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.


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

There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

Once you choose hope, anything's possible.

Christopher Reeve

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.

Mario Fernandez

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Nelson Mandela

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.     

Richard L. Evans

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Napoleon Hill

People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.     

Rob Siltanen

There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.

C. S. Lewis

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Chinese Proverb

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

That which doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Napoleon Hill

To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good.

Barbara DeAngelis

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

Believe you can and you're halfway there.     

Theodore Roosevelt

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.     

Les Brown

You can only be yourself everybody else is taken.

Oscar Wilde