Has it been a rough day/month/year? Hang in there. If you’re feeling uninspired, sometimes you just need a pick-me-up. Here are 25 quotes to help you get through the day smiling.

On Running a Business

Elon Musk

  1. “Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.” — Elon Musk, entrepreneur

  2. “It’s much easier for me to make major life, multimillion-dollar decisions than it is to decide on a carpet for my front porch. That’s the truth.” —Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and actress

  3. “Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” —Earl Wilson, journalist

  4. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” —Douglas Adams, author

  5. “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” —Howard Aiken, scientist and inventor

On Living Well

Charles Schultz

  1. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist

  2. “Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr., author

  3. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West, actress

  4. “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain, author

  5. “There’s nothing creative about living within your means.” — Francis Ford Coppola, filmmaker

On Self-Improvement

Tina Fey
11. “Confidence is 10 percent hard work and 90 percent delusion.” — Tina Fey, writer and actress

  1. “Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” — Isaac Asimov, author

  2. “Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer.” — Ellen Degeneres, comedian

  3. “One of my biggest Achilles’ heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.” — Kanye West, rapper and fashion designer

On the State of the World

Albert Einstein
15. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” — Albert Einstein, scientist

  1. “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” — Gloria Steinem, author and activist

  2. “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” — John Cage, musician

  3. “You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can’t sit on it for long.” — Boris Yeltsin, politician

  4. “It is only by not paying one’s bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.” — Oscar Wilde, writer

On Overcoming Adversity

Winston Churchill

  1. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill, politician and author

  2. “Few great men would have got past personnel.” — Paul Goodman, author and poet

  3. “If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?” — George Carlin, comedian

  4. “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, historian

  5. “I’ll cry at the end of the day, not with fresh makeup.” — Kim Kardashian, model and actress

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