There’s something about mornings that just feels fresh and new. Maybe it’s the air, or the sunlight, or the promise of the day ahead. Whatever it is, there’s no denying that mornings are a special time of day. And what better way to start your morning than with a motivational quote?

We’ve compiled a list of 130 morning quotes to help you start your day off on the right foot. These quotes come from a variety of sources, including inspirational speakers, business leaders, and famous authors. So, whether you’re looking for a little boost of motivation or just want to reflect on the beauty of mornings, this list is for you.

“So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.” — Virginia Woolf

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”— Abraham Joshua Heschel

 “There’s always a sunrise and always a sunset and it’s up to you to choose to be there for it,’ said my mother. ‘Put yourself in the way of beauty.”— Cheryl Strayed

 “The silence in the morning holds lots of expectations and is more hopeful than the silence at night.” – Victoria Durnak

 “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“If I can feel like the chaos [of the day ahead] is at least known, I can dive in with more composure.” – Wendy McKennon

“In one minute you can change your attitude, and in that minute you can change your entire day.” – Spencer Johnson

“The world is full of dreamers, there aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.” – W. Clement Stone 

She woke up every morning with the option of being anyone she wished. How beautiful it was that she always chose herself.”– Tyler Kent White

“Waking up early, connecting with nature, and having my quiet time are priorities to me, and they are non-negotiable.” – Danette May

“The repetition becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism. I mesmerize myself to reach a deeper state of mind.” – Haruki Murakami

 “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” – Leo Buscaglia

 “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston S. Churchill

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” — Babe Ruth

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

 Your current life is the result of your previous choices, if you want something different, begin to choose differently. – Joe Tichio

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” — James Cameron

 “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — Mother Teresa

“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” — Robert Frost

“Some times just lie in bed, don’t make an effort to rush off into the morning, listen to the earth rouse from sleep and you’ll understand how perfect life is designed to be.” — Anonymous

 “I’ve got nothing to say but it’s okay, good morning, good morning” — The Beatles

“There are so many reasons to be thankful every day. I am thankful for you.” — Anonymous

“The biggest task in the morning is to try to keep my headspace from being invaded by the outside world.” — Austin Kleon

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

 “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” – Elon Musk

“I like freedom. I wake up in the morning and say, ‘I don’t know, should I have a popsicle or a donut?’ You know, who knows?” – Oscar Nunez

“Whether the day is for writing, designing, or painting, the consistent practice of a morning routine is the doorway into it all.” —Elle Luna

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.” —Richard Whately.

 “Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” —Yoko Ono

“She woke up every morning with the option of being anyone she wished. How beautiful it was that she always chose herself.” —Tyler Kent White

 “In one minute you can change your attitude, and in that minute you can change your entire day.” —Spencer Johnson

“Waking up this morning, I smile. 24 brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.” —William Blake

“Today’s goals: Coffee and kindness. Maybe two coffees, and then kindness.” —Nanea Hoffman

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” —Larry Page

“One key to success is to have lunch at the time of day most people have breakfast.” —Robert Brault 

 “Now that your eyes are open, make the sun jealous with your burning passion to start the day. Make the sun jealous or stay in bed.” —Malak El Halaby 

“For each new morning let there be flow of love. Let there be light of happiness in every direction.” —Amit Ray

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” —Wayne Huizenga 

 “The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.” —S. Anja 

“Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” —William Arthur Ward

“No matter how bad things are, you can at least be happy that you woke up this morning.” —D.L Hughley 

“I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over, so I refuse to have a bad day.” —Paul Henderson

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” – Lemony Snicket

“Do I get up every morning and ask: am I doing the things that I believe in and am I doing them for the best possible motives? Yes. Unambiguously yes.” – Nick Clegg

“I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.” – Paul Henderson

“Every morning, leave your worries outside your gate, because that’s where they pick up the garbage! Have a worry free day! Rise and shine.” – Bar Rafaela

“The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it’s gone.” – Rumi

“I like my coffee black and my mornings bright.” – Terri Guillemets

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” – By J. B. Priestley

“First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, ‘I believe,’ three times.” – Ovid

“Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.” – James Russell Lowell

“Morning is the dream renewed, the heart refreshed, earth’s forgiveness painted in the colours of the dawn.” – Kent Newburn

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart

“You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you’re excited for the day? That’s one of my main goals in life.” – Kirsten Dunst

“The fact that you woke up this morning is proof that this day has already been predetermined in your favour.” – Russell Kyle

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” – Larry Page

“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning, and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” – Yoko Ono

“Waking up this morning, I smile. 24 brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” – Lou Holtz

“I couldn’t be luckier to wake up every morning and be so excited to get to work, even if it’s five in the morning.” – Carly Chaykin

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

“Nothing is better than waking up in the morning and being excited to go into work.” – Caprice Bourget

“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.” – S. Ajna

“When I wake up every morning, I thank God for the new day.” – F. Soini Jose

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.” – E. B. White

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” – Wayne Huizenga

“It was morning; through the high window I saw the pure, bright blue of the sky as it hovered cheerfully over the long roofs of the neighbouring houses. It too seemed full of joy, as if it had special plans, and had put on its finest clothes for the occasion.” – Hermann Hesse

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Horace Lorimer

“I’m a very early riser, and I don’t like to miss that beautiful early morning light.” – David Hockney

“How you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” —Lemony Snicket

 “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be a good one?” —J.R.R. Tolkien

 “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.” —Maya Angelou

“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.” — Glen Cook

. “True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” —Kurt Vonnegut

 “Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor … Welcome and entertain them all.” —Rumi

“Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.” — Erich Fromm

 “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” —Mahatma Gandhi

 “When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every time the sun rises.” —Paulo Coelho

“When you do something beautiful and nobody notices, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” —John Lennon

 “It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning.” — Gordon B. Hinckley

“Write it on your heart / that every day is the best day in the year. / He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day / who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.” —Abraham Joshua Heschel

 “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love” —Marcus Aurelius

 “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside—remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” — Charles Bukowski

“Lose an hour in the morning and you will be all day hunting for it.” — Richard Whitely

“The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“As we arise each morning, let us determine to respond with love and kindness to whatever might come our way.” – Thomas S. Monson

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.” – Richard Whitely

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson

“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.” – Mark Twain

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Horace Lorimer

“I get up every morning and it’s going to be a great day. You never know when it’s going to be over so I refuse to have a bad day.” – Paul Henderson

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” – Lemony Snicket

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