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62 ‘Good Morning’ Quotes Guaranteed to Start Your Day Off With A Smile

Plus, colorful and inspiring memes you can share with loved-ones

Rise and shine! As you sip your hot cup of joe this morning, take a moment to browse these uplifting and inspiring “good morning” quotes. Not only will they put a smile on your face and start your day off with a positive outlook, Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., a counselor and professor at Northern Illinois University, says that simply reading positive quotes and looking at the colorful images surrounding them reduces stress, boosts joy and balances your mood. The best part? The blissful benefits can last for hours.

Bonus: Try sharing one quote a day with a friend to multiply the feel-good effect. To kick your day off right an to make them easier to like and share with loved ones, we’ll also be posting one each morning on our FIRST For Women Facebook page.

Good Morning Quotes and Inspirational Sayings

1. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” –Maya Angelou

2. “All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” —Charles Schultz

3. “The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” —Josiyah Martin

4. “You are so much sunshine in every square inch.” —Walt Whitman

5. “Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” —Mary Oliver

Joe Longobardi

6. “This is a wonderful day; I have never seen this one before.” —Maya Angelou

Bill Thomas

7. “Every day brings a chance to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance.” —Oprah Winfrey

Van Scott

8. “The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.” —Julian of Norwich

9. “Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.” —Japanese proverb

10. “The best thing to hold on to in life is each other.” —Audrey Hepburn


11. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” —Audrey Hepburn

12. “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.” —Irish proverb

13. “There are better things ahead than any we left behind.” —C.S. Lewis

14. “Believe you can and you are halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt

15. “Whenever the world says, ‘Give up!’ Hope whispers, ‘Try one more time.'” —Author unknown

16. “Peace is joy at rest. Joy is peace on its feet.” —Anne Lamott


17. “When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it floats forth and opens.” —Anne Lamott

18. “May peace be within you, may your heart be strong, may you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam.” —Irish blessing

19. “One day you will look back and see that all along you were blooming.” —Morgan Harper Nichols

20. “Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.” —Robert Green Ingersoll

21. “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” —Mario Fernandez

22. “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.” —Muriel Rukeyser

23. “Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” —G.K. Chesterton


24. “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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25. “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.” —Antoine De Saint-Exupery

26. “Happiness lies not in finding what is missing but in finding what is present.” —Tara Brach


27. “Each time you stop to pick a daffodil, or gather violets on some hill, or touch a leaf or see a tree, it’s all God whisperting, ‘This is Me’.” —Helen Steiner Rice

28. “Every day is a fresh start…every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.” —Juansen Dizon

29. “One flag, one land, one hart, one hand, one nation evermore!” —Oliver W. Holmes

30. “Luck is just another name for miracle.” —Margaret Atwood

31. “May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” —Mary Anne Radmacher

32. “Shared laughter is love made audible.” —Izzy Gesell

33. “Choose love and peace will follow. Choose peace and love will follow.” —Mary Helen Doyle

34. “This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” —Maya Angelou

35. “Joy is the serious business of Heaven.” —C.S. Lewis

36. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” —Dalai Lama

37. “Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes

38. “Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.” —Thomas S. Monson

39. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” —Maya Angelou

40. “In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.” —Henry Ward Beecher

41. “The questions is not what you look at, but what you see.” —Henry David Thoreau

42. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” —Vincent Van Gogh

43. “There are two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” —Albert Einstein

44. “The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here.” —Robert G. Ingersoll

45. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

46. “Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” —Aberjhani

47. “Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark.” —Katrina Mayer

48. “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” —Jean-Baptiste Massieu

49. “Laughter is an instant vacation.” —Milton Berie

50. “You are so much sunshine in every square inch.” —Walt Whitman

51. “A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose.” —Tom Wilson

52. “The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.” —Sara Ajna

53. “Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul.” —Proverbs 16:24

54. “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” —C.S. Lewis

55. “Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.” —Robert Green Ingersoll

56. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” —Amelia Earhart

57. “Out of difficulties grow miracles.” —Jean de La Bruyère

58. “May sunshine surround you each new day. And may smiles and love never be far away.” —Catherine Pulsifer

59. “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” —Maya Angelou

60. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… Including you.” —Anne Lamott

61. “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are planted in the seeds of today.” —Chinese proverb

62. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” —David Viscott

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