60 Onwards And Upwards Quotes To Inspire You Bigtime

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The phrase onwards and upwards means to become increasingly successful; continuing to advance or make progress. Improving to a brighter, happier future, especially after some misfortune or unpleasant incident.

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These famous quotes by popular leaders, politicians and writers will inspire you to start fresh. If you find yourself stuck then all you need is just need a little dose of positivity, here are some quotes that will help motivate you to see the bright side of life.

Onwards And Upwards Quotes

  1. “Keep Calm onwards and upwards.”

  2. “May the bridges I burn light the way.”

  3. “Let your past make you better not bitter.”

  4. “Onwards and upwards. No looking back.”

  5. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney

  6. “I never look back darling it distracts from the now.”

  7. “”Where you are movin?” I said, “Onto better things’.”

  8. “I’m gonna make the rest of my life, the best of my life.”

  9. “New occasions teach new duties.” — James Russell Lowell

  10. “Times make ancient good uncouth.” — James Russell Lowell

  11. “Don’t stress the could haves. If it should have, it would have.”

  12. “Onward and Upward! To Narnia and the North!” — C. S. Lewis

  13. “Dear past, thank you for all the lessons. Dear future, I am ready.”

  14. “Don’t waste your whole life trying to get back what was taken away.”

  15. “We are certainly on the move, onwards and upwards.” — Martin Smith

  16. “The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you’ve come.”

  17. “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” — C.S. Lewis

  18. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”

  19. “What seems to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” — Oscar Wilde

  20. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”

  21. “When looking back doesn’t interest you anymore, you’re doing something right.”

  22. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” — J.K. Rowling

  23. “Onwards and upwards, and never give your failures a second thought.” — George Lois

  24. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” — Robert Brault

  25. “Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future. Faith is the courage to dance to it today.”

  26. “We will move forward, we will move upward, and yes, we will move onward.” — Dan Quayle

  27. “New month. New beginning. New mindset. New focus. New start. New intentions. New results.”

  28. “The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” — Joshua Becker

  29. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadow will fall behind you.” — Walt Whitman

  30. “It’s onward and upward. The prudent thing for all the stakeholders was to put this behind us.” — Jim Balsillie

  31. “Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.”

  32. “We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell

  33. “Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.” — Elizabeth Harrison

  34. “Love would master self; and having made the mastery stretch onward and upward toward infinitude.” — Donald G. Mitchell

  35. “Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.”

  36. “All we have to do is to go onward and upward, and keep the commandments of our Father and God; and he will confound our enemies.” — Brigham Young

  37. “Energy enables a man to force his way through irksome drudgery and dry details and caries him onward and upward to every station in life.” — Samuel Smiles

  38. “New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth.” — James Russell Lowell

  39. “Just as one moment can bring despair, it can also lead to a new beginning. A different life. A dream for moving onward and upward rather than backward.” — Diane Guerrero

  40. “Religion and science, then, in my analysis are the two great sister forces which have pulled, and are still pulling, mankind onward and upward.” — Robert Andrews Millikan

  41. “The American nation, in its march onward and upward, can not publicly choke the intellectual and political activity of half its citizens by narrow statutes.” — Victoria Woodhull

  42. “An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”

  43. “But don’t look over your shoulder, and don’t dwell on what we can’t change. Keep your eye on the horizon and focus on what we need to do now. Upwards and onwards.” — Sherrilyn Kenyon

  44. “And so, lifting as we climb, onward and upward we go, struggling and striving, and hoping that the buds and blossoms of our desires will burst into glorious fruition ere long.” — Mary Church Terrell

  45. “A sacred burden is this life ye bear, Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly, Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly; Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin, But onward, upward, till the goal ye win.” — Fanny Kemble

  46. “Starting something new or making a big change requires effort, persistence, and motivation… Doubt, fear and worry will only slow you down. Focus on doing your best now, and celebrate every step of the way.” — Doe Zantamata

  47. “The tendency of life is onward and upward. Therefore, to ask anything to come down is to violate it’s very purpose of existence. If we wish to be with the higher, the greater and the superior, we must change ourselves and become higher, greater and superior; and this we can do!” — D. Stanley Marcus

