50 Inspiring Quotes That Will Make Your Day

Mental Health & Self Love

January 29, 2022

When school is too overwhelming, your home life is stressful, and nothing seems to be going the way it should be, maintaining a positive headspace seems nearly impossible. But hearing other people's words of advice and wisdom can be more helpful and impactful than you may initially think. These quotes are here for you when you lack the motivation to overcome your day-to-day challenges.

Each Day Is A Day Closer To Achieving Your Goals

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

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

3. “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” —Tricia Cunningham

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

5. “Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller

6. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

7. “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

8. “If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” – Kendrick Lamar

9. “Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.” – Walt Whitman

10. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins

Overcoming Obstacles

11. "Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity." – Lou Holtz

12. “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis

13. "Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges." – Amit Ray, 'Walking The Path Of Compassion'

14. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

15. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ― Douglas Adams

16. “Haters are like crickets. You can hear all the noise they make, but you can’t see them…Then, right when you walk by them, they’re quiet.” — Dean Bokhari

17. "If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

18. "Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune." – William James.

19. "Let your joy scream across the pain." – Terri Guillemets.

20. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

Surround Yourself With Positive Thoughts And People

21. “Surround yourself with those who only lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

22. “Surround yourself with those who won’t compete but will revel in your success and see your ascent as a reflection of their own possibilities.” – T.D. Jakes.

23. “If you see the world and yourself through a lens smudged by negativity, then you’ll find much misery. If you look outwards and inwards through lens brightened by positivity you’ll find much to be happy and appreciative about.” – Henrik Edberg

24. “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

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

26. “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

27. “When written in Chinese the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy

28. "Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It's leadership." —​ Ralph Marston

29. "Be like a very small joyous child, living gloriously in the ever-present now, without a single worry or concern about even the next moment of time." —​ Eileen Caddy

30. "Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power." — William James

You Hold Great Power: Utilize It Correctly

31. “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

32. “Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” — Eric Hoffer

33. “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” — Anne Herbert

34. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

35. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” — Desmond Tutu

36. "Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see." – Mark Twain

37. “See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer

38. “We are all suffering from a shortage of kindness.” – Angela C. Santomero

39. “No one is born hating another person…People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

40. "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." — Zig Ziglar

Treat Yourself With The Kindness You Deserve

41. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

42. “I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” – Brigitte Nicole

43. “Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process.” – Bronnie Ware

44. “Self-kindness is self-empathy. And even when I talk to myself like someone I love and it feels weird, it works.” – Brene Brown

45. “It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” – Warsan Shire

46. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”— Charles Bukowsk

47. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

48. “The goal is to learn to be nurturing with yourself so you can feel free.” — Deborah Day

49. “I remind myself to be kind to myself, and as slightly ridiculous as it may sound, to treat myself in the same gentle way I’d want to treat a daughter of mine. It really helps.” — Emma Stone

50. "Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." — Louise L. Hay

Each individual carries the power to keep their head high and overcome obstacles, no matter how big or small. Though the world can seem as though it is always against you, remind yourself that struggling temporarily will allow you to thrive in the long run.

Sophene Avedissian
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Sophene Avedissian is a sophomore in high school. She writes for her school newspaper, Spyglass, the Los Angeles Times High School Insider, and the Youth Civics Initiative. During her free time, Sophene enjoys reading, playing soccer, and spending time with family and friends.