Over 300 Quotes About Attitude to Keep You Going

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You can’t control everything in life, stuff just happens, but one thing you will always have control of is your attitude.  You can choose how you act and react during any situation and your attitude makes all the difference.  Here’s the ultimate list of more than 300 quotes about attitude to help keep you going.

  • People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them. – Epictetus
  • The best things in life are unexpected — because there were no expectations. – Eli Khamarov
  • Keep your spirits up. Good things will come to you and you will come to good things. – Terri Guillemets
  • Is life so wretched? Isn’t it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up. – Dag Hammarskjold
  • The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.- John Milton
  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde
  • In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays
  • Spirit can walk, spirit can swim, spirit can climb, spirit can crawl. There is no terrain you cannot overcome. – Terri Guillemets
  • The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • To everyone is given the key to heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell. – Ancient Proverb
  • Reach for a better feeling thought. – Abraham–Hicks
  • Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book
  • Anyone who doesn’t believe in miracles is not a realist. – David Ben-Gurion
  • Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus. – Susan Longacre
  • If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks. – Francis Rabelais
  • Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations. – Earl Nightingale
  • Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. – Ralph Marston
  • I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day. – Nicholas Chamfort
  • I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. – Martha Washington
  • We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them. – Elbert Hubbard
  • Always look at what you have left.Never look at what you have lost. – Robert H. Schuller
  • The control center of your life is your attitude. – Anonymous
  • The real voyage of discovery consists not in making new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust
  • Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz
  • Although at the moment they may be equal in their lack of a real answer, the man who replies I’ll find out, is much more valuable to his employer, his neighbor, and to himself than the man who replies l don’t know. – Anonymous
  • I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go. – Pearl Bailey
  • Sometimes I’ll find myself getting a little bit wound up about something, and I’ll just have to talk myself down. Try to surround yourself with strong, upbeat, positive friends and people, and realize that every day in life is a choice between creating your own happiness or creating your own unhappiness. And I don’t want to be unhappy. – Hannah Aitchison, LA Ink, Kat’s in Love (season 1, episode 10, original airdate 2007 October 9th)
  • Positive thinking won’t let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. – Zig Ziglar
  • If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one. – Cavett Robert
  • There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. – Publius Terentius Afer
  • A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. – Patricia Neal
  • If we had intellectual vigour enough to ascend from effects to causes, we would explain political, economical and social phenomena less by credit sheets, balance of trade and reparations than by our attitude towards God. – Bishop Fulton John Sheen
  • To respond is positive, to react is negative. – Zig Ziglar
  • Be enthusiastic. Remember the placebo effect — 30% of medicine is showbiz. – Ronald Spark
  • It’s snowing still, said Eeyore gloomily. So it is. And freezing. Is it? Yes, said Eeyore. However, he said, brightening up a little, we haven’t had an earthquake lately. – A.A. Milne
  • The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company . . . a church . . . a home. – Charles Swindoll
  • A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change. – Earl Nightingale
  • The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind. – John Burroughs
  • He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. – Samuel Johnson
  • If you did not care at all what anyone else thought about you, what would you do differently or change in your life? – Brian Tracy
  • If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life. – Billy Graham
  • Dear Life: When you give me dilemmas, I make dilemmanade. – Author Unknown
  • Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. – Napoleon
  • No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent. – William Ellery Channing, 1838
  • Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. – Timothy Bentley
  • Be the light in the dark, be the calm in the storm and be at peace while at war. – Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com
  • Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. – Maori Proverb
  • Don’t major in minor things. – Author Unknown
  • A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world; everyone you meet is your mirror. – Ken Keyes, Jr.
  • Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads. – Henry David Thoreau
  • I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • It’s not the situation. . . . It’s your reaction to the situation.? – Robert Conklin
  • I think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it? – Henry Moore
  • I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. – Wernher von Braun
  • Over the past few years, a number of companies in a wide range of industries ? from airlines to steel, computers to hotels ? have asked themselves what separates their winners from their losers, good hires from bad, and they all arrived at the same answer: what people know is less important than who they are. Hiring, they believe, is not about finding people with the right experience; It’s about finding people with the right mind-set. These companies hire for attitude and train for skill. – Peter Carbonara
  • Say Yes to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky. Say Yes to the universe and the planets become your neighbors. Say Yes to dreams of love and freedom. It is the password to utopia. – Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951
  • Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. – Buddha
  • Even when the future’s not certain, our hearts can still be certain — of love and happiness and all that’s good. – Terri Guillemets
  • The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. – William Makepeace Thackeray
  • If you absolutely can’t stay positive, don’t go negative, just cruise neutral for a while until you can get back up. – Terri Guillemets
  • Staying positive is one of the hardest fights, though I’m happy I’m in it. – Daniel,
  • For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance. – Adlai Stevenson
  • Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world. – Eckhart Tolle
  • I’ve got dreams in hidden places and extra smiles for when I’m blue. – Author Unknown
  • I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. – Anne Frank
  • . . . Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms?to choose one?s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. – Victor E. Frankl
  • If you are not enjoying the journey, you probably won’t enjoy the destination. – Author Unknown
  • It is not the position, but the disposition. – J. E. Dinger
  • You’re not going to make me have a bad day. If there’s oxygen on earth and I’m breathing, it’s going to be a good day. – Cotton Fitzsimmons
  • I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope. – Voltaire
  • Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. – Albert Einstein
  • Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it. – Joe Clark
  • When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you’ve growled all day long. – Author Unknown
  • The world is full of cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it. – Will Foley
  • Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. – Charles Swindoll
  • When I see an opportunity for humor, I grab it! After all, life is too short to be grumpy. – Dodinsky
  • If we try to see something positive in everything we do, life won’t necessarily become easier but it becomes more valuable. – Author Unknown
  • Whatever my day may have lacked, yet I have tonight’s pearl moon. – Dr. SunWolf
  • Mind is everything. Muscle — pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. – Paavo Nurmi
  • A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. – William Arthur Ward
  • Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose — a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818
  • I am sure that nothing has such a decisive influence upon a man’s course as his personal appearance, and not so much his appearance as his belief in its attractiveness or unattractiveness. – Leo Tolstoy
  • Make your optimism come true. – Author Unknown
  • Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it. – René Descartes
  • True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. – Charles Caleb Colton
  • Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes. – Charles Prestwich Scott
  • Misery is a communicable disease. – Martha Graham
  • Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. – Betty Smith
  • The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. – William James
  • Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars. – Frederick Langbridge
  • If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. – Denis Waitley
  • Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox. – English Proverb
  • My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. – J. Brotherton
  • Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best? account. – Euripides
  • A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body — the wishbone. – Robert Frost
  • When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases,how you are going to be treated others. – Zig Ziglar
  • Youth is not entirely a time of life; it is a state of mind. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. – General Douglas McArthur
  • Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha
  • Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. – Hans Selye
  • So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. – The Eagles, Already Gone
  • What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens. – Thaddeus Golas
  • Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day. – Author Unknown
  • Rain, after all is only rain; it is not bad weather. So also, pain is only pain; unless we resist it, then it becomes torment. – I Ching
  • The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. – Eudora Welty
