300+ Short Positive Quotes to Brighten Your Day

300+ Short Positive Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Looking for short positive quotes? We have rounded up the best collection of short positive quotes, sayings, one-liners, slogans, and messages to uplift and inspire you.

Words are powerful and a small dose of inspirational positive quotes is a great way to start your day on a motivational note. Good thoughts during the day can help encourage you from a depressed or low state of mood.

In this fast-paced world, every person is stressed and coping with some kind of struggle. But few words of encouragement can be very helpful for work, life, students, office, employees to perform better on a daily basis.

This list of quotes is a mix of funny, positive, inspirational, motivational, wise, uplifting, powerful for a great start of the day!

Short positive quotes to inspire you

  1. “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan
  2. “Strive for progress, not perfection.”
  3. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S Eliot
  4. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln
  5. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  6. “Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations.”
  7. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin
  8. “Be a warrior, not a worrier.”
  9. “Whatever you do, do it well.” – Walt Disney
  10. “And still, I rise.” – Maya Angelou
  11. “When words fail, music speaks.” – Shakespeare
  12. “What consumes your mind controls your life.”
  13. “Aspire to inspire before we expire.”
  14. “Reality is wrong, dreams are for real.” – Tupac
  15. “Strive for greatness.” – Lebron James
  16. “Love for all, hatred for none.” – Khalifatul Masih III
  17. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  18. “Change the world by being yourself.” – Amy Poehler
  19. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso
  20. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha
  21. “Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it.” – Nike
  22. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle
  23. “It hurt because it mattered.” – John Green
  24. “I will remember and recover, not forgive and forget.”
  25. “Being happy never goes out of style.” Lilly Pulitzer
  26. “Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” – Rumi
  27. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison
  28. “Success is a journey, not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland
  29. “Let the beauty of what you love to be what you do.” – Rumi
  30. “I have nothing to lose but something to gain.” – Eminem
  31. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
  32. “A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.” – Atticus
  33. “The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” – Ken Hudgins
  34. “All limitations are self-imposed.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  35. “Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain
  36. “You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.”
  37. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  38. “I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it.” – Lil Wayne
  39. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  40. “Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” – Drake
  41. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem
  42. “Change the game, don’t let the game change you.” – Macklemore
  43. “Determine your priorities and focus on them.” – Eileen McDargh
  44. “Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind.” – Dr. Seuss
  45. “Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller
  46. “Nothing lasts forever but at least we got these memories.” – J. Cole
  47. “Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing?” – Kendrick Lamar
  48. “The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  49. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” – Kurt Cobain
  50. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson
  51. “Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone’s life in a very positive way are better.” – Tim Howard
  52. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
  53. “Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.” – Vincent van Gogh
  54. “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” – Carl Rogers
  55. “Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.” – Albert Schweitzer
  56. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela
  57. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller
  58. “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
  59. “When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” – Paulo Coelho
  60. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
  61. “Hate comes from intimidation, love comes from appreciation.” – Tyga
  62. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton
  63. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” – Marcus Aurelius
  64. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean
  65. “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Dolly Parton
  66. “When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything.” – Todd Kashdan
  67. “Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” – Jessica N. S. Yourko
  68. “Lay plans for something big by starting with it when small.” – Lao Tzu
  69. “It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb.” – Roman proverb
  70. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
  71. “If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” – Kendrick Lamar
  72. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.” – R. Brault
  73. “Let your unique awesomeness and positive energy inspire confidence in others.”
  74. “Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” – Lou Holtz
  75. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins
  76. “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
  77. “I could agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.” – Harvey Specter
  78. “The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.”
  79. “If you want the light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” – Guy Finley
  80. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens
  81. “Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle
  82. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler
  83. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.” – Robert Tew
  84. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain
  85. “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” – Bonnie Blair
  86. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar
  87. “One day the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.” – Johnny Depp
  88. “If the world was blind how many people would you impress?” – Boonaa Mohammed
  89. “White is not always light and black is not always dark.” – Habeeb Akande
  90. “You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Mine

