200+ Staying Positive Quotes About Life And Work



Life is full of challenges, with all the bad news trending, we are left with not much alternative than to try and stay positive even in the mist of the challenges. Staying positive is not an option if you really want to stay happy, you don’t leave your happiness in the hands of the ever dynamic life. Also, one must learn to surround oneself with positive people and not people that will pull you down. Staying positive is a choice. Below is a huge list of staying positive quotes.

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Positivity Quotes

1. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro

2. “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

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

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

5. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” – Ray Kroc

6. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

7. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

8. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck

9. “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.” – Will Rogers

10. “You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.” – English Proverb

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

12. “Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

13. “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar

14. “Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

15. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

16. “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

17. “Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

18. “The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

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

20. “Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.” – George Bernard Shaw

21. “Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

22. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

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

24. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby

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

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

27. “If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy

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

29. “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

30. “Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.” – Sir Claus Moser

31. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

32. “Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

33. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

34. “Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.” – Joe Clark

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

36. “We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale

37. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

38. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

39. “Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Unknown

40. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

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

42. “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” – Prescott

43. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

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

45. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

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

47. “It is not enough to aim, you must hit.” – Italian Proverb

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

49. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

50. “I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” – Dudley Field Malone

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Positive Life Quotes

51. “Suppose you stand at a crossroads, one way leading to a desert and the other one to lush meadows and a beautiful place, which way do you choose?”

52. “Clear thinking produces definite results.”

53. “Positive thinking produces more energy, more initiative, and more happiness.”

54. “Train your mind to think in terms of ‘it is possible’ and ‘it can be done’.”

55. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there” – Theodore Roosevelt3

56. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’ ” – Audrey Hepburn Read

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

58. “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

59. “To think negatively is like taking a weakening drug.”

60. “Positive thoughts are not enough. There have to be positive feelings and positive actions.”

61. “When you say, “I can’t” and expect the worst, you become weak and unhappy.”

62. “When you say “I can”, and expect success, you fill yourself with confidence and happiness.”

63. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

64. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy Goodman

65. Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing, and work hard. The right people… the ones who really belong in your life, will come to you. And stay.3” – Will Smith

66. “The difference between can and cannot are only three letters. Three letters that determine your life’s direction.”

67. “Fill your mind with light, happiness, hope, feelings of security and strength, and soon your life will reflect these qualities.”

68. “Reading inspiring quotes uplifts the mind, bringing hope and joy to you.”

69. “Repeating inspiring quotes during the day, helps to better cope with every situation that arises.”

70. “The power of positive thinking is like a car with a powerful engine that can take you to the summit of a mountain.”

71. “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

72. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean1

73. “Positive and negative are directions. Which direction do you choose?”

74. “Being positive or negative, are habits of thoughts that strongly affect your actions and your life.”

75. “Happy thoughts fill your life with happiness.”

76. “Reading a few positive thinking quotes before going to sleep at night, and first thing in the morning, will gradually change your mindset, transform your life, and attract good things to you.”

77. “With the right attitude, you can inspire and motivate yourself to do greater things.”

78. “Affirm the positive, visualize the positive, and expect the positive, and your life will change accordingly.”

79. “When there are difficulties and you feel down, this is the time to visualize, think, and expect the positive.”

80. “Do not let circumstances influence your thoughts and moods. Choose your thoughts, and soon your life would mirror those thoughts.”

81. “Positive thinking is expecting, talking, believing, and visualizing what you want to achieve. It is seeing what you want, as an accomplished fact.”

82. “Riches, mediocrity and poverty begin in the mind.”

83. “Reality is the mirror of your thoughts. Choose well what you put in front of the mirror.”

84. “A positive attitude awakens inner strength, energy, motivation and initiative.”

85. “Positive thinking shows in being resolute, decisive and courageous in small matters and in big matters.”

86. “You can close the windows and darken your room, but you can also open the windows and let light get in. It is a matter of choice. Your mind is your room. Do you darken it or do you fill it with light?”

87. “Positive thinking and negative thinking are attitudes. They are points of view, and show the way people handle their affairs.”

88. “When you have control over your thoughts, you have control over your life.”

89. “Happy thoughts attract happy people into your life.”

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Positive Thinking Quotes

90. “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

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

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

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

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

95.  “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Unknown

96. “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

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

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

99. “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

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

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

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



103. “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

105. “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

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

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

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

109. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

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

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

112. “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

113. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

120. “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

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

122. “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

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

124. “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

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

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

127. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” – Roy Goodman

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

129. “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

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

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Positive Attitude Quotes

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

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

133. “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

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

135. “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

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

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

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

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

140. “ Do what makes YOU happy.” – Malcolm Matthews

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

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

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

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

145. “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

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

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

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

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

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

151. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’ ” – Audrey Hepburn Read

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

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

154. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

157. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

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

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

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

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

162. “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

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

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

165. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

166. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

173. “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

174. “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

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

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

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

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

179. “Do or Do Not. There is no Try” – Yoda

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

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

182. “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

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

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

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

186. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

187. If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. -Unknown

188. You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. – David Viscott

189. Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude. – Zig Ziglar

190. You must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought. – Emmet Fox

191. 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

192. Faith Alone is what really matters. – Nichiren Daishonin

193. Let there be peace on earth – And let it begin with me. – Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson

194. Never look at the visible supply; always look at the limitless riches in the formless substance and know that they are coming to you as fast as you can receive and use them. – Wallace D. Wattles

195. The World is what we think it is. If we can change our thoughts, we can change the world. – H.M. Tomlinson

196. Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. – A Zen Saying

197. There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. -W. Clement Stone

198. What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

199. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. – Helen Keller

200. If you believe you can or you believe you can’t you’re right. – Henry Ford

201. You must be the change you want to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

202. That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy. – George Foreman

203. We can learn to move into the unknown with the confidence that we have a guiding force within us that is showing us the way. – Shakti Gawain

204. It’s not what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you do know that ain’t so. – Mark Twain

205. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. – Norman Vincent Peale

206. A positive attitude leads to happiness and success. – Unknown

207. Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. – Ernest Holmes