ᐅ143+ Best Positive Quotes To Fill Your World With Light

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." —Maria Robinson

"The things you're waiting and hoping for tend to arrive at the most unexpected moments."

"Whatever is worrying you right now—forget about it. Take a deep breath, stay positive and know things will get better."

"Staying positive does not mean everything will turn out okay. Rather, it means you will be okay no matter how things turn out."

"Sometimes, when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place."

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again." —Stephen Grellet

"In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years." —Abraham Lincoln

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." —Judy Garland

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"Tough times don't last. Tough people do."

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be." —William Shakespeare

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for." —Oprah Winfrey

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." —Omar Khyyam

"Even if I don't reach all my goals, I've gone higher than I would have if I hadn't set any." —Danielle Fotopoulis

"We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one." —Confucius

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life." —John Lennon

"I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun." —Katherine Hepburn

"One day or day one. It’s your choice."

"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

"Take the first step." —Darius Fisher

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." —Chinese Proverb

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly." —Buckminster Fuller

"I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." —Florence Nightingale

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." —Albert Einstein

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

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

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

“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

"Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him." –Booker T. Washington

"May your troubles be less and your blessings be more." —Irish Blessing

"Words can inspire, thoughts can provoke, but only action truly brings you closer to your dreams." —Brad Sugars

“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” —Bertrand Russell

"Recognize what you have inside you." —Eric Pulier

"Make a determination that you will live your purpose today." —Daniel Budzinski

"Do good and good will come to you." —Adam Lowy

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” —John Muir

"We may not have hit the peak yet, but we are on the journey up." —Brian Nhira

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” —Wilma Rudolph

“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”—Maya Angelou

"The next choice is the most important choice." —George Wells

"When you realize how precious and fragile life is, it changes your whole perspective." —Ryan O’Donnell

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” —Rabindranath Tagore

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." —Jack Layton

"The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have." —Yiddish Proverb

"The joy of life is becoming a person you are proud of." —Bill Orender

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." —Mahatma Gandhi

"Base your relationships on the right values." —Dick Gephardt

"We have to collectively work together to improve the world." —Samuel Strauch

"Surround yourself with positive people." —Rod Rohrich

"Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” —Dalai Lama

"Make your life matter and have fun doing it." —Aaron Hurst

"Today is a good day to try." —Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

"I want to reach my potential, impact my world, and leave a legacy." —Seth Buechley

"Do what is true to your soul." —Malini Saba

Always let your conscience be your guide." —Jiminy Cricket

"If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels." —Tennessee Williams

"Jump in with both feet and be brave." —Sujit Choudhry

“Salvation lies within.” —Warden Samuel Norton

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do." —H.Jackson Brown Jr

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." —Walt Disney

"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others." —Rosa Parks

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too." —Anne Frank

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." —Robin Williams

"What we think, we become." —Buddha

"When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while." —Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Most people are nice when you finally see them." —Harper Lee

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." —Aesop

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." —John F. Kennedy

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." —Buddha

"Just for the record darling, not all positive change feels positive in the beginning." —S. C. Lourie

“Think and wonder. Wonder and think.” —Dr. Suess

"The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease for ever being able to do it." —Peter Pan J.M. Barrie

"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou

“To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the 'what is next', of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.” —Mark Twain

"To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks." —Bill Gates

"The most wasted of days is one without laughter." —E. E. Cummings

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." —Dr. Seuss

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” —Roald Dahl

"Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen." —Deep Roy

"You do not find the happy life. You make it." —Thomas S. Monson

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Each day provides its own gifts.” —Marcus Aurelius

“Be yourself and people will like you.” —Jeff Kinney

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“A No. 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” —Joyce Meyer

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee

“I dwell in possibility.” —Emily Dickinson

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars." —Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Stay positive. Better days are on their way."

"If you can stay positive in a negative situation, you win."

"Train your mind to see the good in every situation."

