I would say laughter is the best medicine. But it’s more than that. It’s an entire regime of antibiotics and steroids. Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche, and then applies an antibiotic cream. You gotta keep it away from your eyes… Obviously, it’s a challenge to make light of the darkness but, um, it’s better than crying about it. Stephen Colbert
Inspirational indeed. I’m a 17-year-old student and struggling through my final exams that will determine whether or not I get into university. All the quotes are helpful, it gives one hope when hope is perched at the window about to leave. I made a lot of mistakes with regards to studying, but have come to the realization that none of that matters, all that does matter is the present moment and whether we to choose to say yes or no, every moment is an opportunity. Here are a few quotes to add to this collection:

One of the ways to regain control over your life is with a morning routine. A good morning routine gives energy, it accomplishes tasks and sets you on a path to get the things YOU want done for the day completed. A morning routine means taking the day out of the hands of fate and gaining control of your life. Find out more about positive morning routines in the link below.
When your life is in turmoil, think of a waterfall. The water (your life) is flowing along normally at a steady pace when suddenly, there is a dip (event in your life or a problem) which results in the water going into a state of turmoil as it falls deeper and deeper with no sign of an end to the turmoil. Then the water hits the bottom and splashes into a larger state of turmoil (this is the peak before things start to get better) before gradually blending into calm stream again (normality).

67.) “Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”
You might even want to send her a hand written card telling her all of the reasons why you love her, and include some words of wisdom about the power of a great friendship. Plan out a besties-only day of going to your favorite restaurants, watching your fave movie, and serving up some BFF cocktails (if you're 21 and up). There's truly no one else in the world who makes you laugh so hard you could cry, and understands you even when you're making absolutely no sense, so you want to show her how much you care.
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Smiling can help you attract the right relationships and can help reinforce the ones you have. Everybody enjoys a social atmosphere where there is positive and open body language. Smiling encourages trust in relationships and makes those around us more comfortable. Because it brings good feelings to yourself and to others, it’s a great personality trait to possess, and will take you a long way!
What a beautifully inspiring and motivating piece of wisdom this is. Thank you Steve for taking the time to analyze these motivating quotes. This is much better than just reading one quote after the other. It helps me to reflect on the simple wisdom that can be found in each one of them. And I must say, your analysis is on spot. I would even go so far as to say that without your analysis, I would not have understood the intention and meaning behind some of these quotes.

Who doesn’t like compliments? Well, we’re not asking whether a person knows how to accept them or not, it is a completely different question. Let’s take you… Do you like hearing nice words about yourself? Do you like when somebody tells you how beautiful, and smart, and funny you are? We bet you do and so does your best friend. That’s why we’ve got a few inspiring sayings which would be a perfect addition to any compliment you have prepared for your best friend.
When we see a successful person we often times only see their stunning accomplishments. While we are in awe about what they have achieved we oftentimes forget that they as well started small. There was a time where the successful people took one tiny step after another towards the accomplishment of their goal. Just like a tiny seed these people kept on pursuing their dreams until they had a grown into a large tree.
13. If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase the things that reinforce in your soul that you can make a difference. Chase the things that make you want to transform your heart from selfish to selfless. When you chase that kind of storm you are chasing rainbows. ― Shannon L. Alder

Comedians have a keen eye on life's absurdities and can convert any situation into a joke. One man's life problems is another man's life absurdities. Sometimes, our perspectives are clouded by our own prejudices and emotions. Humor helps us to reevaluate the same situation with a positive outlook. Often, you will be able to seek out solutions when you are humorous. Moreover, humor helps us to withstand the negative energy around us.
“Outside, there was that predawn kind of clarity, where the momentum of living has not quite captured the day. The air was not filled with conversation or thought bubbles or laughter or sidelong glances. Everyone was sleeping, all of their ideas and hopes and hidden agendas entangled in the dream world, leaving this world clear and crisp and cold as a bottle of milk in the fridge. ”
Staying positive and motivated in your personal life, work and attitude can be tough. Perhaps others around you are negative, or you yourself get stuck in a downward spiral of pessimistic thinking. When that happens, you need a spark of optimism and positivity in your life. To help you get back on track and stay positive, we’ve hand-picked top 125 positive quotes. These are the quotes that will lift you up in the middle of a negative cycle or help you continue to push through and keep being positive so that you can achieve your dreams.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience---you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don't live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.” 

