79 Positive Quotes To Uplift Yourself (2024 Update)

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

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According to research (1, 2, 3), positivity helps you be:

  • More resilient
  • More creative
  • Less stressed
  • Healthier

That’s why I’ve been studying positivity and happiness since 2004.

I’ve spent countless hours in books, blogs, and videos trying to find peace.

The result?

79 of the best positive quotes you’ll ever find.

I hope you’ll find words that will help you keep your head up.

After all, a beautiful life is not a perfect one.

It’s a life where you stand up and keep going, no matter what happens.

You’ll discover quotes from Confucius, Emerson, Einstein, and many more.


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Being positive is a sign of intelligence. Maxime Lagacé

Positivity always wins…Always. Gary Vaynerchuk

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

Small steps motivate. Big steps overwhelm. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

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

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

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

Positivity is a superpower. Ryan Brewlow


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

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

Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Bernhard Berenson

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop. Confucius


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Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard

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

Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life. Mark Twain

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

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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


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

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever. Walt Disney

Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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

Positivity precedes success. Maxime Lagacé

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

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King Jr

The best is yet to be. Robert Browning


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

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

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

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

Create explosive confidence. Robin Sharma

Positive thoughts lead to positive results. Maria V. Snyder

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

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

Everyday is a second chance. Unknown

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

Walk slowly but never walk backward. Unknown

If I persist long enough I will win. Og Mandino

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

A positive mindset brings positive things. Philipp Reiter

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

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

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

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

Related: Tips For Cultivating Positivity (misadventureswithandi.com)

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

Turn every life situation into a positive one. Rhonda Byrne

Miracles are born of conviction. Marianne Williamson

Clear your mind of “cant”. Samuel Johnson

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

The dreamers are the saviors of the world. James Allen

Key Takeaways

  • Remember: you can, if you want.
  • 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! 😃

A few thoughts on positivity…

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 people are the ones who change the world.

Have you noticed?

Further Readings

Hope you enjoyed these beautiful positive quotes.

The goal was to help you think positively, 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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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.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

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

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

Last update

April 3, 2023

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