100+ Feel Good Quotes to Boost Your Mood


David Em

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You’re more resilient, positive, and happy when you feel good. Read the best feel good quotes to boost your mood, relax, and find inspiration.

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Essential parts of happiness are being present and positive.

When you’re feeling down, cliché may not help. Instead, you need actions to help you feel better.

Exercise, meditation, and meeting with friends are excellent ways to feel good. Another way is to read uplifting quotes.

Whether combatting negativity or needing a boost, read the following feel good quotes.

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Inspirational feel good quotes

1. “I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health.” -Voltaire

2. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” -Francesca Reigler

3. “Enjoy the unfolding of this day. Observe it with wonder.” -David Sharp

David Sharp quote about enjoying the day.
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4. “Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” -Kevyn Aucoin

5. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt

6. “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell

7. “You are a very special person. There is only one like you in the whole world. There’s never been anyone exactly like you before, and there will never be again. Only you. And people can like you exactly as you are.” -Fred Rogers

8. “When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better.” -Solange Knowles

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

10. “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” -Brené Brown

11. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” -Lao Tzu

12. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” -Edith Wharton

13. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne

14. “Happiness is making the most of what you have, and riches is making the most of what you’ve got.” -Rosamunde Pilche

15. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss

16. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” -William James

17. “Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.” -John Ruskin

18. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball

19. “Do things that make you feel good: mind, body, and soul.” -Robyn Conley Downs

20. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” -Bob Ross

Bob Ross quote about not making mistakes.
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21. “Light tomorrow with today!” -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

22. “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” -John Barrymore

23. “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.” -Jules Renard

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

25. “Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.” -Corita Kent

26. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” -Aldous Huxley

27. “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” -Robert H. Schuller

28. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw

29. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” -Marie Curie

30. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” -Carol Burnett

31. “Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.” -Morihei Ueshiba

32. “No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” -Wolfgang Riebe

33. “Step by step and the thing is done.” -Charles Atlas

34. “Misery might love company, but so does joy. And joy throws much better parties.” -Billy Ivey

35. “An effort made for the happiness of others lifts above ourselves.” -Lydia M. Child

36. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” -Beyoncé

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

38. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” -Phyllis Diller

39. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” -Lao Tzu

40. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelou

41. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela

42. “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” -Indira Gandhi

43. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” -Khalil Gibran

44. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” -Beverly Sills

45. “Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in.” -Alexander Posey

46. “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde

47. “It’s not the years of your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln quote about life.
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48. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” -Napoleon Hill

49. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” -Marilyn Monroe

50. “Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

51. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” -John D. Rockefeller

52. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” -Helen Keller

54. “You can’t focus on what’s going wrong. There’s always a way to turn things around.” -Joy, Inside Out

55. “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” -Satchel Paige

56. “Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.” -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

57. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” -Steve Jobs

58. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” -Richard Branson

59. “Life is a fairy tale. Live it with wonder and amazement.” -Welwyn Wilton Katz

60. “If you feel good about who you are inside, it will radiate.” -Patti Smith

Patti Smith quote about feeling good about yourself.
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61. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” -Desmond Tutu

62. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” -Matt Cameron

63. “Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.” -Alice Morse Earle

64. “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” -Pablo Picasso

65. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” -Earl Nightingale

66. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West

67. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” -Vince Lombardi

68. “It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.” -Betty White

69. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” -Mia Hamm

70. “Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” -Anne Frank

71. “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” -William Arthur Ward

72. “Just do what works for you, because there will always be somebody who thinks differently.” -Michelle Obama

73. “The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” -Richard Bach

74. “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” -Elbert Hubbard

75. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” -Confucius

76. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” -Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe quote about starting where you are.
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77. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” -H. G. Wells

78. “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” -Napoleon Hill

79. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” -J. K. Rowling

80. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” -Bertrand Russell

81. “A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” -William Makepeace Thackeray

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

83. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” -Mary Kay Ash

84. “If you want to feel good, you have to go out and do some good.” -Oprah Winfrey

85. “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” -Thomas Jefferson

86. “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” -Marcus Aurelius

87. “One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself… to take care of yourself.” -Goldie Hawn

88. “Put your thoughts to sleep. Do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.” -Rumi

89. “Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.” -Bill Copeland

90. “You can be sexy and feel good in your skin, no matter what size you are.” -Ashley Graham

91. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” -Muhammad Ali

92. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” -Warren Buffett

93. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” -Bill Keane

94. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

95. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean

96. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt

97. “Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That’s what makes me feel good.” -Laetitia Casta

98. “With the right vibes and the right people, it’s easy to create something magical.” -Dinah Jane

Dinah Jane quote about creating something magical.
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99. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” -George Eliot

100. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” -Walt Whitman

101. “Vibe high and the magic around you will unfold.” -Akilnathan Logeswaran

102. “I say looking on the bright side of life never killed anybody.” -Jenny Han

Final thoughts

Feel good quotes are an excellent way to brighten your day.

You can write down your favorite to use as a daily reminder or share them with others.

Now that you have inspiration and a better mood, you can be present and live today to the fullest.

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David Em.

David Em

David Em is the Founder of Relaxation Hero. He created this site to provide tips and resources to help you relax. Outside of Relaxation Hero, David is the CEO of Everyone Media Group. He also enjoys hiking, running, and traveling.