200 Uplifting Quotes That Will Make You Bolder

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Here are 200 of the most uplifting quotes. If you need inspiration for tough times or just a quick boost to start your day, you’re at the right place. Enjoy!

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Because you are alive, everything is possible. Thich Nhat Hanh

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You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. Melissa Etheridge

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Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? Lucy Maud Montgomery

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You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer. Eckhart Tolle

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You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. Deepak Chopra

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A good half of the art of living is resilience. Alain de Botton

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The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up. Albert Einstein

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Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk. Leo Buscaglia

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Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people – people who believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams, and applaud your victories. Jack Canfield

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You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes. Alan Watts

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You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather. Pema Chödrön

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Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours. Orison Swett Marden

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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

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Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer. Ernest Holmes

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To learn, make mistakes. To grow, keep going. To fly, take the risk. Maxime Lagacé

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The Best Uplifting Quotes

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All greatness comes from suffering. Naval Ravikant

A man is great not because he hasn’t failed; a man is great because failure hasn’t stopped him. Confucius

Fight for your dreams, even if that means fighting alone. Paulo Coelho

You choose the future with your actions each day. James Clear

Have the best day you can, today. Win the moment in front of you now. Win the day. James Clear

Get better daily. Don’t try to get it all done in a day. Shane Parrish (See also: discipline quotes)

As you become more and more positive and more and more joyful, by your powerful example you uplift all of those around you. Rhonda Byrne

Accept right now that you are magnificent. Being your real, true, authentic self is what’s most awesome about you. Gabby Bernstein

The uplift of a fearless heart will help us over barriers. Laura Ingalls Wilder

I do not allow others to influence my thinking unless it is positive or uplifting. Louise Hay

Thoughts of lack manifest as limitation. Thoughts of abundance manifest as success and happiness. Failure and success are but two ends of the same stick. Ernest Holmes

If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up – lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well. Maya Angelou

Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts. Leo Tolstoy

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. Booker T. Washington

Do you know that you’re strong on the inside, too? Fred Rogers

You are a very special person. There is only one like you in the whole world. There’s never been anyone exactly like you before, and there will never be again. Only you. And people can like you exactly as you are. Fred Rogers

One of the most astonishing human traits: our ability to keeping getting up, lugging ourselves around and doing our stuff day after day. Alain de Botton

You become successful when you’re humble; your only concerns are learning and growing. You don’t care what they think. Maxime Lagacé

True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire wherever I see it. Charlotte Brontë

How beautiful the world was when one looked at it without searching, just looked, simply and innocently. Hermann Hesse

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Part 2. Uplifting Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Uplifting Quotes (Obama, Angelou, Dr. Seuss, etc.)

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There is nothing impossible to him who will try. Alexander the Great

Talented people almost always know full well the excellence that is in them. Charlotte Brontë

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. Charles Dickens

Sacrifice that causes pain is no sacrifice at all. True sacrifice is joy-giving and uplifting. Mahatma Gandhi

The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love. Pope John Paul II

All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up. John Steinbeck

We should be excited about the future and striving to go beyond the horizon. Elon Musk (Tesla)

Our fate lives within us; you only have to be brave enough to see it. Merida (Brave, Disney)

No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within. Eleanor Roosevelt

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. Lyndon B. Johnson

There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm. Edgar Allan Poe

When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. Dr. Seuss

Sometimes we feel we can’t do much by ourselves, but humanity is made up of individuals; we can make a difference. As individuals we can influence our own families. Our families can shape our communities and our communities form our nations. Together we can make a better world. 14th Dalai Lama

Time is always moving on; nothing can stop it. We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it to shape the future. Let’s work together to create a happier future. 14th Dalai Lama

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. Bill Wilson

Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself. Maya Angelou

I want you to know that you deserve the best. You’re beautiful. Lil Wayne

Look at the stars, look how they shine for you. Chris Martin (Coldplay, Yellow)

Where there’s life there’s hope, and need of vittles. J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)

If you’re making mistakes it means you’re out there doing something. Neil Gaiman

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You can outwork anybody. David Goggins

Optimists swim upstream. Jack Butcher

Think higher, feel deeper. Elie Wiesel

Today is a good day to try. Quasimodo (Disney)

What if I could defy the odds? David Goggins (See also: What If You Could Defy The Odds? 3 minutes YouTube video with David Goggins)

Even miracles take a little time. Fairy Godmother (Cinderella Disney)

Change is never easy, but also possible. Barack Obama

Every day is an opportunity for a new life. Rhonda Byrne

You are guided. You are protected. You are loved. Iyanla Vanzant

Focus on the smallest thing you can do right now. Ryan Holiday

Have confidence in your ability to make the best of anything. Ryan Holiday

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

What if I just keep going? What if it works? What if I get lucky? Maxime Lagacé

Be thankful for your failures. They reveal the winning strategies. James Clear

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

The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open. Rumi

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

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Inspirational, Motivational And Uplifting Quotes

