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Positive and Inspirational Quotes

It’s good to be inspired, every day, by motivating positive quotes, to be positive about a daily life that has become too dull or to find small moments of joy where gloom has taken over.

Sometimes a positive quote even has the incredible power to trigger a life-changing breakthrough!

To make your task easier, I have made a selection of 140 beautiful quotes and positive and inspiring sentences to read, reread and say to yourself in order to get rid of the blues and to see the glass half full!

Positive and Motivational Quotes

  • “There is only one thing that can make a dream impossible: the fear of failing.”

Paulo Coelho

  • “A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits.”

Napoleon Hill

  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

  • “Having a 100% positive mind is the secret. The key to all victories.”

Mike Horn

  • “Those who do not believe in the impossible are asked not to discourage those who do.”

Unknown author

  • “Nothing is impossible, only the limits of our minds define certain things as inconceivable.”

Marc Levy

  • “The greatest pleasure in life is to achieve what others think you cannot achieve.”

Walter Bagehot

  • “Never give up hope, when the sun goes down, the stars appear.”

Unknown author

  • “Your life can change when you change your actions, and your actions can change when you change your thinking. If you can’t succeed, you can try. If you can try, you can succeed…”

Tony Robbins

  • “We have two choices in life: the first is to accept things as they are and the second is to decide to change them.”

Denis Waitley

  • “Never accept defeat, you may be a step away from success.”

Jack E. Addington

  • “We can change our lives. We can do, have and be exactly what we want.”

Anthony Robbins, author of the bestseller, Awaken the Giant Within

I also invite you to watch my video entitled “How to become an OPTIMIST to SUCCEED in your life and to be HAPPY” 🙂:

Positive Quotes on Failure and Difficulty

  • “Failure is only the opportunity to start again in a more intelligent way.”

Henry Ford

  • “The only way to fail is giving up before you succeed.”

Georges Clemenceau

  • “You have nothing to fear because failure is impossible. You can only learn, grow and become better than you have ever been.”

Hal Elrod

  • “Enjoy failure, and learn from failure, because you learn nothing from your success.”

James Dyson

  • “If you’re having a hard time, don’t blame life. You are just getting stronger.”


  • “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

  • “Failure is the spice that gives flavor to success.”

Truman Capote

  • “You can also build something beautiful with the stones that hinder the path.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • “There is no easy success, nor definitive failures.”

Marcel Proust

  • “Success in life comes not from playing the right cards but rather from being able to play the wrong cards in the right way.”

Joshua Dool

  • “Trust your instinct. Better that your mistakes be yours rather than someone else’s.”

Michaël Aguilar

  • “Success is to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill

  • “Behind every successful man, there are many years of failure.”

Bob brown

  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas Edison

  • “The truth is that a personal problem does not exist. If you have a problem, know that millions of people have had it before you, have it right now or will have it tomorrow. And people you know.”

Mark Manson

  • “Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.”

Oscar Wilde

  • “You get knocked down, get up, brush yourself off and go back to work.”

Barack Obama

Positive Quotes on Life

  • “Life is not waiting for the storm to pass; it is learning how to dance in the rain.”


Positive and Inspirational Quotes

  • “When you get up in the morning, remember how precious the privilege of living, breathing, being happy is.”

Marcus Aurelius

  • “Life is not about wishing to be somewhere else or someone else. It is enjoying where you are, loving who you are, and constantly improving both.”

Hal Elrod

  • “We have 2 lives. The second life begins when we realize we have only one life to live.”


  • “Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

  • “Doing what you love is the cornerstone to achieving abundance in your life.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

  • “The sweetness of life in its purest simplicity reminds us to take advantage of it against all odds. Life is no longer a rival, but an ally. A demanding, severe ally, but an ally all the same.”

Alexandre Jollien

  • “There are no mistakes in life, there are only lessons. There are no negative experiences, there are only opportunities to mature, to learn and to advance along the path of self-control.”

Robin S. Sharma

  • “Life is 10% what you make of it, and 90% how you take it.”

Irving Berlin

  • “The best years of a life are those that we have not yet experienced.”

Victor Hugo

  • “If you want life to smile at you, show it your good humor first.”


  • “You can choose neither how to die nor when. But you can decide how you are going to live. Now.”

Joan Baez

Positive and Personal Development Quotes

  • “In truth, the path does not matter, the will to get there is enough.”

Albert Camus

  • “It’s not the blowing of the wind that determines our destination, it’s the set of the sail. The wind is the same for everyone.”

Jim Rohn

  • “Do not dream of it being easier. Just decide to be better.”

Jim Rohn

  • “Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the sailor at sea, you choose them as your guides.”

Albert Schweitzer

  • “Believe in yourself, in humanity, in the success of your businesses. Don’t fear anything or anyone.”

Baroness Staffe

  • “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that. Because what the world needs is people who are awakening to life.”

Howard Thurman

  • “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”


  • “If there is one thing I have learned in all of this training, it is that we are always better than we think.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • “If you want to get something you have never had, you have to try something you have never done.”


  • “Accept what is, let go what was, trust what will be.”


  • “I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to overcome it.”

Nelson Mandela

  • “Remember there are two types of madmen: those who don’t know they’re going to die and those who forget they’re alive.”

Matthieu Ricard

  • “Do not hurry. Do not worry. Do your best and it will be fine.”

Unknown author

Positive Quotes on Work and Action

  • “Choose a job you like, and you will not have to work a day in your life.”


  • “The only way to do a good job is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.”

