Looking for a way to lift someone’s spirits? Sometimes all it takes is a few positive quotes or words of encouragement to immediately turn someone’s day around. Whether it’s your lifelong best friend or a stranger you pass on the street, taking a moment to deliver a positive message can have a long-lasting effect on the well-being of both individuals.

In addition to being a mood-booster, giving and receiving compliments has uplifting effects on both parties. As the giver, giving a compliment can boost your self-confidence as well as enhance your social skills and spark creativity. If you find yourself on the receiving end of a positive message, it may boost your self-esteem.

If you’re interested in spreading good energy, use one of these positive quotes and messages to improve someone’s day.

positive quotes and messages

You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on
your way.

Dr. Seuss


You always pass failure on the way
to success.

Mickey Rooney


No one is perfect - that’s why pencils have erasers.

Wolfgang Riebe

Keynote Speaker/Magician

Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve
done before.

Bonnie Blair

Speed Skater

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A.A. Mine


It always seems impossible until it
is done.

Nelson Mandela

Political Leader

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

Helen Keller


Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.

Willie Nelson


Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar


In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a
positive impact.

Les Brown


The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.

Stephen Richards


When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.

Paulo Coelho

Brazilian lyricist

Positive anything is better than
negative nothing.

Elbert Hubbard


Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone’s life in a very positive way
are better.

Tim Howard

Soccer Player

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a
positive attitude.

Lou Holtz

Former Football Player

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.

Mary Lou Retton


It makes a big difference in your life when you
stay positive.

Ellen DeGeneres


If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

Milton Berle


Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is
the same.

Francesca Reigler


You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.

Les Brown


The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.

Charles Dickens


It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

Vince Lombardi

Football player

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you
need tomorrow.

Robert Tew


The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with
the rain.

Dolly Parton


Every day may not be good... but there’s something good in every day.

Alice Morse Earle

American Historian

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Oprah Winfrey

Actress, TV Host

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.

Helena Rubinstein

American-Polish Businesswoman

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

Jimmy Johnson

Football Coach

Let your unique awesomeness and positive energy inspire confidence in others.


Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

Anthony J. D’Angelo


If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.

Guy Finley


Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier


Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.

Albert Schweitzer


When we are open to new possibilities, we find them. Be open and skeptical
of everything.

Todd Kashdan


The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of
your thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius

Roman Emperor

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.

Carl Rogers


Be so happy that, when other people look at you, they become happy too.


A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on
a detour.


Live life to the fullest and focus on
the positive.

Matt Cameron


Use one (or a few!) of these positive quotes and messages to send some good energy to those who are in need of it. In most cases, a thoughtful message and a sweet treat are the perfect way to make someone feel special.