Uplifting Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old uplifting quotes, uplifting sayings, and uplifting proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.     

Michael Jordan

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.     

Colin Powell

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.     

Richard Bach

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop.     


We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.     

Kenji Miyazawa

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.     

Helen Keller

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

Zig Ziglar

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.     

William James

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.     

Washington Irving

All bad things, like good things, must end.      

Nihar Sharma

Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.     

Norman Vincent Peale

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.     

Henry Ford

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.     

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Willie Nelson

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

You've got one life to live. Make this one count.     

Kevin Ngo

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.     

Joe Paterno

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.     

Duke Ellington

The best way to predict the future is to create it.     

Abraham Lincoln

The first step is you have to say that you can.     

Will Smith

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.     


Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do     

John Wooden

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.     

Chinese Proverb

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs . . . one step at a time.     

Joe Girard

Tough times never last, but tough people do.     

Robert H Schuller

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.     

Eleanor Roosevelt