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.

Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. Wilma Rudolph
Just don't give up what you're trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald
You don't come to terms with something before you do it. It's only after you've done it that you realize, you know, maybe that wasn't the best thing to do. Sometimes you gotta fall down to know the feeling to get up. DMX
When you have done everything that you can do, surrender. Give yourself up to the power and energy that's greater than yourself. Oprah Winfrey
Hold fast to dreams, / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird, / That cannot fly. Langston Hughes
Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly. Neil Gaiman
You're beautiful and worthy and totally unique. Emma Stone
No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid. Lupita Nyong'o
Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends. Aberjhani
Open your heart to the sky. Live. Adam Gnade
You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start you will. Stephen King
If they don't like you for being yourself, be yourself even more. Taylor Swift
With confidence, you have won even before you have started. Marcus Garvey
Every child deserves a first-class education and uplifting motivation along the way. Shirley Gumbs
You are magnificent beyond measure, perfect in your imperfections, and wonderfully made. Abiola Abrams
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." Mary Anne Radmacher
Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence. Ovid
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. Zig Ziglar
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. Victor Hugo
You are not the darkness you endured. You are the light that refused to surrender. John Mark Green
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton