100 Inspirational Quotes to Keep Positive

Do you need help keeping positive? Here are 100 inspirational quotes to keep positive. Reading and adopting these quotations to keep your mind focused on what really matters in life. Employing negative thinking is never a helpful way to solve a problem. Instead, take some advice from some of the most successful people in a range of occupations about why it is important to keep positive. 

Inspirational quotes to stay positive

1.

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand


2.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

Lyndon B. Johnson


3.

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin


4.

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.

Dalai Lama


5.

I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.

Nadia Comaneci


6.

Many of life’s failures are men who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison


7.

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


8.

The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln


9.

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

Willie Nelson


10.

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

Muhammad Ali


11.

The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.

H. G. Wells


12.

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs


13.

My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.

Samuel Johnson


14.

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

William James


15.

To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett


16.

If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond


17.

The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Unknown


18.

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

Roy Goodman


19.

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.

William James


20.

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

Mary Kay Ash


21.

Every day brings new choices.

Martha Beck


22.

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all.

Willard Scott


23.

I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it.

George Foreman


24.

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.

Henry Ford


25.

If it’s great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished.

Manuel Puig


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26.

Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative.

John Lydon


27.

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.

E. Joseph Cossman


28.

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.

John Wooden


29.

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare


30.

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

Unknown


31.

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

Christopher McCandless


32.

Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave.

Harvey Mackay


33.

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

Robert H. Schuller


34.

If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.

Cavett Robert


35.

Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.

Maurice Seitter


36.

In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.

Daniel L. Reardon


37.

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.

Henry Rollins


38.

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden


39.

I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.

Mark Twain


40.

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


41.

No matter what the situation, remind yourself : I have a choice.

Deepak Chopra


42.

When push comes to shove, it ain’t the science that’s going to lift you up – it’s the belief.

Kirstie Alley


43.

The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.

Bennett Cerf


44.

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

Les Brown


45.

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.

Jack Penn


46.

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

Walt Disney


47.

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.

Unknown


48.

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

Helen Keller


49.

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock


50.

The difference in winning and losing is most often not quitting.

Walt Disney


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51.

If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.

Maya Angelou


52.

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.

George Matthew Allen


53.

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.

Epicurus


54.

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

Michael Jordan


55.

Clear your mind of can’t.

Samuel Johnson


56.

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life away in fruitless efforts.

Samuel Johnson


57.

Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.

Unknown


58.

Happiness is not a goal, but a by-product.

Eleanor Roosevelt


59.

The rainbows of life follow the storms.

Unknown


60.

The best revenge is massive success.

Frank Sinatra


61.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt


62.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.

Mark Twain


63.

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

Mark Twain


64.

The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.

Napoleon Hill


65.

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


66.

You never regret being kind.

Nicole Shepherd


67.

You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.

Robert F. Kennedy


68.

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.

Thomas Szasz


69.

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

Robert Louis Stevenson


70.

If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison


71.

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.

Nancy D. Solomon


72.

If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.

Tom Rath


73.

Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.

Gertrude Stein


74.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead


75.

Positive defaults protect you from yourself – and that helps you to make decisions in the moment that are better for your long-term interests.

Tom Rath


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76.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln


77.

If you dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney


78.

Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill


79.

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill


80.

If not us, who? If not now, when?

John F. Kennedy


81.

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey


82.

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

Agnes Repplier


83.

Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.

Menander


84.

Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves.

Maltbie D. Matlock


85.

As the sculptor devotes himself to wood and stone, I would devote myself to my soul.

Toyohiko Kagawa


86.

It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.

Confucius


87.

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon


88.

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

Helen Keller


89.

Any positive emotion that you’re infusing into a workplace needs to be grounded in reality. If it’s not realistic, sincere, meaningful, and individualized, it won’t do much good.

Tom Rath


90.

Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.

J. Petit Senn


91.

We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.

Robin Sharma


92.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Buddha


93.

If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.

Guy Finley


94.

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar


95.

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

Joyce Brothers


96.

There is no failure. Only feedback.

Unknown


97.

I’m an un-healable positive optimist.

Andre Rieu


98.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

Thomas Fuller


99.

If you can change your mind, you can change your life.

William James


100.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

Douglas Adams


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