130 Cheer Up Quotes To Turn Your Day Around For The Better

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Funny quotes can not only help you get through difficult times, but cheer up quotes can also give us a good laugh and memories to look back at.

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

It’s not that you can’t be serious when the time comes, but sometimes we just have to realize that we shouldn’t take everything so seriously all the time.

Life has its ups and downs, but when we add laughter into the mix and we choose happiness for ourselves, our perspective on life changes dramatically.

Cheer Up Quotes

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Instead of being worried or letting your anxiety get the best of us, these cheer up quotes can brighten your day in minutes.

So if you're feeling down or alone — especially in these hard times — use these funny quotes to cheer you up when you need it most. Let these inspiring quotes help you keep your head up — get a pen and paper, and choose the ones that make you smile to hold with you.

1. "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

When following your dreams isn’t enough.

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

Try it.

3. “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

Don’t age like bananas.

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

Put that smile on your face and take charge of your day.

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

You got this.

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

Make life funny.

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

You are exceptional.

8. “There is something in you that the world needs."

Be that person.

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

Keep looking forward.

10. “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

Focus on your own path unless you're in the woods.

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

You'll be alright.

12. “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” —Phyllis Diller

Here’s why you want your kids to become doctors.

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

Don't worry, be happy.

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

Take advantage of it.

15. “Breaking up is like knocking over a Coke machine. You can’t do it in one push; you got to rock it back and forth a few times, and then it goes over.” —Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), Seinfeld

Breakups are a slow process.

16. “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” —Michael Scott (Steve Carrell), The Office

We're all a little 'stitious.'

17. “I walk around like everything’s fine, but deep down, inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.”

We've all been there.

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

And if you're that person, well, cover-ups are a thing!

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

You got this.

20. “There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.” ―Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Waking up early might not be worth a sunrise.

21. “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."

Take your past relationships as a lesson for what not to do.

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

Don't waste your time.

23. “There’s nothing wrong with you that an expensive operation can’t prolong.” —Surgeon (Graham Chapman), Monty Python’s Flying Circus

Expensive operations may not be the solution.

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

Your love will come.

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

Be that person who is happy making others happy.

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

Stay hopeful and happy.

27. “I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.” —Arthur C. Clarke

That makes a lot of sense.

28. “Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows."

Help your heart accept it faster so you can go on being happy.

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

Be stronger every day.

30. “The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.” —Bill Watterson

Who declared this anyway?

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

Make life fun.

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

A smile heals more than you might think.

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

Nothing ever goes as planned. Roll with it.

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

Be grateful for what you've got.

35. “There’s someone out there that isn’t like the rest. You just have to keep looking and never give up hope."

Keep on hoping.

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

Why waste your time focusing on anything that's not good?

37. “Inside me, there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.” —Bob Thaves

Cupcakes solve every problem.

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

Things won't always be bad.

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

Choose to be positive.

40. “A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.” —Don Marquis

Pessimists are wise too.

41. “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” —Dorothy Parker

I thought curiosity killed the cat, though.

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

Cheer up!

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

The best parts of life are found in the journey.

44. “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."

You'll make it through your bad days.

45. “Laugh now, cry later."

Choose to laugh.

46. “Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.” —James Russell Lowell

Someone's always got it worse.

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

Do both anyway.

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

Why not make the best of your situation?

49. “Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy." —Stephen Fry

Choose to be happy.

50. “We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.” —Bryan White

Always stay young at heart.

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51. “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” — Luis Bunuel

So live it up.

52. “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” — Steve Martin

It's natural.

53. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” — Douglas Adams

So fun!

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

Still trying to figure that one out.

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

See, it all works out!

56. “If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” — Tallulah Bankhead

Get 'em all out of the way.

57. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.” — Ellen DeGeneres

Never too old to start.

58. “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” — W.C. Fields

Necessary ingredient.

59. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” — Margaret Mead

Nobody youer than you.

60. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” — George Burns

Close, but not that close.

61. “Between two evils, I always pick the one that I never tried before.” — Mae West

Something new.

62. “Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.” — P.J. O’Rourke

Which is always.

63. “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” — Don Marquis

Time flies when you're putting things off.

64. “Instant gratification takes too long.” — Carrie Fisher

Is there anything sooner than that?

