Life can be hard at times. Have you recently suffered a setback? Though it might seem like your hopes and dreams have been dashed, it is never too late to pick yourself up and start over. Here are ten quotes that will motivate and uplift you to find happiness again.

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  1. “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” —Mary Pickford
  2. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” – John Pierpont Morgan
  3. “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot
  4. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe
  5. “You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” – Wayne W Dyer
  6. “The beginning is always today.” —Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  7. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” —Lao Tzu
  8. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” – Anonymous

When she was 19, Amy Purdy lost both her legs below the knee. And now … she’s a pro snowboarder (and a killer competitor on “Dancing with the Stars”!). In this powerful talk, she shows us how to draw inspiration from life’s obstacles.

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