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We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize. Thich Nhat Hanh

Your life is in your hands. Every single circumstance in your life can change. Rhonda Byrne

No one ever overcomes difficulties by going at them in a hesitant, doubtful way. Laura Ingalls Wilder

Having doubts is fine, giving up is not. Having big dreams is good, having discipline is greater. Maxime Lagacé

Be who you said you’d become. Joel Leon

Stop deluding yourself that you’re not ready or that you need something before you start. You have everything you need: a brain, a desire, and a lack of shame. Go get it. Mark Manson

You may fill your heads with knowledge or skillfully train your hands, but unless it is based upon high, upright character, upon a true heart, it will amount to nothing. You will be no better than the most ignorant. Booker T. Washington

The more you choose to do things that uplift yourself and others the more your spirit can shine, can heal you, can lead your life. What can you do today to uplift yourself? To uplift others? Sonia Choquette

Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle. Thich Nhat Hanh

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Og Mandino

Just for today, be a little child. Know the world is safe. Know that you are loved. Iyanla Vanzant

Confident people fail all the time. You just need to have the confidence to keep trying. Mel Robbins

The “secret” to “luck” is sheer persistence. Don’t make it harder than that. Preethi Kasireddy

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon

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Funny, Surprising And Uplifting Quotes

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But I’m English. We don’t do uplifting. Tony Judt

Bad news? Keep building. Good news? Keep building. No news? Keep building. Jack Butcher

Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. Albert Einstein

Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished. Marcus Aurelius

Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk. Rumi

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Deep Uplifting Quotes

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Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Rumi

Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. Paulo Coelho

Change your perspective. Things may happen for you, not to you. Maxime Lagacé

Nothing is sadder than laughter; nothing more beautiful, more magnificent, more uplifting and enriching than the terror of deep despair. Federico Fellini

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. Tecumseh

The thing about pendulums we too easily forget in the darkest hours; they swing back. Right now, one is quietly supercharging its return. Alain de Botton

You must ask for God’s help. … After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life. Eckhart Tolle

Tomorrow will be better if you let your heart rule today. Leo Christopher

Be the person who gives energy, not the one who takes it away. Bill Campbell (See also: jealousy and envy quotes)

You’re much more than your job description or your age or your income or your output. Fred Rogers

You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes. Eckhart Tolle

It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful. Jenny Han

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Wise Uplifting Quotes

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Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. Taoist proverb

Anything that is perceived by the awakened mind is beautiful. Byron Katie

To understand is to know what to do. Ludwig Wittgenstein

The wiser you get the less you get distracted by trivial things. Maxime Lagacé

One of the most powerful beliefs you can have is that given enough time, you can learn anything. Ed Latimore

We give physical exercise to the body, but neglect the heart. The exercise for the heart is uplifting the destitute and the suffering. Mata Amritanandamayi

By degrees, little by little, from moment to moment a wise man removes his own impurities (moral defilements), as a smith removes the dross of silver or gold. The Dhammapada

If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside. Jim Kwik (See also: be yourself quotes)

Bravery is not the absence of fear. Bravery is feeling the fear, the doubt, the insecurity, and deciding that something else is more important. Mark Manson

Micro and macro optimism: People can be fit, happy, and successful. The world is fine and getting better. Naval Ravikant

Hard work, consistently applied in the right direction, takes you further than you could imagine. Shane Parrish

As long as you learn something from a loss, it’s not really a loss. Tom Bass

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Uplifting Quotes About Life, Hope

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Life is all about ‘not knowing’ and then doing something anyway. All of life is like this. All of it. Mark Manson

The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts. Alain de Botton

It’s easy to complain and harder to hope. You become wise the day you choose to do the hard things. Maxime Lagacé

New thoughts and hopes were whirling through my mind, and all the colours of my life were changing. Charles Dickens

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. Lin Yutang

Look for the helpers…because if you’ll look for the helpers, you’ll know that there’s hope. Fred Rogers

Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free. Frederick Douglass

I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world. Charles Dickens

You and I are essentially infinite choice makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices. Deepak Chopra

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. Louisa May Alcott

The universe looks after you when you look after you. Keep doing the inner work. @changedfocus3

You are the most beautiful thing the Divine has ever made. Relax, rest and receive. Panache Desai

Your potential is limitless if you have your health. Bill Masur

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. Tony DeLiso

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Uplifting Quotes About Happiness

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Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object. Hermann Hesse

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. Charles Dickens (See also: letting go quotes)

Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks. Charles Dickens

Optimism and action are signs of happiness. Progress is a product of happiness. Maxime Lagacé

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought. Lin Yutang

When you find your purpose, it is like your heart has been set alight with passion. You know it absolutely, without any doubt. Rhonda Byrne

That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful. Edgar Allan Poe

Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet. Alain de Botton

Happiness means you are on the right path every moment. You don’t need to arrive at the end of the path in order to be happy. Thich Nhat Hanh

My mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. Thich Nhat Hanh

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See also: Seven Ways to Uplift a Friend (and Yourself) in Crisis (psychologytoday.com)

Uplifting Quotes About Work, Motivation, Dreams

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Man’s rank is his power to uplift. George MacDonald

After years of hard work, talent may suddenly appear. Ed Latimore

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams. Edgar Allan Poe

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

Failure is feedback. Learn from it and move on. Jack Butcher

Making the most of your current opportunities is the best way to create future opportunities. James Clear

The best shortcut is the long road where you take pleasure in it. Maxime Lagacé

No matter where you are in your life, no matter what age you are, it is never too late to follow your dream. Rhonda Byrne

Believe in your dream, and trust that the Universe will support you and provide everything you need to make your dream come true. Rhonda Byrne

Whatever you’ve given up on, whatever you’ve talked yourself out of, whatever you’re convinced is not going to happen, those buried dreams need to be dug up. They’re still alive. Joel Osteen

If I get up every day with the optimism that I have the capacity for growth, then that’s success for me. Paula Scher

How successful you are is really a function of how you deal with failure. If you deal with failure well and you persist, you have a high probability of being successful. Bill Ackman

I learned the value of hard work by working hard. Margaret Mead

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare

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Uplifting Quotes About Tough Times, Struggles, Adversity

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Courage, dear heart. C.S. Lewis

You become strong because of hardships, not in spite of it. Maxime Lagacé

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. Joyce Meyer

When faced with problems, don’t lose hope. Keep up your self-confidence and don’t be too impatient to achieve quick results. 14th Dalai Lama

It is perhaps when our lives are at their most problematic that we are likely to be most receptive to beautiful things. Alain de Botton

If you’ve failed, then you are doing something right. You are in the 1% of people who took action. So instead of feeling bad about it, realize that you ahead of 99% of people and just keep going. Preethi Kasireddy

When you give it your all and it doesn’t work out, you are broken for a while but it passes because you have no regrets. You gave it everything you had. Shane Parrish

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

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. Hermann Hesse

Life is going to knock you around. That’s ok, accept it and keep fighting. You only lose if you stop. @forgeofman

Courage isn’t the absence of fear. It’s just doing it anyway. Jack Butcher

Excellence withers without an adversary. Seneca

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Uplifting Quotes About Sadness, Depression, Grief

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You are not the work you do; you are the person you are. Toni Morrison

Don’t let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future. Zig Ziglar

There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win. Elie Wiesel

Sometimes it’s ok if the only thing you did today was breathe. Yumi Sakugawa

Sadness is the child of bad circumstances. Peace is the child of self-understanding and acceptance. Maxime Lagacé

Don’t despair: despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don’t – surrender to events with hope. Alain de Botton

Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it. Osho

Beauty remains, even in misfortune. If you just look for it, you’ll discover more and more happiness and regain your balance. Anne Frank

We try things. Some of them go well. Some of them don’t. The point is to stick with the ones that go well and move on, not get upset about every little thing that didn’t go our way. Mark Manson

You’re much much more than your anger, much much more than your mind. When they put you all together, you’re a beautiful, marvelous, spirited, lovely, wonderful one of a kind. Fred Rogers

Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens

When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place. C.S. Lewis

I don’t believe in the good old days, just the good new days. Brian Norgard

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Uplifting Quotes About Friendships, Relationships

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Choose people who lift you up. Michelle Obama

The true friends of today are the family of tomorrow. Maxime Lagacé

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. Epictetus

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. Fred Rogers

No matter what you do, there will be people out there will disagree or dislike you for it. Without fail. But as long as you are authentic and genuine with your actions, then there will always be people who agree and love you for it too. Preethi Kasireddy

My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy. George Eliot

Believe people to be good even if they tend to be bad, because your own joy and happiness in life is increased that way, and the pleasures of the belief outweigh the occasional disappointments. Isaac Asimov

Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. Rumi

Did you make someone smile today? You’ve still got time. Melissa Stewart

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Uplifting Quotes About Love

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Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends. Hafez

Love is the only engine of survival. Leonard Cohen

You are perfect just as you are. Iyanla Vanzant (See also: love yourself quotes)

I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control. Jane Austen

Love and compassion are important, because they strengthen us. This is a source of hope. 14th Dalai Lama

When, indeed, men speak of beauty, they mean, precisely, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect – they refer, in short, just to that intense and pure elevation of soul – not of intellect, or of heart. Edgar Allan Poe

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Edwin Hubbel Chapin

I hope that you’ll remember, even when you’re feeling blue, that it’s you I like, it’s you yourself, it’s you, it’s you I like. Fred Rogers

I wonder if you don’t have somebody in your life that just the very thought of that person makes you feel better. It would be wonderful if you could take a minute, at least a minute every day, to think of just a person. Fred Rogers

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See also: 11 Simple Ways To Feel Instantly Uplifted & More Positive (bustle.com)

Part 4. Conclusion

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Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don’t settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world. Barack Obama

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

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

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 and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

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

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

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