Uplifting Quotes: The Ultimate List for Any Occasion

Uplifting quotes for any occasion…

…For a friend, for a loved one, for the hard times.


Even during the darkest time somehow, we find an inner strength and resilience to fight back and start fresh.

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On numerous occurrences, I could have fallen asleep things about my loan, occasional health issue… I am a human, sometimes I can’t this. 

The funny thing that in the morning most of the troubling emotion would go away.

So, my point is, that sometimes all we need is a little nudge. Maybe a short uplifting quote that fire us up with faith, energy, and determination.

My favorite uplifting quote is by Elon Musk. He says:

“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing you know that you will achieve in 4 months what it takes them a year to achieve.”

I got it on my phone’s screensaver. And every time I feel a little bit discouraged I take a little peak on it. 

Even if some might disagree with his approach, it works for me, and I immediately feel empowered.

I’ve tried to research for the most famous uplifting quotes and put this list together: if you feel that you need a little boost of excitement to start up your day, check Uplifting morning quotes section.

If you struggle at work, I have a set of inspiring saying just for you.

And much more: about love, friendship, mourning, going through the tough times…

I hope you’ll enjoy the list and find at least a couple of quotes that will brighten up your day.


Uplifting morning quotes

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley Click To Tweet

“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein Click To Tweet

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln Click To Tweet

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”– Mary Engelbreit Click To Tweet

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein Click To Tweet

“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 Click To Tweet

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”– Jim Rohn Click To Tweet

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer Click To Tweet

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius Click To Tweet

“You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman Click To Tweet

“Just in case you have forgotten today: You matter. You are loved. You are worthy. You are magical.” – Anonymous Click To Tweet


Uplifting quotes about love

“Don’t cry for a man who’s left you; the next one may fall for your smile.” – Mae West Click To Tweet

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” – Maya Angelou Click To Tweet

“Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen Click To Tweet

“The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent van Gogh Click To Tweet

“In the end we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing.” – Jack Kornfield Click To Tweet

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Hermann Hesse Click To Tweet

“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni Click To Tweet

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu Click To Tweet

“Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.” – Moliere Click To Tweet

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Click To Tweet

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi Click To Tweet


Uplifting quotes for work

“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”– Confucius Click To Tweet

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”– Robert H Schuller Click To Tweet

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison Click To Tweet

“Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!”– Yvonne Pierre Click To Tweet

“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney Click To Tweet

“Nobody can make you to feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Click To Tweet

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington Click To Tweet

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Uplifting (almost) quotes about death

“The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.”– Deepak Chopra Click To Tweet

“They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.” – Banksy Click To Tweet

“To the well-organized mind, death is nothing but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling Click To Tweet

“Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti Click To Tweet

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk Click To Tweet

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” –  Steve Jobs

Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” – Steve Jobs Click To Tweet

“Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.” – Augustine of Hippo Click To Tweet

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”– Robert Frost Click To Tweet


Uplifting quotes for a friend about friendship

“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy the sunshine of my prosperity.”– Ulysses S. Gran Click To Tweet

“It's not that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but it's your best friends who are your diamonds.” – Gina Barreca Click To Tweet

“In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.” – Unknown Click To Tweet

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Click To Tweet

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“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey Click To Tweet

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson Click To Tweet

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow Click To Tweet

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Click To Tweet

“Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they're always there.” – Unknown Click To Tweet

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”– Unknown Click To Tweet

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Click To Tweet


Uplifting quotes to live through the hard times

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”– Martin Luther King Click To Tweet

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”– Kenji Miyazawa Click To Tweet

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington Click To Tweet

“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 Click To Tweet

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”– Robert Schuller Click To Tweet

“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 Click To Tweet

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”– L.M. Montgomery Click To Tweet

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”– Nelson Mandela Click To Tweet

“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”– Doe Zantamata. Click To Tweet


Wrapping it up…

Oomph… That was a long list. Hope there was at least one quote you liked?

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