Positive Quotes and Sayings About Life

These positive quotes will hopefully help inspire you to stay strong and focused on your dreams. It’s about not letting challenges stop you from living the life you want. Who you are now, or what you’ve demonstrated up until now, does not define who you will become.

What you choose to do today, at this moment, will. Past mistakes, failures, wasted time and opportunities mean nothing. They are merely lessons to be quickly acknowledged and learned, nothing more. What counts is what you will do right now to become the person you were meant to be.

These quotes can serve as life lessons to live by. I chose these particular quotes because they have helped me in one way or another, and hopefully, they will have a similar effect on you as well.

If you have some positive inspirational quotes you would like to recommend, please do so in the comment section down below. Thanks and Enjoy!

positive quotes

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


“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

~ William Faulkner ~


“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.”

~ Francis Bacon, Sr. ~


“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”

~ George Bernard Shaw ~


“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale ~


“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

~ Walter Bagehot ~


“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”

~ Napoleon Hill ~


“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

~ St. Francis of Assisi ~


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

~ Leo Buscaglia ~


“Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

~ Mark Twain ~


“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. ”

~ Richard M. DeVos ~


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~


“Don’t let your struggles become your identity.”

~ Unknown


“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”

~ John Wooden ~


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

~ Lao Tzu ~


“Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.”

~ Aldous Huxley ~


“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 ~


“If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”

~ David Viscott ~


“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


“Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.”

~ Will Durant ~


“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”

~ John Updike ~


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

~ Mark Twain ~


“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

~ William Jennings Bryan ~


“My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is within you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.”

~ Helen Hayes ~


“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”

~ Napoleon Hill ~


“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”

~ William James ~


“If you want to make life easy, make it hard.

~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe ~


“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

~ Winston S. Churchill ~


“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

~ Paulo Coelho ~


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

~ Walt Whitman ~


“Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.”

~ Anthony Robbins ~


“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 ~


“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 ~


“Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences.”

~ Unknown ~


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

~ Mary Lou Retton ~

I hoped you found a good quote out of this lot. These are just my favorites so if you have other positive quotes about life you’d like to share, feel free to do so. Thanks.

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