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52 Powerfully Positive Quotes About Life

52 Powerfully Positive Quotes About Life

Here at 21 Awesome Days we love a good quote.

Especially ones that make you feel invincible and empowered.

Here are 52 of our all time favourite powerful positive quotes about life, feel free to get unbelievably psyched and pumped for life because there are some gooduns!



“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.”

-R. Brault


“When dealing with people remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.”

– Dale Carnegie


“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

-Harvey Fierstein


“Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses.”



“It is not failure itself that holds you back, it is the fear of failure that paralyzes you.”

-Brian Tracy


“Successful people don’t have any fewer problems than unsuccessful people; they just have a different mindset in dealing with them.”

-John Maxxwell


“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”

-John Wayne


“It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.”

-Charles Darwin


“Start everyday with a new hope. Leave bad memories behind and have faith for a better tomorrow.”



“Don’t waste time looking for your purpose in life….simply do what makes you feel alive.”

-E. Jean Carroll


“If you want to be successful, It’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.”

-Will Rogers


“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”

-Henry Ford


“Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situations. Successful people make decisions based on where they want to be.”



“Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses.”



“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”



“I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.”

-Doug Hutchison


“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

-Walter Hagen


“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

-Charles Darwin


“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

-Stephen Hawking


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

-Albert Einstein


“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

-Oprah Winfrey


“Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.”

-Sarah Louise Delany


“Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.”

-H. Jackson Brown Jr.


“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.”

-C.S. Lewis


“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

-Dr. Seuss


“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.”

-Albert Einstein


“I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it.”

Maya Angelou


“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.”

-Marie Curie


“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

-Roald Dahl


“Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”

-Jose Luis Borges


“Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.”

-George Carlin


“Do not set yourself on fire in order to keep others warm.”



“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”

-Doctor Who


“Ask yourself if what you’re doing today will get you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”



“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”



“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”

-Maya Angelou


“Happiness is an inside job” 



“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from”

-Cormac McCarthy



“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

– Les Brown


“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

–Joshua J. Marine


“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.”

–Denis Waitley


“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.”



“Don’t be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.”

-Andy Biersack


“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.”

– Unknown


“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

– Steve Jobs


“When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!” 



“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”

– Jack Canfield


“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?”

– Unknown


“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

– Carl Bard


“Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have.”

– Unknown


“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.”

– Unknown


See, I told you there were some gooduns!

What quotes did you like best? let me know in the comments below 🙂

6 thoughts on “52 Powerfully Positive Quotes About Life”

  • Wow! These are awesome quotes! One for each week of the year. Own each one for a week and how can your life not get better? my favorite was H. Jackson Brown Jr’s quote – “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.”

    So true!

    Thanks for the great post Colleen!

    • that is such an idea of owning each one for a week! i may have to include that in the post haha, glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for leaving a lovely comment 🙂

  • These are all great positive quotes, Colleen. My favorite is “Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses.” I’ll be referring back to these and one for each week is a great idea. I’ll be adding these to my affirmations, thank you!

  • Hi, Colleen. All these quotes are awesome with positives. I like this one which says unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situations but successful people make decisions based on where they want to be. It drives me to look ahead and think success. Look forward to see more of your favorite pick of quotes.

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