Everyone has bad days or weeks where they feel hopeless or down. If you need a little motivation, here are some of my favorite quotes to read when I need a positive boost:

1. "This too, shall pass" - Anonymous

2. "Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." - Harvey Fierstein 

3. "The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has seen before." - Albert Einstein 

4. "I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou 

5. "Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Jose Luis Borges 

6. "Do whatever you feel in your heart to be right, for you will be criticized anyway." - Eleanor Roosevelt 

7. "Ask yourself if what you're doing today will get you closer to where you want to be tomorrow." - Anonymous 

8. "Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here, we should dance." Anonymous

9. "Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly." - John F. Kennedy 

10. Challenges are what makes life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." - Joshua J. Marine

11. "Wherever you go, no matter the weather, bring your own sunshine." - Anonymous