16 Majorly Inspirational Quotes to Get You Through a Tough Day

Mar 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET

You wouldn't think that a couple words of wisdom would be enough to pull you out of the funk of a terrible day — but sometimes a well-timed inspirational quote is really all you need to totally change your mood.

If life has thrown some lemons your way, try these quotes out. They probably won't make everything better, but they just might give you the right kick in the pants to keep on trucking.

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1. What's the point of being alive?

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2. Don't lose sight

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3. A smooth sea

Embrace the waves
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4. Ask yourself

Are you getting closer to your dreams?
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5. Lucille Ball's words of wisdom

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6. Personality gets the heart

Personality gets the heart
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7. Dreams don't work

Work for your dreams
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8. Just keep moving

Keep moving
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9. Be yourself

Be yourself

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10. I have not failed

Try, try again.

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11. Within me

Find the summer inside you
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12. No regrets

No excuses, no regrets
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13. Outside the box

Think outside the box
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14. Life's too short

Make better friends
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15. Through the worst

Arrive at your best
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16. The ones that do

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Originally published March 2014. Updated March 2017.

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