Having a true best friend is priceless. Through the ups and downs of life, your best friend will always stand by your side. No matter what happens, your best friends will be there for you when you need them the most. Even more so, your best friends add a lot of excitement, joy, and happiness to your life. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to celebrate those thick and thin friends of yours. What could be better to refresh those funny moments with your best friend than with some fabulous quotes? Here are 45 funny best friend quotes from greatly amusing thinkers, comedians, and writers. And if you want even more, also check out our collection of funny friendship quotes.
You might even want to send her a hand written card telling her all of the reasons why you love her, and include some words of wisdom about the power of a great friendship. Plan out a besties-only day of going to your favorite restaurants, watching your fave movie, and serving up some BFF cocktails (if you're 21 and up). There's truly no one else in the world who makes you laugh so hard you could cry, and understands you even when you're making absolutely no sense, so you want to show her how much you care.

wow this is amazing, honestly, these quotes are really inspiring, it’s like a friend guiding you on how you can motivate yourself to succeed or on how to be happy. by just reading these quotes really inspires and puts a big smile to faces who always thinks of losing hope and thinks that they don’t have the chances to become who they want to be..which I, myself also thinks about it sometimes… thanks for these quotes, its very helpful..
He went on asking questions. Did I fight a lot with Thalia, since she was a daughter of Zeus? (I didn't answer that one.) If Annabeth's mother was Athena, the goddess of wisdom, then why didn't Annabeth know better than to fall off a cliff? (I tried not to strangle Nico for asking that one.) Was Annabeth my girlfriend? (At this point, I was ready to stick the kid in a meat-flavored sack and throw him to the wolves.)”

An example of using the positivity of affirmations to reinforce your attitudes might be if you feel you are not good enough at work. Creating an affirmation like, “ I am every bit as capable, intelligent, hard-working and dedicated as my colleagues at work". Frequent repetitions of this affirmation will boost your confidence and self-esteem, letting you know that you CAN do your job. This positivity will actually help you do better at work.

Smiles are one of the most precious gifts you can give to someone. Even if you have problems, just try and continue smiling. You may never know who’s day you will brighten up just because of your smiles. Feel free to share the 52 Beautiful Smile Quotes with Funny Images above to everyone you know and keep them smiling. You might also be interested in reading 52 Most Inspiring Quotes and Sayings with Pictures.


If your problems are dragging you down, think of a bow and arrow. the Bow is your problems and the arrow is your life. The bow is dragging you further and further back, but the further back it pulls you, the higher the arrow will fly. So the further you are being dragged back by your problems, the higher you’ll reach in your life when the problems are over and let go.

“Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing moment of birth. And more than anything it can spur you to action. Have a burning day.“
Thank you for these quotes Ellesse. I know it has been quite a while since this was posted but I just stumbled across them and I thought all of these quotes were inspiring. Unfortunately, I did not get the time to read all of the comments today but I hope to change that soon. I would have several quotes to tell you but when I started to think of inspirational quotes I could only think of the one that has helped me through some difficult times in life. I don’t know if it is considered inspirational, but it was to me. In fact, it was so inspirational that my high school graduation present from my mother was a ring engraved with this quote:
If you consider yourself to be a religious person, there’s no need to tell you about the importance of being grateful for a life God gave us. As well as that, we need to remember to give thanks and say prayers to God for each new day. Below you’ll find wonderful blessed good morning quotes which will give a few ideas of how to greet your friends and family in the morning.
The value of a smile… It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends. Dale Carnegie

I think connecting to a character is like connecting to any human being - either you like them or you don't. You might not be able to list the reasons why you love your best friend or what attracted you to them; it's just something that you feel - a connection, an understanding, or a curiosity that makes you want to get to know them. Katherine Waterston
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