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94 'Good Morning' Quotes To Start Your Day Off Right

Quote Graphic: Because you know what happens when you say ‘hello’ or ‘good morning?’ You make a connection. And isn’t that what being human is all about? — Philip Rosenthal

A “good morning” greeting is more than a polite formality — it’s a beacon of optimism, a hope for new beginnings, and a chance to start afresh with enthusiasm and energy. 

The way we start our day often sets the tone for the hours that follow. 

A positive, uplifting start can make all the difference, transforming challenges into opportunities and ordinary moments into joys.

Throughout history, thinkers, writers, and leaders have recognized the power of a positive morning. Their words encapsulate the beauty of dawn, the promise of a new day, and the potential that lies in every beginning.

In this article, we’ve compiled a selection of “good morning” quotes that capture the essence of waking up to a new day. 

Whether you’re seeking motivation for yourself or looking to inspire others, may these quotes uplift your spirit, fuel your aspirations, and encourage you to greet every day with a heart full of optimism.

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The Best ‘Good Morning’ Quotes

Famous Good Morning Quotes

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

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

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” — Henry David Thoreau

“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

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So, if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”
— Larry King

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So, if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” — Larry King

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
— The Dalai Lama

“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — The Dalai Lama

“Take five minutes to center yourself in the morning — set your intention every day.”
— Oprah Winfrey

“Take five minutes to center yourself in the morning — set your intention every day.” — Oprah Winfrey

“At night our fear is strong... but in the morning, in the light, we find our courage again.”
Malala Yousafzai

“At night our fear is strong... but in the morning, in the light, we find our courage again.” — Malala Yousafzai

“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

“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

“The Sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.”
— Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

“The Sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” — Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

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

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

“To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.”
— Sidney Poitier

“To simply wake up every morning a better person than when I went to bed.” — Sidney Poitier

“Every morning brings new potential. Seize the day, embrace the possibilities, and make a difference.”
Jane Goodall

“Every morning brings new potential. Seize the day, embrace the possibilities, and make a difference.” — Jane Goodall

Inspiring Quotes

“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

“So on this meaningful morn, we mourn and we mend.
Like light, we can’t be broken, even when we bend.”

Amanda Gorman, The Miracle of Morning, Call Us What We Carry

“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 might never know what you’re doing. But do me this favor, get out of bed every morning knowing that no one changes the world alone, and no one doesn’t change it at all.”
Hank Green

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.”
— Groucho Marx

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.” — Groucho Marx

“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, you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.”
— Arnold Schwarzenegger

“And that is just the point… how the world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. ‘Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?’”
— Mary Oliver

“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

“Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, ‘It’s going to be a good day!”
— Lindsay Lohan

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

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

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.”
— Larry Page

“The amazing thing about love and attention and encouragement and grace and success and joy is that these things are infinite. We get a new supply every single morning, and so we can give it away all day. We never, ever have to monitor the supply of others or grab or hoard.”
Glennon Doyle

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

“Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier and healthier life.”
— Germany Kent

“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.”
— Bernard Williams

“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” — Bernard Williams

About Life

“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

“Do not shorten the morning by getting up late; look upon it as the quintessence of life, as to a certain extent sacred.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer

“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

“When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life.”
— Gertrude Stein

“Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift! We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today”
— H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

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

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

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

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Deep Quotes

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
— Buddha

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” — Buddha

“First thing every morning before you arise, say out loud, ‘I believe,’ three times.”
— Ovid

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.”
— Rumi

“What I know for sure is that every sunrise is like a new page, a chance to right ourselves and receive each day in all its glory. Each day is a wonder.”
— Oprah Winfrey

‍“The good news is that every morning we have the choice; not to be controlled by circumstances nor our past but by purposely designing our day, hence our lives better. Not to react to life but to respond with love.”
— Bernard Kelvin Clive

“The best thoughts most often come in the morning after waking, while still in bed or while walking.”
— Leo Tolstoy

“When I wake up, I expect things to be good. If they’re not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can ’cause I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway. So why not try to make the most of it if you can? Some days, they pan out a little better than others, but you still gotta always just try.”
Dolly Parton

