15 Encouraging and Uplifting
Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Alphonse Daudet Quote: Where would be the merit if heroes were never afraid?

Where would be the merit if heroes were never afraid?
Alphonse Daudet
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
Victor Hugo
(Les Misérables, 1862)
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Franz Kafka
What makes the desert beautiful is that it hides, somewhere, a well.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(The Little Prince, 1943)

Henry David Thoreau Uplifting Quote: From the right point of view, every storm ... (painting by Frederic Edwin Church)
From the right point of view, every storm and every drop in it is a rainbow.
Henry David Thoreau
(Journal Entry, 1855)
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J. K. Rowling
(Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1999)
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Khalil Gibran
Denis Diderot Uplifting Quote: Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Denis Diderot
(Pensées Philosophiques, 1746)
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost
(The Road Not Taken, 1916)


Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content.
Helen Keller
(The Story of My Life, 1903)
Rest not! Life is sweeping by;
Go and dare before you die.
Something mighty and sublime
Leave behind to conquer time!
Goethe
(Haste Not, Rest Not)
Ralph Waldo Emerson Uplifting Quote: Write it on your heart that every day ...
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Works and Days)
You may shoot me with your words,
you may cut me with your eyes,
you may kill me with your hatefulness,
but still, like air, I'll rise!
Maya Angelou
(And Still I Rise, 1978))
The most beautiful people I've known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
(Death: The Final Stage of Growth, 1975)
Seek silence in the midst of the tumult, seek solitude in the masses, light in the midst of darkness; find forgetfulness in injury, victory in the midst of despondence, and courage in the midst of alarm, resistance in the midst of temptation, peace in the midst of war.
Miguel de Molinos
(The Spiritual Guide, 1675)