Your 101 Best Cheer-Up Quotes For A Great Day

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Sometimes you may wake up feeling gloomy, tired, dejected, or just plain empty. This feeling can certainly happen to the best of us.

Whatever caused this feeling, whether justified or not, it’s always a good idea to have a ready plan of action to help you get back on your feet. Because, while it’s natural to feel down at times, wallowing in a pit of sadness, worry, or unworthiness can be detrimental to your overall health.

One way to lift your spirits is to read these 101 cheer-up quotes we have compiled for you to have a good day. Allow the healing powers of words to fill you with joy and good cheer.

Keep your head held high because you are powerful, deserving, and capable of success.

101 Best Cheer-up quotes

Best cheer-up quotes

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

– Maya Angelou

We are very near the end, but have not and will not lose our good cheer.

– Robert Falcon Scott

Life is too short for us to dwell on sadness. Cheer up and live life to the fullest.

– Dexter Monterde

In the central place of every heart, there is a recording chamber; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, you are young.

– Samuel Ullman

Cheer up, tomorrow is another chance.

– Unknown

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

– Unknown

If you are still breathing maybe it is not such a bad day after all.

– Darren E. Laws

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

– Theodore Roosevelt

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

– Robert Collier

My entire life can be described in one sentence: it didn’t go as planned, and that’s okay.

– Rachel Wolchin

When I get sad, I stop being sad and start being awesome instead.

– Barney Stinson, ‘How I Met Your Mother’

Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got.

– Benjamin Hoff

When you don’t see your life moving in right direction, don’t worry take left. Cheer up and keep walking.

– Unknown

Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten.

– Natasha Bedingfield

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them. 

– George Bernard Shaw

I love those who can smile in trouble.

– Leonardo da Vinci

Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

– St. Jerome

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.

– Unknown

You have to decide if you’re going to wilt like a daisy or if you’re just going to go forward and live the life that you’ve been granted. 

– Kevin Costner

Awesome things come to those who focus on the positive, recognize the blessings, find the humor and never give up! 

– Tanya Masse

Cheer-up quotes for self

Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal. Suck it up, princess.

– Adam Cassidy

If you love something, set it free; if it comes backs it’s yours, if it doesn’t, it never was.

– Richard Bach

Impossible is just an opinion.

– Paulo Coelho

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

– Søren Kierkegaard

The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.

– Walt Disney

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is always someone better off than you, and there is always someone worse off than you.

– C.L. Hall

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

– Michael Jordan

When things are difficult, smile by faith. Don’t wait until you feel better.

– Joel Osteen

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

Do the best you can. No one can do more than that.

– John Wooden

I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.

– Wayne W. Dyer

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

– Nora Ephron

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.

– Brigitte Nicole

Today focus on the qualities you like about yourself, focus on the good friends and family members you have around you.. what you focus on I believe will remain constant in your life. 

– Micheline Jean Louis

With all its sham, drudgery & broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

– Unknown

You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.

– Charlie Chaplin

Another dawn may yet restore our faith and hope and joy once more; sad soul, take comfort, nor forget that sunrise never failed us yet. 

– Celia Thaxter

Don’t keep sitting in the audience of your own life. It is time to become the star of your own show. 

– Rosemary Peck

Decide that life is good and you are special. Decide to enjoy today.

– Donna Fargo

When I am struggling with my life I look up towards the sky and say; LORD you take over. 

– Joan Disantis

Make peace with yourself before you move forward. Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. 

– Roy T. Bennett

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.

– Roger Crawford

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.

– Charlie Chaplin

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.

– Unknown

Funny cheer-up quotes

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

– Unknown

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.

– W.H. Auden

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

– Elbert Hubbard

One advantage to talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.

– Franklin P. Jones

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

– Earl Wilson

A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.

Denis Waitley

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

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.

– Betty Reese

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

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

Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.

– Mary Engelbreit

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

Don’t waste your time trying to change what cannot be changed, in life, we have no power to change the weather, but only to dress well to suit the weather.

– Unknown

Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.

– Langston Coleman

Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese.

– Billie Burke

Motivational cheer-up quotes

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.

– Unknown

Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.

– Benjamin Franklin

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

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

– Nicki Minaj

Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.

– James Russell Lowell

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

– Lou Holtz

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 this challenge as a compliment – God thinks you can do it!

– Unknown

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

– Marcus Aurelius

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

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

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

You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.

– Philippos

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted.

– Christine Caine

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

– Helen Keller

After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.

– William R. Alger

There are very hard moments that life brings us, but we have great love, a powerful force that encourages us to keep going.

– Unknown

Everything we experience in life is designed to shape our character. 

– Delma Pryce

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. 

– Suzanne Collins

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. 

– Dalai Lama

The best song hasn’t been sung, the best tune hasn’t been played yet, cheer up, for the world is young! 

– Berton Braley

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. 

– Steve Maraboli

In each problem lies an opportunity to make better, to resolve, or to commence positive change. 

– Byron R. Pulsifer

Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. 

– Drew Barrymore

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

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.

– Roy T. Bennett

Cheer-up quotes to start the day

Problems there are bound to be. Life can’t be all delight. When you think of what went wrong, remember what went right. 

– Patience Strong

Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself. 

– Elbert Hubbard

And let your motto be: “Cheer up!” Your rule of life: “Be jolly!” 

– Unknown

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. 

– Johnny Cash

My future starts when I wake up every morning. 

– Miles Davis

This world is filled with things that are right things that make you feel cheery and bright. 

– Catherine Pulsifer

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

Can’t smile, my friend, because you’re blue? Well, here’s a little hint for you: Look on the heavens for awhile; the bluer they, the more they smile! 

– John Kendrick Bangs

The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one’s day and every night to examine the results obtained. 

– Alexis Carrel

Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.

– Regina Brett

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

– Abraham Lincoln

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

– AA Milne

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

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.

– Unknown

The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.

– Joe Girard

I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.

– Simon and Garfunkel


There you have it, great and wise words to get you through the day. Because it’s always a good way to start the day on a positive note.

You can always rely on the power of words to help you get back up on your feet and ready to fight, especially when you are feeling down and out, a failure, overwhelmed, gloomy, or simply tired.

You have the ability to shine and to be the star that you are.

Your positive attitude, can-do attitude, resilience, and perseverance, combined with your faith in yourself and others, will get you through any challenge. And with these, you should be able to enjoy each and every day of your journey to a successful life.

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