155 Good Morning Quotes & Thoughts to Brighten Your Day


Set the tone for the day with these beautiful good morning quotes and thoughts!

Getting in the right headspace is a critical part of making your day a masterpiece. And there’s no better way to do that than to get inspired for the hours ahead of you.

So, read them, write them, or repeat them. Then watch as you elevate your mornings and kick butt during your most important part of the day.

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Positive Good Morning Thoughts

First, we start with the positive, refreshing quotes that show the beauty of every morning

1. “When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful
world, I thank God I am alive.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. “Great attitude is like a perfect cup of coffee–don’t start your day without it.” – Lisa
Lieberman-Wang

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

4. “There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.” – Bernard
Williams

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

6. “The morning was full of sunlight and hope.” – Kate Chopin

7. “‘Ask yourself a simple question: How do I wake up every morning? By that, I mean,
what do those first few moments of consciousness feel like?’”
– Shawn Wells

8. “No matter how dark the night, the Sun shall still rise in the morning.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

9. “Every morning is a reminder to let go the past and embrace the present.” – Tonmoy
Acharjee

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

11. “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who do not.” – Christy Chung

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

13. “And say simply, very simply with hope, ‘Good morning.’” – Maya Angelou

14. “Because you know what happens when you say ‘hello’ or ‘good morning?’ You make a connection. And isn’t that what being human is all about?” – Philip Rosenthal

15. “Inspiration can come from anywhere, and a lot of the time, it depends on how you feel when you get up in the morning.” – Tyler Shaw

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

17.“Morning not only forgives, it forgets.” – Marty Rubin

18. “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.” – J. B. Priestley

19. “I wake up every morning new, free as a bird.” – Ashley Cole

20. “I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.” – Pete Hamill

21. “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

22. “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

23. “Every morning, look in the mirror and affirm positive words into your life.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

24. “I used to love night best but the older I get the more treasures and hope and joy I find in mornings.” – Terri Guillemets

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

Good Morning Motivational Quotes

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These special inspirational morning quotes will make you want to seize and savor the day.

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

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

28. “The sun has not caught me in bed in fifty years.”Thomas Jefferson

29. “The day will be what you make it, so rise, like the sun, and burn.” – William C. Hannan

30. “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

31. “Create the life you can’t wait to wake up to.” – Josie Spinardi

32. “Every morning we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be
better. Your past is your past. Leave it there. Get on with the future part.”
– Nicole Williams

33. “Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” — Robert Kiyosaki

34. “Take excellent care of the front end of your day, and the rest of your day will pretty much
take care of itself. Own your morning. Elevate your life.”
– Robin Sharma

35. “If you want to change your entire life in one small change, wake up earlier.” – Allie
Casazza

36. “Always wake up early. Train yourself to wake up earlier from your routine. A good daily
ritual encourages you to become more productive. Starting your day a little early will give
you enough time to contemplate the day that’s coming and it will help you plan your
things accordingly.”
– E.J. Cenita

37. “A person who has not done one-half his day’s work by ten o’clock, runs a chance of
leaving the other half undone.”
– Emily Bronte

38. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” — Ralph Marston

39. “Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your
mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love,
love what you do. It is time to start living.”
– Unknown

40. “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

41. “At the point when I am chipping away at a book or a story, I compose each morning as not long after first light as could be allowed. There is nobody to upset you, and it is cool or cold, and you go to your work and warm as you compose.” – Ernest Hemingway

42. “Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.” – Jim Rohn (Find time management tips HERE)

43. “A year from now, you may wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

44. “Every morning sees some assignment started, each night sees it close; Something endeavored, something done, has earned a night’s rest.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

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

46. “Every morning starts a new page in your story. Make it a great one today.” — Doe Zantamata

47. “In order to get the most out of our lives, we need to set the tone each day, first thing in the morning.”― Shawn Wells

48. “Leave your ego at the door every morning, and just do some truly great work. Few things will make you feel better than a job brilliantly done.” – Robin S. Sharma

49. “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John C. Maxwell

50. “I never wake up in the morning and wonder why I am here. I wake up and wonder why I am not making here better.” – Jeffrey Fry

51. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau

52. “Every morning, my dad would have me looking in the mirror and repeat: “Today is going to be a great day; I can, and I will.” – Gina Rodriguez

53. “It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry James

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54. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

55. “I’m continually contemplating making. My future beginnings when I get up each morning… Consistently I discover something inventive to do with my life.” – Miles Davis 

56. “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” – Mark Twain

57. “Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” – Elbert Hubbard

58.“Eating right and taking the time to slow down and plan in the morning is crucial to a productive day.” – David Moore

59. “Your first ritual that you do during the day is the highest leveraged ritual, by far, because it has the effect of setting your mind, and setting the context, for the rest of your day.” – Eben Pagan

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

61. “This morning do something different: When you wake up in the morning, wake your forgotten and forsaken dreams up as well, wake them up like an insisting rooster!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

62. “When I’m just waking up I like to keep a space for my own thoughts and ideas. Checking my phone is not a priority of mine.” – Andre D. Wagner

63. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier

64. “Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”– Arthur Schopenhauer

65. “If you can consistently build better mornings, you’re going to have consistently better days, weeks, months, quarters, and years.” – Robin Sharma

66. “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”– Dale Carnegie

67. “5am is the time of least distraction, highest human glory, and greatest peace.” – Robin Sharma

68. “The temptation to take the easy road is always there. It is as easy as staying in bed in the morning and sleeping in. But discipline is paramount to ultimate success and victory for any leader and any team.” – Jocko Willink

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

70. “Your morning sets up the success of your day. So many people wake up and immediately check text messages, emails, and social media. I use my first hour awake for my morning routine of breakfast and meditation to prepare myself.” – Caroline Ghosn

71. “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

72. “Front-loading my day (getting a whole bunch done in the morning) is my productivity secret.” — Celeste Headlee

73. “You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.”– Billy Wilder

74. “I love the smell of possibility in the morning.” – Unknown

75. “Good morning is not just a word, it’s an action and a belief to live the entire day well. Morning is the time when you set the tone for the rest of the day. Set it right!”  – Fain Blake

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Wise Good Morning Quotes

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These excellent morning quotes come from our greatest mentors and add true depth to our day.

76. “Do and act on what you believe to be right, and you’ll wake up the next morning feeling
good about yourself.”
– Janet Reno

77. “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

78. “This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

79. “Each morning offers lessons in light. For the morning light teaches the most basic of truths: Light chases away darkness.”― Anasazi Foundation

80. “We forget that waking up each day is the first thing we should be grateful for.” – Unknown

81. “God’s mercy is fresh and new every morning.” – Joyce Meyer

82. “A baby is like the morning sunshine, it comes with the lights of love, hope, warmth,
beauty and endless possibilities.”
– Apollo M

83. “Watching the morning break, I realize again that darkness doesn’t kill the light–it defines
it.”
– Richard Wagamese

84. “Old companions die, new companions show up. An old day spends, another day shows up. The significant thing is to make it important: a significant companion – or a significant day.” – Dalai Lama

85. “Not the day only, but all things have their morning.” – French Proverb

86. “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” – Steve Jobs

87. “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

88. “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

89. “No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.” – Bram Stoker

90. “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

91. “I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” – Larry King

92. “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.”-Aristotle

93.“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho

94. “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

95. “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.” – Rumi

96. “There’s no point waking up in the morning feeling sorry for yourself.” – Dave Davies

97. “In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die.” – Ernest Hemingway

98. “There is a reason why morning follows night, hjälte. After times of great darkness, we must take time to mourn all we have lost and all who were lost, even as hope rises with the sun.” – Emory R. Frie

99. “Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.”– Rabindranath Tagore

100.“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

Good Morning Thoughts of Life

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These beautiful good morning quotes guide you for life. And teach you to trust in the power of a fresh morning.

101. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

104. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive–to
breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
– Marcus Aurelius

105. “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdoch

106. “A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they
don’t later fray.”
– Marcia Carrington

107. “It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense
of the morning.”
– H.G. Wells

108. “At sunrise, the blue sky paints herself with gold colors and joyfully dances to the music
of a morning breeze.”
– Debasish Mridha

109. “I get up certain mornings and sit and have my espresso and watch out at my delightful nursery, and I go, ‘Recollect how great this is. Since you can lose it.’” – Jim Carrey 

110. “Masterminding a bowl of blossoms toward the beginning of the day can give a feeling of calm in a packed day – like composing a lyric or saying a supplication.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh 

111. “I’ve found that the first thirty minutes of my day have the biggest impact on how I feel for the rest of my waking hours.” – Molli Sullivan

112. “I have consistently been charmed at the possibility of another day, a new attempt, one more beginning, with maybe a touch of enchantment standing by some place behind the morning.” – J. B. Priestley 

113. “Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.“ – William Blake

114. “Most of the time I spend when I get up in the morning is trying to figure out what is going to happen.” – Madeline Albright

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

116. “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

117. “I have a lot of organization in the house, particularly toward the beginning of the day when no one calls.” – Henry David Thoreau 

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

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

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

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

122. “Morning is when the wick is lit. A flame ignited, the day delighted with heat and light, we start the fight for something more than before.” – Jeb Dickerson

123. “Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.” – George Washington Carver

124. “Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.” – Nicolas Chamfort

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125. “In the morning I get out of bed, I brush my teeth, I wash my face, I get dressed in the clothes I like best. I want to be good to myself.” – Matthew Dickman

Good Morning Quotes for Love

Next, use these inspirational morning thoughts for him or for her to express your emotions.

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

127. “I hate early mornings. But I love waking up with you.” – Sade Andria Zabala

128. “Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” – Emily Dickinson

129. “Love. Begin to look all starry eyed at and remain in affection. Compose just what you love, and love what you compose. The catchphrase is love. You need to find a good pace morning and compose something you love, something to live for” – Ray Bradbury 

130. “Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I’ll be happy for the rest of my little life.” – Charlotte Eriksson

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

132. “When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.”– Sydney Smith

133. “Every day, I want to sleep in your arms and wake up by your side in the mornings.” – Jagdish Joghee

134. “Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

135.“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

Funny Morning Quotes & Thoughts

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I LOVE the thoughts above. But life’s not perfect. And these funny good morning quotes capture real life in a way that can only make you smile.

136. “I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.” – Lewis Black

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

138. “My routine is to ride that snooze button as far as it will take me, take a quick shower, get
dressed in the dark and bolt out the door.”
– Willie Geist

139. “Everyone should experience a sunrise at least once a day.” – Phil Dunphy (Modern
Family)

140. “I wake up in the morning and lay in my bed waiting for my mom to prepare breakfast.
And suddenly remember that I am the mom.”
Unknown

141. “I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil
says, “Aw s***, he’s up.”’
– Steve Maraboli

142. “It’s a gray morning. A roll-over-and-snuggle-deeper-in-the-covers morning.” – Kate
Messner

143. “Mornings are like almost clean slates. I say almost clean because the residue of
yesterdays is sometimes stuck on them.”
– Medeia Sharif

144. “Dracula is a morning person compared to me.” – Kim Dallmeier

145. “Each morning I leap up and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the blast, I spend the remainder of the day assembling the pieces.” – Ray Bradbury

146. “I think that when you get dressed in the morning, sometimes you’re really making a decision about your behavior for the day. Like if you put on flip-flops, you’re saying: ‘Hope I don’t get chased today.’ ‘Be nice to people in sneakers.’” – Demetri Martin

147. “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”– Dean Martin

148. “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

149. “There should be a rule against people trying to be funny before the sun comes up.” – Kristen Chandler

150. “Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

151. “Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don’t speak bird.” – Kurt Cobain

152. “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 good on?” – J.R.R. Tolkien

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

154. “I hate when I dream of alarm clocks going off.” – Jarod Kintz

155. “The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.” – Jean Kerr

To Consider With Good Morning Quotes

There’s nothing like an epic thought to get you moving in the right direction.

What are your favorite thoughts and quotes for a good morning? I’d love to know!

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