Staying positive and motivated in your personal life, work and attitude can be tough. Perhaps others around you are negative, or you yourself get stuck in a downward spiral of pessimistic thinking. When that happens, you need a spark of optimism and positivity in your life. To help you get back on track and stay positive, we’ve gathered up 125 motivating and inspirational quotes. These are the quotes that will lift you up in the middle of a negative cycle or help you continue to push through and keep being positive so that you can achieve your dreams.

We encourage you to read through a few of these quotes every time you’re feeling overwhelmed, negative or like you can’t go on. Bookmark the page so that you can always come back for a dose of motivation, energy and positivity any time you need it. After all, your mental health can have a great impact on your physical health and your ability to succeed. Don’t neglect it.

So, go ahead! Read on and gain wisdom, motivation and positive vibes from anonymous, well-known and not so well known individuals who are true masters of their words.

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Positive Thinking Quotes
Positive Quotes About Life
Positive Attitude Quotes
Positive Work Quotes
Stay Positive Quotes
Positive Energy Quotes
Funny Positive Quotes
Positive Inspirational Quotes
Power of Positive Thinking Quotes

Positive Thinking Quotes

1. “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera
2. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King
3. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berie
4. “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy
5. “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert H Shuller
6. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin
7. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler
8. “Today is a new beginning, a chance to turn your failures into achievements & your sorrows into goods. No room for excuses.” – Joel Brown
9. “We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” – Robin S Sharma
10. “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
11. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore
12. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali
13. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey
14. “Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” – Seth Godin
15. “Positive thinking means expecting, believing, and visualizing what you want to achieve. It means seeing in your mind’s eye the thing you want, as an accomplished fact.”

Positive Quotes About Life

16. “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” – Les Brown
17. “Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.” – Michael Landon
18. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James
19. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller
20. “The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle
21. “Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.” – Maya Angelou
22. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer
23. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins
24. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened” – Mark Twain
25. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
26. “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
27.  “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho
28. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams
29. “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” – Guy Finley
30. “All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything!” – Gary W Goldstein

Positive Attitude Quotes

31. “Having a positive attitude isn’t wishy washy, it’s a concrete and intelligent way to view problems, challenges and obstacles.” – Jeff Moore
32. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz
33. “Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us.” – John Mitchell
34. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton
35. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.’’ – Winston Churchil
36. “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright
37. “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston
38. “Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” – Og Mandino
39. “A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you won’t get no where til you change it.” – Unknown
40. “The most important thing you’ll ever wear is your attitude.” – Jeff Moore
41. “Attitude is the frame in which you view the world, the hue in which people see you, the tone in which they hear you and the mood for all your day’s activities.” – Unkown
42. “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy
43. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchil
44. “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit
45. “Be the attitude you want to be around.” – Tim DeTellis

Positive Work Quotes

46. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens
47. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
48. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
49. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
50. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
51. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth
52. “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Crock
53. “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” – Harley Davidson
54. “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn
55. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Thomas Jefferson
56. “People inspire you or they drain you – pick them wisely.” – Hans F Hanson
57. “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi
58. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King
59.  “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” -Robert H. Schuller
60.  “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Stay Positive Quotes

61. “If you can change your mind, you can change your life.” – William James
62. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” -Joel Osteen
63. “Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.” – Stephen Covey
64. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Retton
65. “If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles.”   – Widad Akrawi
66. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard
67. “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” – Winston Churchil
68. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
69. “Positivity will block the negative thoughts that overwhelm you during tough times. Stay positive and you’ll achieve more than what you set yourself for.” -Anurag Ray
70. “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy
71. “The mind is everything.  What you think you become.” – Buddha
72. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” -Napoleon HIll

Positive Energy Quotes

73. “The positive energy and love we give to others, heals our own wounds.” – Angie Karen
74. “A negative outlook is dangerous. When you say, “It can’t get any worse!” You’re essentially challenging the universe to do exactly that.” – Kamand Kojouri
75. “Positive energy is unleashed when leaders give themselves permission to connect and express themselves from the core of who they are. When leaders practice authenticity, creativity, engagement, confidence, and a sense of inner resourcefulness emerge.” -Henna Inam
76. “Be a positive energy trampoline – absorb what you need and rebound more back.” – Dave Carolan
77. “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle
78. “Instead of hating, I have chosen to forgive and spend all of my positive energy on changing the world.” – Camryn Manheim
79. “Life gets easier if you choose only to think, act and speak positive energy. Choose to be the light in somebody else’s darkness.” – Unknown
80. “If you’re not positive energy, you’re negative energy.” – Mark Cuban
81. “Positive energy evokes more energy, more initiative, and more happiness.” – Unkown
82. “If you want to attract positive things into your life, then begin now by spreading positive energy about.” – Lynda Field
83. “Take responsibility for the energy you bring.” – Anonymous
84. “There’s a direct correlation between positive energy and positive results.” – Joe Rogan
85. “The things you do either give you energy or drain you. Choose wisely.” – Anonymous

Funny Positive Quotes

86. “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler
87. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive” – Elbert Hubbard
88. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito” – Dalai Lama
89. “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there” – Will Rogers
90. “Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it” – Tom Lehrer
91.  “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure” – Unknown
92. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily” – Zig Ziglar
93. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time” – Joe Girard
94. “Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire
95. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” –  Jack Landon
96. “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin
97. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote
98. “There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” -Steven Wright
99. “If you hit the target every time it’s too near or too big.” – Tom Hirshfield
100. “You grow up the day you have your first real laugh – at yourself.” – Ethel Barrymore

Positive Inspiration Quotes

101. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
102. “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” -Will Rogers
103. “You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.”- Unknown
104. “It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.”  -Vince Lombardi
105. “If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.”- Steve Jobs
106. “People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”- Rob Siltanen
107. “Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.”- Og Mandino
108.  “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.”- Maya Angelou
109. “Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
110. “We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them By Action.”- Dr. Henry Link
111. “The Man Who Has Confidence In Himself Gains The Confidence Of Others.”- Hasidic Proverb
112. “The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts Of Today.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Power of Positive Thinking Quotes

113. “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism”- Norman Vincent Peale
114. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.” – Robert Tew
115. “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” –  Roald Dahl
116. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
117. “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive.”– Bruce Lee
118. “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” – Unknown
119. “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy
120. “Positive attitudes qualify you for positive experiences.” – Bryant McGill
121. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.” – Helen Keller
122. “The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.” – Zig Ziglar
123. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
124. “Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” – Rodolfo Costa
125. “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs

We hope you’re feeling motivated and inspired after reading through this carefully-curated collection of quotes. Our goal is to boost your sense of positivity so that you can feel better, be more productive, and feel motivated to be constructive in your life. We’d love to hear how these quotes have impacted you in your life. Tell us all about it in the comments below.