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale

"Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive.” —Jim Thompson

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan

“You can have it all. Just not all at once.” —Oprah Winfrey

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” —Tony Robbins

“Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.” —Jodi Picoul

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. -Robert Collier

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit. -Helena Rubinstein

The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. -Charles Dickens

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. -Milton Berle

It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive. -Ellen DeGeneres

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple. -Paulo Coelho

It always seems impossible until it is done. -Nelson Mandela

You always pass failure on the way to success. -Mickey Rooney

Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive. -Matt Cameron

When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical of everything. -Todd Kashdan

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. -Anthony J. D’Angelo

Let your unique awesomeness and positive energy inspire confidence in others.

No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers. -Wolfgang Riebe

No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers. -Wolfgang Riebe Keynote

Be so happy that, when other people look at you, they become happy too.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. -Jimmy Johnson

Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day. -Alice Morse Earle

You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. -Les Brown

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude. -Lou Holtz

Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone’s life in a very positive way are better. -Tim Howard

Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. -Bonnie Blair

You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way. -Dr. Seuss

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. -Carl Rogers

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

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. -Oprah Winfrey

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. -Dolly Parton

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. -Zig Ziglar

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

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. -Marcus Aurelius

Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it. -Albert Schweitzer

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow. -Robert Tew

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. -Vince Lombardi

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. -Francesca Reigler

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you. -Mary Lou Retton

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. -Elbert Hubbard

The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down. -Stephen Richards

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

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. -Helen Keller

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. -A.A. Mine

"Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them." -Mia Hamm

"We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better." - J.K. Rowling

"You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness." -Diane von Furstenberg

"Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to believe in our own ability, to be a little more ambitious? I think the world would change." -Reese Witherspoon

"Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink." - Lilly Pulitzer

"For me, becoming isn't about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn't end." -Michelle Obama, Becoming

"If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done." -Bruce Lee

"I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go." -Langston Hughes

"I believe great people do things before they are ready." -Amy Poehler, Yes Please

"I've got nothing to do today but smile." -Simon and Garfunkel

"You rarely win, but sometimes you do." -Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." -Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

"That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing." - Simone de Beauvoir

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

"As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way." -Mary Anne Radmacher

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." -Charles Dickens

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." -Desmond Tutu

"Do anything, but let it produce joy." -Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas A. Edison

"It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success." -David Feherty

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." -Henry Miller

"No exact recipe for today. Gather all available ingredients and whip yourself up something delicious." -Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gmorning/Gnight

"Lay plans for something big by starting with it when small." -Lao Tzu

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." - Alexander Graham Bell

"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." -Babe Ruth

"Walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps." -Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

"People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be." -Harvey Mackay

"It is not enough to have a good mind; the important thing is to use it well." -Rene Descartes

"Thou must gather thine own sunshine." -Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

"You cannot change what you are, only what you do." -Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." -Marilyn Monroe

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

"Pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it." -Paulo Coelho

"These things are good things." -Dr. Seuss

"That is one good thing about this world ... there are always sure to be more springs."

"Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done."

"At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago."

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer."

"You make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing."

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."

"You are enough just as you are."

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive."

"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way."

"Happiness is not by chance, but by choice."

"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

"Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful."

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

"The next choice is the most important choice." -George Wells

"We may not have hit the peak yet, but we are on the journey up." -Brian Nhira

"Make your life matter and have fun doing it." -Aaron Hurst

“Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here." -Mark Twain

"I dwell in possibility." -Emily Dickinson

"Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look." -Jodi Picoult

"Some men see things as they are and say why — I dream things that never were and say why not." -George Bernard Shaw

"Find magic in the little things, and the big things you always expected will start to show up." -Isa Zapata

"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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

“When you're positive, good things happen." -Deep Roy

"I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun." -Katharine Hepburn

"Every sunset is an opportunity to reset." -Richie Norton

“The power of imagination makes us infinite." -John Muir

"Most people are nice when you finally see them." -Harper Lee

"If I got rid of my demons, I'd lose my angels." -Tennessee Williams

"Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation." -Michael Jordan

"It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive." -Ellen Degeneres

"It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack." -Germany Kent

"When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you." -Shannon L. Alder

