150 Positive Life Quotes To Improve Your Life

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Positive Life QuotesLife gets even the best of us at times.

No matter how much you work to fight off negative thoughts, they have a way of creeping back into your mind.

This happened to me the other day.

It was a good day, but then out of the blue, a negative thought popped into my mind.

I was able to replace it with some positive thoughts, but it kept coming back, resistant to my positive thinking.

So I turned to my handy positive life quotes to help me through this tough time.

Then it hit me.

If I find power from positive life quotes, I am sure others will too.

So I spent the next day formatting my favorite quotes and put together this post.

It is a compilation of my 150 favorite positive life quotes.

These quotes help me get through the times when negative thoughts are set on taking root in my mind.

By taking 10-15 minutes to read through these quotes, I am able to overcome the negative thinking.

I hope you too will use these quotes to stay positive when life knocks you down.

Table of Contents

150 Positive Life Quotes To Improve Your Life

#1. “Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy

lifestyle.” – Sasha Cohen

#2. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

#3. “To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett

#4. “There’s a way to do it better. Find it. – Thomas Edison

Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.

#5. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan. – Larry Winget

#6. “Fear is what stops you. Courage is what keeps you going.” – Unknown

#7. “Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around.” – Unknown

#8. “Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.” – Adolph Monod

#9. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

#10. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry Truman

#11. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

#12. “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

#13. “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.” – Ayn Rand

#14. “You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.” – Charles Noble

Success is a journey not a destination

#15. “Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe Jr

#16. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential. These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

#17. “If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.” – Deepak Chopra

#18. “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam

#19. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

#20. “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

#21. “When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. Believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown

#22. “The only truly happy people are children and the creative minority.” – Jean Caldwell

#23. “Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.” – Henry Ford

#24. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

#25. “Clear your mind of can’t.” – Samuel Johnson

#26. “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright

#27. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

#28. “Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.” – William Bennett

#29. “We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives. Some lessons are painful, some are painless, but all are priceless.” – Unknown

#30. “The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.” – Brian Tracy

#31. “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

#32. “The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.” – Tom Hopkins

#33. “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Charles Swindoll

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

#34. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

#35. “Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.” – Og Mandino

#36. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn

#37. “A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves.” – Harvey Mackay

#38. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

#39. “I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” – Ken Venturi

#40. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

#41. “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” – Arthur Clarke

#42. “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

#43. “Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” – Arthur Christopher Benson

#44. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

#45. “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” – Pearl Buck

#46. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

#47. “I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.” – Florence Griffith Joyner

#48. “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy

#49. “In one minute you can change your attitude and in that minute you can change your entire day.” – Spencer Johnson

#50. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.” – Bill Cosby

#51. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

#52. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

#53. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

Thoughts are like an open ocean, they can either move you forward within its waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss

#54. “Thoughts are like an open ocean, they can either move you forward within its waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss.” – Anthony Liccione

#55. “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.” – John D. Rockefeller

#56. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

#57. “If you care at all, you’ll get some results. If you care enough, you’ll get incredible results.” – Jim Rohn

#58. “Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#59. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine

#60. “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” – Chinese Proverb

#61. “It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing.” – Rosemarie Rossetti

#62. “There are no mistakes, save one. The failure to learn from a mistake.” – Robert Fripp

#63. “If you can’t control your anger, you are as helpless as a city without walls waiting to be attacked.” – Proverbs

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

#64. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

#65. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank Clark

#66. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins

#67. “Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.” – Dr. Dale Turner

#68. “Always desire to learn something useful.” – Sophocles

#69. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

#70. “Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” – H. Jackson Brown

#71. “Don’t compare yourself negatively with the giants or anyone else, rather, use them as models. Then get on with whatever it is you can accomplish with your life, and give it everything you have.” – Dr. Irene Kassorla

#72. “How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.” – Norman Vincent Peale

#73. “To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” – Thomas Edison

#74. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

#75. “The issue is not what you may be facing, rather your interpretation of it. Always think in a positive light to create a better world for yourself and others.” – Steven Redhead

#76. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

#77. “Improvement begins with I.” – Arnold Glasgow

#78. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw

#79. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

#80. “Success is achieved by development of our strengths, not by elimination of our weakness.” – Marilyn Vos Savant

#81. “The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.” – Confucius

#82. “If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.” – Unknown

#83. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve. The fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career

#84. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

#85. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

#86. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie

#87. “Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience.” – Jack Vance

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

#89. “I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown

#90. “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Japanese Proverb

#91. “You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.” – Zig Ziglar

#92. “Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.” – Henry Ward Beecher

#93. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

#94. “Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Unknown

#95. “Necessity is the mother of taking chances.” – Mark Twain

#96. “Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.” – Indian Proverb

#97. “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.” J.C. Penney

#98. “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.” – Michelangelo

#99. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

#100. “If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.” – Maurice Chevalier

#101.“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou

#102. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

#103. “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Albert Einstein

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within

#104. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

#105. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

#106. “The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius

#107. “You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself.” – Seth Godin

#108. “Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.” – George Bernard Shaw

#109. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

#110. “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#111. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

#112. “I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.” – Walt Disney

#113. “The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.” – Nido Qubein

#114. “Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less.” – Steve Goodier

#115. “You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.” – Leo Aikman

#116. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

#117. “Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.” – Henry David Thoreau

#118. “We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.” – Unknown

#119. “Don’t ever say that you are nothing because you are the opposite of nothing. You are everything.” – Sherri Lee Emmons

#120. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

#121. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.” – John Buchan

#122. “Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

#123. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks

#124. “One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” – Jack Penn

#125. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” – Emily Dickenson

#126. “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

#127. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

#128. “Seeing is not believing. Believing is seeing! You see things, not as they are, but as you are.” – Eric Butterworth

#129. “Leap, and the net will appear.” – John Burroughs

#130. “I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

#131. “The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” – Richard Bach

#132. “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.” – Bo Bennett

#133. “The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.” – Unknown

The best motivation always comes from within

#134. “The best motivation always comes from within.” – Michael Johnson

#135. “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” – Norman Vincent Peale

#136. “Bad is never good until worse happens.” – Danish Proverb

#137. “Leroy bet me I couldn’t find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough.” – Rita Mae Brown

#138. “I try to maintain a positive attitude at all times, because clients notice little things like that, and if you’re frowning and crying all the time and saying ‘Why? Why?’, they get worried.” – John Swartzwelder

#139. “It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, ‘Always do what you are afraid to do.'” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#140. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

#141. “A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” – Tom Stoppard

#142. “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

#143. “You can’t make yourself feel positive, but you can choose how to act, and if you choose right, it builds your confidence.” – Julien Smith

#144. “How can something bother you if you won’t let it?” – Terri Guillemets

#145. “The healthiest response to life is joy.” – Deepak Chopra

#146. “Always strive to aim for the highest peak of the goals in life you have set, this way if you manage to reach even half way toward a goal, landing in the middle is not such a bad place to end up.” – Victoria Addino

#147. “Strive for progress, not perfection.” – Unknown

#148. “If you’re not sure where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else.” – Unknown

#149. “I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.” – George Burns

People tend to focus on the things that they don’t like about themselves

#150. “People tend to focus on the things that they don’t like about themselves. While that’s important for change, it’s equally important to focus on what they love about themselves. For every one thing you dislike about yourself, think of five things you like about yourself. It’s a balancing act.” – Tom Giaquinto

Final Thoughts

There are my favorite 150 positive life quotes.

This isn’t a complete list, as there are endless amounts of quotes I could add to this list.

But these are by far my favorites that help me push through when times are tough and I need to see the positive in life.

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