Staying Positive Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old staying positive quotes, staying positive sayings, and staying positive proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that's positive and celebrate that!     

Tyra Banks

I think that life is difficult. People have challenges. Family members get sick, people get older, you don't always get the job or the promotion that you want. You have conflicts in your life. And really, life is about your resilience and your ability to go through your life and all of the ups and downs with a positive attitude.     

Jennifer Hyman

Find a place where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.     

Joseph Campbell

Grey skies are just clouds passing over.     

Duke Ellington

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give up to despair. That way lay defeat and death.     

Nelson Mandela

The key to personal transformation is being able to see the positive in every situation. Being positive means that, rather than complaining about a situation, we learn from it. Being positive means that we accept others as they are, instead of finding fault in them or passing judgment on them. Being positive means taking risks and embracing the unfamiliar. Being positive means being able to view ourselves in the most favorable light.     

Roderick Terry

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.     

Mark Twain

Even when bad things happen you have to try to use those bad things in a positive manner and really just take the positive out of it.     

Natalie du Toit

You're the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.     

Maya Angelou

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance-the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.     

Thomas Carlyle

It's a wonderful things to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.     

Daniel Kahneman

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.     

Allen Klein

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day.      

Alice Morse Earle

You need to stay positive and fresh like bread.     

Sophie Lin

I must always be positive. No matter what happens on the outside I have positivity inside. And even though this is not an eternal state of mind it's my daily attitude in life.     

Carol Burgo

I do a good job of staying positive and just moving on.     


We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.     

Oscar Wilde

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.     

C.S. Lewis

Some things never change, they simply alter their appearance / Staying positive becomes a question of endurance / Actions are defended with mercurial passion / Seems as if the truth is always subject to fashion trends     

New Academics

You was unhappy with the outcome. / You came up short again, but you are on your way to a beautiful breakthrough. / Be positive with life. / You can be the gamebreaker. / There is hope in your world. / The clock is still ticking / The game is riding on you. / You can pull this one out. / No one to Call and no to lean on. / You can do it, but do not panic. / Be positive and stay focus.     

Robert Randle

Thinking back from then, and now you have brought me through, / I have did so much in my life, / until God really talked to me and I made that sacrifice, / I can't make it without your word, / You even made me change the way I use my verbs! / So I thank you God for being so good to me, / My eyes are wide open I can really see, / I see things in a positive way, / I mean everything I say. / I'm a better person because of you, / I will be positive in everything I do.     

Charmaine Minor