Steve Jobs

  • “People work better when they know what their purpose is and why. It is important that people look forward to going to work in the morning and that they look forward to working.”

Elon Musk

  • “Everything that the human mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

Napoleon Hill

  • “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. “Small” people always do that, but “big” people make you feel that you can also be great.”

Mark Twain

  • “Each good achievement, large or small, has its periods of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a battle and a victory.”


  • “It is far more lucrative and more fun to capitalize on your strengths than trying to correct all of your weaknesses.”

Tim Ferriss

  • “A successful man is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”

David Brinkley

  • “You always have a choice. And when you love, it’s even easier to choose.”

Alain Monnier

  • “Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results.”

Unknown author

  • “Forget what you can’t control. Serenity will be with you.”

Unknown author

  • “If you want something new, you have to stop doing what you’re already doing.”

Peter F. Drucker

  • “Your current situation does not reflect your ultimate potential.”

Tony Robbins

Positive and Inspirational Quotes

  • “They did not know it was impossible, so they did it.”

Mark Twain

Positive and Inspirational Quotes

  • “They can, because they think they can.”


  • “Winners find ways, losers find excuses.”

Franklin Roosevelt

  • “Believe in your dreams and they may come true. Believe in yourself and they will surely come true.”

Martin Luther King

  • “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”


  • “I’m not telling you it will be easy; I’m telling you it will be worth it.”

Unknown author

  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

  • “We are constantly at a crossroads and it is up to us to choose the direction to take.”

Matthieu Ricard, author of the book The Art of Meditation

  • “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”


  • “When you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.”

Paulo Coelho

  • “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

  • ”Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”

Friedrich Hegel

  • “You always have to aim for the moon because even if you fail, you will land in the stars.”

Oscar Wilde

  • “Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.”

Christinna Rosseti

  • “Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it’s not doable. Life is too short to think small.”

Tim Ferriss, author of the bestseller, Tools of Titans

  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King

Positive Quotes on Happiness

  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Dr. Seuss

  • “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.”


  • “It requires 15 muscles to smile, but it requires 40 to frown. Relax: smile!”

Christophe André

  • “We all already have what it takes to be the happiest in the world. We just have to remember it all the time.”

Hal Elrod

  • “Remember that your happiness only depends on what you cultivate inside yourself.”

Lise Bourbeau

  • “You should focus on what you still have and not what you have lost.”

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

  • “Joy is in everything around us; you just have to know how to extract it.”


  • “You traverse the world in search of happiness. But it is within the reach of every man.”


  • “I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.”

Charles Maurice

  • “Don’t seek to have events happen as you wish. Wish them to happen as they do happen, and all will be well with you.”


  • “I am not afraid of tomorrow because I saw yesterday, and I love today.”

William Allen White

  • “To laugh is to refuse to let your inability and failure embitter you, it is to show that life remains the strongest and that, at its center, you have placed joy.”

Alexandre Jollien

  • “I decided to be happy because it is good for health.”


  • “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”


Positive Thinking Quotes

  • “You don’t get what you want, you get what you believe in.”

Oprah Winfrey

  • “Remember that happiness is not about who you are or what you have, but only how you think.”

Dale Carnegie

  • “You should focus on what you still have and not on what you have lost.”

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

  • “Pleasant emotions will attract more pleasant people and events.”

Rhonda Byrne

Positive and Inspirational Quotes

  • “A positive thought accompanied by a pleasant emotion is 100 times more powerful than a negative thought accompanied by an unpleasant emotion.”

Rhonda Byrne

  • “Thinking and acting positively in the present moment will influence the time, day and ultimately, the rest of your life.”

Denis Waitley

  • “We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.”


  • “It was at the age of ten that I won Wimbledon for the first time… in my head.”

André Agassi

  • “As I change my thoughts, the world around me changes.”

Louise L. Hay

  • “Think positively and life becomes richer.”

Edward Verno

  • “You have to be positive, it’s a great way to live.”

Jean Gastaldi

  • “The greatest discovery of our generation was to realize that a man can change his life by changing his way of thinking.”

Williams James

  • “The secret of all power, achievement and possession depends on our way of thinking.”

Charles F. Haanel

Quotes for a Positive Mindset

  • “The fullness of life is there at every step. The acknowledgment of that abundance that is all around you awakens the dormant abundance within.”

Eckhart Tolle

  • “The sacred formula of positivism: love as a principle, the order as a foundation, and progress as a goal.”

Auguste Comte

  • “The optimist never refuses to see the negative side of things; he simply refuses to dwell on it.”

James Alexander Lockhart

  • “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Winston Churchill

  • “What matters is not the event itself, but the interpretation we make of it.”

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  • “You are the master of your life, and no matter what your prison, you have the keys.”

Hervé Desbois

  • “What matters is not what you give, but the love with which you give it.”

Mother Theresa

  • “Luck is the ability to seize good opportunities.”

Douglas MacArthur

  • “No matter how you feel inside, always try to see yourself as a winner. Even if you’re behind, a controlled, sustained and confident look can give you a mental advantage that results in victory.”

Arthur Ashe

  • “The source of all abundance is not outside of you; it is part of who you are. Start, however, by recognizing the abundance outside of you. See the fullness of life, the warmth of the sun on your skin, the magnificent flowers in the florist’s window, the succulent fruit into which you bite or the abundant rain falling from the sky and soaking you.”

Eckhart Tolle

  • “You must first believe that your desire is already fulfilled for its fulfillment to follow.”

Charles F. Haanel

Positive and Inspirational Quotes

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