Yes Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old yes quotes, yes sayings, and yes proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A dishonest yes is a no to yourself.     

Byron Katie

The person who is willing to say yes to experience is the person who discovers new frontiers.     

John Templeton

Say yes to everything you're excited about or afraid of.     

Chris Guillebeau

The moment you say yes to acting on your desire is the real beginning.     

Danielle LaPorte

Sometimes we receive the power to say yes to life. Then peace enters us and makes us whole.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you learn to say yes to yourself, you will be able to say no to others, with love.     

Alan Cohen

Don't take 'no' for an answer. Keep knocking down walls until someone says 'yes.'     

Chelsea Handler

If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear.     

Paulo Coelho

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Say yes to more things.     

Eric Schmidt

Make your "yes" mean yes, and your "no" mean no.     

John Wooden

Discipline means choices. Every time you say yes to a goal or objective, you say no to many more.     

Sybil Stanton

Yes is like credit, No is like cash.     

C.J. Langenhoven

Start with a 'Yes', and see where that takes you.     

Tina Fey

Say yes and you'll figure it out afterwards.     

Tina Fey

Your yes means nothing if you can't say no.     

Meshell Ndegeocello

Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.     

Richard Branson

You are only one "Yes" away from success.     

Ken Poirot

A writer must say yes to life.     

Natalie Goldberg

There is no misery in art. All art is about saying yes, and all art is about its own making.     

John Currin

Love is saying yes to belonging.     

David Steindl-Rast

Saying yes all the time won't make me Wonder Woman. It will make me a worn out woman.     

Lysa Terkeurst

After the final no there comes a yes. And on that yes the future world depends.     

Wallace Stevens

The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.     

Tony Blair

You can only get more in life by saying YES.     

Marshall Sylver

Sometimes "Yes" is rhetoric enough.     

Mason Cooley

I think yes is the most beautiful and necessary word in the English language.     

Sally Potter

Sometimes even a Yes can be fatal for our Souls.     

Abhishek Shukla

Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.     

Albert Camus

Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph.     

Kristin Armstrong