ᐅ143+ Uplifting Quotes About Life, for Hard Times and Work

The First Step Towards Getting Somewhere Is To Decide That You Are Not Going To Stay Where You Are.

Quit Waiting.

Build Your Dream One Day At A Time.

What Are You Waiting For?.

This Girl Can.

The Best Time For New Beginnings Is Now.

Nothing Is Impossible. The Word Itself Says ‘I’m Possible’.

Look At Me Now.

A Goal Is A Dream With A Deadline.

I May Not Be There Yet, But I’m Closer Than I Was Yesterday.

Ability Is What You’re Capable Of Doing. Motivation Determines What You Do. Attitude Determines How Well You Do It.

Have Purpose.

I’m Going To Make The Rest Of My Life, The Best Of My Life.

Remember Why You Started.

The Best Time To Plant A Tree Was 20 Years Ago. The Next Best Time Is Now.

No-One Ever Became Poor By Giving.

And Now She Knows, Beautiful Things Take Time.

Focus On What Matters.

Collect Moments, Not Things.

Things Do Not Happen, Things Are Made To Happen.

Stay Focused And Extra Sparkly.

What You Do Today Can Improve All Your Tomorrows

Get Out Of Your Own Way

If It Makes You Happy, It’s Never A Waste Of Time

“Writers create impressions that inspire, stir emotions, evoke questions and sprinkle seeds of awe.” ― C. Toni Graham

“Writers have influenced thoughts, principals, viewpoints and experiences throughout history. A talented writer’s pen is anointed with magic!” ― C. Toni Graham

“Life’s too short to walk around with your arms crossed and bottom lip poked out. Find a way to smile for yourself even if it’s as simple as licking the spoon clean or putting clean sheets on your bed.” ― C. Toni Graham

“But she loves me. Me. Just the way I am.” ― P.C. Cast, Destined

“Imagination is not bound by possibilities. The creative mind will always break the shackles—making the impossible, possible.” ― C. Toni Graham

“Sustain joy by anchoring yourself with gratitude.” ― C. Toni Graham

“Remember to celebrate the small accomplishments along your journey because they will provide the support needed when the road gets rocky. ” ― C. Toni Graham

“If reading makes you happy, do it. Whatever makes your heart sing and brings you joy, do that too.” ― C. Toni Graham

“When we settle down in the homeland of love, let us not forget to choose an uplifting horizon, where humor and joyfulness are along the way, and our heartbeat guides the rhythm of our day and composes the song of our passion. ("Crystallization under an umbrella" )” ― Erik Pevernagie

“I will always find a way and a way will always find me.” ― Charles F. Glassman

“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” ― Doe Zantamata

“Get immersed in the beauty that surrounds you. No filters, edits, or adjustments. Experience the colors, sounds, textures and smells within your reach. Live.” ― C. Toni Graham

“When we are looking for the unexpected, we are not only looking for the unexpected in ourselves, but we are also curious about the unexpected in the behavior of the others. So as to know the others, we have got to learn how and where they differ from us. By understanding this, we are able to establish an uplifting link with otherness. ( "Looking for the unexpected" )” ― Erik Pevernagie

“It’s hard to believe there are people that don’t read books. There’s so much magic in words and well told stories.” ― C. Toni Graham

“Peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes. Thy friends do stand by thee...' -Jesus the Christ” ― Joseph Smith Jr

“Love so joyfully and freely given can never be taken away. It is never truly gone.” ― Cameron Dokey

“Now the wren has gone to roost and the sky is turnin' gold And like the sky my soul is also turnin' Turnin' from the past, at last and all I've left behind” ― Ray Lamontagne

“Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” ― Janice Trachtman

“If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.” ― Matt D. Miller

“What men and women need is encouragement. Their natural resisting powers should be strengthened, not weakened ... Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut ... Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out! ... People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts.” ― Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna

“Now, brethren, do not expect perfection in your choice of a mate. Do not be so particular that you overlook her most important qualities of having a strong testimony, living the principles of the gospel, loving home, wanting to be a mother in Zion, and supporting you in your priesthood responsibilities. Of course, she should be attractive to you.... And one good yardstick as to whether a person might be the right one for you is this: in her presence, do you think your noblest thoughts, do you aspire to your finest deeds, do you wish you were better than you are?” ― Ezra Taft Benson

“Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now; Now, while the world is bent my deeds to cross, Join with the spite of fortune, make me bow, And do not drop in for an after-loss: Ah! do not, when my heart hath ‘scaped this sorrow, Come in the rearward of a conquered woe; Give not a windy night a rainy morrow, To linger out a purposed overthrow. If thou wilt leave me, do not leave me last, When other petty griefs have done their spite, But in the onset come: so shall I taste At first the very worst of fortune’s might; And other strains of woe, which now seem woe, Compared with loss of thee, will not seem so.” ― William Shakespeare

“How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that come from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time. Men may write love songs and sing them. They may yearn and hope and dream. But all of this will be only a romantic longing unless there is an exercise of authority that transcends the powers of time and death.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Soul mates' are fiction and an illusion; and while every young man and young woman will seek with all diligence and prayerfulness to find a mate with whom life can be most compatible and beautiful, yet it is certain that almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price.” ― Spencer W. Kimball

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

“Because paper has more patience than people. ” ― Anne Frank

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.” ― C. JoyBell C.

