70 Positive & Motivational Quotes To Start Your Day


_Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a way to stand._ - Oprah Winfrey

Positive thinking is like a medicine for the soul. Someone once said, “Think what you want to see.” The Bible also says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so he is.”

Life is full of challenges thus, we often experience tough times that can be depressing, devastating, and disturbing. Such turbulent seasons in life, if one doesn’t maintain a positive mentality can get entangled or overwhelmed with acute anxiety, worry, or even fear.


No one single human being is a robot. Once in awhile, we need to hear some words of encouragement, something to propel us to pursue our dreams, and endearing words. It is those endearing words we hear and read that keep us going during difficult and rough times.

Positive Quotes To Start Your Day

1. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” -Lao Tzu

2. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” -Jamie Paolinetti

3. “Dream big and dare to fail.” -Norman Vaughan

4. “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” -George Eliot

5. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” -John Lennon

6. “Someday is not a day of the week.” -Denise Brennan-Nelson

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

8. “Make each day your masterpiece.” -John Wooden

9. “The best revenge is massive success.” -Frank Sinatra

10. “If you cannot do great things, do great things in a small way.” -Napoleon Hill

11. “The only way to do great works is to love what you do.” -Steve Jobs

12. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” -Confucius

Motivational Quotes To Start Your Day

Self-motivation is the best kind of motivation. But it wouldn’t hurt to get it going just by reading these motivational quotes from great writers, poets, motivational speakers, and scholars.

13. “I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes.” -Barbara Elaine Smith

14. “Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.” -Angela Basset

15. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” -Zig Ziglar

16. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill

17. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” -Beverly Sills

18. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” -Grandma Moses

19. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” -Farrah Gray

20. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” -Benjamin Franklin

21. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” -Joshua J. Marine

22. “If the wind will not serve, take the oars.” – Latin proverb

23. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” -Confucius

24. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” -Les Brown

25. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” -Aristotle

26. “Winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is.” -Vince Lombardi

27. “I don’t regret the thing I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” -Uknown

28. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

29. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry S. Haskins

30. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard

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

32. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” -Alan Kay

33. “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” -William Prescott


34. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

35. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” -Dr. Robert Schuller

36. “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.” -Winston Churchill

37. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Mohammad Ali

38. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” -Babe Ruth

39. “You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.” -Henry David Thoreau

40. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” -Helen Keller

41. “The best dream happens when you’re awake.” -Cherie Gilderbloom

42. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” -Will Rogers

43. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” -Gary Player

44. “What we fear doing most is usually what we must need to do.” -Tim Ferriss

45. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” -Frederick Douglass

46. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” -Albert Einstein

47. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” -Dalai Lama

48. “Do what you love and the money will follow.” – Marsha Sinetar

49. “Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” – Russell Warren

50. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” -Ben Hogan

51. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale

52. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” -Pablo Picasso

54. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” -Doug Ivester

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

56. “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” -Jim Rohn

57. “The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.” -Joseph Joubert

58. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” -Oscar Wilde

59. “I am tomorrow, or some future day, what i establish today. I am today what i established yesterday or some previous day.” -James Joyce

60. “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” -Raph Waldo Emerson

61. “Nothing important was ever achieved without someone taking a chance.” – H Jackson Brown, Jr

62. “It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry James

63. “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – William Wallace

64. “Make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous.” – Unknown

65. “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.” – Unknown

66. “One positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” – Unknown

67. “A few bad chapters does not mean your story is over.” – Unknown

68. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

69. “The future depends on what you do today.” – Unknown

70. “When one door closes another opens but all too often there is a long hallway in between.” – Unknown.



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