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.

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan
There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela
Once you choose hope, anything's possible. Christopher Reeve
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay
Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. Mario Fernandez
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Nelson Mandela
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. Richard L. Evans
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Napoleon Hill
People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Rob Siltanen
There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. C. S. Lewis
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Chinese Proverb
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James
That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche
Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill
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
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass
Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact. Les Brown
You can only be yourself everybody else is taken. Oscar Wilde
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
Everything is within your power, and your power is within you. Janice Trachtman
If it's not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it's a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between. Sara Evans
Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is. Anne Frank
Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverb
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined. Dr. Seuss
Work with what you have. Look good, feel good. Claire Betita de Guzman
If I persist long enough I will win. Og Mandino
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote
The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape. Bono