Uplifting Quotes To Help Brighten Your Day


You wake up in the morning, drag yourself out of your warm bed into the cold air, coffee machine is on the blink and its pouring with rain outside. And then you see those words on your fridge, mirror or wall and you realise why you started on your goal in the first place. Sayings and uplifting quotes have an ability to provide a source of comfort that we can turn to in the tough and hard times.

Here is a collection of uplifting quotes that will help brighten up your day and your life while you strive to meet your goals.


Uplifting Quotes To Help Brighten Your Day

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” Frederick Keonig

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” Benjamin Disraeli

“Just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth your while.” Unknown

“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.” Seneca

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” Andy Rooney

“Your work is discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” Buddha

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.” Proverb

“There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.” Seneca

“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.” Marquis de Condorcet

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx

“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.” William Arthur Ward

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.” L.M. Montgomery

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” Marthe Troly-Curtin

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller

Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” John Henry Jowett

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.” Confucius

“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” Morris West

“The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.” Epictetus

“Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.” Milton Erickson

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” Dale Carnegie

“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” Dennis Waitley

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” Marcel Pagnol

“The only joy in the world is to begin.” Cesare Pavese

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

“If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.” Joseph Addison

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

“On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do.” Eckhart Tolle

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” Winnie the Pooh

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” Eskimo Proverb

“The grass is always greener where you water it.” Unknown

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” Epictetus

“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” Confucius

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”  Unknown

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.” Leo Buscaglia

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” Joseph Campbell

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” Stacey Charter

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” Albert Ellis


I hope you enjoyed these uplifting quotes. Do you have any favorite words that help to uplift you or quotes that help you with your life?

If you do please share it in the comments section.


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