  • Sometimes we are limited more by attitude than by opportunities. – Anonymous
  • We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all. – Dorothy Day
  • I can alter my life by altering the attitude of my mind. – Anonymous
  • If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it. – Roger Ward Babson
  • I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation. – Mike Todd
  • A man without a smiling face must not open a shop. – Chinese Proverb
  • It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect It’s successful outcome. -William James
  • The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. – Foster’s Law
  • Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. – John Homer Miller
  • Let your inner sunshine overcome the passing haze of discontent. – Dodinsky
  • You can disagree without being disagreeable. – Zig Ziglar
  • What was really needed was a fundamental change in our attitude toward life. We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. – Viktor E. Frankl
  • Nothing is interesting if you’re not interested. – Helen MacInness
  • Even though conditions such as lack of sleep, insufficient food and various mental stresses may suggest that the inmates were bound to react in certain ways, in the final analysis it becomes clear that the sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision, and not the result of camp influences alone. Fundamentally, therefore, any man can, even under such circumstances, decide what shall become of him ? mentally and spiritually. He may retain his human dignity even in a concentration camp. Attitude and personality are as important as experienced and ability.Choose wisely. – Brian Tracy
  • You cannot tailor make the situations in life, but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations before they arise. – Zig Ziglar
  • The sun won’t shine until you put the umbrella away. Be free. – Author Unknown
  • Men who never get carried away should be. – Malcolm Forbes
  • The soul does not absorb negativity by accident, always by choice. – Dodinsky
  • A car can’t operate without the mechanical systems working, but it can operate with a few dents and scratches…, you are the same. – Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com
  • Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. – Joel Osteen
  • The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. – William James
  • I never expect to lose. Even when I’m the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech. – H. Jackson Browne
  • The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes, and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends upon how much you want it?how much you are willing to work and plan and cooperate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now, and that is why today is such an important day. Make the cables strong! – L.G. Elliott
  • Whenever you fall, pick something up. – Oswald Avery
  • Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. – Charles Swindoll
  • Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. – Art Linkletter
  • To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. – George Santayana
  • If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure. – David Ambrose
  • The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. – Thomas Carlyle
  • What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight — it’s the size of the fight in the dog. – Dwight Eisenhower
  • I am a lucky man. – Christopher Reeve
  • We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. – Author Unknown
  • What do I want to be when I grow up? Happy. I want to be happy. And useful, loved, loving, healthy, wise, free, strong. – Terri Guillemets
  • Up is not an easy direction. It defies gravity, both cultural and magnetic. – Mike Abrashoff
  • A friend will remind you that assumptions born of malice are better dealt with by gleefully sticking your tongue out. – Dodinsky
  • If the sky falls, hold up your hands. – Author Unknown
  • The only disability in life is a bad attitude. – Scott Hamilton
  • The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. – Dennis S. Brown
  • Leroy bet me I couldn’t find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough. – Rita Mae Brown
  • I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. – Galileo Galilei
  • I’ve decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I’m having a party! – Betsy Cañas Garmon, www.wildthymecreative.com (2009 tweet, @wildthyme)
  • At the center of our agency is our freedom to form a healthy attitude toward whatever circumstances we are placed in! – Neal A. Maxwell
  • Anywhere is paradise; it’s up to you. – Author Unknown
  • I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Make a game of finding something positive in every situation.Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself. – Brian Tracy
  • Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health. – Author Unknown
  • Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold. – Maurice Setter
  • It is easy to keep things at a distance; it is hard to be naturally beyond them. – Bunan
  • Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. – Alice Walker
  • It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. – Annie Gottlier
  • If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. – Roald Dahl
  • If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. – James Russell Miller
  • This is the best day the world has ever seen; tomorrow will be better. – R.A. Campbell
  • Clouds or no clouds, life is grand — be grateful for all the varieties of weather in your life. – Terri Guillemets
  • To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have. – Ken S. Keyes, Jr.
  • Don’t be mean when you’ve had a bad day. Be nice, and your day will get better. – Terri Guillemets
  • Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think It’s looks, most women know otherwise. – Kathleen Turner
  • I won’t accept anything less than the best a player’s capable of doing…and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team! – Lou Holtz
  • All that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae. – Paul Walker
  • People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. – Chinese Proverb
  • We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. – Charles R. Swindoll
  • There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. – Frederick Faber
  • Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. – Arthur Christopher Benson
  • Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. – Brian Tracy
  • Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other. – Brian Tracy
  • Attitude is an important part of the foundation upon which we build a productive life. A good attitude produces good results, a fair attitude poor results, a poor attitude poor results. We each shape our own life, and the shape of it is determined largely by our attitude. – M. Russell Ballard
  • Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. – Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book
  • They can betray me, but I choose not to betray my peace of mind. – Dodinsky
  • To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • My joy may be diminished now, but I am still alive to be more joyful ahead. – Ankam Nithin Kumar
  • The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Mental attitude is more important than mental capacity. – Walter Dill Scott
  • I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude. – Michael Jordan
  • Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacities. – Walter Dill Scott
  • Just because you’re miserable doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your life. – Annette Goodheart
  • When it rains, it pours. You decide what comes down. – Justin Uyehara
  • People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln
  • We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs. – Kenneth Clark
  • Sometimes life’s Hell. But hey! Whatever gets the marshmallows toasty. – J. Andrew Helt
  • Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James
  • The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings. – Henri Frédéric Amiel
  • Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left. – Hubert Humphrey
  • If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want. – Oscar Wilde
  • Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.? – Raymond Holliwell
  • Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin
  • There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control. – Leo F. Buscalgia
  • There is little difference in people but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. – W. Clement Stone
  • I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers. – Helen Adams Keller
  • So our human life but dies down to its root, and still puts forth its green blade to eternity. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  • Why aren’t you dancing with joy at this very moment? is the only relevant spiritual question. – Vilayat Khan
  • Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? – Dennis and Wendy Mannering
  • I believe life is to be lived, not worked, enjoyed, not agonized, loved, not hated. – Leland Bartlett
  • No road is paved with gold unless you make it your own treasure. – Alvaro Velasco
  • Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you thing about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are. – Norman Vincent Peale
  • The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances. – Victor E. Frankl
  • People who think honestly and deeply have a hostile attitude towards the public. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Anywhere you go liking everyone, everyone will be likeable. – Mignon McLaughlin
  • Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. – Voltaire
  • Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. – Alex Karras
  • Life does not have a stop sign, only a speed limiter. – Harshit Bhattaram
  • Why not learn to enjoy the little things — there are so many of them. – Author Unknown
  • You’re picky about the car you drive. You’re picky about what you wear. You’re picky about what you put in your mouth. We want you to be pickier about what you think. – Abraham–Hicks
  • If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. – Vince Lombardi
  • Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. – Tom Blandi
  • Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time. – Elbert Green Hubbard
  • Persistence gives confidence and continued right mental attitude followed by consistent action will bring success. When you have that knowing inside of you, fear has vanished and the obstruction to a life of all good removed. – Anonymous
  • The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. – C.C. Scott
  • I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle. – General Dwight David Eisenhower
  • Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how to handle the worst. Never make a move if you are merely optimistic. – The Zurich Axioms
  • Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities. – Sir Walter Scott
  • If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of becoming a prophet. – Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • My father’s nature turned out no waste product; he had none of that useless stuff in him that lies in heaps near factories. He took his own happiness with him. – Margot Asquith
  • Nothing so absurd as to sit down and wring your hands because all the good which may happen to you in twenty years has not taken place at this precise moment. – Sydney Smith, A Little Moral Advice: A Fragment on the Cultivation and Improvement of the Animal Spirits
  • Although fate presents the circumstances, how you react depends on your character. – Anonymous
  • Live with passion. – Anthony Robbins
  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale
  • If you could change anything about the way you approach selling, the thing that will make the biggest difference would be your attitude ? your attitude toward your customers, your service, the benefits of your products, your employer, and your self. – Dan Brent Burt
  • I’ts not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life ;it is how you handle what happens to you. – Zig Ziglar
  • Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability. – Joe Brown
  • You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • You shouldn’t say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it; and then, you know, you’re perfectly safe. – James Whistler
  • Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun. – Colleen C. Barrett
  • Grow antennae, not horns. – James Angell