65. “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” — Thomas Sowell

Some people never do.

66. “If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.” — Clint Eastwood

Life makes no guarantees.

67. “I love mankind; it’s people I can’t stand.” — Charles M. Schulz

They're the worst sometimes.

68. “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” — Isaac Asimov

Everyone can't know everything.

69. “There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” — Henry Kissinger

No time for that!

70. “By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.” — Richard Dawkins

Open-mindedness, but make it make sense.

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

Pre-emptive nap.

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

But it's there, we promise.

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

No one does.

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

Fingers crossed!

75. “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” — Albert Einstein

It's all relative.

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76. “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” — Fred Allen

Bye!

77. “If at first you don’t succeed...so much for skydiving.” — Henny Youngman

Everything else, though, you're good.

78. “Food is an important part of a balanced diet.” — Fran Lebowitz

A main element, in fact.

79. “All generalizations are false, including this one.” — Mark Twain

Keep that in mind.

80. “You can lead a man to Congress, but you can’t make him think.” — Milton Berle

Ain't that the truth?

81. “If love is the answer, could you please reframe the question?” — Lily Tomlin

Come again?

82. “I don’t deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.” — Flannery O’Connor

It's the thought that counts... right?

83. “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.” — Mel Brooks

Welp.

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

Always!

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

Realistic optimist.

86. “Until you walk a mile in another man’s moccasins you can’t imagine the smell.” — Robert Byrne

Right.

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87. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” — Lily Tomlin

Well, certainly someone, that's for sure.

88. “Every dogma has its day.” — Anthony Burgess

The time will come.

89. “Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while, then a layer of scum floats to the top.” — Edward Abbey

Gotta keep it fresh.

90. “The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love.” — Joe E. Lewis

Something to think about.

91. “Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” — Katharine Hepburn

No one makes it out alive.

92. “After all is said and done, sit down.” — Bill Copeland

Take a moment.

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

All equally necessary.

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

Don't get ahead of yourself.

95. “Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.” — Alan Dundes

Some people are better off keeping things to themselves.

96. “All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.” — Alexander Woollcott

Why is it always this way?

97. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” — Andy Rooney

Where is the lie?

98. “If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else.” — Ann Landers

They will be all ears.

99. “I can resist everything except temptation.” — Oscar Wilde

Truth.

100. “My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right.” — Ashleigh Brilliant

Always right.

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101. “If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it’s another nonconformist who doesn’t conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.” — Bill Vaughan

Don't get too wound up about anything.

102. “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” — George Carlin

Both are correct.

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

It's just nice to know someone is thinking about you, right?

104. “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” — Joan Collins

Age don't mean a thing! 

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

No sense in worrying about something that hasn't happen yet.

106. “The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large.” — Josh Billings

Keep an eye out.

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

Anything to help.

108. “It’s always darkest before the dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.” — Navjot Singh Sidhu

You're welcome.

109. “Life is a sexually transmitted disease.” — R.D. Laing

Literally.

110. “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” — Jim Carrey

Yup.

111. “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” — E.B. White

Just let it be.

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

It's a necessary stepping stone.

113. “I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need, if I die by four o’clock.” — Henny Youngman

Just one small stipulation.

114. “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.” — Oscar Levant

We need more like us.

115. “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” — Erma Bombeck

Life advice.

116. “Whoever said money can’t buy you happiness didn’t know where to shop.” — Gertrude Stein

Truth!

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

Proof it will all work out.

118. “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

Party!

119. “Cleaning up with children around is like shoveling during a blizzard.” — Margaret Culkin Banning

Useless.

120. “Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” — Miles Kington 

Both are necessary.

121. “Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no lies.” — Oliver Goldsmith

Easy peasy.

122. “I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” — Steven Wright

See? Everything is working out.

123. “If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.” — Billy Wilder

Saying it jokingly makes a difference.

124. "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 challenge as a compliment." — Unknown

Keep this in mind.

125. "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

Just keep moving forward.

126. “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

What will you make?

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

Don't.

128. "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." —Anonymous

Love yourself instead.

129. "If you love something set it free. If it comes back it's yours. If not, it was never meant to be." —Anonymous

Keep this in mind.

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

Just do your best.

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