodi Picoult

35. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six 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

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

37. “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude.” – Roy T. Bennett

38. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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

40. “Virtually, nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” – Lou Holtz

41. “We don’t have to see the whole road ahead of us to assure that we’re going in the right direction. We take it in stride by staying positive, having faith, and maintaining that vision of happiness.” – Jason Micheal Ratliff

42. “If you want to get positive results you have to refuse to think negative thoughts by substituting them with constructive ones. When you develop a positive attitude toward life, your life will start having a positive result.” – Roy T. Bennett

43. “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

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

45. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

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Positive Quotes to Help You Be More Optimistic in Life

46. “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi

47. “That is one good thing about this world. There are always sure to be more springs.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

48. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true. It did for me.” – David Bailey

49. “I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.” – James Baldwin

50. “Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” – Thomas Carlyle

51. “I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.” – Roger Federer

52. “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

53. “Turn every life situation into a positive one.” – Rhonda Byrne

54. “You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” – Joyce Meyer

55. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

56. “Be thankful for everything that happens in your life. It’s all an experience.” – Roy T. Bennett

57. “But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that, I am grateful.” – Elizabeth Edwards

58. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon Alder

59. “Don’t focus on negative things. Focus on the positive, and you will flourish.” – Alek Wek

60. “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

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Positive Quotes About Change

61. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown

62. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

63. “The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment. You create a good future by creating a good present.” – Eckhart Tolle

64. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Short Positive Quotes That Will Make Your Day Brighter

65. “Surround yourself with beauty and positivity.” – Debasish Mridha

66. “Stay strong, stay positive, and never give up.” – Roy T. Bennett

67. “Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.” – Lilly Pulitzer

68. “There isn’t anything that I cannot be or do or have.” – Abraham Hicks

69. “You are joy, looking for a way to express.” – Esther Hicks

70. “In life, there is always something to feel wonderful about.” – Debasish Mridha

71. “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

72. “Stop overthinking, it leads to negativity, just think positive and be positive.” – Anonymous

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

74. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

75. “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” – Roy T. Bennett

76. “Just keep pushing forward. Find a positive in anything and just fight for it.” – Baker Mayfield

77. “Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” – Lindsey Vonn

78. “Positivity is to find goodness even in bad condition.” – Anonymous 

Bite-Sized Positive Quotes That Will Power You up With Happy Thoughts

79. “Keep looking up. That’s the secret of life.” – Charlie Brown

80. “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” – Clive Staples Lewis

81. “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy

82. “Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.” – Joe Paterno

83. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

84. “I think positive emotion trumps negative emotion every time.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

85. “Positive thinking must be followed by positive doing.” – John C. Maxwell

86. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

87. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

88. “First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus

89. “Being positive is a sign of intelligence.” – Maxime Lagacé

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

91. “The first step is you have to say that you can.” – Will Smith

92. “You will have no regrets with a positive mind.” – Anonymous

93. “The secret behind any achievement is positivity.” – Anonymous

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Quotes to Achieve a Positive Mindset

94. “Be the light in the dark. Be the calm in the storm and be at peace while at war.” – Mike Dolan

95. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

96. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes, you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

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

98. “Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” – Roy T. Bennett

99. “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

100. “A positive attitude causes a chain of reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs

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

102. “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

103. “Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.” – Thomas Edison

104. “You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.” – Emmet Fox

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Insightful Quotes on Staying Positive 

105. “Staying positive does not mean everything will turn out okay. Rather, it means you will be okay no matter how things turn out.” – Anonymous

106. “It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” – Ellen DeGeneres

107. “If you can stay positive in a negative situation, you win.” – Anonymous

108. “Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it. Take a deep breath, stay positive, and know things will get better.” – Anonymous

109. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton

110. “Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on the hard days, you know better ones are coming.” – Anonymous

111. “Stay positive. Stay hopeful.” – Joel Osteen

112. “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

Quotes That Will Charge Your Soul With Positive Energy 

113. “With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.” – W. Clement Stone

114. “If you focus narrowly on the problem as you see it, you might well lose hope, but if you look at it from a wider perspective, it’s easier to be more positive.” – Dalai Lama

115. “I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that’s all you’re going to get back.” – Kesha

116. “I truly believe in positive synergy, that your positive mindset gives you a more hopeful outlook, and belief that you can do something great means you will do something great.” – Russell Wilson

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

118. “Hope is the most exciting thing there is in life.” – Mandy Moore

119. “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

120. “There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out.” – Hillary Clinton

