Your attitude and thoughts in the morning are the ones that are going to set your mood for the entire day. To help you start it on a more positive note, we’ve handpicked some great morning quotes that you can bookmark and read anytime you wake up feeling cranky.

You know how you sometimes say that you hate mornings? Well, it’s not the actual mornings that you hate. Sometimes it’s the fact you have to get up and do something that you don’t really want to do or go somewhere that you don’t want to go. Or maybe you’re a night owl and that definitely conflicts with your ability to wake up early.

Every morning has its own charm, even a foggy or a rainy one. Don’t let your daily tasks ruin the glory of a new sunrise and smile as soon as you open your eyes. This will radically change your mood for the rest of the day. Just try it!

Here are 30 morning quotes to start you day on the right foot:

Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.


LEMONY SNICKET

Be willing to be a beginner — every single morning.


MEISTER ECKHART

The longest way must have is close — the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.


HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.


HENRY DAVID THOREAU (more Henry David Thoreau quotes)

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.


RUMI (more Rumi quotes)

How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. […] How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!


ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Outside the open window/ The morning air is all awash with angels.


RICHARD WILBUR

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.


MARCUS AURELIUS (more Marcus Aurelius quotes)

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.


DALAI LAMA (more Dalai Lama quotes)

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.


VICTOR HUGO (more Victor Hugo quotes)

Climb the day. Drop your dreams. Possess the day.


GAIL CARSON LEVINE

It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.


COLIN POWELL

It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.


H.G. WELLS

Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.


RICHARD WHATELY

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.


JOHN STEINBECK

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.


DALE CARNEGIE (more Dale Carnegie quotes)

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.


ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

As we arise each morning, let us determine to respond with love and kindness to whatever might come our way.


THOMAS S. MONSON

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.


LARRY KING

Morning drew on apace. The air became more sharp and piercing, as its first dull hue: the death of night, rather than the birth of day: glimmered faintly in the sky. 


CHARLES DICKENS (more Charles Dickens quotes)

Make each day your masterpiece.


JOHN WOODEN

It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.


HENRY JAMES

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.


JIM ROHN

Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.


ELBERT HUBBARD

The only way to do great work is to love what you do


STEVE JOBS

In the morning, wonder and be generous like the sun. In the evening, meditate and be kind like the moon.


DEBASISH MRIDHA

I never wake up in the morning and wonder why I am here. I wake up and wonder why I am not making here better.


JEFFREY FRY

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


MARK TWAIN (more Mark Twain quotes)

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


RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Every morning, I wake up saying, ‘I’m still alive, a miracle.’ And so I keep on pushing.


JIM CARREY