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50 Encouraging Quotes For When You Need A Little Positive Inspiration

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Everyone has bad days — those negative-energy days where we are just bummed out and need a little extra encouragement to make us feel uplifted and happy. I know that I personally, love it whenever people compliment me or say something positive that they genuinely mean. It feels good when people just want to make others feel a little more confident or a little more motivated.

Compliments, loving thoughts and encouragements are things that we all love to hear, but for some reason hardly ever hear being passed around to others. We all want those people in our lives that act as our hype girls or guys. I’ve found that the best way to get those people in your life is to be that positive person yourself. It is the same thing in relationships — if we are the person that we want to date or have in our life, we’re more likely to attract that person to us.

Be the positive, encouraging person you want to see in your own life.

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My roommates are amazing examples of this to me. I have 5 loving roomies who love nothing more than hyping each other up. They have become such good examples to me when it comes to complimenting each other and making sure that everyone feels good and loved and beautiful. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t hear one of them compliment someone else on their outfit or hair or give an affirmative and loving butt-slap.

It feels good knowing having that positive energy in my life and I love that I can participate and show love to others — and I know that same positivity will be returned because we all love each other so much and want to make sure that everyone has confidence and the self—assurance that they deserve.

Everyone should love themselves and hear compliments every day, so if you can’t think of them on your own, here’s a collection of motivational excerpts and the best encouraging quotes to improve your mood and inspire you to lift up others as well.

1. Don't stress.

"Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter, not your whole story." — S.C. Lourie

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2. Don't dwell in the past.

"Just say 'yikes' and move on" — Unknown

3. Find happiness in life.

"Whatever you decide to do in life, make sure it makes you happy" —Unknown

4. Doubt your doubts, not your dreams.

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” — Unknown

5. Bad things can lead to the best things.

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us” — Unknown

6. Don't worry so much.

“Worrying means you suffer twice” —Unknown

7. True love has struggles.

“True love doesn’t just happen. It’s created overt time. True love is fighting and arguing and going through hell and coming our holding each other tighter than when you went in” – Evan Young

8. Remember your own strength.

“B.I.T.C.H.: Babe In Total Control of Herself” — Unknown

9. Know your worth.

“It’s not a joke, I’m a legit snack” —Eleanor Shelstrop

10. Love yourself.

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” – Aibileen Clark

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11. Take advantage of the time you have.

“You will never have this day again. So make it count” — Unknown

12. Always show your love for others.

“Never suppress a generous thought” – McKinley Bradshaw

13. Believe in life.

“I choose to believe things that are possible, even when I don’t know how they’ll happen.” – Jack Canfield

14. Not everything is ruined after it goes through bad times.

“Broken crayons still color” — Unknown

15. Be grateful.

“Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have” – Unknown

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16. Take advantage of time you have in life.

“Life is short. Cut out negativity, forget gossip, say goodbye to people who don’t care. Spend time with people who are always there.” — Unknown

17. Look forward to the future.

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

18. Keep pushing yourself.

“Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits” — Unknown

19. Be happy.

“Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things will always work out.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

20. No regrets.

“Choose your love. Love your choice.” – Thomas S. Monson

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21. Know yourself.

“The way to truly love yourself is to remember who you are.” – Madilyn Paige

22. Know your beauty.

“You are beautiful. No matter what they say.” – Christina Aguilera

23. Recognize your worth.

“I am brave. I am bruised. I am who I’m meant to be. This is me.” – The Greatest Showman

24. Dream big dreams.

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – John Lennon

25. Know yourself.

“Everything you need to accomplish your goals is already in you.” — Unknown

26. Be the best you you can be.

“Be grateful. Be smart. Be involved. Be true. Be still. Be humble. Be clean. Be positive. Be prayerful.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

27. Stay positive.

“For maximum happiness, peace and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude.” – Thomas S. Monson

28. Stick to it.

“H.O.P.E.: Hold On Pain Ends” — Unknown

29. Let go of the past.

“Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go.” — Unknown

30. You're amazing.

“You are gold, baby. Solid gold.” — Unknown

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31. Find something you really care about.

"If you are working on something that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you." — Steve Jobs

32. Just be yourself.

"Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself." — Wayne W. Dyer

33. Get back up.

"We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated." — Maya Angelou

34. Act.

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do." — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

35. Believe in yourself.

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't you're right." — Henry Ford

36. Be confident.

"The man who has the confidence in himself gains the confidene of others." — Hasidic Proverb

37. It's not bad to think outside the box.

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." — Albert Einstein

38. Make smart choices.

"The future belongs to the competent. Get good, get better, be the best!" — Brian Tracy

39. Not everything in life is easy.

"I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work even if they are uncomfortable at the time. " —Michael Phelps

40. It's not crazy to dream.

"People who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." — Rob Siltanen

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41. Love others too.

"Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody." — Kid President

42. Don't stop trying.

"Life is tough, but so are you." — Kid President

43. Be the bright spot in someone's life.

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." — Maya Angelou

44. Sooner rather than later.

"Do it now. Sometimes 'later' becomes 'never'." — Unknown

45. You can always improve.

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best." — St. Jerome

46. You can only do better with people who help you.

"Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher." — Unknown

47. Have faith in yourself.

"What holds you back is not what you are, it's what you think you aren't." — Unknown

48. Be a shining star.

"Stars can't shine without darkness." — Unknown

49. The grass is always greener...

"Look up." — Unknown

50. Be nice.

"If you can't think of anything nice to say, you're not thinking hard enough." — Kid President

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Hayley Small is a writer who focuses on pop culture, religion and relationship topics.