Positive Quotes To Encourage Positive Thoughts

Positive quotes can have a significant impact on our thought patterns and overall mindset.

This collection of short, uplifting statements can help to remind us of possibilities, question any negative thought patterns and allow us to shift our focus towards more positive thoughts and attitudes.

It’s not about buying into toxic positivity, but there is no denying that when we expose ourselves to optimistic and encouraging language more often, we think, feel and therefore act with more motivation and more confidence.

We hope you find some favorites that really ‘jump’ out at you 🙂


Short and Positive Quotes To Brighten Your Day

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“One of the happiest moments in your life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.”  Unknown


“Our life is the creation of our mind.” Buddha


positive quote by Maya Angelou


 “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou


“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” the Dalai Lama


Mary Anne Radmacher positive quote


“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher


“You can start late, look different, be uncertain and still succeed”. Misty Copeland


“Keep looking up. That’s the secret of life…” Peanuts Snoopy


“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou


positive versus negative mind quote


“A positive mind finds opportunity in everything. A negative mind finds fault in everything.” Unknown


“To make a difference in someone’s life, You do not have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.” Mandy Hale


short positive quote Randy Armstrong


“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.” Randy Armstrong


“Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.” Unknown


“When some things go wrong, take moment to be thankful for the many more things that are still going right.” Annie Gottlier


“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.” Unknown


“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” Peace Pilgrim


“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” William James


 “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you. Shout aloud, I am glad to be what I am. Thank goodness I’m not a ham, or a clam, or a dusty old jar of gooseberry jam. I am what I am, what a great thing to be. If I say so myself, happy everyday to me!” Dr Seuss


 “It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give power to has power over you.” Leon Brown


“When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control how you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.” Unknown


“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.” Naeem Callaway


“A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.” Unknown


“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.” Sara Ajna


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker


Theodore Roosevelt positive quotes


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt


“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky


“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” Sam Levenson


“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama 


“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” Lewis Carroll


“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis


“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs


“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi


“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Franklin D. Roosevelt


“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” Christian D. Larson


“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela


“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Ronald Reagan


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt


“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” Napoleon Hill


“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Albert Schweitzer


“You are never too small to make a difference.” Greta Thunberg


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi


“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll


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


“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” Zig Ziglar


“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


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


“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Elbert Hubbard


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


“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” Buddha


“The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” Robert H. Schuller


“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” Stephen King


When you change your thoughts, you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale


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


“Everyday brings new choices.” Martha Beck



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