17 Uplifting Quotes That Will Stay with You
When it feels like the world is against you, let these wise words lift your spirits and inspire you to keep going.
On thinking bigMatt Baron/REX/Shutterstock
Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.—J.K. Rowling
You may even write a book series that becomes more popular than Harry Potter.
On the secret to successStephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock
Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.—Jon Bon Jovi
He definitely took the advice of his own uplifting quotes to become one of the biggest classic rockers of all time. Check out more motivational quotes that will make you even more successful.
On the right attitudeMatt Baron/REX/Shutterstock
Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses.—Lady Gaga
If they ask you why, just say you were born this way.
On practicingErik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock
Champions keep playing until they get it right.—Billie Jean King
All authors of uplifting quotes had to put in hard work of their own before they could inspire others.
On true friendshipEugene Abbott/AP/REX/Shutterstock
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.—Walter Winchell
When you have true friends at your side, nothing is impossible.
On the power of changeAP/REX/Shutterstock
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.—Margaret Mead
One day, the citizens in those small groups will write their own uplifting quotes and inspire new minds to think big.
On your best lifeAP/REX/Shutterstock
You only live once. But if you work it right, once is enough.—Fred Allen
That way, you won’t only have lived. You’ll have lived a full life. Check out more positive quotes that will make you see the glass half full.
On making the most of itJoe Schildhorn/BFA/REX/Shutterstock
If Joan of Arc could turn the tide of an entire war before her 18th birthday, you can get out of bed.—E. Jean Carroll
Once you get out of bed, you make coffee… and then you change the world.
On the road to happinessErik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock
Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window—or break down a door.—Brooke Shields
Do whatever it takes to find your bliss, although we strongly suggest against physical violence.
On perspectiveJEFF REINKING/AP/REX/Shutterstock
The world can’t end today, because it’s already tomorrow in Australia.—Charles M. Schulz
Science has just dismissed your greatest fear. Now, you’re free to live without worrying. You’re welcome.
On embracing the momentSoeren Stache/Epa/REX/Shutterstock
You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.—Joan Baez
Every moment you spend preoccupied by death is one less moment to enjoy life.
On finding joyNick Ut/AP/REX/Shutterstock
Happiness hides in life’s small details. If you’re not looking, it becomes invisible.—Joyce Brothers
Sometimes, those small details are the wise words of others. Here are 26 more uplifting quotes on the secret to happiness.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.—Albert Einstein
Who knew that Einstein had as many uplifting quotes as he did scientific discoveries?
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.—Dame Edna Everage
If you can laugh at yourself, you’ll never worry about being laughed at again.
On setting goalsPhilippe Perusseau/REX/Shutterstock
The mind is the limit. As long as you can envision something, you can do it.—Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger believes in you. How can you not succeed? Here are more “dream big” quotes that will motivate you to aim higher.
On gratitudeKristina Bumphrey/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock
Be thankful for what you have—you’ll end up having more.—Oprah
Let your own attitude of gratitude inspire those around you to get their own.
All our dreams can come true—if we have the courage to pursue them.—Walt Disney
When you start every day with a positive attitude, you can make any dream a reality. Check out these 50 inspirational quotes that can brighten any day.