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55 Positive Quotes for a Good Day

Quote Graphic: It’s a good day to have a good day. — Hoda Kotb

A positive mindset can be the driving force that helps us navigate life’s daily challenges with grace and ease. And in a world where we are constantly bombarded with news and information, it can sometimes be a challenge to maintain that sense of optimism. 

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In addition to reporting on good news — our team also collects positive quotes on topics we care about — like hope, optimism, and activism. And from that collection, we’ve compiled this article of quotes that remind us to have a good day. 

Quotes that are grounded in positivity have the power to reshape our day, helping to refocus our mind on the good that surrounds us, encouraging us to be the best versions of ourselves. They serve as a reminder that every day holds new opportunities and potentials for joy and growth.

Over the years, many thinkers, authors, and public figures have shared words of wisdom that can brighten our day and shift our perspective to one of hope and happiness. 

Their insights remind us to appreciate the simple joys of life, to stay hopeful, and to foster positivity in our own lives and in the lives of others.

If you’re in need of a boost to start your day on a happy note, or seeking to lift someone else’s spirits, you’ll find the perfect quote in the collection below. 

Read on — and have a good day…

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Quotes To Remind You (and Others) To Have a Good Day:

Famous Quotes

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Today is a new day. Even if you were wrong yesterday, you can get it right today.”
— Dwight Howard

“Today is a new day. Even if you were wrong yesterday, you can get it right today.” — Dwight Howard

“It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining, I feel good, and no one’s gonna stop me now.”
— Freddie Mercury

“It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining, I feel good, and no one’s gonna stop me now.” — Freddie Mercury

“I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.”
— Gillian Anderson

“I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.” — Gillian Anderson

“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”
— Mark Twain

“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.” — Mark Twain

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

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

“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we know what to do with it.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we know what to do with it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson‍

“Ask not what tomorrow may bring, but count as a blessing every day that fate allows you.”
— Horace

“Ask not what tomorrow may bring, but count as a blessing every day that fate allows you.” — Horace

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.”
— Prince

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” — Prince

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
— Bil Keane

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” — Bil Keane‍

Inspirational Quotes

 “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
— Robert Louis Stevenson

 “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“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

“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.”
— Dr. Seuss

“Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.”
— Amit Ray

“Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.” — Amit Ray

“None of us know what will happen. Don’t spend time worrying about it. Make the most beautiful thing you can. Try to do that every day. That’s it.”
— Laurie Anderson

“My advice to anybody, including myself, is if you’re going through a bad period, and you just can’t see the world’s on your shoulders and no day is a good day, you’re missing the whole point of the experience. And that’s something dogs know from the moment they come bounding up to you as a puppy.”
— W. Bruce Cameron

“I’m not sure what the future holds but I do know that I’m going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said ‘Nic, it is what it is, it’s not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is.’”
— Nicole Kidman

“Any day above ground is a good day. Before you complain about anything, be thankful for your life and the things that are still going well.”
— Germany Kent

“You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!”
— Aly Raisman

“You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!” — Aly Raisman

Funny Quotes

“Someday is not a day of the week.”
— Denise Brennan-Nelson

“Someday is not a day of the week.” — Denise Brennan-Nelson

“A good day is a good day. A bad day is a good story.”
Glennon Doyle

“Have a great day. Note: does not apply to my enemies.”
— Demetri Martin

“I love the phrase, ‘Somebody’s going to have a good day today, so it might as well be me.’ I feel like you bring everything to the character, I hope.”
— Josh Peck

“Good morning is a contradiction of terms.”
— Jim Davis

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
— Charlie Chaplin

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” — Charlie Chaplin

Short ‘Have a Good Day’ Quotes

“It’s a good day to have a good day.”
— Hoda Kotb

“It’s a good day to have a good day.” — Hoda Kotb

“Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.”
— William Arthur Ward

“As you wait for better days, don’t forget to enjoy today, in case they’ve already started.”
— Robert Breault

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.”
— Henry James

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

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

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
Albert Einstein, Letters to Solovine

“Anyone can strive to be happy for a day and to spread happiness around.”
— Wilferd Peterson

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”
— Ralph Marston

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
— Mark Twain

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

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”
— Muhammad Ali

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali

More Positive Quotes for a Good Day

“In one minute you can change your attitude, and in that minute you can change your entire day.”
— Spencer Johnson

“In one minute you can change your attitude, and in that minute you can change your entire day.” — Spencer Johnson

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”
— J. B. Priestley

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

“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!”
— Dita Von Teese

“Try to have a good day today, wherever you are, whatever you do, whoever is near, if no one is near. Try to be happy, because you may not see tomorrow. There is someone this morning, who didn’t wake up, who will never see this day. Try to feel lucky that this is not you.”
— Margaret Cho

“The day you catch an idea you fall in love with, even a small one, is a beautiful day.”
— David Lynch

“The day you catch an idea you fall in love with, even a small one, is a beautiful day.” — David Lynch‍

“I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope and looking forward to a better day, but I don’t think there is anything such as complete happiness. It pains me that there is still a lot of Klan activity and racism. I think when you say you’re happy, you have everything that you need and everything that you want, and nothing more to wish for. I haven’t reached that stage yet.”
Rosa Parks

“When you’re wide awake, say it for goodness sake, it’s gonna be a great day.”
— Paul McCartney

“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.”
— Miles Davis

“You cry and you scream and you stomp your feet and you shout. You say, “You know what? I’m giving up, I don’t care.” And then you go to bed and you wake up and it’s a brand new day, and you pick yourself back up again.”
— Nicole Scherzinger

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to bed with satisfaction.”
— George Lorimer

“On a bad day, I’ll still have a conscious thing in my mind reminding me that what I think of as a bad day is still a very good day in probably 90% of the world’s population’s eyes.”
— Daniel Ricciardo

“Starting my day with exercise gives me a big mood and energy boost throughout the day and makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something right off the bat.”
— Jake Knapp 

“You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you’re excited for the day? That’s one of my main goals in life.”
— Kirsten Dunst

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

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

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Born in Vietnam in 1926, his lifelong efforts to promote peace and reconciliation during and after the Vietnam War earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr.
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