121. “I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” – Charlotte Brontë

122. “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

123. “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

124. “Let your unique awesomeness and positive energy inspire confidence in others.” – Anonymous

125. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

126. “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” – Guy Finley

127. “It’s most important that you surround yourself with positivity always, and have it in your mind at all times.” – Tyler Perry

Positive Thinking Quotes for Everyone Who Needs a Boost

128. “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

129. “Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” – Rodolfo Costa

130. “Miracles happen to those who believe in them.” – Bernard Berenson

131. “I’m taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive.” – Pitbull

132. “A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action.” – Richard M. DeVos

133. “The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

134. “In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.” – Dalai Lama

135. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

136. “It is a supplement, not a substitute for your action plan. Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

137. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

138. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan

139. “You need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come, and a positive outlook is what gets you through.” – Marie Osmond

140. “You have to train your brain to be positive just like you work out your body.” – Shawn Achor

141. “Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” – Roy T. Bennett

Deep and Positive Quotes That Will Encourage You to Get Through Tough Times

142. “When the sun is shining, I can do anything. No mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

143. “The most positive men are the most credulous.” – Alexander Pope

144. “We may not have hit the peak yet, but we are on the journey up.” – Brian Nhira

145. “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

147. “The only place where your dreams become impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert Schuller

148. “In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end.” – Fernando Sabino

149. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

150. “If you see the world and yourself through a lens smudged by negativity, then you’ll find much misery. If you look outwards and inwards through lens brightened by positivity, you’ll find much to be happy and appreciative about.” – Henrik Edberg

151. “The most important thing is to look ahead. The past is your anchor.” – Maxime Lagacé

152. “It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” – Robert Schuller

153. “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

Positive Quotes to Energize You for Work

154. “Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

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

157. “All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them.” – Viola Davis

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

159. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

160. “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” – Jack Canfield

161. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald

Positive Quotes That Will Reduce Your Stress

162. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

164. “Instead of complaining or arguing, be positive and put out the message you want out there.” – Dan Go

165. “Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron

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

167. “What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficult, and every difficulty has an opportunity.” – J. Sidlow Baxter

168. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

170. “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.” – Harvey Mackay

171. “The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.” – Roy T. Bennett

172. “Keep a smile on your face. Keep a spring in your step.” – Joel Osteen

173. “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” – Winston Churchill

Positive Quotes That Will Convince You to Choose Happiness

174. “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

175. “Be so happy that, when other people look at you, they become happy too.” – Anonymous

176. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore

177. “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

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

179. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn

180. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez

181. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

Quotes About Surrounding Yourself With Positive People

183. “Associate yourself with people who think positively. You cannot surround yourself with negative people and expect positive outcomes.” – Roy T. Bennett

184. “Letting go of toxic thoughts and people who bring a lot of negativity to your life are major steps towards being happy.” – Neeraj Singhvinew

185. “Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone’s life in a very positive way are better.” – Tim Howard 

186. “I surround myself with positive, productive people of goodwill and decency.” – Ted Nugent

187. “I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.” – Nadia Comaneci

188. “Distance yourself from negative people who try to lower your motivation and decrease your ambition. Create space for positive people to come into your life.” – Roy T. Bennett

189. “A lot of times, people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.” – Chuck Norris

190. “The less you respond to negative people, the more positive your life will become.” – Paulo Coelho

191. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” – Roy Bennett 

Positive Quotes That Are Full of Meaning

192. “When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything.” – Todd Kashdan

193. “If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.” – Yannick Noah

194. “Light tomorrow with today!” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

195. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

196. “Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to grow externally.” – Hannah Bronfman

More Positive Quotes

197. “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

198. “Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not your liking, change your liking.” – Rick Steves

199. “Say and do something positive that will help the situation. It doesn’t take any brains to complain.” – Robert A. Cook

200. “A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” – Joyce Brothers

Did These Quotes Motivate You to Stay Positive?

Looking at life and its challenges in a positive light is a sure way to lead you toward success. Remember that no matter how hard life gets, we can enhance our performance and manage our stress through hope and optimism.

Our dreams will be hard to reach, so it will be inevitable to make mistakes. But, we shouldn’t let these obstacles get to our heads too much. Keep in mind that failure and mistakes are chances of improving and making ourselves better.

Moreover, staying positive will make us feel happy and fulfilled, which will help us complete our goals. So, if you need some words to energize you daily, feel free to reread our collection.

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