Positive life quotes
Positive Life Quotes

80 Positive Life Quotes To Live By

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Staying positive when life seems to be unfriendly to you is hard. Living life to the fullest and being happy is the dream of everyone. But this is not possible if you are not motivated day by day. Life will surely beat you blue-black but you don’t have to let all the negative energy consume you.

Inspirational, short, positive life quotes are all you need to live your best life. These wise sayings and motivational words can change your mood if you are sad.

Positive quotes for life and self-help books are my number one source of motivation, whenever I’m not in the mood. So, you can equally read these best quotes ever to get some inspiration about your life journey. Below are the best short life quotes to keep you moving.

Positive Life Quotes

1. “Life may throw dirt at you but keep moving. The goal is to get to your destination.”

80 positive life quote

2. “Life rewards those who patiently wait for it.”

3. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

80 positive life quote

4. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West

7. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela

8. “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

10. “The more you praise and celebrate your life; the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey

11. “Life does not give you what you desire but what you demand from it.”

12. “A happy life is a life lived, trying to be yourself instead of pretending to be someone else.”

13. “No matter your deepest worry in life, no matter how unfair life is to you, remember one thing-it’s all temporary…”

14. “Just keep moving, even when you have come to the end of the road. When one door closes, it is an opportunity for a new one to open.”

15. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison

16. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

17. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller

18. “If you can’t change your old life, try to create a new one that will fit you.”

19. “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” Forrest Gump

80 positive life quote

20. “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” Maya Angelou

21. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

22. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Søren Kierkegaard

23. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” Helen Keller

24. “In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.” Anne Frank

25. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” Stephen Hawking

26. “We design our lives through the power of choices.” Richard Bach

27. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

28. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Les Brown

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

30. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

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

32. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Teddy Roosevelt

33. “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. “Use your life to serve the world, and you will find that it also serves you.” Oprah Winfrey

35. ‘I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” Mother Teresa

36. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln

37. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” Dalai Lama

38. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” – Oprah Winfrey

39. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” Bil Keane

40. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never to be scared of anyone or anything.” Frank Sinatra

41. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” Hans Christian Andersen

42. “Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” Helen Keller

43. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

44. “You are where you are in life because of what you believe is possible for yourself.” Oprah Winfrey

45. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. -John Lennon

46. “Sing like no one’s listening, love as you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.” Mark Twain

47. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” Paolo Coelho

48. “Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation” Isaac Newton

49. “You are where you are in life because of what you believe is possible for yourself.” Oprah Winfrey

50. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller

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Inspirational Quotes On Life

51. “If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.” Oprah Winfrey

52. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure… but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” Francis Chan

53. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther Jr.

54. “Ninety per cent of the world’s woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves – so how can we know anyone else?” Sydney J. Harris

55. “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.” Charles Kettering

56. “Life is a journey, not a destination.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

57. “If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

58. “I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” Oprah Winfrey

59. “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” Henry David Thoreau

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60. “Life is a challenge; we must take it.” Mother Teresa

61. “Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” Eleanor Roosevelt

62. “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.” Bill Cliton

63. “Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.” Henry David Thoreau

64. “Yes, you must live life beautifully and not allow the spirit of the world that makes gods out of power, riches, and pleasure make you to forget that you have been created for greater things.” Mother Teresa

65. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?” Sydney J. Harris

66. “Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

67. “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.” Eleanor Roosevelt

68. “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

69. “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” Henry David Thoreau

70. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

71. “There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” Henry David Thoreau

72. “It is not the length of life, but the depth.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

73. “Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.” Mother Teresa

74. “One of the most beautiful compensations in life is that no person can help another without helping themselves.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

75. “He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

76. “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it.” Mother Teresa

77. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” Robert Frost

78. “Life has three stages; morning (time to plan), afternoon (the time to work), and night (time to rest). Maximize the best of your time.”

79. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

80. “Life is too short to be wasted trying to live another person’s life. The best of you is found in you, not in them.”

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I am Onwe Damian Chukwuemeka, the brain behind this blog. I'm a passionate writer who loves everything about relationships, quotes, and self-improvement tips for personal growth.

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