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Positive Quotes to Start Your Day With A Smile On Your Face
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Positive Quotes to Start Your Day With A Smile On Your Face

It takes real inner strength to be able to see things in a positive way when they dont work out in our favor. Here are 30 positive quotes to start your day with a smile on your face.

It takes real inner strength to be able to see things in a very positive way when they don’t work out in our favor. It's important to remember that not all positive change seems like it's positive at first. This is where positive expectation comes into play; the belief that there is a bigger picture that we may not be able to see just yet, which is ultimately good for us.

Even if we can’t see it at first, there is some amount of good in any situation. If we set our minds to promote positive thinking and practise it regularly, it'll become easier and easier to replace negative thoughts. We know that positive thinking results in stress reduction. So with some effort and positive doing, we will become better at managing whatever life throws at us. Before we know it, we'll be experiencing one positive emotion after another.


A positive atmosphere nurtures our mind, body, and soul. Not only is positivity good for you, but it can also positively affect people around you. As the following quote illustrates, "Let your unique awesomeness and positive energy inspire confidence in others" (author unknown). If you want to become a very positive thinker and lead a positive life, you must actively train your mind to take action and be productive, and positive things will eventually surround you.

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Inspirational and positive quotes are always a go-to when our mood needs a reset. They can be an easy, small step in helping us re-frame negative thoughts and think about what steps need to be taken in order to overcome a challenge with a clearer mind.

Sometimes we have to create our own sunshine. Everything is easier to tackle when you’re wearing a smile. So, put on a song that makes you feel good, maybe do some exercise or listen to your favorite podcast. Whatever will put you in a good mood and make you feel like you’re ready for whatever comes your way. And if it's difficult to find a positive outlook, these quotes about positivity will help you get there.

Quotes About Positive Doing

Man looking out at field with arms raised victoriously by Japheth Mast on Unsplash
Photo by Japheth Mast on Unsplash

When it comes to positive doing, the important thing to keep in mind is that it isn't enough to simply thinking positively. We must also take action. This means doing whatever we can in order to lead us to the positive outcome we're striving to achieve.

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

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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

PAULO COELHO

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

JANE GOODALL

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR

Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

YODA

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

DALAI LAMA

Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.

JOHN LENNON

It always seems impossible until it is done.

NELSON MANDELA

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

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (MORE RALPH WALDO EMERSON QUOTES)

Positive Quotes to Make you Smile

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Photo by Count Chris on Unsplash

Feeling down? Want to start your day on a bright note? Maintaining a positive mindset isn’t always easy and we all need a pick-me-up from time to time. The good news is the simple act of smiling makes you feel happier and it boosts the mood of those around you, too.

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Not only does smiling have the power to lift your mood, but it can also help strengthen your immune system and lower stress. If you need some inspiration to start the day right, these positive quotes will bring a smile to your face.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE

Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.

LEO TOLSTOY

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

THICH NHAT HANH

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

MARCUS AURELIUS (MORE MARCUS AURELIUS QUOTES)

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

DR. SEUSS

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

ANTHONY J. D’ANGELO

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

RUMI (MORE RUMI QUOTES)

You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.

CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

ELBERT HUBBARD

Inspirational and Motivational Quotes for Positive Thinking

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Photo by Max Okhrimenko on Unsplash

Life is unpredictable and staying positive through turbulent times can be challenging, but focusing on the good in any given situation gives you an upper hand when dealing with hardships.

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If you’ve been struggling to see the glass as half full and need some motivation, these inspirational quotes might encourage you to shift your perspective and “try on” a positive lens.

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

OSCAR WILDE

I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.

ANNE FRANK

Miracles happen to those who believe in them.

BERNARD BERENSON

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

One small positive thought can change your whole day.

ZIG ZIGLAR

Be the light in the dark, be the calm in the storm and be at peace while at war.

MIKE DOLAN

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

TONY ROBBINS

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

C. S. LEWIS (MORE C.S LEWIS QUOTES)

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

PATRICIA NEAL 

Positive Quotes for Work

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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

You’ve probably heard of the “Sunday scaries”? Even if you haven’t, you’ve likely experienced the common feeling. It can be described as an overwhelming sense of pressure that sets in on Sunday nights, in anticipation of the work week ahead. Let’s face it, some Mondays are delightful and some are a real pain.

