Positivity and joy has a tendency to spread and is somewhat contagious, whether it’s a smile or a good laugh, like a wildfire or a virus (a good one) they spread. In light of the Corona virus that is ravaging many parts of the world today, time is ripe to start consciously spreading happy thoughts and emotions with yourself and one another. Now you don’t really need to go out of your way to do this, rather infuse your body, mind and soul with a joyous energy and attitude.
Here we’ve carefully collected 40 positive short quotes, one-liners if you will, to infuse your life with a little more light and a little more happiness!
It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000)
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Dream in a pragmatic way.
Smile, breathe and go slowly.
Thich Nhat Hanh
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Every moment is a fresh beginning.
T. S. Eliot (The Cocktail Party, 1949)
The bold adventurer succeeds the best.
I am satisfied … I see, dance, laugh, sing.
A total immersion in life offers the best classroom for learning to love.
Leo Buscaglia (Love, 1985)
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
Robert Frost (Birches)
One never goes so far as when one doesn’t know where one is going.
Goethe (Letter to Carl Friedrich Zelter, 1812)
Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
D. H. Lawrence
To go wrong in one’s own way is better then to go right in someone else’s.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment, 1866)
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
Alice Walker (Anything We Love Can Be Saved, 1997)
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts!
John Keats (Letter to Benjamin Bailey, 1817)
I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.
Vincent van Gogh
You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.
If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.
J. M. Barrie (Peter Pan, 1904)
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
Life is too short to be little.
Benjamin Disraeli (Coningsby, 1844)
Nature loves courage.
Be not simply good – be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau (Familiar Letters)
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia (Living Loving and Learning, 1985)
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus (Return to Tipasa, 1952)
You can’t celebrate anyone in this world, until you celebrate yourself.
Leo Buscaglia (The Art of Being Fully Human – Speech)
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, “I’m with you kid. Let’s go.”
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Rabindranath Tagore (Fireflies, 1928)
We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.
D. H. Lawrence (Lady Chatterley’s Lover, 1928)
Life in abundance comes only through only great love
Elbert Hubbard (The Notebook of Elbert Hubbard, 1927)
Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.
Virgil (Eclogues – Book IX, 39 BCE – 38 BCE)
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
The bottom of our soul, you will know, is the place of our happiness.
Miguel de Molinos (The Spiritual Guide – Book 3: Chapter 7, 1675)
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean de La Fontaine (Fables – Book VIII, 1678 – 1679)
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)
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson