by Ella Miller

Positive quotes allow us to view life from a broader, uplifting perspective — to expand our thoughts, energize our attitude and sharpen our awareness. Here is a collection of uplifting quotes that I hope will boost your mood, bring a smile or serve as the timely reminders that you needed:

1. "The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” —Mark Twain

2. "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” —Ekhart Tollee

3. "As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” —Nelson Mandela

4. "Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve

done before.” —Bonnie Blair, Speed Skater 5. "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” —George Bernhard Shaw

6. "A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes 7. "He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” —Michel De Montaigne 8. "You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” —Gandhi 9. "We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.” —Mother Theresa

10. "Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.” —Paramahansa Yogananda

11. "Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think less, feel more.” —Osho 12. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” —Mary Engelbreit

13. “...often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” —Helen Keller

14. “The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open.” —C. Joybell

15. “Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.” —Walt Whitman

16. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

17. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” —Deepak Chopra

18. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash

19. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” —Babe Ruth

20. ”All limitations are self imposed.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

21. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” —Michele Ruiz

22. "It always seems impossible until it is done.” —Nelson Mandela

23. "Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” —Bruce Lee

24. "The highest levels of performance come to people who are centered, intuitive, creative, and reflective — people who know to see a problem as an opportunity.” —Deepak Chopra

25. "Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.” —Earl Nightingale

26. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” —Joshua J. Marine

27. "Let us never confuse stability with stagnation.” —Mary Jean Letendre

28. "I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” —Corazon Aquino

29. "Life begins where fear ends.” —Osho

30. "When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out,

and the tide of love rushes in.” —Kirstin Armstrong

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