The Ultimate List of Quotes to Uplift, Inspire, Motivate and Remind You Just How Amazing You Are

I don’t know about you, but I could use some uplifting right about now. During this tumultuous time of division on virtually every level, I could use something that doesn’t leave me feeling disheartened. Something that inspires. Motivates. Embraces. Loves. Doesn’t judge.

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So, here’s a compilation of quotes meant to fill up with joy in times of sadness; hope in times of hopelessness; motivation in times of apathy; and love in times of self-hatred. Sometimes, all we need are a few words to lift us up–and if those words are powerful enough, they will stay with us forever.

“Go love someone just because. I know your heart may be badly bruised, or even the victim of numerous knifings, but it will always heal even if you don’t want it to, it keeps going. There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise. It’s up to you to find them.” -Chuck Palahniuk

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” –Elon Musk

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

“I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide between the beautiful and the ugly will cease to be. Because we are all what we choose.” ―Margaret Cho

“The world is run by those who show up…not those who wait to be asked.” –Steve Blank

“Whatever God or whatever higher power you believe in, they brought us to this earth in a perfect way, and you have to learn to love yourself. Otherwise, it’s an exhausting way to be.” -Callie Thorne

“There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”  –Oprah Winfrey

“P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.” –Danielle LaPorte 

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” –Mark Twain

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” -Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou

“Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness.” -Anonymous 

“The negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” -Goi Nasu

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” -Eleanor Roosevelt 

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey 

You are not useless. You are not hopeless. And no matter how scared you are, you will never be alone. And deep down, somewhere, in the part of you that decided the good days and your happiness and your health were all worth fighting for, you know that too. Hold onto that knowledge. It will see you through the worst.” -Ella Ceron

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” -Maya Angelou

“A lot of things have been thrown at me in life and I’ve got through it all without a rule book, taking it one day at a time.” -Yoko Ono

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” -Marie Curie

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