Morning Quotes to Inspire You to Enjoy the Gift of Life

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Most of us have heard the adage "Rise and shine — the early bird gets the worm", but do you really know the meaning behind these words? It's widely believed that early risers have more time to achieve their goals.

If you're an early riser, you know how blissful mornings can be. At dawn, the first rays of the sun gently caress the earth, like a mother gently waking her child up. From then on, it is a flurry of activity, with a soundtrack of birds chirping enthusiastically. There's not much better than catching the morning rays of the sun on your face and basking in the warm golden rays. Take a brisk walk in the fresh air, and enjoy the gentle morning breeze on your face.

Inspirational Morning Quotes

Here are some inspiring morning quotes to motivate you to jumpstart your day and achieve your goals. Share these morning quotes and encourage others to rise early with you.

Maya Angelou
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers.
Samuel Goldwyn
I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn’t like it.
Cary Grant
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Mohandas Gandhi
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Marcus Aurelius
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.
Mark Twain
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.
Author Unknown
If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters.
Emily Dickinson
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
Bertrand Russell
I've always thought respectable people scoundrels, and I look anxiously at my face every morning for signs of my becoming a scoundrel.
Rabindranath Tagore
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.
E. B. White
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
William Blake
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
Salvador Dali
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure — that of being Salvador Dali.
Elbert Hubbard
Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.
Ogden Nash
The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.
Kahlil Gibran
In the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Billy Wilder
You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
Jeb Dickerson
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.
Monica Baldwin
I have always felt that the moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there.
Rig Veda
By getting up early in the morning one also gets more time at his disposal for work as compared to late-risers. Scholar and thinkers get up early in the morning and contemplate.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!
Marcus Aurelius
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Henry David Thoreau
In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
Aldous Huxley
It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
Jesse James
I knew, however, that the next morning after the fight I would have to get away, and I did just in time, for a full company came early to look for me and were furious because I had escaped them.
Quentin Tarantino
I always do an all-night horror marathon on Saturdays where we start at seven and go until five in the morning.
Van Morrison
A famous person to themselves, they don’t get up in the morning and think, I’m famous. I’m not famous to me. Famous is a perception.
Jonas Salk
It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.
Franz Schubert
Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief.
Friedrich Max Muller
The morning hour has gold at the mouth.
Ambrose Bierce
Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.
Thomas Jefferson
Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun.
Richard Whately
Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.
Josh Billings
Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.