39 Good Morning Quotes to Start Your Day

The day is starting! Greet it with good cheer.

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Need a little motivation to get yourself up and out of bed? Sometimes, all you need is a few wise words (and maybe, a venti cup of coffee) to create a good morning—and a really good start to your day. Try a few of these good morning quotes to help inspire you and get you motivated. They can be the mantra for your morning meditation, or simply be some wise words to live by as you go about your morning routine.

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Henry David Thoreau

Early Morning Walk Is a Blessing Quote by Henry David Thoreau
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– Henry David Thoreau

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The Breeze at Dawn Has Secrets Morning Quote by Rumi
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Ursula K. Le Guin

Morning Comes Whether You Set Your Alarm or Not Quote by Ursula K. LeGuin
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—Ursula K. Le Guin

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Khalil Gibran

The Heart Finds its Morning Quote by Khalil Gibran
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– Khalil Gibran

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Marcus Aurelius

Privilege It Is to Be Alive Morning Quote by Marcus Aurelius
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– Marcus Aurelius

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Terri Guillemets

Orchestrate Morning to the Tune of Coffee Quote by Terri Guillemets
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– Terri Guillemets

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Carole King

As Beautiful As You Feel Quote By Carole King
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—Carole King

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Mark Twain

Beautiful Day Quote by Mark Twain
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—Mark Twain

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William C. Hannan

Rise Like the Sun and Burn Quote by William Hannan
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—William C. Hannan

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Emily Dickinson

Morning Without You Is a Dwindled Dawn Quote by Emily Dickinson
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—Emily Dickinson

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Alice Morse Earle

Something Good in Every Day Quote by Alice Morse Earle
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– Alice Morse Earle

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Morning Inside You Quote by Rumi
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– Rumi

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Miles Davis

My Future Starts Quote by Miles Davis
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—Miles Davis

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Maya Angelou

Wonderful Day Quote for Morning Motivation by Maya Angelou
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– Maya Angelou

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Malak El Halabi

Make the Sun Jealous With Your Burning Passion Morning Quote by El Halabi
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– Malak El Halabi

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The Beatles

Good Morning, Good Morning by the Beatles
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—The Beatles

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Johnny Cash

Good Morning Friend Lyrics by Johnny Cash
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—Johnny Cash

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Thomas Jefferson

The Sun Has Not Caught Me in Bed Quote by Thomas Jefferson
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—Thomas Jefferson

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Eleanor Roosevelt

New Day Comes New Strength Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
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—Eleanor Roosevelt

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First Thing Every Morning Quote by Ovid
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Gabourey Sidibe

Learned to Love Myself Morning Quote by Gabourey Sidibe
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– Gabourey Sidibe

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E.B. White

Arise in the Morning Quote by E.B. White
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—E.B. White

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Bill Withers

Gonna Be a Lovely Day Lyric by Bill Withers
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—Bill Withers

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It's a Beautiful Day Quote by U2
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J.R.R. Tolkien

Morning Through the Shadows Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
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—J.R.R. Tolkien

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Nina Simone

Feeling Good Lyric by Nina Simone
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—Nina Simone

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Billy Wilder

Have to Have a Dream Quote by Billy Wilder
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– Billy Wilder

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Lyrics from Oklahoma

Oh What a Beautiful Mornin Lyric from Oklahoma
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—Lyrics from Oklahoma

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George Foreman

Morning Looking for an Adventure by George Foreman
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– George Foreman

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Dalai Lama

One Small Positive Thought Quote By Dalai Lama
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—Dalai Lama

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E.B. White

Change the World and Have a Good Time Morning Quote by EB White
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—E.B. White

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Paul Valery

Make Your Dreams Come True Wake Up Quote By Paul Valery
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—Paul Valery

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Terri Guillemets

Like My Coffee Black and Mornings Bright Quote by Terri Guillemets
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—Terri Guillemets

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Maeve Binchy

Wake Up Each Morning Quote by Maeve Binchy
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– Maeve Binchy

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Charlie Chaplin

Day Without Laughter Is a Day Wasted by Charlie Chaplin
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—Charlie Chaplin

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Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)

Experience a Sunrise at Least Once a Day Quote by Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
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– Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)

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Mark Twain

Your Job to Eat a Frog Quote by Mark Twain
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—Mark Twain

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Lewis Black

Coffee Illusion Might Be Awake Morning Quote by Lewis Black
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—Lewis Black

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Emily Dickinson

Sun Just Touched the Morning Quote by Emily Dickinson
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—Emily Dickinson

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