35+ Good Morning Quotes & Messages for a Beautiful Day

A sullen attitude caused by a rotten morning can set you on the path to a bad day. Reminding yourself to stay positive with good morning quotes could help you put the past behind you. You can then focus on creating a happy and productive present. 

Your mindset impacts the way you see challenges. If you start off the day in a funk, every small inconvenience will send you further into your bad mood. But if you choose to start the morning with a positive attitude, you’ll find that you have resilience that helps you overcome challenges.  All with a smile on your face.

Whether you need some good morning quotes to inspire yourself or sweet messages to send to your significant other, here are some great ideas to help you start your day.

Good Morning Quotes

How you choose to spend your morning is an important factor in how your day will go. The difference between a bad day and a great day can come down to your mindset. That’s why it’s important to arise in the morning thinking positive thoughts.

Here are some inspirational quotes you can meditate on while you get ready in the morning.

Good Morning Quote

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

Morning Quote

2. “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

Opportunity Quote

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

Walk Quote

4. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”—Henry David Thoreau

5. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” —Dalai Lama

Good Morning Quotes

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

Good Morning Quotes

7. “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 Halabi

8. “I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, “aw shit, he’s up!” ―Steve Maraboli

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

10. “[T]he period between four and six in the morning is called the Brahmamuhurta, the Brahmic time, or divine period, and is a very sacred time to meditate.” ―Sri S. Satchidananda

11. “I felt the sanctity of the early morning again, the coolness and the possibility of a day that had not yet been misspent.” ―Sameer Pandya

Good Morning Messages for Her or Him

There’s a reason so many people love getting a “good morning” text. It’s lovely to start off a fresh morning knowing that someone else is thinking of you.

If you’re apart, you can always text your thoughtful message. If you live together, you can take it one step further to write it on a sticky note and place it on the bathroom mirror. No matter how you choose to send the message, here are some positive thoughts to give your partner when they wake up.

1. Waking up next to you is the best part of my day.

2. “You are the softness of the morning dew!” ―Avijeet Das

Sunshine Quote

3. You are my sunshine.

4. “Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” —Emily Dickinson

5. “I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.” ―Brian Andreas

Coffee Quote

6. “From the first cup of coffee in the morning to playing in the sheets at night, I choose you to be by my side.” ―J.WOLF

7. “When I am with you, we stay up all night. / When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. / Praise God for those two insomnias! / And the difference between them.” ―Rumi

8. “Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ―Kahlil Gibran

Good Morning Quotes for When Things Go Wrong

You can’t wake up every morning to a completely perfect day. You might be going through a difficult time or something unfortunate happened to you this morning. Either way, it’s hard to have that positivity you need to keep going. Here are some good morning quotes to keep your chin up when the going gets tough.

Coffee Quote

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

2. “I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.” ―Benjamin Franklin

3. “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

Good Morning Quotes

4. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt

5. “It is a serious thing – just to be alive – on this fresh morning – in this broken world.” ―Mary Oliver

6. “When you do something 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

7. It’s always a good morning when I open my eyes and see you.

8. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ―Confucius

9. “Gloom and darkness are temporary. Joy comes in the morning.” —Sunday Adelaja

10. “Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” —Prince

Morning Quote

11. “Morning will come, it has no choice.” ―Marty Rubin

12. “When night fails you, look toward the morning.” ―A.D. Aliwat

Good Morning Quotes if You’re Not a Morning Person

We can’t all be morning people. Because then who would appreciate the beauty of an evening? We don’t all need to be up and about when the sun rises to have a good day.

If you aren’t a morning person, you’ll appreciate these quotes that are less than complimentary of the early hours.

  1. “What irritates me most of all about these morning people is their horribly good temper, as if they have been up for three hours and already conquered France.” ―Timur Vermes
  2. “I have always disliked the morning, it is too responsible a time, with the daylight demanding that it be ‘faced’ and (usually when I wake for I wake late) with the sun already up and in charge of the world, with little hope of anyone usurping or challenging its authority.” ―Janet Frame
  3. “There should be a rule against people trying to be funny before the sun comes up.” ―Kristen Chandler
  4. “I cannot guarantee my attendance tomorrow morning,” Merribeth said in all seriousness. “I distinctly heard my coverlet and pillow conspiring to hold me captive until luncheon. I fear no amount of bravery will save me.” ―Vivienne Lorret
  5. “coffee: (n.) caffeinated beverage God gave us to drink in the morning so we might resist the urge to crawl immediately back in bed.” ―Sol Luckman
  6. “I avoid that bleak first hour of the working day during which my still sluggish senses and body make every chore a penance. I find that in arriving later, the work which I do perform is of a much higher quality.” ―John Kennedy Toole
Coffee Quote

Good Morning Quotes Will Guide Your Day

Many say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you think that morning is the most important time of day, that would certainly make sense. Can’t prepare ourselves for what the day has to bring on an empty stomach, can we?

Mornings give us the chance to choose how we will react to our day. We can’t control what kind of day we’ll encounter, but we can control how we’ll respond. If you arm yourself with some thoughtful good morning quotes, you’ll bring that positive attitude into the rest of your day. Who knows? Today might be the best day of your life so far. 

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Sarah Margaret is an artist who expresses her love for feminism, equality, and justice through a variety of mediums: photography, filmmaking, poetry, illustration, song, acting, and of course, writing.

She owns Still Poetry Photography, a company that showcases her passion for capturing poetic moments in time. Instead of poetry in motion, she captures visual poetry in fractions of a second, making cherished keepsakes of unforgettable moments.

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