50 Uplifting Quotes That Will Change The Way You Attack Your Day

Uplifting Quotes

Quotes. They drag us down, lift us up and do everything in between. I’ve long been quoted (see what I did there?) as saying that quotes without action are, well, just quotes. Call me crazy but the world is filled with them. Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest are all littered with uplifting quotes that attempt to inspire the world. Sure, they may be uplifting quotes, and yes, they may inspire action, however, without action, it doesn’t matter how many uplifting quotes, pick-me-up quotes, or inspiring quotes we read, they don’t mean a thing. 

Uplifting quotes can change the world. But they cannot do it alone. Our dependency on them to wake us from our slumber of inactivity is startling. I get it. We need them for the few who use the uplifting quotes as fuel for their lives. For those people, they truly do create remarkable change in the world. These uplifting quotes propel a portion of our population to unprecedented heights. 

The question is, do you allow them to fuel you or are you like so many who preach their benefit but do not utilize them in the way that they must be used? It’s like saying you will tie your shoe but falling flat on your face because you chose not to.

Yes, read them and scream them out loud. That’s what they are there for. But please, as you scream them, take the time to decide how exactly these uplifting quotes will change not only your life but the lives of those around you.

With that I give you:

50 Uplifting Quotes That Will Change The Way You Attack Your Day

  1. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington
  2. “Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.” – Eckhart Tolle
  3. “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
  4. “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” – Bruce Barton
  5.  “Be like a rainbow and shine through on the darkest of days.” – Joel Scott

  6. “Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!”- Yvonne Pierre
  7. “The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.” – Bono
  8. “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. – Iain S. Thomas
  9. “When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel
  10. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  11. “Angry people want you to see how powerful they are. Loving people want you to see how powerful you are.”  – Chief Red Eagle
  12. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama
  13. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss
  14. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie The Pooh
  15. “Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine De Saint Exupery
  16.  “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” – Winston Churchill

  17. “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  18. “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore
  19. ‘Life is a storm my friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout, ‘Do your worst, for I will do mine!” – Alexandre Dumas
  20. “Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” – Alice Walker
  21. “Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!”- Yvonne Pierre
  22. “Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up, as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.”- Fyodor Dostoevsky
  23. “To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good.”– Barbara DeAngelis
  24. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
  25.  “Make your mistakes while no one is watching for one day everybody will be watching and you will appear flawless.” – Joel Scott

  26. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
  27. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers
  28. “The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.” – Lech Walesa
  29. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha
  30. “Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.” – Ralph Marston
  31. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
  32.  “Speak when you are angry and you will create a speech you wish to forget.” – Joel Scott

  33. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – Lolly Daskal
  34. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  35. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso
  36. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Anonymous
  37. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan
  38. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
  39. “We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale
  40. “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
  41. “First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.” – Aristotle
  42. “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese Proverb
  43. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” – Unknown
  44. “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.” – Ann Landers
  45. Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance.” – Sir Claus Moser
  46. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi
  47.  “How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” – Trina Paulus

  48. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins
  49. “The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals. If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” – Tim Ferris
  50. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

Please use anyone of these in your life. They are there for you. All I ask is that you take action on them and not merely repeat them. 

Cheers to your success,


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I am a family man first and foremost. Everything that I do is for my family. They keep me focused and moving forward. My world was turned upside down when I visited Africa for the first time. That trip left me with a newfound purpose in life: To cause and create profound change in every corner of our world.

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