100 Positive Quotes To Uplift Yourself (2022 Update)

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He's also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he's dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the best positive quotes and thoughts I could find. Hope you’ll find the right words to kick start your day and uplift yourself. You’ll discover quotes by Buddha, Emerson, Einstein, and more. Enjoy!

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Positivity always wins…Always. Gary Vaynerchuk

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Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life. Charlie Brown

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Being positive is a sign of intelligence. Maxime Lagacé

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If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles. Widad Akrawi

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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve


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You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. Stephen King

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Small steps motivate. Big steps overwhelm. Maxime Lagacé

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The first step is you have to say that you can. Will Smith

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

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The most important thing is to look ahead. The past is your anchor. Maxime Lagacé


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Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard

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Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. Robert Schuller

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A little progress each day adds up to big results. Unknown

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I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I’m doing it myself. Albert Einstein

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Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou

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Enjoying the quotes so far?

Keep reading and you’ll discover even more inspiring words by Les Brown, Paulo Coelho, Ayn Rand, Voltaire and more.

After all, we can all benefit from the power of positive words and thoughts.

That’s why I’ve been using quotes and positive self-talk to uplift my mood since 2004.

In times of struggle, I’ve found that the right words can inspire, motivate and even change a negative situation into a good one.

By changing our perspective and being more upbeat, life becomes smoother and funnier, isn’t it?

In sum,

negative people live backward, but positive and energetic people are the ones who change the world.

Have you noticed?

The Best Positive Quotes

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Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Bernhard Berenson Click to tweet

Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won. Billy Bowerman

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. Rumi

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt

Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things. Joe Paterno

In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end. Fernando Sabino

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One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. John F. Kennedy

Joy is not in things; it is in us. Richard Wagner

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. Horace


Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Be the light in the dark, be the calm in the storm and be at peace while at war. Mike Dolan

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. Mary Lou Retton

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There isn’t anything that I cannot be or do or have. Abraham Hicks

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. Jewish proverb

This could be the best week of your life. Layah Heilpern (Source)

One small positive thought can change your whole day. Zig Ziglar

Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached. Swami Vivekananda

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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus

Positivity is a superpower. Ryan Brewlow (Source)

How high you fly is derived from how big you think. Robin Sharma

The less you respond to negative people, the more positive your life will become. Paulo Coelho

Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on the hard days you know better ones are coming. Unknown

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The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. Washington Irving

There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. C. S. Lewis

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

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. H. Jackson Brown

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You are joy, looking for a way to express. Esther Hicks

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Part 2. Positive Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Positive Quotes

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Searching for a More famous positive quote? Check out those by Confucius, Nietzsche, Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey, Emerson, etc.
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It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop. Confucius

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. 14th Dalai Lama

If you focus narrowly on the problem as you see it, you might well lose hope, but if you look at it from a wider perspective, it’s easier to be more positive. 14 Dalai Lama

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The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even though you’re fed up, you gotta keep your head up. Tupac Shakur

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember: Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. Rocky Balboa

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Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. Abraham Lincoln

That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. Michael Jordan

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The best way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln Click to tweet

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. Winston Churchill

Stay positive; stay hopeful. Joel Osteen

Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t. Thomas A. Edison

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Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it. Don’t complain. Maya Angelou

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

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All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charlie Brown

Positivity precedes success. Maxime Lagacé

The secret is contained in a three-part formula I learned in the gym: self-confidence, a positive mental attitude, and honest hard work. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas Edison

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The best is yet to be. Robert Browning Click to tweet

There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out. Hillary Clinton

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

Wise Positive Quotes

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I will go anywhere as long as it’s forward. David Livingston Click to tweet

Positive thoughts lead to positive results. Maria V. Snyder

Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive. Jim Thompson

The wiser you get, the more you realize how lucky you are. Maxime Lagacé

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We are limited, but we can push back the borders of our limitations. Stephen R. Covey Click to tweet

Create explosive confidence. Robin Sharma

Everyday is a second chance. Unknown

Everyday you can take a tiny step in the right direction. Unknown

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Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Dr. Seuss

Walk slowly but never walk backward. Unknown

On the other side of the clouds is a bright blue sky. Unknown

The roots of a good life: being positive and moving forward. Maxime Lagacé

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One joy scatters a hundred griefs. Chinese proverb Click to tweet

A positive mindset brings positive things. Philipp Reiter

Instead of complaining or arguing, be positive and put out the message you want out there. Dan Go

Keep a smile on your face. Keep a spring in your step. Joel Osteen

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If I persist long enough I will win. Og Mandino

Train your mind to think everything is happening in your favor. Dan Go

Cheerfulness is the very flower of health. Proverb

Staying healthy, calm and positive is what wise people do. Maxime Lagacé

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Positive thinking must be followed by positive doing. John C. Maxwell

Conviction is much more powerful than “positive thinking”. The Stoic Emperor

Turn every life situation into a positive one. Rhonda Byrne

Miracles are born of conviction. Marianne Williamson

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Clear your mind of “cant”. Samuel Johnson Click to tweet

If you tell yourself you feel fine, you will. Jodi Picoult

Keep calm and keep learning. Lailah Gifty Akita

The road to success is always under construction. Lily Tomlin

Enjoying the ride to happiness, is happiness. Maxime Lagacé

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Positive Quotes: The Conclusion

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The dreamers are the saviors of the world. James Allen

Let’s recap:

  • Remember: you can, if you want.
  • Being positive is smart. Being pessimistic is useless.
  • We build a better world with positive people, not negative ones.
  • The fruit of positivity is progress. The fruit of negativity is regression.
  • By being positive, you will inspire people and they will inspire other people too.
  • You only have one life so don’t be so serious about it. Light up!


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Hope you enjoyed these beautiful positive quotes.

The goal was to help you think positive, stay strong, and give you a mental boost to start off your day.

Don’t hesitate to come back here when you need more.

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Are you a positive person? What’s your favorite positive quote? Please let us know in the comment section below!


Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Last update

March 9, 2022

Originally published

November 1, 2018

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  1. Read some very positive quotes here.
    We all feel lost time to time and there is no better remedy than find the words that keeps you on tracks and boost your spirit.
    Thank you for sharing these.

  2. Hi Maxime, a great set of quotes you’ve got here! But as others wrote, I’d love to see more put in a design as it sticks better in my mind. You could try Pixteller to create them.

  3. Hi Maxime. The quotes you share are rich in content and profoundly inspire us with a spirit of positive thinking and imagination. Most appreciated, keep the fire burning !

  4. Hello Maxime,

    I’m very very sad about your girlfriend, God may her spirit rest in peace & in his heart⚘.

    Awesome collections😊!
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Hi Maxime,
    Wow, what a collection. I enjoyed and felt positivity within while reading these quotes.
    There are many favorite quotes of mine, (1) “The positive thinker sees the invisible…” and (2) “Positive thinking is the key…” are of my most favorites.

    Thanks for this post!

    1. Thanks for your valuable comment, Ellie.
      Perhaps a top 10 images (instead of 3), would be more appropriate.


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