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." -Robin Williams

"Say yes, and you'll figure it out afterward." -Tina Fey

"Be yourself and people will like you." -Jeff Kinney

"Yes, we can!" -Barack Obama

"The most wasted of days is one without laughter." -E.E. Cummings

"It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses." -George Eliot

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." -Mother Teresa

"When you think positive, good things happen." -Matt Kemp

"When things go wrong, don't go with them." -Elvis Presley

"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears." -John Legend

"The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up." -Mark Twain

"Surround yourself with positive people and you'll be a positive person." -Kellie Pickler

"There is no way to be perfect and no fun in being perfect." -Alicia Keys

"One small positive thought can change your whole day.” -Zig Zaglar

"Happiness is a warm puppy." -Charles Schulz

"The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them." -Roy T. Bennett

"Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude." -Lou Holtz

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." -William James

"Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get." -W.P. Kinsella

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." -Oprah Winfrey

"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." -Dolly Parton

"Believe you can and you're halfway there." -Theodore Roosevelt

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

"Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking." -Rick Steves

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." -Roald Dahl

"Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -Abraham Lincoln

"Hope is the most exciting thing there is in life." -Mandy Moore

"Is truth always positive? Of course. Once the truth comes out, you know, it's all right. We're scared that if the truth comes out that it's not alright. It's the other way around." -Yoko Ono

"Confidence isn't optimism or pessimism, and it's not a character attribute. It's the expectation of a positive outcome." -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to your life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye, and all of that." -Christie Brinkley

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

"It's your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don't take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver." -Betty White

"There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast." -Brian Koslow

"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier." -Colin Powell

"Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity." -Khalil Gibran

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

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." -Zig Ziglar

"Every day brings new choices." -Martha Beck

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." -Lyndon B. Johnson

"All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination." -Earl Nightingale

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you." -Walt Whitman

"Doubt is a killer. You have to know who you are and what you stand for." -Jennifer Lopez

"I just think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful." -Drew Barrymore

"The things you’re waiting and hoping for tend to arrive at the most unexpected moments."

"Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal." -Ava DuVernay

"We are all here for a reason. I believe the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the darkness." -Whoopi Goldberg

"The mind is everything. What you think you become." -Buddha

"Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kind of falls into place." -Jennifer Aniston

"We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one." -Confucius

"Don't try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you." -Beyoncé

"Lay plans for something big by starting with it when small." -Lao Tzu

"Happiness is not by chance but by choice." -Jim Rohn

"The key to life when things get tough is to just keep moving. Just keep moving." -Tyler Perry

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

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." -Chinese Proverb

"Part of our human nature is finding new ways of being." -Bozoma Saint John

"Choose to be optimistic, it feels better." -Dalai Lama

"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others." -Rosa Parks

Know what sparks the light in you. Then use that light to illuminate the world. -Oprah Winfrey

Do good and good will come to you. -Adam Lowy

"Pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it." -Paulo Coelho

"Lead from the heart, not the head." -Princess Diana

"All your dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

"Sometimes, when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place."

"A winner is a dreamer who never gave up." -Nelson Mandela

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -Aesop

"Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud." -Maya Angelou

"To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks." -Bill Gates

"It’s not the years of your life that count. It’s the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln

"You do not find the happy life. You make it." -Thomas S. Monson

"For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive." -Jim Thompson

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow." -Helen Keller

"You are enough just as you are." -Meghan Markle

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible." -Tony Robbins

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too." -Anne Frank

"Each day provides its own gifts." -Marcus Aurelius

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." -Albert Einstein

"Every strike brings me closer to a home run." -Babe Ruth

"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde

“With a defeat, when you lose, you get up, you make it better, you try again. That’s what I do in life, when I get down, when I get sick, I don’t want to just stop. I keep going and I try to do more. Everyone always says never give up but you really have to take that to heart and really do never definitely give up. Keep trying.” — Serena Williams

“It’s important for everyone to stand up for what they believe in.” — Lewis Hamilton

“I've never scored a goal in my life without getting a pass from someone else.” — Abby Wambach

“I think the reason why I'm the person who I am today is because I went through those tough times when I was younger.” — LeBron James

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

“It takes so much energy to be mean. It takes much less to be nice.” ‍— Leah Thomas