50 Positive One Line Quotes – Short but Powerful

These short, positive one-liner quotes are a perfect way to share a bit of positivity with others, and to help brighten your own day. 

When you find a few short positive quotes that resonate well with you, you can use them as affirmations, as captions for social media or even a simple post-it note on your mirror. Depending on how they make you feel, these positive quotes can really motivate us and help to shift our mindsets to a more positive and successful way of thinking.



Positive One-Liner Quotes


“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristotle Onassis


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


“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey


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


“We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.” Albert Einstein


“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” Jean de la Bruyere


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot


“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill


“The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King Jr.


“No pressure, no diamonds.” Thomas Carlyle


“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus


“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill


“Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind.” Dr. Seuss


“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” Buddha


“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest steppingstones to success.” Dale Carnegie


“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” Maya Angelou


“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt


“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” Tony Robbins


“I dwell in possibility.” Emily Dickinson


“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” Estée Lauder


Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher


“Rise above the storm, and you will find the sunshine.” Mario Fernandez


“Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett


“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” Nelson Mandela


“Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.” Sophia Loren


“Impossible is for the unwilling.” John Keats


“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” Desiderius Erasmus


“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” John Wooden


“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” Paulo Coelho


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


“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein


“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” Aeschylus


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


“Whatever you do, do with all your might.” Marcus Tullius Cicero


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” Chinese Proverb


“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…” Marcus Aurelius


“Never regret anything that made you smile.” Mark Twain


“He that can have patience can have what he will.” Benjamin Franklin


“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wayne Dyer


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


“Be a positive energy trampoline – absorb what you need and rebound more back.” Dave Carolan


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


“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” Erica Jong


“Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.” Robert H. Schiuller


“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” George Lorimer


“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” Dalai Lama


“One of the differences between some successful and unsuccessful people is that one group is full of doers, while the other is full of wishers.” Edmond Mbiaka


“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar



“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” Stephen Covey




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