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Today’s world is full of negative energy.  Its important to take a break from the news & social media feeds to enlighten your mood and fuel productivity and inspiration.  This is a collection of quotes from people who have stayed positive in some of the most negative situations.  From homelessness & illness; to happiness, fulfillment and success.

Here are 29 of the most positive quotes from some of the most successful people on the planet:

1. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” – Deepak Chopra

2. “The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.” – Lee Lacocca

3. “Once you replace the negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results” – Willie Nelson

4. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

5. “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John C Maxwell

6. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore

7. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose” – Lyndon B. Johnson

8. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

9. “Everyday brings new choices” – Martha Beck

10. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho

11. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

12. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer

13. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

14. “Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.” – Maya Angelou

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

16. “Trust in dreams, for in them is the hidden gate to eternity” – Khalil Gibran

17. “Keep you head to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow” – Helen Keller

18. “Aggressively notice the miracles in every so-called average day.  They are there for those awake enough to witness them” – Robin Sharma

19. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

20. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation” – Michael Jordan

22. “Find a place inside where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain” – Joseph Campbell

23. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

24. “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day” – Vincent Van Gogh

25. “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” – Kurt Vonnegut

26. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” – Joel Osteen

27. “In order to carry a positive action we must develop a positive vision” – Dalai Lama

28. “The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success.” – Eric Thomas

29. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

Which quote inspired you the most?  Comment below!  Don’t forget to share!

Joe Kleckner has a passion for all things motivation & self-development.  From blogs such as Addicted2Success, to the videos of Eric Thomas and Elliott Hulse, to the lectures of legends such as Tony Robbins.  This passion has landed him an internship with Addicted2Success. Follow him on Twitter & Snapchat as he journeys towards greatness, one day at a time.

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  1. Laurel Archer

    Oct 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” – Kurt Vonnegut

    This is my favorite because it’s easy to let the world take your joy if you DON’T have some way to keep your optimism on top, and you are around negative people (like your spouse :>). I refuse to believe that life sucks – because it IS what you MAKE it…and my world is evolving every day 🙂

  2. Toni

    Oct 4, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    #2 above is Lee Iacocca Just an FYI. Love your blog! I read it daily so that I can stay positive at work and add to my quotes journal. 😉 Blessings and Joy

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