130 Best 'Cheer Up' Quotes To Turn Your Day Around

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Funny quotes can not only help you get through difficult times, and these "cheer up" quotes can also give you a good laugh or pick up your spirits when you need it most.

Happiness has a ton of benefits, and laughter helps reduce stress hormones, which can boost your immune system.

It’s not that you shouldn't be serious at times, but often it's important to keep in mind that rough times pass and you will get through it.

Life has its ups and downs, and when you add laughter into the mix and choose happiness for yourself, your perspective on life changes dramatically.

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Instead of being worried or letting your anxiety get the best of you, these cheer up quotes can brighten your day (or the day of someone you care about) in minutes.

So if you're feeling down or alone — especially in these hard times — use these quotes to cheer you up when you need it most.

Best Cheer Up Quotes

1. “The best of healers is good cheer." — Pindar

2. “There's something in you that the world needs."

3. “Don't look back. You’re not going that way." — Mary Engelbreit

4. “Turn adversity into triumph." — Cole Hatter

5. “No relationship is ever a waste of time. If it didn’t bring you what you want, it taught you what you don’t want."

6. “If at first you don’t succeed, think how many people you’ve made happy." — H. Duane Black

7. “Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up." — Regina Brett

8. “It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." — Alfred Lord Tennyson

9. “Happiness is not our destination point, it is the way of traveling."

10 “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” — Abraham Lincoln

11. "God will not give you a burden you can’t handle. So, if you find yourself in a mess that’s impossible to resolve, take the challenge as a compliment — God thinks you can do it!"

12. "Life is too short for us to dwell on sadness. Cheer up and live life to the fullest." — Dexter Monterde

13. "Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It simply means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections of life."

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

15. "When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."

16. “If at first you don’t succeed try, try, again.” — Thomas H. Palmer

17. "You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down." — Charlie Chaplin

18. "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." — Wayne Gretzky

19. “Every day may not be good. But there is something good in every day.”

20. “There are many things evil people can take from you. However, they can never steal your ability to laugh and laugh loud.” ― Shannon L. Alder

21. “When you learn to talk people up, you will never talk yourself down.” ― Richmond Akhigbe

22. “Look to the future, because that is where you’ll spend the rest of your life.” — George Burns

23. “Don't worry, it's bad for your health.” ― J.R. Rim

24. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” — Marcus Aurelius

25. “There comes a day when you’re gonna look around and realize happiness is where you are.” — Chief Tui, 'Moana'

26. "The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet." — Jandy Nelson

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27. “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” — Benjamin Franklin

28. “You're braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." — AA Milne

29. "There will always be hope as long as you believe, as long as you trust that tomorrow is there.”

30. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." — Mark Twain

31. “Cheer up, my dear. After every storm comes the sun. Happiness is waiting for you ahead."

32. “Chin up buttercup, everything’s gonna be ok."

33. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

34. “I’m an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat.” — Harold Wilson

35. "If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden." — Frances Hodgson Burnett

36. “Believe you can and you're halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt

37. "The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting." — Walt Disney

38. "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." — Arthur Ashe

39. “Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.” — Helen Keller

40. "Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." — Helen Keller

41. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore

42. “Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness.” — Billy Chapata

43. "Once you choose hope, anything's possible." — Christopher Reeve

44. “Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.”

45. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted.” — Christine Caine

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

47. “Life is not a waste as long as there is at least one person in the world who cares for you. So when things go wrong and you feel like giving up — remember you’ve got me.”

48. “Do not grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” — Rumi

49. “Go as far as you can see and you will see further." — Zig Ziglar

50. “Don't give up when dark times come. The more storms you face in life, the stronger you'll be. Hold on. Your greater is coming.” ― Germany Kent

51. “Five Ups of life: Buckle up, Start up, Keep it up, Don’t give up, Cheer up.” ― Vikrmn

52. "Every day is a new day, a fresh morning for a new start. Start it with a cheerful smile on your face and hopes in your heart."

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53. “If 'Plan A' didn’t work. The alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.”

54. “My mother always used to say: The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana.” — Rose (Betty White), "The Golden Girls"

55. “Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost, and you see a path. Then, by all means, follow that path.” — Ellen DeGeneres

56. “Don't worry if you had a bad day, remember there are people who have their ex’s name tattooed in their body."

