106 Inspirational Good Morning Quotes To Get You Motivated

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Rise and shine! Mornings are a special time of day. All the opportunities are there — so much hope in those few hours when anything can still happen. You plan and map out your day to the best of your ability, hoping you will accomplish everything you set out to do while feeling good.

Should you be ambitious with your goals and potentially disappoint yourself by not fulfilling it all, or should you play it safe and then find yourself with idle time you feel you should spend in a productive manner, but don’t know quite how?

It truly is a dilemma. What you do should depend on your mood, though your mood will also affect your motivation level. Sometimes, what you really need is a little external inspiration, especially in the form of the best good morning quotes you can find about life and happiness.

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If you feel moody or unmotivated, you might not try to plan much of anything when getting out of bed and making breakfast is a chore in itself. But sometimes, if you can force yourself to do something, anything more than just the bare necessities, you might find yourself with more energy in the end.

Productivity breeds productivity. It can clear the foul miasmas from your head. But it is also important just to savor that feeling in the morning.

When the day is new, when the sun has just crept above the horizon and everyone has woken out of slumber just as bed-ruffled as you, savor that newness, taste it for what it represents: that every day is a new opportunity and a new chance to do something. Anything.

The best good morning quotes are those you can read while drinking your cup of coffee, and provide inspiration and empowerment to get up and have a good day. Think of this quote by Benjamin Franklin to be reminded of limitless possibilities: “I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.” Or, for a more poetic take, in the words of Rumi, “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.”

You can even send a good morning text to give inspiration to a loved one or friend. For instance, this quote by Harshvardhan Singh might just be the best thing they wake up to: “I had a fierce argument with nature about which one is more bright and refreshing: your smile or the morning?”

And if you want a good quote for today, or really any day to start the morning right, this quote by Charles Dickens will motivate you to get up and get active: “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.”

106 Inspirational Good Morning Quotes To Help You Seize The Day

1. "The greatest inspiration you can ever get is to know that you are an inspiration to others. Wake up and start living an inspirational life today." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

2. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. "Great attitude is like a perfect cup of coffee — don’t start your day without it." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

4. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Alva Edison

5. "This is not just another day, this is yet another chance to make your dreams come true." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

6. “I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over, so I refuse to have a bad day.” — Paul Henderson

7. "Even the smallest of thoughts have the potential to become the biggest of successes … all you have to do is get up and get going." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

8. "One key to success is to have lunch at the time of day most people have breakfast." — Robert Brault

9. "This morning will never ever come back in your life again. Get up and make the most of it." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

10. “I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.” — Benjamin Franklin

11. "Being happy or sad, gloomy or excited, moody or stable... are options that are presented to you every morning. You just have to make the right choice." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

12. "Waking up this morning, I smile. 24 brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment." — Thich Nhat Hanh

13. "Wake up and face life’s challenges head-on. Else, life will become quite a challenge." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

14. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” — Henry David Thoreau

15. "This morning is what it is because you were what you were yesterday. Be what you should be today so that you can be what you want to become tomorrow." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

16. “Today’s goals: Coffee and kindness. Maybe two coffees, and then kindness.” — Nanea Hoffman

17. "Think about the dreams you had last night to make your lazy morning a beautiful one." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

18. “Every morning, I wake up saying, ‘I’m still alive, a miracle.’ And so I keep on pushing.” — Jim Carrey

19. "The way you get out of bed will lay the foundation of the day that lies ahead. So wake up with a smile and walk out with a bounce in your step … you deserve it." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang


20. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius

21. "You can sleep a little longer and face failure... or you can wake up right away to chase success. The choice is entirely yours.” — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

22. "Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have." — Lemony Snicket

23. "Every morning comes with this promise — give the wings of effort to your dreams and your life will be full of bliss." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

24. “I like freedom. I wake up in the morning and say, ‘I don’t know, should I have a popsicle or a donut?’ You know, who knows?” — Oscar Nunez

25. "Every morning is destiny’s way of telling you that your purpose in life is yet to be fulfilled." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

26. "Every morning is a beautiful morning." — Terri Guillemets

27. "If you haven’t been able to achieve something, today is the best time to start working towards it again." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

28. “Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” — Yoko Ono

29. "To become great, you need to do great things — one of which is waking up early in the morning." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

30. "Not the day only, but all things have their morning." — French Proverb

31. "Opportunities will knock on your door every morning. But if you keep sleeping they will simply pass you by." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

32. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” — Robert Collier

33. "The only way you can respect your dream is to get out of bed and do something about it." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

34. “It is in the early morning hour that the unseen is seen, and that the far-off beauty and glory, vanquishing all their vagueness, move down upon us till they stand clear as crystal close over against the soul.” — Sarah Smiley

35. "Good Morning — this is not just a greeting. It signifies a hope that the beautiful morning will bring a smile on your face and happiness in your life." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

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36. “Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.” — Richard Whately

37. "Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

38. “Now that your eyes are open, make the sun jealous with your burning passion to start the day. Make the sun jealous or stay in bed.” — Malak El Halabi

39. "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

40. "I like my coffee black and my mornings bright." — Terri Guillemets

41. "Every morning starts a new page in your story. Make it a great one today." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

42. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.” — E. B. White

43. "Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang


44. "No matter how bad things are, you can at least be happy that you woke up this morning." — D. L. Hughley

45. "No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful that you still have one." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

46. “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.” — Rumi

47. "Today will be amazing, so wake up and smile. Positivity is a choice that becomes a lifestyle." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

48. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson

49. "Every morning you have two options, continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them. The choice is yours." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

