75 Funny, Positive Quotes To Help You Keep Your Chin Up

Laughter is the best medicine, after all.

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It’s important to not take life too seriously, especially right now. This message is the most important during times of frustration and chaos.

There are moments where we can become so overwhelmed, we don’t know how to feel. But these keeping your chin up quotes will inspire you to do just that — to keep going even in the darkest of times. 

Funny, positive quotes can help us through by training our brains to focus on the good in life.

Humor is a great way of communicating an inspirational, motivational message that sticks, and we need those messages to be positive ones. When you're in need, refer to these quotes, love yourself, and live your life to the fullest.


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To encourage you and motivate you to be your best possible self, you can always look to inspirational individuals from the past.

For instance, as Winston Churchill said, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." You can also be inspired by people who overcame even the most difficult circumstances, like Helen Keller, who said, "Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." Or, maybe you can relate to someone like Demi Lovato who lifts others up with quotes like, "No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel."


In the midst of sadness, pain, and grief, it’s important to include an element of playfulness and fun to ease the burden of life. This will help you move forward with your head held high — plus, a little laughter doesn't hurt, either.

Look to these funny motivational quotes to stay positive, and share them with those you love.

75 Funny, Positive Quotes To Make You Laugh & Stay Hopeful

1. "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." — Dalai Lama

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

3. "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." — A.A. Milne

3. "A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks." — Charles Gordy

4. "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." — Mark Twain

5. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." — Thomas Edison

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6. "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" — Steven Wright


7. "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." — Elbert Hubbard


8. "Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." — Will Rogers


9. "Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that." — Ellen DeGeneres


10. "By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day." — Robert Frost

11. "Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else." — Margaret Mead


12. "You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." — Jack London


13. "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." — Miles Kington

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14. "People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily." — Zig Ziglar


15. "Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes." — Jim Carrey


16. "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome." — Isaac Asimov


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


18. “Bad decisions make good stories." — Ellis Vidler


19. “The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me." — Ayn Rand


20. “I am an early bird and a night owl… so I am wise and I have worms." — Michael Scott

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21. "I’m in shape. Round is a shape." — George Carlin

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22. “Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger." — Franklin P. Jones


23. "New Year's resolutions work like this: you think of something you enjoy doing and then resolve to stop doing it." — Charlie Brooker


24. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!" — Audrey Hepburn


25. “Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings." — Robert Bloch


26. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces." — Will Rogers


27. "Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?" — John Barrymore

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


29. "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." — Truman Capote


30. "When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’" — Sydney Harris

31. "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." — Albert Einstein


32. "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." — Yogi Berra


33. "The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you’ll grow out of it." — Doris Day


34.​ "You cannot soar with the eagles as long as you hang out with the turkeys." — Joel Osteen

35. "Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end." — Jerry Seinfeld


36. "Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire." — George Bernard Shaw


37. "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." — Oscar Wilde

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38. "Never miss a good chance to shut up." — Will Rogers


39. "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops." — Cary Grant


40. "If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out." — Lawrence Ferlinghetti

41. "Age is something that doesn't matter unless you are a cheese." — Luis Bunuel


42. "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." — George Burns


43. "The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not." — Mark Twain


44. "If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead already?" — Cynthia Heimal


45. "If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late." — Henny Youngman


46. "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." — Steve Martin


47. "Chin up, don’t smile, don’t cry, don’t fall, walk." — Cecelia Ahern


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48. "Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone." — Anthony Burgess


49. "We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know." — W. H. Auden


50. "Never have more children than you have car windows." — Erma Bombeck

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51. "Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines." — Satchel Paige

52. "One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory." — Rita Mae Brown

53. "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" — T.S. Eliot

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54. "Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage." — Ambrose Bierce

55. "If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide." — Mahatma Gandhi

56. "It has nothing to do with clothing or makeup. Just put your shoulders back and chin up, and face the world with pride." — Helen Mirren

57. "Keep your chin up and toilet paper handy!"

58. “So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” — Marilyn Monroe

59. "Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines." — Richard Nixon

60. "Every man has his follies—and often they are the most interesting thing he has got." — Josh Billings

61. "The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith." — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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62. “You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” — Winston Churchill

63. "Keep your heels, head, and standards high." — Coco Chanel

64. "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" — Dr. Seuss

65. "Even though you're fed up, you've got to keep your head up." — Tupac Shakur

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66. "Today or never, that's my motto." — Mary Poppins

67. "A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death." — Robert Benchley

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68. "Keep your chin up... but beware of dog poop."

69. "If you can make it through the night, there's a brighter day." — Tupac Shakur

70. "Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck." — Dalai Lama

71. "When life gives you lemons make lemonade and then find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party!" — Ron White


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72. "Chin up princess or the crown slips."

73. “Lost Time is never found again.” — Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanack"

74. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” — Marilyn Monroe

75. “It's not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing it.” — Terry Pratchett


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Maatie Kalokoh is a writer and former contributor to YourTango who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.