20 quotes to get you through the day
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20 quotes to get you through the day

20 quotes to get you through the day

We all have those days. It started when you spilled coffee on your favorite top, escalated when you got a C on a paper you were sure was A material, and ended with a really bad fight with your boyfriend. It happens. I’ve found that when I’m having a particularly bad day, words make it better. Sometimes it’s a great book to take my mind off of things, sometimes it’s a poem that speaks directly to how I’m feeling. But most of the time, just reading a few quotes of inspiration can do wonders for my mood. Some of these quotes might seem a little cliché, but I always find comfort in them. And misery loves company, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites that help me to get through those rough patches. 

Think I missed one? Feel free to share it with me. I’m always looking for people who can make simple words on a page into something beautiful.

1. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle

2. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” –Steve Jobs 

3. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” –Stephen Covey 

4. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” –Henry Ford 

5. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” -Unknown

6. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” –John Lennon 

7. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” –Maya Angelou 

8. “You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” –Unknown 

9. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt 

10. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”- A.A. Milne 

11. “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” -Nietzsche 

12. “The best revenge is massive success.” -Frank Sinatra

13. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

14. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain”- Vivian Greene 

15. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”- Dr. Seuss 

16. “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” - Audrey Hepburn 

17. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” - Charlotte Whitton

18. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 

19. “Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”- Rachel Ann Nunes 

20. “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” -John Mayer

More of a music-lover? Stay tuned for another article with some of my favorite song lyrics. 

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