100+ Positive Quotes for Life by Famous People

positive life quotes

Positive motivational quotes for the day

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one is perfect - that’s why pencils have erasers. - Wolfgang Riebe

Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. - Madam C.J Walker

The best is yet to be.- Robert Browning

When things go wrong, don't go with them. - Elvis Presley

Light tomorrow with today. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Lead from the heart, not the head. - Princess Diana

Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful. - Hazrat Inayat Khan

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. - Albert Einstein

Such silence is like a jewel set deep in the mountains. A natural way of being that takes root of its own accord in your consciousness. - James Crowden

short positive quotes

Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. - Roy T. Bennett

I will write my own luck and have all the happiness in it. - unknown

Clear your mind of “can’t”. - Samuel Johnson

All things are difficult before they are easy. - Thomas Fuller

Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success. - Shiv Khera

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. - Dalai Lama

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. - Elbert Hubbard

All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them. - Viola Davis

The less you respond to negative people, the more positive your life will become. - Paolo Coelho

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier

positive thinking quotes

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

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot. - Michael Altshuler 

Be so good they can’t ignore you. - Steve Martin

We must practise setting our minds on positive things every day even when we are having a bad day or in a bad situation. - Tunji Ogunjimi

You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it. - Roy T. Bennett

Everything looks beautiful with positivity in mind, so stay away from negativity. - unknown

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf. - Jon Kabat-Zinn

We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. - Robin S. Sharma

If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining. - Guy Finley

positive quotes for the day

Make a determination that you will live your purpose today. - Daniel Budzinski

Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it. - Albert Schweitzer

The most wasted of days is one without laughter. - E. E. Cummings

You have to train your brain to be positive just like you work out your body. - Shawn Achor

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. - Arthur Christopher Benson

There is no way to be perfect and no fun in being perfect. - Alicia Keys

You cannot change what you are, only what you do. - Philip Pullman

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. - John F. Kennedy

Always keeping in mind that you become what you think about, be very careful about any thoughts you harbor that involve doubt. - Wayne W. Dyer

Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think. - Roy T. Bennett

Quotes on staying positive in tough times

positive quotes for work

You will start having productive results only when you replace your negative thoughts with positive ones. - unknown

Don't wait. The time will never be just right. - Napoleon Hill

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

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke

There’s a direct correlation between positive energy and positive results. - Joe Rogan

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. - Oprah Winfrey

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. - Carl Rogers

You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens. - Mandy Hale

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

Don’t aim for success if you want it, just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally. - David Frost

positive motivational quotes

I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. - Langston Hughes

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. - John D. Rockefeller

Don’t avoid the emotions that may not feel as positive. - Cyndie Spiegel

You are not rich until you have a rich heart. - Roy T. Bennett

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. - Stephen R. Covey

Stay positive in the toughest times because positive hopes will never let you down. - unknown

There is no traffic jam along the extra mile. - Roger Staubach

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. - Robert Schuller

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton

The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time. - Joe Girard

positive vibes quotes

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do. - Kobe Bryant

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. - Dalai Lama 

It's the writers' job to make it positive. It's my job to make it real. - Lee Pace

A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do. - Chuck Norris

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. - Frank Lloyd Wright

Every morning starts a new page in your story. Make it a great one today. - Doe Zantamata

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. - Babe Ruth

I focus on one thing and one thing only - that's trying to win as many championships as I can. - Kobe Bryant

Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it. - Jesse Owens

Listening is a positive act: you have to put yourself out to do it. - David Hockney

positive energy quotes

I surround myself with positive, productive people of good will and decency. - Ted Nugent

Happiness is the ability to recognize it. - Carolyn Wells

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. - unknown

Win or lose, you are trying, that's what matters. - Avina Celeste

Delete the negative; accentuate the positive. - Donna Karan

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

The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. - Tom Peters

Don't focus on negative things; focus on the positive, and you will flourish. - Alek Wek

They can because they think they can. - Virgil

Whatever brings you down, will eventually make you stronger. - Alex Morgan

Positive quotes to keep going 

positive mindset quotes

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. - St. Jerome

Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain. - Robert A. Cook

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. - Francesca Reigler

Everything has positive and negative consequences. - Farrah Fawcett

Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do. - Jenni Rivera

Mankind's greatest gift is that we have free choice. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. - Anne Frank

I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process. - Oprah Winfrey

There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out. - Hillary Clinton

The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one? - Steve Schulte

positive thoughts quotes

I have to think of the positive that's how I cope. - Ingrid Newkirk

Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain. - Robert A. Cook

Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best. - Marilu Henner

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

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition. - Elbert Hubbard

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. - Hans Selye

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. - William James

Surround yourself with positive people. - Melanie Fiona

It's almost always possible to be honest and positive. - Naval Ravikant

The past does not equal the future. - unknown

Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile, and start again. - unknown

The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life. - Oprah Winfrey