100 Positive Self-talk Quotes That Will Empower You With Positive Affirmation — Inside 5am

Keith Burton
9 min readJan 7, 2022


Positive self-talk quotes can make all the difference when it comes to your health, your wealth, your relationships, and even your level of success.

How many times have you had negative thoughts and said something like, “That’s not the way I talk. I don’t say things like that!” or “I’m no good at public speaking.” Well, guess what? It is you who is saying those things-not in the genuine article. The real you don’t talk or think like that.

When you’re feeling down, these uplifting, positive self talk quotes will provide you with an instant “pick-me-up” and help you see the positives in your life.

We all talk to ourselves. But too often, our inner monologue consists of negative self talk that keeps us stuck in our ruts and prevents us from reaching our goals. In our culture, that is obsessed with negativity. From the news we get via TV and newspapers to the tweets and status updates we get from our friends and colleagues on social media, there seems to be no shortage of negative thoughts in today’s world.

Dealing with this constant stream of negativity can be quite challenging for many people. After all, how can you always be expected to maintain a positive mindset when so much of what you are confronted with is a negative thought?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to quickly access some positive thinking quotes that could help neutralize the effects of a nasty bout of “negativity bias” and boost positive thinking?

Well, I have good news for you. I have assembled a collection of 100 famous quotes and positive words that are guaranteed to instill a dose of positivity in even the most hardened of cynics. These uplifting quotes are designed to be memorized and quoted at opportune times to help you bounce back from life’s minor and major setbacks.

Grab these inspirational quotes and keep them somewhere. You will always be able to access them whenever you need a quick “pick-me-up” boost to get some positive energy.