  48. “Write the novel, sail the boat. And if you can’t, immerse yourself in the fantasy, be the ultimate dabbler, just enjoy what it is you enjoy. It’ll help you get well if you’re going to get well, and it’ll help you sail that great boat in the sky if that’s what going to happen. Onwards and upwards. No regrets.” — Meg Wolfe

  49. “… the whole design of the gospel is to lead us onward and upward to greater achievement, even, eventually, to godhood. This great possibility was enunciated by the Prophet Joseph Smith in the King Follet sermon. It is this grand and incomparable concept: As God now is, man may become!” — Gordon B. Hinckley

  50. “Let us hope that by the best cultivation of the physical world, beneath and around us; and the intellectual and moral world within us, we shall secure an individual, social and political prosperity and happiness, whose course shall be onward and upward, and which, while the earth endures, shall not pass away.” — Abraham Lincoln

  51. “The path to eternal life is not on a plateau. Rather, it is an incline, ever onward and upward. Hence, ever-increasing spiritual understanding and energy are required to reach our destination. Because the pernicious opposition by Satan continues, the continuous enlightened guidance of the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential.” — Keith K. Hilbig

  52. “On the darkest days you have to search for a spot of brightness, on the coldest days you have to seek out a spot of warmth; on the bleakest days you have to keep your eyes onward and upward and on the saddest days you have to leave them open to let them cry. To then let them dry. To give them a chance to wash out the pain in order to see fresh and clear once again.” — Tahereh Mafi

  53. “Even from the abyss of horror in which we try to feel our way today, half-blind, our hearts distraught and shattered, I look up again and again to the ancient constellations that shone on my childhood, comforting myself with the inherited confidence that, some day, this relapse will appear only an interval in the eternal rhythm of progress onward and upward.” — Stefan Zweig

  54. “It really is easy to forget the unpleasant if we simply refuse to recall it. Withdraw only positive thoughts from your memory bank. Let the others fade away. And your confidence, that feeling of being on top of the world, will zoom up-ward. You take a big step forward toward conquering your fear when you refuse to remember negative, self-deprecating thoughts.” — David J. Schwartz

  55. “When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here, they are not accidents and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living. You are wrapped in endless boundless grace and things will get better. There sis more to you than yesterday.” — Morgan Harper Nichols

  56. “Books are good but they are only maps. Reading a book by direction of a man I read that so many inches of rain fell during the year. Then he told me to take the book and squeeze it between my hands. I did so and not a drop of water came from it. It was the idea only that the book conveyed. So we can get good from books, from the temple, from the church, from anything, so long as it leads us onward and upward.” — Swami Vivekananda

  57. “Never waste time and energy wishing you were somewhere else, doing something else. Accept your situation and realize you are where you are, doing what you are doing, for a very specific reason. Realize that nothing is by chance, that you have certain lessons to learn and that the situation you are in has been given to you to enable you to learn those lessons as quickly as possible, so that you can move onward and upward along this spiritual path.” — Eileen Caddy

  58. “Most of the positive things in life are often preceded by negativities, paradoxically. For example, we gain strength only after realizing our weakness. We learn to love unconditionally only after experiencing the hate towards us. We become more tolerant and proponents of equality only after the discrimination that world throws at us. We thus grow and mature with the flow of life, always negating the negativity, and moving upwards and onwards.” — Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

  59. “And so, lifting as we climb, onward and upward we go, struggling and striving, and hoping that the buds and blossoms of our desires will burst into glorious fruition ere long. With courage, born of success achieved in the past, with a keen sense of the responsibility which we shall continue to assume, we look forward to a future large with promise and hope. Seeking no favors because of our color, nor patronage because of our needs, we knock at the bar of justice, asking an equal chance.” — Mary Church Terrell

  60. “Generally there is in man a divinity which strives to push him onward and upward. We believe that this power within him is the spirit that comes from God. Man lived before he came to this earth, and he is here now to strive to perfect the spirit within. At sometime in his life, every man is conscious of a desire to come in touch with the Infinite. His spirit reaches out for God. This sense of feeling is universal, and all men ought to be, in deepest truth, engaged in the same great work—the search for and the development of spiritual peace and freedom.” — David
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