57. “We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.” — W.H. Auden

58. “Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” — Jules Renard

59. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” — Elbert Hubbard

60. “May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” — George Carlin

61. “One advantage to talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.” — Franklin P. Jones

62. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” — Reba McEntire

63. “If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.” — Earl Wilson

64. “If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.” — Groucho Marx

65. “A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.” — Denis Waitley

66. “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” — Charles M. Schulz

67. “I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade...And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” — Ron White

68. “Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal. Suck it up, princess." — Adam Cassidy

69. “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” — Oscar Wilde

70. "I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with ’em later.” — Mitch Hedberg

71. “Whenever you feel sad just remember that there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is you.”

72. “When I get sad, I stop being sad and start being awesome instead.” — Barney Stilson, "How I Met Your Mother"

73. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle

74. "Cheer up, the worst is yet to come." — Philander Johnson

75. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” — Joe Girard

76. “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” — Betty Reese

77. “My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” — Dave Barry

78. “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.”

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79. "When everything feels like an uphill struggle just think of the view from the top."

80. “Today you can do everything you want."

81. “You're going to love again, and it will be magnificent."

82. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger."

83. “My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned, and that’s okay." — Rachel Wolchin

84. “Don't let the negativity of the world get you down."

85. “Wake up feeling exceptional. You are important, needed, and unique."

86. “I've got nothing to do today but smile." — Simon and Garfunkel

87. "Cheer up when the night comes, because mornings always give you another chance."

88. "When life places stones in your path, be the water. A persistent drop of water will wear away even the hardest stone.” — Autumn Morning Star

89. “In this world, some people will always throw stones in your path. It depends on you what you make from them... a wall or a bridge.” — John Reyes

90. "Are you really going to let a person steal your ability to light up your own life?"

91. "Nobody will ever love you quite the way you want them to. You just have to let them do their best. So cheer up and move on."

92. "Cheer up, tomorrow is another chance."

93. “If you are still breathing maybe it is not such a bad day after all.” — Darren E. Laws

94. “You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best day of your life.”

95. "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." — Robert Collier

96. "No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it." — Henry Ward Beecher

97. “Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten.” — Natasha Bedingfield

98. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” — Roy T. Bennett

99. “Do the best you can. No one can do more than that.” — John Wooden

100. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take the step.”

101. “You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.”

102. “Sometimes the reason good things are not happening to you is because you are the good thing that needs to happen to other people.”

103. “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” — Roger Crawford

104. “Note to self: I am allowed to cry, I am allowed to scream, but I am not allowed to give up. It will all get done somehow. Just breathe.”

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105. “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles." — Charlie Chaplin

106. “There will be tough days but one day there will come a time when everything will be alright."​

107. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” — John Archibald Wheeler

108. “Now the sky is overcast, but soon the sun will appear."

109. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

110. “Your life is not a problem to be solved but a gift to be enjoyed." — Wayne Muller

111. “It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad." — Jimmy Buffett

112. “If you're having a bad day, just remember that you have managed to get through every bad day you’ve had. You’ll make it through this one too."

113. "Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason."

114. "People will always throw stones in your path. What will happen depends on what you make out of it — a wall or a bridge! So cheer up and move on."

115. “Only the mediocre are always at their best.” — Jean Giraudoux

116. “Every cloud has a silver lining, but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.” — Don Marquis

117. “Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.” — Mark Twain

118. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” — Lou Holtz

119. "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." — Søren Kierkegaard

120. "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." — Henry Ford

121. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes

122. “The hard days are what make you stronger.” — Aly Raisman

123. “If you can’t do anything about it then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.” — Tony Gaskins

124. “It’s just a bad day, not a bad life.”

125. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”

126. “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”

127. “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”

128. “It is through falling down that we learn how to stand up, again. It is through adversity that we gather our strengths to live the life we want… and pursue our dreams.”

129. "I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past."

130. “If you’ve got nothing to dance about, find a reason to sing.” — Melody Carstairs

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Sofia Stewart is a writer with a passion for covering health and wellness, lifestyle, astrology, and relationships.