Over 100 Uplifting Quotes To Make You Smile Through The Day

These uplifting quotes are sure to bring a smile to your face and provide some motivation throughout the day!

Inspirational Quotes for Positive Thinking

There’s nothing like a good, uplifting quote to make you feel inspired and motivated. A well-chosen quote can help you to see the world in a new light, or to find the courage to do something that you’ve been procrastinating on.

Quotes can also be a great way to lift your mood when you’re feeling down. A Funny or uplifting quote can make you see the silver lining in a bad situation, and help you to remember that laughter is the best medicine.

In this article, we’ve collected over 100 of our favourite quotes about happiness, life and love. These quotes are sure to bring a smile to your face and provide you with the motivation you need to make it through the day.

Best Uplifting Quotes

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

– Chinese Proverb


Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.

– Albert Schweitzer


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.


When you know better, you do better.

Maya Angelou

When you know better, you do better. - Maya Angelou


Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.

– Leroy Satchel Paige

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Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.

– Jacques Prevert

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. - Jacques Prevert


If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

– Mary Engelbreit

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No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.


We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt


Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.

– Napoleon Hill


Negative people need drama like it’s oxygen. Stay positive and take their breath away.

– Unknown


Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.

– Dr. Seuss


In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

– Lee Iacocca


There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.

– Buckminster Fuller

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. - Buckminster Fuller


Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.

– Jim Rohn


Never give in. Never, never, never.

Winston Churchill


Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

– Robert Schuller


When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.

– Malcolm S. Forbes


Most Uplifting Quotes

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

– Soren Kierkegaard


Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone’s life in a very positive way are better.


The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

– Seneca


When the going gets tough the tough get going!

– John Belushi


It’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between.

– Sara Evans


You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.

– Dr. Seuss


Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.

– Francis Bacon


It’s your life; live it well.

– Judge Judy Sheindlin


A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

– David Brinkley


Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

– Dalai Lama

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. - Dalai Lama


The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.

– Nelson Mandela

The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. - Nelson Mandela


To have darkness behind me, in front of me a bright sky, flickering lights on the water and to feel it on the stony face of the southern sun.

– Julia Hartwig


There’s only one you quotes

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

– Duke Ellington

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. - Duke Ellington


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.


The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.

– Epicetus


You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

– A. A. Milne/Christopher Robin


Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up, as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.

– Fyodor Dostoevsky


You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching.

– William W. Purkey

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching. - William W. Purkey


Quotes To Uplift You

Laugh at yourself. It tones your facial muscles and attitude.

– Kelly Rudolph

Laugh at yourself. It tones your facial muscles and attitude. - Kelly Rudolph


Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.

– William Hazlitt


Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

– John Wooden


The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself

– Deepak Chopra


The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

– Anonymous

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.


Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

– Robert Collier


You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

– Irish Proverb


I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.

– Dr. Seuss


Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.

– Kenneth Branagh


Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience.

– Author Unknown


Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan


Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

– Dr. Seuss


Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life … including you.

– Kelly Rudolph


A big part of being a well adjusted person is accepting that you can’t be good at everything.

– Kelly Williams Brown

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He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.

– William Samuel Johnson

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. - William Samuel Johnson

 


Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, I will try again tomorrow.

– Mary Anne Radmacher


Motivational and Uplifting Quotes

Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.

– Norman Vincent Peale


Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

– Thich Nhat Hanh


Don’t search for the meaning of life. Simply be present for the people you love.

– Maxime Lagacé


You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough.

– Mae West

You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough. - Mae West


We should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and impression to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of.

– John H. Groberg


Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

– Harvey Fierstein


Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.

– Anonymous

Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.


The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of reality.

– Napoleon Hill


Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.

– Elie Weisel


Your dreams don’t have to be lofty; they just have to be lived.

– Kelly Bouchard


We grow great by dreams.

– Woodrow Wilson

We grow great by dreams. - Woodrow Wilson


The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.

– Ulysses S. Grant


It’s your life. Be sure you’re playing to your strengths instead of simply to other people’s weaknesses.

– Kelly Rudolph


It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.

– Doe Zantamata


In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.

– Robert Frost


Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings.

– Unknown


Uplifting and Inpisrational Quotes

We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.

– Unknown


I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.

– Og Mandino


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


Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.

– Gary Keller


If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

– Roald Dahl


Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!

– Yvonne Pierre


Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

– Omar Kayyam

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. - Omar Kayyam


Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

– Hans Christian Andersen

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. - Hans Christian Andersen


Inspirational Words

I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.

– Thuli Madonsela

I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said. - Thuli Madonsela


Tough times never last, but tough people do.

– Robert Schuller


May you see sunshine where others see shadows, and opportunities where others see obstacles.

– Unknown


You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

– James Allen


It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.

Confucius

It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop. - Confucius


Three things in life your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it.

– Naval Ravikant


Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

– William James

Inspiring Quotes


Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.

– L. M. Montgomery


If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.

– Taylor Swift


Failure Builds Character


You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.

– George Lorimer


No one is perfect — that’s why pencils have erasers.

– Anonymous

No one is perfect — that’s why pencils have erasers.


We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

– Kenji Miyazawa

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. - Kenji Miyazawa


Life is too important to be taken seriously.

Oscar Wilde


To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good.

– Barbara DeAngelis

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