  1. “If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all.”
  2. “If you don’t think you can do something, then you won’t even try. If you believe you can do something, then you will find a way to do it.”
  3. “I’m not perfect, but I’m doing my best.”
  4. “I can do no great things. Therefore I will not strive to do small things with great power.”
  5. “Life is what you make it.”
  6. “If you can make it through the bad times, you can make it through the good.”
  7. “Success isn’t about how much money you have in the bank.
  8. “I am thankful for my friends and the love and joy we share.”
  9. “The key to success is to keep your eyes wide open and your mind focused on what you want to achieve.”
  10. “There is a special kind of magic in the world when you can bring to life the dream of someone else.”
  11. “If you want to change the world, start by changing yourself.”
  12. “You don’t need to be a genius to get started. You need a little inspiration.”
  13. “I know what I want. I know what I’m doing. I’m not going to let anyone or anything stop me from achieving.”
  14. “I know I can do this and believe I can do this.”
  15. “With determination, I am more than capable.”
  16. “It’s not about how hard you work. It’s about how much you enjoy what you do.”
  17. “The past or the future will not control me because I am in control of my life.”
  18. “I am the captain of my ship, and I decide where I steer the course.”
  19. “The only thing you have control over is your own life. And the only way to make a difference is to take charge of it.”
  20. “It’s easy to say I love myself, but when I am in pain or when someone is treating me poorly, I know it’s not true. I love myself in those moments because I’m acting as a loving person. And if I can be a loving person to others, then my life is worth living.”
  21. “You don’t have to be perfect to get better. You have to get started.”
  22. “You are what you think. And you can choose to change the way you think about anything.”
  23. “The only thing we have control over is what we do. Everything else is beyond our control.”
  24. “You are what you think about all day long. You will become what you think about every minute of the day.”
  25. “Success isn’t the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.”
  26. “With my thoughts, I make the world.”
  27. “You can’t change your past, but you can choose how you let it affect your future.”
  28. “You are your own best friend. You are your own worst enemy, and you are your savior.”
  29. “It is what we think about that determines our destiny.”
  30. “When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
  31. “I’m a positive person and a positive thinker. I am grateful for the positive outlook in my life,”
  32. “I am confident in my abilities, and I know that everything happens for a reason.”
  33. “I am happy, I am positive, and I am always looking on the bright side.”
  34. “I have everything I need to succeed. All I need is to believe in myself.”
  35. “You have the power to choose how you will respond to every situation.”
  36. “I am a strong person. I can overcome anything.”
  37. “People with positive self-talk are more successful in their careers, relationships, and life in general.”
  38. “I’m positive that I can do this. And that’s the only thing that matters.”
  39. “I’m not a perfect person. I make mistakes. But I’m always improving myself.”
  40. “Every day, I improve. I don’t worry about what other people think about me.
  41. “A positive attitude will take you further than any goal ever will.”
  42. “The most important thing is not to stop questioning.”
  43. “Curiosity has its reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” — Albert Einstein
  44. “You have to have positive thoughts and not negative thoughts. Learn to look at yourself as a positive person, not a negative person.”
  45. “You can be happy and hopeful and optimistic and have a good attitude and still face all the challenges of life. You have to learn to have a positive attitude and to use the power of your mind.”
  46. “Don’t talk about things you can’t do. Talk about the things you can do.”
  47. “Focus on the positive.”
  48. “Every day is a challenge, and I look forward to it.”
  49. “It’s not always possible to be happy, but you can always be kind.”
  50. “There are two ways to live: You can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”
  51. “I am worthy of being loved.”
  52. “Your marriage is not a failure if you don’t work at it. You should not allow anyone to make you feel that your marriage is a failure.”
  53. “A man’s home is his castle, and a woman’s home is her kingdom.”
  54. “Marriage is a beautiful, complicated, and sometimes difficult institution. But it’s also a wonderful and rewarding relationship, and there is no better way to experience the joys of love than to share them with someone you love.”
  55. “Don’t dwell on things you can’t control.”
  56. “Things happen for a reason. And you can make the best of what happens to you.”
  57. “Children grow up in a moment, a day, a week, a month, a year, and in some cases, a lifetime. Parents should not allow themselves to be so caught up in their child’s growth that they fail to see the changes happening within themselves.”
  58. “It is our responsibility to be aware of the signs of aging and prepare ourselves for them before they happen.”
  59. “I have been blessed with a child, and I am happy.”
  60. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But you can teach a young dog to do the same tricks. And if he wants to learn, he will.”
  61. “You can’t think your way into being; you have to act your way into being.”
  62. “I am always trying to find ways to improve myself.”
  63. “I know that if I don’t make the most of my abilities, I waste my time and energy.”
  64. “I want to be the best I can be so that I will work towards it.”
  65. “What you think about, you become.”
  66. “You can’t control everything, but you can control your positive attitude towards life.”
  67. “ If you can control your negative thinking, you can control everything else in your life.”
  68. “Success isn’t about what you have, but who you have around you.”
  69. “It’s not about how hard you work. It’s about how much you enjoy what you do.”
  70. “What others think about me is none of my business.”
  71. “Do not be afraid of your potential. It is a good thing.”
  72. “We all worry about something. The real test of a man is how he reacts when something worries him.”
  73. “A negative thinker finds a thousand reasons why something will fail; a positive thinker focuses on the reasons why it will succeed.”
  74. “No man ever attains the height of his potential until he realizes that he has potential.”
  75. “Nothing is impossible for someone who doesn’t know if you never try if it can be done.”
  76. “The first step toward solving a problem is recognizing you have one.”
  77. “A positive mental health is the most important ingredient in the success of every human being on earth.”
  78. “You don’t have to be great to start. Just enough to get going. Then, if you do what you’re good at, magic will happen.”
  79. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. What stops you is your thinking about what has or hasn’t stopped you.”
  80. “A person who says to himself ‘I can’t’ have already lost the battle before he starts fighting.”
  81. “Tell yourself every day: I am indispensable. I am important. I am a significant contributor. I am a success. I am a winner. I am a person who gets results. I am a person who makes a difference. I am a person who inspires. I am a success.”
  82. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
  83. “Self-esteem doesn’t come from the outside; it comes from the inside.”
  84. “Self-pity is the lowest form of human intelligence.”
  85. “Every time I say ‘I don’t know,’ I am admitting that I do not know. This in itself is great knowledge. To know that you do not know is the beginning of wisdom.”
  86. “Nothing wins more than superior preparation.”
  87. “People don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care.”
  88. “A man who never makes mistakes never tries anything new.”
  89. “If you tell yourself you can’t do something, you will never be able to do that something.”
  90. “Nothing is impossible for someone who doesn’t think so.”
  91. “Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” — Harry J. Gray
  92. “We each have a little voice in our head which says ‘You can’t do that or ‘You can’t do better’ or ‘You’re no good.’ We must silence that little voice. It is the voice of a loser.”
  93. “You will always have a choice. No one will force you to fail. No one will take away your dreams. You will only ever have to face the truth about yourself.”
  94. “This is the moment! You can do it!”
  95. “The future starts today — it starts with what you think about today.”
  96. “A pessimist sees the dark side of everything; an optimist sees the light.”
  97. “We all have problems, obstacles, and challenges in our lives. But when we talk to ourselves negatively, it puts the lid right on the can.”
  98. “You cannot help someone else until you help yourself.”
  99. “We need to give ourselves positive affirmations that make us feel good about ourselves. It’s a simple concept, but one that many people surprisingly overlook.”
  100. “People don’t change; they merely alter their circumstances to gain positive results.”

Final thoughts on positive self-talk quotes

That’s it for now. I hope these 100 positive affirmation quotes have given you some fresh ideas and helped spark a few new strategies to help you with your positive change. Remembering these little gems of wisdom reminds me that there are no limits to what I can accomplish. Sometimes it isn’t easy to believe that positive self-talk can dramatically affect your life. But it does.

And you know what? When you least expect it, a positive shift in your life can occur almost overnight! So remember these quotes and say them to yourself often, start and become a positive thinker. They will serve as an inspirational reminder of your unlimited potential for greatness!

To read more positive self talk statements, you may like the following article:

How positive self talk statements can speak positivity into your life

Originally published at https://inside5am.com on January 7, 2022.



Keith Burton

Inside5am was created to provide a place for men to voice, share and discuss how to live our lives as better fathers, husbands, boyfriends and friends in life.