Short positive inspirational quotes

  1. “You were crafted to do magical things.”
  2. “Hope is a waking dream.” – Aristotle
  3. “When nothing goes right, go left.”
  4. “Focus on your goals, not on obstacles.”
  5. “Turn the pain into power.”
  6. “There is beauty in simplicity.”
  7. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
  8. “Your best teacher is your last mistake.”
  9. “It’s the will, not the skill.”
  10. “No guts, no story.” – Chris Brady
  11. “What is yours will find you.”
  12. “Grow through what you go through.”
  13. “Spread love everywhere you go.” ―Mother Teresa
  14. “When you focus on the good, the good gets better.”
  15. “Positive always wins… Always.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  16. “Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” – Jim Rohn
  17. “Whatever life plants you, bloom with grace.”
  18. “Failure is success if we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes
  19. “Do not give your past the power to define your future.”
  20. “Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle
  21. “You get what you give.” – Jennifer Lopez
  22. “Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Anaïs Nin
  23. “The grass is greener where you water it.”
  24. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”
  25. “You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle
  26. “You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr. Seuss
  27. “You never fail until you stop trying.” – Albert Einstein
  28. “Think positive, and positive things will happen.”
  29. “My life is my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  30. “Breathe. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.”
  31. “Don’t regret the past. Just learn from it.”
  32. “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.” – Dr. Henry Link
  33. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson
  34. “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.” – Henry Ford
  35. “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds, will continue in others.” – Rosa Parks
  36. Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn
  37. “Life isn’t about falling it’s about getting back up every time you fall.”
  38. “The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  39. “The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.”
  40. “The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.” – Nadine Gordimer
  41. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
  42. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  43. “Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream meaning.” – Oprah Winfrey
  44. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams
  45. “It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life.” – Joyce Meyers
  46. “Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking.” – Augustine of Hippo
  47. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
  48. “Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are.”
  49. “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller
  50. “Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.” – Karen Salmansohn
  51. “You do not find the happy life. You make it.” – Camilla Eyring Kimball
  52. “The most wasted of days is one without laughter.” – E. E. Cummings
  53. “Little by little, day by day, what is meant for you will find its way.”
  54. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald
  55. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  56. “Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” – Paramahansa Yogananda
  57. “Be patient with yourself. Nothing in nature blooms all year.”
  58. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown
  59. “If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.” – Buddha
  60. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou
  61. “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez
  62. “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett
  63. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  64. “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  65. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  66. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
  67. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
  68. “It really doesn’t matter how slow you are going as long as you do not stop.”
  69. “Worry less. Smile more. Be yourself. Be grateful. Be happy.”
  70. “The knowledge of happiness brings the knowledge of unhappiness.” – Swami Vivekananda
  71. “Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.”
  72. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi
  73. “Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” – Lindsey Vonn
  74. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller
  75. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William Jame
  76. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Maya Angelou
  77. “The rain will pass. Keep your head up. Look for the rainbow.”
  78. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
  79. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  80. “We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller
  81. “Light tomorrow with today!” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  82. “Love yourself, it is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.”
  83. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler
  84. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” – Demi Lovato
  85. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton
  86. “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan
  87. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton
  88. “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale
  89. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  90. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison
  91. “The fastest road to meaning and success: choose one thing and go all-in.” – Maxime Lagacé
  92. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald
  93. “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” – William James
  94. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
  95. “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss
  96. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar
  97. “Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” – Deep Roy
  98. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  99. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett
  100. “The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – James Crook
  101. “To succeed in life, you need three things: A wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” – Reba Mcentire
  102. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller
  103. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss
  104. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson
  105. “Life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to be lived… Sometimes happy, other times rough. But with every up and down you learn lessons that make you strong.”
  106. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  107. “We either make ourselves miserable or make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda
  108. “For every reason that it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” – Jack Canfield
  109. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Rob Siltanen
  110. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai
  111. “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”
  112. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore
  113. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  114. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown

Short positive life quotes

  1. “Prove them wrong.”
  2. “One day at a time.”
  3. “You matter.”
  4. “This too shall pass.”
  5. “Never ever give up.”
  6. “Positivity is power.”
  7. “You are amazing.”
  8. “Stay hopeful.”
  9. “Think positive.”
  10. “Stay strong.”
  11. “Don’t quit.”
  12. “Shine bright.”
  13. “Live. Laugh. Love.”
  14. “I can and I will.”
  15. “God has never left you.”
  16. “Broken crayons still color.”
  17. “Dream. Plan. Execute.”
  18. “Dream bigger. Do bigger.”
  19. “Be you. Do you. For you.”
  20. “Choose to be happy.”
  21. “Never stop dreaming.”
  22. “Happiness is an inside job.”
  23. “Mindset is everything.”
  24. “You can totally do this.”
  25. “Be a voice. Not an echo.”
  26. “Dream it. Wish it. Do it.”
  27. “Today I choose joy.”
  28. “Say yes to new adventures.”
  29. “The obstacle is the path.”
  30. “Judge me when you are perfect.”
  31. “Die with memories, not dreams.”
  32. “It’s ok to be not ok right now.”
  33. “There’s bravery in being soft.”
  34. “Kindness always comes back.”
  35. “Little things make big days.”
  36. “Remember why you started.”
  37. “Your only limit is your mind.”
  38. “Life is short. Make it sweet.”
  39. “Take the risk or lose the chance.”
  40. “Be scared and do it anyway.”
  41. “Trust the timing of your life.”
  42. “Dream without fear. Love without limits.”
  43. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs
  44. “Everything that you are is enough.”
  45. “Leave no stone unturned.” – Euripides
  46. “Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.”
  47. “Keep going. Be all in.” – Bryan Hutchinson
  48. “Don’t feel guilty for doing what’s best for you.”
  49. “Positive Mind. Positive Vibes. Positive Life.”
  50. “No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle
  51. “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”
  52. “Taking care of yourself is productive.”
  53. “Great things never come from comfort zones.”
  54. “Screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson
  55. “Your limitation—it’s only your imagination.”
  56. “A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.”
  57. “Sometimes later becomes never. Do it now.”
  58. “He who is brave is free.” – Seneca
  59. “Seek the seeker.” – Ramana Maharshi
  60. “The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” – George Santayana
  61. “Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius
  62. “Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.”
  63. “It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela
  64. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”
  65. “Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.”
  66. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve
  67. “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” – Roy T. Bennett
  68. “Whatever you do, do with all your might.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  69. “It’s going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible.”
  70. “We are twice armed if we fight with faith.” – Plato
  71. “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein
  72. “Character like a photograph. Developing in darkness.”
  73. “A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.”
  74. “You always pass failure on the way to success.” – Mickey Rooney
  75. “Positivity is, to find goodness even in bad conditions.”
  76. “Every wall is a door.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  77. “Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results.”
  78. “Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron
  79. “Be so happy that, when other people look at you, they become happy too.”
  80. “The true success is the person who invented himself.” – Al Goldstein
  81. “Let him that would move the world first move himself.” – Socrates
  82. “You can if you think you can.” – George Reeves
  83. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” – Bob Marley
  84. “It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” – Ellen DeGeneres
  85. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard
  86. “Success doesn’t just find you. You have to go out and get it.”
  87. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
  88. “Imperfection is a form of freedom.” – Anh Ngo
  89. “The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.”
  90. “The past does not equal the future.” – Tony Robbins
  91. “Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.”
  92. “Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.”
  93. “No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” – Wolfgang Riebe
  94. “Success is the child of audacity.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  95. “You are your own soulmate.” – Rupi Kaur

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