50. "When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

51. "She says you’re not awake until you’re actually out of bed and standing up." — Richelle Mead

52. “Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.” — Henry David Thoreau

53. “A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don’t later fray.” — Marcia Carrington

54. “Outside the open window, the morning air is all awash with angels.” — Richard Wilbur

55. “There is nowhere morning does not go.” — Leah Hager Cohen

56. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” — Meister Eckhart

57. “In the morning I get out of bed, I brush my teeth, I wash my face, I get dressed in the clothes I like best. I want to be good to myself.” — Matthew Dickman

58. “The next morning dawned bright and sweet, like ribbon candy.” — Sarah Addison Allen

59. “The period between four and six in the morning is called the Brahmamuhurta, the Brahmic time, or divine period, and is a very sacred time to meditate.” — Sri S. Satchidananda

60. “Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet.” — Henry David Thoreau

61. “The morning was full of sunlight and hope.” — Kate Chopin

62. “All the treasures of the morning belong only to those who go out and start life in the earliest hours of the morning while everyone is still asleep!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

63. “Walls and roof and towers were bathed in the radiance that comes only in the first hours of the day, soft, new-washed, the delicate aftermath of dawn.” — Daphne du Maurier

64. “Every morning is a reminder to let go the past and embrace the present.” — Tonmoy Acharjee

65. “I had a fierce argument with nature about which one is more bright and refreshing: your smile or the morning?” — Harshvardhan Singh

66. “Coffee chatter is my morning cup of therapy.” — Adrienne Posey

67. “Watching the morning break, I realize again that darkness doesn't kill the light — it defines it.” — Richard Wagamese


68. “Your energy in the morning is a clean slate, and you get a chance each day to build it up the way you want.” — Mridula Singh

69. “To greet a lovely morning, we must leave the night behind.” — Tarang Sinha

70. “The morning sun is alive, the morning mind is agile, the morning plans are rich! The mission of the morning is to energize everything!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

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71. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.” — E.B. White

72. “Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? It's called purpose. You're alive for a reason.” — Nitya Prakash

73. “The morning sun is out and bright. Easing into all that was dark and blight forcing night sneak away without a fight.” — Richard L. Ratliff

74. “Listen. Put on morning. Waken into falling light.” — W.S. Graham

75. “The last thought in the evening is often the first one in the morning.” — Giovannie de Sadeleer

76. “Good morning. Lead with gratitude. The air in your lungs, the sky above you. Proceed from there.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda

77. “Every morning is a gift of life — bring some smile on your face and welcome the happiness of life.” — Amit Ray

78. “The morning is in itself a miracle, the chance to be able to live life — is the greatest gift we have. The morning is a reminder of that, every day.” — J.R. Rim

79. “Did morning come? Were there birds singing? That’s the only news I care to know.” — Marty Rubin

80. “If I get up every day with the optimism that I have the capacity for growth, then that’s success for me.” — Paula Scher

81. “Is there any gentler awakening than the breaking light of dawn? It streams through the window and tiptoes across rumpled sheets. Diaphanous, charming and innocent. Just about anything seems possible as the day awaits.” — Anna Asche

82. “Every morning there are flowers of potentials. Your thoughts and interactions give them shape and reality.” — Amit Ray

83. “When we first wake up every morning, there’s a calm in our minds. The challenge is to keep it there all day.” —Ron Baratono

84. “No matter how gloomy the morning, it is a new day where anything is possible.” — Jeffrey Fry

85. “I drink a cup of sunlight every morning to brighten myself.” — Debasish Mridha


86. “Master the morning and you will rule the day.” — R.H. Sin

87. “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.” — Rumi


88. “How you greet your morning is like a boomerang. It always comes back to you. Remember this.” — Stan Jacobs

89. “I have found that the morning is far more accessible when a good book awaits you.” — Chris Matakas


90. “In the morning stillness, when the world is just waking up and your conscious mind hasn't fully taken over, you may feel a connection or passageway to another world, and a feeling that something is about to happen in yours.” — Padma Lakshmi

91. “A fresh day brings new sunrise and new hope for a fresh start.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

92. “Night is the time to dream and morning is the time to actualize them!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

93. “You must not waste another day, another morning! Take hold of your life with both hands and crush it to you.” —Conn Iggulden

94. “Begin each day as if it were on purpose.” — Kevin Bisch

95. “Some mornings you have to remind yourself that you got through yesterday and you will get through today too.” —Lidia Longorio

96. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

97. “I never wake up in the morning and wonder why I am here. I wake up and wonder why I am not making here better.” — Jeffrey Fry

98. “New days should be greeted like new lovers and babies toddling along a table looking back to make sure we’re watching.” — Darnell Lamont Walker

99. “My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” — Miles Davis

100. “Gloom and darkness are temporary. Joy comes in the morning.” — Sunday Adelaja

101. “The fact that you woke up this morning is proof that this day has already been predetermined in your favor.” — Russell Kyle

102. “Something wonderful may happen today. You don't want to be asleep when it does!” — Lee Wyndham

103. “Mornings are like almost-clean slates. I say almost clean because the residue of yesterdays is sometimes stuck on them.” — Medeia Shari

104. “Some of the world's most effective thoughts happen over a brew of morning's coffee.” — Prabhu Krishna M.

105. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson

106. "When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps." — John Lennon

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Lisa Lieberman-Wang is an NLP licensed relationship expert, founder of FINE to FAB, and a prolific collector of quotes. You can find out more on her website, and be sure to pick up your free gifts on living an exceptional life.

This article was originally published at FINEtoFAB. Reprinted with permission from the author.