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” ― Albert Schweitzer

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. And swing!” —Leo Buscaglia

“It’s the rough side of the mountain that’s the easiest to climb; the smooth side doesn’t have anything for you to hang on to.” —Aretha Franklin

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.” —Marcel Proust

“Be thankful for what you have—you’ll end up having more.” —Oprah Winfrey

“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” —Harry Ruby

“Action is the antidote to despair.” —Joan Baez

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” —J.K. Rowling

“Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make it a doozy.” —Billie Jean King

“In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope.” —Bernie Siegel

“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” —Simone Biles

“Age is not the enemy. Stagnation is the enemy. Complacency is the enemy. Stasis is the enemy.” —Twyla Tharp

“Faith is taking the first step. Even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

“If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.” —Billy Idol

“Failure is God’s way of saying, ‘Excuse me, you’re moving in the wrong direction.'” —Oprah Winfrey

“Even a small star shines in the darkness.” —Finnish proverb

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” —Gen. George S. Patton

“My dad used to say, You wouldn’t worry so much about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they did.” —Dr. Phil McGraw

“A dead end is just a good place to turn around.” —Naomi Judd

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” —Alice Walker

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” —Dalai Lama

“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough.” —Robert Heller

“Be like the sun and the meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter.” —George Bernard Shaw

“Friends are the family we choose.” —Jennifer Aniston

“The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.” —William Dean Howells

“If you can’t reach your destination by one road, try another.” —Elsa Schiaparelli

“Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not opening it?” —Robert D. Ballard

“Just because you’re nervous doesn’t mean you have to look nervous. Nobody can look inside you. Project what you want to project.” —Valerie Jarrett

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou

“Procrastination means you know what you need to do and you don’t do it. If you don’t know what to do, you aren’t procrastinating. You are thinking.” —Lynn Lively

“Without darkness, there are no dreams.” —Karla Kuban

“Be yourself. No one can ever tell you that you’re doing it wrong.” —James Leo Herlihy

“There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” —Amy Poehler

“The only failure is not knowing how to be happy.” —Celine Dion

“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.” —Al Bernstein

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” —Dean Acheson

“We are not at our best perched at the summit; we are climbers, at our best when the way is steep.” —John W. Gardner

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” —Elmer G. Leterman

“A life of unremitting caution, without the carefree—or even, occasionally, the careless—may turn out to be half a life.” —Anna Quindlen

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” —Diane Ackerman

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” —Andy Warhol

“To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of contentment.” —George E. Woodberry

“Joy is one of the only emotions you can’t contrive.” —Bono

“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.” —Vincent Van Gogh

“He who laughs most learns best.” —John Cleese

“The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” —Doug Larson

“Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window—or break down a door.” —Brooke Shields

“It is our choices that show what we really are, far more than our abilities.” —J.K. Rowling

“If you don’t place your foot on the rope, you’ll never cross the chasm.” —Liz Smith

“All glory comes from daring to begin.” —Eugene F. Ware

“Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.” —Maggie Kuhn

“The sky isn’t the limit—the sky has no limit.” —Sarah Barker

“Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man.” —Louis Nizer

“What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.” —Hugh Mulligan

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.” —Hal Borland

“Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done.” —Ben Morcell

“Worry is like sand in an oyster: A little produces a pearl, too much kills the animal.” —Marcelene Cox

“The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” —Oscar Wilde

“Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.” —Ellen DeGeneres

“The older you get the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness.” —Lionel Barrymore

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” —Bertrand Russell

“No day in which you learn something is a complete loss.” —David Eddings

“Even the worst haircut eventually grows out.” —Lisa Kogan

“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.” —Robert Louis Stevenson

“I still close my eyes and go home—I can always draw from that.” —Dolly Parton

“It’s a whole lot more satisfying to reach for the stars, even if you end up landing only on the moon.” —Kermit the Frog

“You are genuinely happy if you don’t know why.” —Joseph Mayer

“Don’t say you can’t until you prove you can’t.” —Les Paul

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.” —Harry Emerson Fosdick

“The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul.” —Alexandra Stoddard

“Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.” —Jean Sibelius

“Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.” —Jon Bon Jovi

“My father gave me the best advice of my life. He said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t wake up at 65 years old and think about what you should have done with your life.'” —George Clooney

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!” —Jonathan Winters

“Memories are everyone’s second chance at happiness.” —Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” —Tom Stoppard

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength.” —A.J. Cronin

“Having a young child explain something exciting he has seen is the finest example of communication you will ever hear or see.” —Bob Talbert

“What’s wrong with being sentimental? Sentimental means you like stuff.” —Paul McCartney

“Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.” —John Lennon

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining nearby.” —Ruth E. Renkel

“You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.” —Bonnie Prudden

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” —Robert Frost

“The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” —Henry Boye

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” —Duke Ellington

“The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention.” —Walter Anderson

“There is only one certainty in life and that is that nothing is certain.” —G.K. Chesterton

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” —Harper Lee

“The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing that you’ll make one.” —Elbert Hubbard

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” —Sally Koch

“Kindness is one thing you can’t give away. It always comes back.” —George Skolsky

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” —Franklin P. Jones

“A person without regrets is a nincompoop.” —Mia Farrow

“Living is the art of getting used to what we didn’t expect.” —Eleanor C. Wood

“Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbon.” —Ann Ruth Schabacker

“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder.” —Salma Hayek

“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.” —Aldous Huxley

“Believe in yourself. Stay in your own lane. There’s only one you.” —Queen Latifah

“The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.” —Angelina Jolie

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