“Because you know what happens when you say ‘hello’ or ‘good morning?’ You make a connection. And isn’t that what being human is all about?”
— Philip Rosenthal

“Because you know what happens when you say ‘hello’ or ‘good morning?’ You make a connection. And isn’t that what being human is all about?” — Philip Rosenthal

“The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.”
— Chief Dan George

“The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.” — Chief Dan George

For Love & Friendship

“Just one look at you and I know it’s gonna be a lovely day.”
— Bill Withers

“Just one look at you and I know it’s gonna be a lovely day.” — Bill Withers

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
— Khalil Gibran

“I’m happier than the morning sun
And that’s the way you said that it would be
If I should ever bring you inside my life.”
— Stevie Wonder

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Good morning, good morning, love. It’s my favorite love song. I waited all night long for morning. Good morning, love.”
— John Legend

“You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart.”
— Carole King

“I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.”
— Victor Hugo

“I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.” — Victor Hugo

Funny Quotes

“Some people wake up drowsy. Some people wake up energized. I wake up dead.”
— James Marsden

“Some people wake up drowsy. Some people wake up energized. I wake up dead.” — James Marsden

“I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.”
— Dorothy Parker

“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”
— J.R.R. Tolkien

“I like freedom. I wake up in the morning and say, ‘I don’t know, should I have a popsicle or a donut?’ You know, who knows?”
— Oscar Nuñez

“Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don’t speak bird.”
— Kurt Cobain

“Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.”
— Ursula K. Le Guin

“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”
— Glen Cook

“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” — Glen Cook‍

“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.”
— David Lynch

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

“Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, ‘Awe sh*t, they’re up.’”
— Dwayne Johnson

“Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, ‘Awe sh*t, they’re up.’” — Dwayne Johnson

Short Quotes

“The morning was full of sunlight and hope.”
— Kate Chopin, The Awakening 

“The morning was full of sunlight and hope.” — Kate Chopin, The Awakening 

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
— Peter Drucker 

 “Every Monday morning is new hope.”
— Maira Kalman

“The morning pouring everywhere, its golden glory on the air.”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.”
— George Washington

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”
— Will Rogers

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” — Will Rogers

“The sun is new each day.”
— Heraclitus

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.”
—  Emily Dickinson

“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”
— William Blake

“It was a morning like other mornings and yet perfect among mornings.”
— John Steinbeck

“It was a morning like other mornings and yet perfect among mornings.” — John Steinbeck‍

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More Good Morning Quotes

“When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.”
— Chief Tecumseh

“When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.” — Chief Tecumseh

“Saturday morning has come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.”
— Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 

“I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ‘Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.’”
— Jim Carrey

“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

“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

“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 

“No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.”
— Bram Stoker, Dracula 

“Whether the day is for writing, designing, or painting, the consistent practice of a morning routine is the doorway into it all.”
— Elle Luna

“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

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.”
Maya Angelou

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.” — Maya Angelou

“It was morning; through the high window I saw the pure, bright blue of the sky as it hovered cheerfully over the long roofs of the neighboring houses. It too seemed full of joy, as if it had special plans, and had put on its finest clothes for the occasion.”
— Hermann Hesse

“Before I leave the house, I say five things I love about myself, like ‘You have really pretty eyes.’ That way I can go out into the world with that little bit of extra confidence.”
— Jennifer Love Hewitt

“I wake up in the morning and my heart is light, man. It’s not heavy. I don’t have skeletons in the closet on their way out.”
— Drake

“If each of us works toward making a sincere effort when we wake up each morning with a renewed commitment and dedication to embracing nonviolence as a lifestyle, this world will become a better place, bringing us ever closer to the Beloved Community of which my father so often spoke.”
Bernice King

“Manners [are] the key thing. Say, for instance, when you’re growing up, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.”
— Usain Bolt

“There is enormous power in nailing your morning routine, but there’s even more power in adapting to it when it doesn’t happen as we’d like.”
— Terri Schneider

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

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

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