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The start of the work week can be anxiety-inducing, but it doesn’t have to be. Staying positive on the job can enhance your productivity, improve your work relationships and open up more opportunities to advance your career. If you're having a bad day, or a bad week at work, these quotes will remind and motivate you to keep your chin up.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

HERM ALBRIGHT

Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.

BABE RUTH

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.

THOMAS CARLYLE

Don’t count the days, make the days count.

MUHAMMAD ALI

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

DALE CARNEGIE

The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.

CHARLES DICKENS

I have decided to be happy, because it’s good for my health.

VOLTAIRE (MORE VOLTAIRE QUOTES)

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.

HELEN KELLER

The best way out is always through.

ROBERT FROST

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

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

ALAN WATTS

Stay Positive Quotes

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Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash

Staying positive when facing a setback is often easier said than done, but learning to quickly shift perspectives when things don’t go as planned is a game-changer. Developing and maintaining a more positive attitude in the face of adversity isn’t just good for your mental and physical health, it also increases your chances of success in all areas of your life.

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Whether you’re dealing with a minor inconvenience, like getting stuck in a traffic jam, or something more serious, like an unexpected illness, you’re better off approaching a difficult situation as an opportunity to redirect your thoughts and outlook. If you’re feeling out of sorts, and need a reminder to stay positive and on the right track towards achieving your goals, these quotes will inspire you to stay focused and look on the bright side.

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.

RICHARD M. DEVOS

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

TUPAC SHAKUR (MORE TUPAC SHAKUR QUOTES)

That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

OPRAH WINFREY

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

MAYA ANGELOU

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

HILLARY CLINTON

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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

JOEL OSTEEN

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.

PAULO COELHO

Positive Quotes for Women

Three women happy, smiling in a sunflower field by Antonino Visalli on Unsplash
Photo by Antonino Visalli on Unsplash

When things feel out of control, it can be difficult to overcome negative thinking patterns but learning to stop them in their tracks can you save you a lot of pain in the long run. Just like men, women today are involved in all parts of society, but it is no secret that women continue to face unique obstacles in daily life. There’s been much progress to address these issues over the course of decades, but there is still a long way to go. If you or a special woman in your life needs a reminder of how powerful she is, these quotes will inspire her to put a positive spin on things.

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

NORA EPHRON

A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.

SONIA SOTOMAYOR

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

AYN RAND

I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.

KERRY WASHINGTON

You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.

LOUISE HAY

Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.

BETTE MIDLER

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.

DOLLY PARTON

Quotes About Making a Positive Impact

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Photo by AllGo on Unsplash

There is no greater social magnet than positive energy. We all naturally gravitate towards people who are happy, optimistic, and who we associate with positive emotions.

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Not only do people enjoy the company of positive thinkers, but they can also serve as a model to help them practise positive thinking as well. Put simply, happiness is contagious.

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

MOTHER TERESA

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

MAYA ANGELOU

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.

LES BROWN

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

PAULO COELHO

 Everyone smiles in the same language.

GEORGE CARLIN

Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.

CHINESE PROVERB

Stay positive. Forgive others. Invest in yourself. Trust your instincts. Lead with an open heart. Don’t let others ruin your day. Do things that bring you joy. Be of service to humanity. Find your soul tribe. Love yourself.

LEWIS HOWES

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

ANNE FRANK

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

MARY LOU RETTON

Quotes About Having a Positive Outlook

Man standing in front of waterfall with double rainbow by Jared Erondu on Unsplash
Photo by Jared Erondu on Unsplash

We all know that it's not always easy to see the silver lining in bad situations. The key to becoming a positive thinker is practise. After some time, having a positive outlook in life will come naturally. If you're in doubt, these positive quotes will help you re-frame your mind to think positively no matter the situation.

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.

OPRAH WINFREY

Happiness is not the absence of the problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.

STEVE MARABOLI

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

CHARLIE BROWN (MORE CHARLIE BROWN QUOTES)

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

CARL ROGERS

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

ROBERT SCHULLER

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

HELEN KELLER

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

DOLLY PARTON

When things go wrong, don't go with them.

ELVIS PRESLEY

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

MICHAEL JORDAN

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