100 Positive Quotes To Live By

by MindJournal - 12 min read

100 Positive Quotes To Live By - MindJournal

Get ready to be inspired as we bring you our curated collection of 100 positive quotes to live by.

We've gathered these timeless words of wisdom from remarkable individuals across various walks of life. They encompass topics such as resilience, self-belief, love, gratitude, and success.

Each has been handpicked to inspire and motivate you, encouraging a positive mindset.

Whether you are facing challenging times and seeking motivation, pursuing your dreams and needing inspiration, or simply craving positivity, this compilation will do just that.

So get ready to dive into this transformative collection and let these quotes inspire you to live your best life.

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."

Albert Einstein

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

Lao Tzu

"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things."

Robert Bault 

"Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one."

Marcus Aurelius

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."

Desmond Tutu

"We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope."

Martin Luther King

"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees."

Henry David Thoreau

"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."

Benjamin Spock

"The grass is greener where you water it."

Neil Barringham

"If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete."

Jack Kornfield

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

Dr Seuss

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Ferris Bueller

"The mind is everything. What you think you become."


"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."

Willie Nelson

"You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream."

C.S. Lewis

"Every morning you have two choices. Continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them."

Carmelo Anthony

"It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not."

Denis Waitley

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

Nelson Mandela

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

William James

"Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more."

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Joseph Campbell

"All limitations are self-imposed."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf."

Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Benjamin Franklin

"Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time."

Jim Rohn

"The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit."

Bryant McGill

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out."

Robert Collier

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."

Christopher Reeve

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

Les Brown

"You can do anything, but not everything."

David Allen

"Don’t miss out on your life just because you’re too busy scrolling through someone else's."

Mel Robbins

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

Ian Maclaren

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."

A.A Milne

"For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible."

Stuart Chase

"Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined."

Andrew Hendrixson

"You have to do what you dream of doing even while you're afraid."

Arianna Huffington

"When you cease to dream you cease to live."

Malcolm Forbes

"Focus is a matter of deciding what things you're not going to do."

John Carmack

"With love and patience, nothing is impossible."

Daisaku Ikeda

"Rest and be thankful."

William Wordsworth

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

C.S. Lewis

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."

David Viscott

“It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.”

Vince Lombardi

"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."

Malcolm X

"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."

Jim Carrey

"Don't worry about failure; you only have to be right once."

Drew Houston

"Impossible is just an opinion, don't buy it."

Robin Sharma

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated."

Maya Angelou

"The thing about meditation is: You become more and more you."

David Lynch 

"Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes."

Carl Jung

"The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow."

Robert Tew

"You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore."

William Faulkner

"Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality."

Malala Yousafzai

"All limitations are self-imposed."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

"We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing".

Ira Glass

"Dreams are made possible if you try."

Terry Fox

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."


"Don’t just sit there. Do something. The answers will follow."

Mark Manson

"Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can."

Arthur Ashe

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

Peter Drucker

"Everything that you have ever wanted is on the other side of fear."

George Addair

"Positive thinking can be contagious."

Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Inaction is the greatest risk of all."

Tim Ferriss

"Never underestimate the big importance of small things."

Matt Haig

"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."

Deepak Chopra

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."

Truman Capote

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

Carl Bard

"The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately."


"Be the person you needed when you were younger."

Ayesha Siddiqi

"The past does not equal the future unless you live there."

Tony Robbins

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."

Mark Twain

"Determine your priorities and focus on them."

Eileen McDargh

"Adversity is preparation for greatness."

Andy Andrews 

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."


"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

Chinese proverb

"You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."

Steve Jobs

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan."

Eleanor Roosevelt

"Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do."

Brian Tracy

"Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life... including you."

Kelly Rudolph

"Our destiny is not written for us, but by us."

Barack Obama

"Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle."

John Acuff 

"Believe you can and you’re halfway there."

Theodore Roosevelt

"You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging."

Brene Brown

"The most important factor in survival is neither intelligence nor strength but adaptability."

Charles Darwin

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."

Jim Rohn

"Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners."

William Shakespeare

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."

Benjamin Franklin

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."


"Anything is possible. Anything can be."

Shel Silverstein

"You can only go forward by making mistakes."

Alexander McQueen

"Simply with a change of mind you can change your life."

Deepak Chopra

"Everything is within your power, and your power is within you."

Janice Trachtman

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

Wayne Gretzky 

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."

Michael Altshuler

"Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life."

Carrie Ann Moss

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

Søren Kierkegaard

"Today is the opportunity to build the tomorrow you want."

Ken Poirot

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