110 Positive Quotes to Uplift Your Tired Heart

If you need a boost of inspiration and motivation, read these positive quotes we’ve compiled!

Life can be tough, and for most, it may seem like it’s filled with unending pain and challenges. However, the more you wallow in this negative loop, the more you won’t be able to get out of it.

Instead, you must gain and maintain a positive attitude. Being positive is the only way to achieve success and happiness, no matter what obstacle we encounter.

It’s normal to get frustrated and feel disheartened. Even so, move past it and find a way to be optimistic.

If we get stuck in all the negativity, we’ll never find the way out of the tunnel. Contrary to this, we’ll eventually make it out if we remain positive and keep moving.

So, if you’re someone who finds it hard to remain optimistic, this list of positive quotes will help you out. Read through to the end and find some quotes worth saving!

The Most Positive Quotes You’ll Ever Read

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

2. “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’” – Audrey Hepburn

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

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

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

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

7. “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

8. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” – Bertrand Russell

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

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

Famous Quotes About Being Positive

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

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

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

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

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

16. “You can’t make a cloudy day a sunny day, but you can embrace it and decide it’s going to be a good day after all.” – Jane Lynch

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

18. “It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.” – Betty White

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

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

Positive Quotes to Inspire You

21. “Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbon.” – Ann Ruth Schabacker

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

23. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale

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

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

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

27. “Sometimes, when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” – Anonymous

28. “I cannot express how important it is to believe that taking one tiny—and possibly very uncomfortable—step at a time can ultimately add up to a great distance.” – Tig Notaro

29. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

Positive Quotes About Life

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

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

32. “To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the ‘what is next’ of our lives. Without dreams and goals, there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.” – Mark Twain

33. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

34. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

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

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

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

38. “Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Short Positive Quotes

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

42. “A dead end is just a good place to turn around.” – Naomi Judd

43. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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

45. “Even miracles take a little time.” – Cinderella

46. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

47. “Today is a good day to try.” – Quasimodo

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

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

Positive Quotes to Improve Your Mindset

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

51. “Remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

52. “It’s a whole lot more satisfying to reach for the stars, even if you end up landing only on the moon.” – Kermit the Frog

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

54. “A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

55. “That is one good thing about this world—there are always sure to be more springs.” – L.M. Montgomery

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

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

58. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela

59. “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

60. “Your attitude is critical to success. If you expect things to be difficult, it will always be easier to solve problems, overcome adversity, and have an enthusiastic energy about how you go about and enjoy your work.” – Nick Saban

Positive Quotes to Live By

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

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

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

64. “Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window—or break down a door.” – Brooke Shields

65. “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

66. “Choose to be optimistic; it feels better.” – Dalai Lama

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

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

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

70. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.” – Venus Williams

Positive Quotes for Women

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

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

73. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

74. “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

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

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

77. “You are imperfect. You are wired for struggle. But you are worthy of love and belonging.” – Brené Brown

78. “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

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

Powerful, Positive Quotes for the Day

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

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

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

83. “We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie

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

85. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

86. “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

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

88. “The things you’re waiting and hoping for tend to arrive at the most unexpected moments.” – Anonymous

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

Motivational, Positive Quotes for Work

90. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

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

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

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

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

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

96. “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madam C.J Walker

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

98. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” – Anonymous

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

Positive Quotes That’ll Change Your Life

100. “No exact recipe for today. Gather all available ingredients and whip yourself up something delicious.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

101. “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

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

103. “When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

104. “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant

Positive Quotes to Save in Your Notes

105. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

106. “Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” – Bryan Stevenson

107. “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

108. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions–in a way that serves the world and you.” – Sir Richard Branson

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

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

Were Able to Brighten Your Day and Help You Stay Positive Today?

Failure is an inevitable part of life. No matter how much we prepare for something, we’ll still face some kind of challenge or rejection.

Even so, the most important thing is to keep a positive outlook in life. Challenges and obstacles plague our road to the top, but if we face every problem with hope and optimism, then we’re more likely to achieve success.

Encountering setbacks is a natural part of life. So, no matter how painful, just shake it off, stand up, and try again!

Take this list of positive quotes as your inspiration. Live life knowing that you have the power to reach new heights despite the number of times you fail!

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Karen Danao

Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

Poetry, philosophy, history, and movies are all topics I love writing about! However, my true passion is in traveling, photography, and finding common ground to which everyone from different cultures can relate.

With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

We take from each others’ hearts and courage, and it’s through our individual experiences that we learn how to rise above our challenges and pain. In so many ways, Quote Ambition is a platform that allows people from all over the world to gain the inspiration they need anytime, anywhere!

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