Inspirational Quotes About Silver Linings

The following quotes all help to remind us of the silver linings in life’s most unexpected events, in times of challenge and upheaval.

What is a ‘Silver Lining’?

Every cloud has a silver lining is a phrase that means there is always some good that can come out of a bad situation.

The point isn’t to diminish our feelings and emotions when we are going through a challenging time, but it’s to provide hope and the ability to refocus and move forward in life.

It’s not always easy to see the ‘silver lining’, and it’s not something we can expect to find immediately. However, one of the best ways to get through a tough time in life is to look for the silver lining – the opportunities, the options, the good that can come from this.

We hope that the following quotes inspire hope, positivity, opportunities and clearer skies for you:


Silver Lining Quotes


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


“Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.” Maurice Setter


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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” Maya Angelou


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


quotes about silver linings


“It’s funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.” Karen Marie Moning


“Bravery is not the absence of fear, it is overcoming it.” Mellody Hobson


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


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“I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.” Elizabeth Gilbert


“Do you believe that behind every cloud is a silver lining? Because if you do, now’s the time to start believing it.” Charles F Glassman


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Jimmy Dean


Finding The Silver Lining Quotes


“If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.” James E. Faust


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


“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” Nido Qubein


“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman


“The same wind that blows down your house shakes berries from the bushes.” Marci Ridlon


Finding The Silver Lining Quotes


“It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness.” Herbie Hancock


“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” Albert Schweitzer


“I’d rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right.” Elon Musk


“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey


“There is beauty in finding the silver lining, even through the darkness. It is there if you search for it.” Tracey Ehman



Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining Quotes


“Bad things happen, and sometimes a bad thing, later on down the line, turns out to not be bad at all, even though at the time you wouldn’t have known it.” Kenneth Arthur


Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining Quotes


“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” Michelle Obama


“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu


“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” Moliere


“You must not under any pretence allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.” Emmet Fox


“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell


“I do believe in the old saying, ‘What does not kill you makes you stronger.’ Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity.” Angelina Jolie


“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” Jack Dempsey


“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” Tony Robbins


“I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.” Gustave Flaubert


“There is greater clarity in the still waters of sadness, something not found in the babbling brooks of more sought-after emotions.” Shaun Hick


“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Warren Buffett


“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” Jack Layton


“The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.” Marlee Matlin


“Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.” Stephen Covey


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


“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” E. E. cummings


“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” Lyndon B. Johnson


“Every silver lining has a cloud.” Mary Kay Ash


Remember to be gentle on yourself. This isn’t about toxic positivity, or repressing feelings – because that’s not at all healthy for anybody. But when you are ready, gently consider what good can come out of this difficult time for you. Take care.

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