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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.

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On thinking big

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.

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On the secret to success

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.

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On the right attitude

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.

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On practicing

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.

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On true friendship

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.

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On the power of change

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.

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On your best life

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.

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On making the most of it

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.

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On the road to happiness

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.

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On perspective

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.

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On embracing the moment

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.

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On finding joy

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.


On optimism

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?


On laughter

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.

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On setting goals

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.

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On gratitude

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.


On dreams

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.

Originally Published in Quotable Quotes