87 Uplifting Quotes for Inspiration and Motivation

These Uplifting Quotes are a great read for inspiration and motivation.

You can engage in many activities to elevate your mood and inject positivity into your life.

You can listen to uplifting music, partake in your preferred sport, or delve into books that ignite your motivation and inspiration.

To further support your journey towards a more optimistic mindset, we’ve compiled a collection of 87 uplifting quotes.

Uplifting Quotes for Inspiration and Motivation

These quotes are designed to encourage, inspire and motivate anyone seeking a boost in their spirits.

Let these powerful words serve as a reminder to embrace life’s challenges and strive for personal growth while maintaining a positive outlook on your journey.

Uplifting Quotes


In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein.


Weaknesses are just strengths in the wrong environment. ~ Marianne Cantwell.

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

The first step is you have to say that you can ~ Will Smith.

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. ~ Christopher Reeve.

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward. ~ Helen Keller.

I want you to know that you deserve the best. You’re beautiful. ~ Lil Wayne.

The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape. ~ Bono.

There is nothing impossible to him who will try. ~ Alexander the Great.

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Inspiring Uplifting Quotes

You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are. ~ Melissa Etheridge.


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ~ Francis Bacon.

Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free. ~ Frederick Douglass.

Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go. ~ Nicole Kidman.

I know that I’ve been put on this Earth to make people happy, to inspire people, and to uplift people. That’s a beautiful thing. ~ DJ Khaled.

You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices. ~ Deepak Chopra.


If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one! ~ Dolly Parton.

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

I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said. ~ Thuli Madonsela.

Light tomorrow with today. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

The freedom to do your best means nothing unless you are willing to do your best. ~ Colin Powell.

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. ~ Epictetus.


Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer. ~ Ernest Holmes.

A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you. ~ Joyce Meyer.

Best Uplifting Quotes

There is no education like adversity. ~ Benjamin Disraeli.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. ~ Frederick Douglass.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordan.

Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbon. ~ Ann Ruth Schabacker.

You change your life by changing your heart. ~ Max Lucado.


Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

I just love life. I love people. I love to write, that’s my gift. I love to sing. I have a good attitude. I like to think I shine from the inside. ~ Dolly Parton.

When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. ~ Carol Burnett.

You define your own life. Don’t let other people write your script. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

You do not suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent. ~ Nhat Hanh.


Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. ~ Les Brown.

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. ~ Charles R. Swindoll.

Famous Uplifting Quotes

Learn From Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for tomorrow. ~ Orison Swett Marden.

Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. ~ Aldous Huxley.

Send your life to a whole new level! Zip up the negative words and start speaking faith and victory into your future. ~ Joel Osteen.


Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. ~ Samuel Beckett.

Faith is love taking the form of aspiration. ~ William Ellery Channing.

We grow great by dreams. ~ Woodrow Wilson.

Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure. ~ Napoleon Hill.

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. ~ Booker T. Washington.

Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ~ Dale Carnegie.

Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you. ~ Beyoncé.

There is nothing impossible to they who will try. ~ Alexander the Great.


When it comes to luck, you make your own. ~ Bruce Springsteen.

The only thing more important than being good is being real. Authenticity is kinder than resignation without conviction. Truth leads to good faster than good leads to truth. Ultimately truth is good, but you have to live it from the inside out. ~ Alan Cohen.

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now. ~ Eckhart Tolle.

Uplifting Quotes on Life

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. ~ Muhammad Ali.

Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. ~ Betty Friedan

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~ John Wooden.

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau.


Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. ~ Maya Angelou.

We each have a covenant responsibility to be sensitive to the needs of others and serve as the Savior did-to reach out, bless, and uplift those around us. ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

The dreamers are the saviors of the world. ~ James Allen.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. ~ Robert F. Kennedy.

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

If I persist long enough I will win. ~ Og Mandino.

Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. ~ Rumi.


I learned the value of hard work by working hard. ~ Margaret Mead.

It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~ Nelson Mandela.

Kindness is one thing you can’t give away. It always comes back. ~ George Skolsky.

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. ~ Michael Altshuler.

Uplifting Quotes for Success

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ Malala Yousafzai.

If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. ~ Fred Rogers.

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. ~ Tecumseh.


Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists. ~ Eckhart Tolle.

The best is yet to be. ~ Robert Browning.

There is only one certainty in life and that is that nothing is certain. ~ G.K. Chesterton.

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather. ~ Pema Chödrön.

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. ~ William Arthur Ward.

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding. ~ Isaac Newton.


Why fit in when you were born to stand out? ~ Dr. Seuss.

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. ~ Epictetus.

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible! ~ Audrey Hepburn.

The best way to predict the future is to create it. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

The curious beauty about African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad story. ~ Nelson Mandela.

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. ~ Hermann Hesse.

Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery.

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So these were the 87 quotes that are Uplifting.

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