Life Got You Down? 48 Motivational Quotes That'll Make You Smile

Life can be very tough sometimes. I have collected quotes which can be helpful to through these difficult times, have put them together in 15 different topics.

I love motivational quotes. They inspire me and motivate me and I hope this will do the same for you.

When Times Are Tough

1. Be Bold

Freedom lies in being bold. - Robert Frost

Be original; don't be scared of being bold! - Ed Sheeran

Make bold choices and make mistakes. It's all those things that add up to the person you become. - Angelina Jolie

2. Be Courageous

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. - Nelson Mandela


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - Winston Churchill

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. - Muhammad Ali

3. Face Your Fears

Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you. - LL Cool J


Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you. - Robert Kiyosaki


It's important to face your fears in life. Whatever they may be. Makes us grow. Blessed to be alive. -

Scott Eastwood

4. Embrace Change

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. - George Bernard Shaw


Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. -John F. Kennedy


The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. Nathaniel Branden
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. - Winston Churchill

5. Be Accountable

We are accountable for our actions as we exercise our moral agency. If we understand this principle and make righteous choices, our lives will be blessed. - L. Lionel Kendrick


I must be responsible and accountable for my actions. - Jason Williams


Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life. - Denis Waitley

6. Believe in Yourself

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. - Norman Vincent Peale


Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish. - Brad Henry


To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will. - Sugar Ray Robinson


You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself. - Diana Ross

7. Be helpful

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. - Audrey Hepburn


In my life I've learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we're all searching for. I haven't come across anyone who didn't become a better person through love. - Marla Gibbs


Helping others isn't a chore; it is one of the greatest gifts there is. - Liya Kebede

8. The Right Attitude

People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. - John C. Maxwell


A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. - Wade Boggs


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. - Winston Churchill

9. Know Your Purpose In Life

I see my purpose in life as making the world a happier place to be in . - David Niven


We all have our own purpose in life and I feel very strongly that I have a bigger purpose than giving to just my immediate family and friends. - Natalia Vodianova


Discovering your purpose doesn't have to be complicated. Look at what you do and why you do it. Is it to support your family? That's your purpose. Is it to make a difference in your customer's life? That's your purpose. - Anne F. Beiler


The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good. - Dalai Lama

10. Trust Yourself

Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do. - Benjamin Spock


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


You must trust yourself more than you trust others. Pay attention to your inner voice - it will tell you if how and in what you are investing is right for you. - Suze Orman


Trust yourself so that the mistakes you make are the ones you've made and not something you've made because you were afraid to do what you wanted to do. Own your mistakes, then you can own your successes. - Jennifer Lynch

11. Be Patient

Sometimes things aren't clear right away. That's where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead. - Mary Pierce


Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don't rush. Be quick, but don't hurry. - Earl Monroe


The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones. - Solomon Ibn Gabirol


Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious. - Phillips Brooks

12. Forgive Yourself

If you can't forgive yourself, you think you're never going to be able to forgive yourself, and you repeat the same behavior. - Bill Hader


If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others. - Dolores Huerta

13. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime.- Richard Carlson

14. Laugh Often

Laughing together is as close as you can get to a hug without touching. - Gina Barreca


No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds. - Red Skelton


Laughter heals all wounds, and that's one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you're going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing. -

Kevin Hart


Laughing makes everything easier. - Carmen Electra

15. Don’t regret

Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow. - L. Ron Hubbard


I'm living with every step. I can't live with regret. The past is the past. I'm not worried about it. I can't change it. I can't fix it. It is what it is. I'm just living.- Ryan Sheckler


Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently. -

Charles Dudley Warner


Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart. -Basil Rathbone


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  • I have felt a little down today ;( thanks for this. I enjoyed it , very inspirational :)

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  • Nice compilation!
    I liked 13 especially and this-
    "Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish." - Brad Henry

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    • thank you!

      I liked the one about laughing the most

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