Through the struggles of life, it’s good to think positive. Many times that is difficult to do, especially with all the bad news we hear on the television everyday. I’ve struggled with negativity for much of my life. These days I try to think positively. I surround myself with positive people, those who will uplift me instead of put me down. I do what I can to encourage others, and try to have a giving attitude.


inspirational quotes about lifeBelow, I share a huge list of the best and most encouraging quotes on positive thinking. Some of these are famous quotes from well known people.


There is a lot of wisdom in these sayings. Positive thinking helps achieve the seemingly impossible! I have achieved so much in my own life by regularly reading some of these, and applying them in my own life. 



Read these encouraging quotes, and reread them.

Be inspired and uplifted. Apply them.


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100 Positive Thinking Quotes about Life that will Encourage and Inspire

  1. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” - Dr. Seuss

  2. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses

  3. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – John Maxwell

  4. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

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  5. “Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” – Unknown

  6. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

  7. “Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

  8. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

  9. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

  10. “Live everyday like it’s your last day on earth” – Unknown

  11. “You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

  12. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

  13. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.  Unsuccessful people are always asking, What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy

  14. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

  15. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart" - Helen Keller Read

  16. “I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown

  17. “Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

  18. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – W. Clement Stone

  19. “Believe you can and you're halfway there” - Theodore Roosevelt

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

  21. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” – Confucius

  22. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” - Joshua J. Marine

  23. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible' ” - Audrey Hepburn Read

  24. abraham lincoln quote “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

  25. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

  26. “Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

  27. “Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.” – Unknown

  28. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” - George Eliot

  29. “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

  30. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Christopher Columbus

  31. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” - Denis Waitley

  32. “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

  33. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

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

  35. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

  36. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

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

  38. “Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” – Unknown

  39. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

  40. "Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." - Henry Ford

  41. “Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone..” – Unknown

  42. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself” – George Bernard Shaw

  43. albert einstein quote "Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” - Roy Goodman

  44. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

  45. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant” - Robert Louis Stevenson

  46. “Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” – Unknown

  47. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back” - Arthur Rubinstein

  48. “Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes.  You are free.” – Jim Morrison

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  49. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

  50. Positive thinking sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and can achieve the impossible.” – Unknown

  51. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive” – Howard Thurman

  52. “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

  53. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  54. “You become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

  55. “We don’t meet people by accident, they are meant to cross our path for a reason” – Unknown

  56. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like” – Will Rogers

  57. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional” – Unknown

  58. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh

  59. “Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.” – Unknown

  60. “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle” - Albert Einstein

  61. “In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” - Shing Xiong

  62. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa

  63. “Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” – Unknown

  64. “Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours” – Zig Ziglar

  65. henry david thoreau quote “Do or Do Not. There is no Try” - Yoda

  66. “When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!” – Unknown

  67. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

  68. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us” – Alexander Graham Bell

  69. “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it” - Albert Einstein

  70. “It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” – Mae Jemison

  71. “We must let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us” - Joseph Campbell

  72. “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” – Unknown

  73. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

  74. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face” - Eleanor Roosevelt

  75. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

  76. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

  77. “Change is inevitable. Progress is optional” – Tony Robbins

  78. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown

  79. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there” – Will Rogers 

  80. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

  81. helen keller quotes “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Unknown

  82. “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

  83. “People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you” – Unknown

  84. “Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown

  85. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference” – Reinhold Niebuhr

  86. “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown

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

  88. “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” –Zig Ziglar

  89. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem

  90. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

  91. “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

  92. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

  93. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Malcolm Matthews

  94. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

  95. “Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” – Unknown

  96. life photography quote “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”  – Robert Frost

  97. “Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown

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

  99. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

  100. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar


Thank-you for reading this huge list of the best inspirational quotes about life. I hope you enjoyed them – and they uplift and inspire you!

If you have any others to share, please do is in the comments.

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