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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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  1. A few more:

    “Live out of your imagination, not your history.”

    ~ Stephen R. Covey ~


    “A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help.”

    ~ Unknown ~


    “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

    ~ Lao Tzu ~


    “Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”

    ~ Unknown ~


    “Failure is only the opportunity to being again, only this time, more wisely.”


    ~ Henry Ford ~

    “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

    ~ Nelson Mandela ~


    “Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about our joys.”

    ~ Rita Schiano ~


    “We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. It’s up to us to make it good or bad.”

    ~ Unknown ~

  2. Here's one – ‘Time used unwisely and spent without thought will make you a pauper and leave you with naught. But time that’s well spent, will stitch upon stitch weave memories and dreams that will make your life rich.’

  3. Amazing site. I love it. Thank you for taking the time to do this and making so many people's day. This quote is for you.

    An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. – Gandhi

  4. We need motivational people in our lives, so we can keep moving forward in life:) Yes we can:) Thanks for the motivation quotes!

  5. You get out of life what you put in!
    I love reading these quotes!!! I think the only person that holds me back is me, and that I have the power to achieve, if only I would believe!!

  6. Hiiii
    i really love to visit this site. Hope this would help everybody who visits this site. whenever i visit this site i would be able to see things in a different way.

  7. I needed this and it always comes at the right time when reading quotes such as these. It inspires me, gives me hope that I too can. I am living in pain, fortunately, not due to anything catastrophic, but pain nonetheless. To get up and go to work each day, I keep telling myself, during each painful step, I can do this.

  8. I just came across this site, and wow! you have a great collection here…This is where I will come to everytime I need to lighten up my dark days. Thankyou.

    Lulu

  9. This is amazingly inspirational and it gives all the hope to living a fulfilling life. Thank you so very kindly – Mnisi in Swaziland

  10. The second to last is an interesting one. I got this out of it:

    When you find that “right attitude”, what which makes you feel truly alive, and while within that mindset you can clearly see what you want to do next. When one reaches such a mindset, you know you can do anything you have the inclination to do. A person who reaches a mindset, and can stay in it for a long time afterwards, walks the earth as an unstoppable force – you can do anything you want to do, just so long as you don't let anybody tell you that you can't. Ignore all those small fools who let the world pass them by. One person is all it takes to change the world. Step up, and be that person. Be the one who changes everything, in your own way.

  11. The best of us display courage, resilience, grit, a fighting spirit to manifest perpetual strength that culminates into eternal fortitude to strive for the highest peaks yet we falter, stumble, but never weaken in spirit.
    Sean destiny 2011

  12. There is nothing more relieving for me than reading qoutes that uplift my spirit. Thanks . It really serve the best purpose – enlighten and inspire people.

  13. I was down the other day, needed something to left my spirit when I stumbled upon you site. Thank you for hosted this site filled with movational. Beside visited many times as well as listen to the motivational audio/video clip you have, I also recommanded several people to you site.

  14. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work…that's why most people don't recognize them”
    –Ann Landers

  15. If you try and have not won, do not stop for crying!
    All that's great and good is done, just by
    simple trying…………..

  16. love the quote ” when i let go of what i am, I become what i might be” – Lao Tzu- Great quote really can connect to it at this point of my life, will be getting it tattooed on me for sure :)

  17. you will be what you think to be. if you think you are strong ;strong you will be.
    if you think you are weak; weak you will be.

  18. Thought provoking quotes with deep and great meaning. These can insire thousands of people live life in a positive way. Thank you.Thomas.k. 10+

    The growth of the group depends on the diminishing of the ego of each member.Thomas.k.

  19. I love this site! Thank you so much! My mind needs to be encouraged every now and again. I wouldn’t be human if not. As they always say, “seek and ye shall find”. For those who don’t seek, they will not find and they will remain in their own state. If someone is unhappy and doesn’t seek to be happy, they will never be. If the want to be happy is not strong enough, misery will dwell, and change cannot occur. I’m a firm believer of people being able to do anything they set their mind to. If the will is strong enough, it will be. The journey to finding your own success and accomplishments should be fulfilling, and at the end of the day, enriching. Love life, because we only have one to live here on earth!

    My quote: “Love to love, as for hate only eats the spirit” – Janet Frampton

  20. Respect people,who find time for you in their busy schedule. But love people who never look at their schedule when you need them.

  21. your site has brought great changes in my life u deserve to be praised. by viewing your site i have learned that words can change the mind of a man

  22. I wish true love is like a man playing chess always afraid of loosing his queen and a girl who’s risking everything just to save her king

  23. We are not responsible for the thoughts that enter our mind but we are responsible for as long as we entertain them.

  24. thaaank U sooo much, i feel great after coming across this site. that quote by Lao Tzu is my favourite because atm i hated myself for everything i’ve done very wrong lately, and i kind of punishing my ownself for even deciding to do them, but there’s no going back, cant turn back time. so thank you for this site.

    Regards from the South Pacific Ocean :)

  25. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this website, it is exactly what I needed to face today. Thank you.

  26. “if you turn your negative thoughts into positive ones, only then you realise making the impossible, possible, requires only the removal of two letters”

  27. Wow!!! This is nice… You got the best here..!
    Everyone check this one Out..I wrote it myself
    “Look in to the Mirror today and you will see yourself..Check back tomorrow, you won’t see what you saw yesterday….Why? #‎Life … it changes!!!”

  28. We are the only responsible for all our suffering. Take the responsibility of all that happened to you and act now to make a happy life that you truly deserve. You are the creator so you have the power to destroy all your problems.—-Sister Sivan(Brahma Kumaries)

  29. I really needed some uplifting today, and I found it. Every single quote on here and in the comments are just so very empowering. I’m glad I stumbled on to this site. It really is a ray of light shining threw the gloom. One I do try to live by is “Never let yesterday use up today”…Thanks for your webpage…

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