  • You only have to do something until you want to do it, then you won’t have to do it any more. – Leland Val Van de Wall
  • My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. – Jack Layton
  • Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear. – Author Unknown
  • A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. – Hugh Downs
  • How can something bother you if you won’t let it? – Terri Guillemets
  • It isn’t our position but our disposition which makes us happy. – Author Unknown
  • Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. – Francesca Reigler
  • I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. – Winston Churchill
  • I not only bow to the inevitable; I am fortified by it. – Thornton Wilder
  • When you believe you can-you can! – Maxwell Maltz
  • There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. – William J. Bennett
  • We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell
  • Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don’t, you don’t. – Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
  • Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you. – Anonymous
  • Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. – Edward de Bono
  • If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep the fire out of the one, and the frost out of the other. – Joseph Addison
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Winston Churchill
  • Success is due less to ability than to zeal. – Charles Buxton
  • When life is viewed as good, a bad day is easily absorbed. – Attributed to Neil Maxwell
  • Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore
  • To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you?’e not, pretend you are. – Muhammad Ali
  • Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
  • Life is not happening to you. Life is responding to you. – Author Unknown
  • Your positivity can become a castle around you which will protect you from the arrow of negativity. – Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu
  • An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. The pessimist sees only the red light. But the truly wise person is color blind. – Dr. Albert Schweitzer
  • I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. – Arthur Rubinstein
  • To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. – Confucius
  • Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders…Make the fault easy to correct. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest. – Dale Carnegie
  • Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson
  • If it’s worth getting upset over, then go ahead, but is it really? – Terri Guillemets
  • We who lived in concentration camps can remember those who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a person but the last of the human freedoms ? to choose one?s attitude in any given set of circumstances ? to choose one’s own way. – Viktor Frankl
  • If you have nothing to be grateful for check your pulse. – Author Unknown
  • The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. – Anonymous
  • Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life. – Morarji Desai
  • Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved. – Marcus Antonius
  • If you fail to look at the Brightside of life, You will fail to succeed at leaving the Darkside of life. – Amir Al-Rubai
  • Funny is an attitude. – Flip Wilson
  • If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit
  • Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune. – Walt Whitman
  • Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open. – Thomas Dewar
  • No life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it. – Ellen Glasgow
  • Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. – Helen Adams Keller
  • Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. – Italian Proverb
  • Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing. – Zig Ziglar
  • Every day is a new opportunity to be grateful, and enjoy the world, and improve it — in our own little ways. – Terri Guillemets
  • Give goodness to the day and before you know it, the day will be giving goodness to you. – Terri Guillemets
  • Often attitudes are kindled in the flame of others? convictions. – Louis E. Le Bar
  • Positive anything is better than negative thinking. – Elbert Hubbard
  • Everyone has his burden. What counts is how you carry it. – Merle Miller
  • There are two types of people — those who come into a room and say, Well, here I am! and those who come in and say, Ah, there you are. – Frederick L. Collins
  • If you call a thing bad you do little, if you call a thing good you do much. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • I became acquainted with those martyrs whose behavior in camp, whose suffering and death, bore witness to the fact that the last inner freedom cannot be lost. – Viktor E. Frankl
  • May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down. – Sara June Parker
  • Most men in a concentration camp believed that the real opportunities of life had passed. Yet, in reality, there was an opportunity and a challenge. One could make a victory of those experiences, turning life into an inner triumph, or one could ignore the challenge and simply vegetate, as did a majority of the prisoners. – Viktor E. Frankl
  • The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities. – Author Unknown
  • Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire. – Arab Proverb
  • I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life’s endeavors. Your attitude-your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people-determines you priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself. – Carolyn Warner
  • You can’t get overwhelmed by the thought of all the weeds if there are flowers are in your soul. – Terri Guillemets
  • There’s a saying among prospectors: Go out looking for one thing, and that’s all you’ll ever find. – Robert Flaherty
  • And God shall hear your words and make them true.
  • Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. – William James
  • Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious. – Bill Meyer
  • Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. – Katherine Mansfield
  • Having worked with at risk youth… I noticed that when I was intentionally positive by looking beyond their fog and to their light they responded with their genius. – Joe Tassinari
  • A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. – Anonymous
  • An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. – G.K. Chesterton, On Running After One’s Hat, All Things Considered, 1908
  • Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. – Stephen Covey
  • The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity. – Winston Churchill
  • Whatever is expressed is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words. – Brian Tracy
  • What is possible? What you will. – Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
  • Happiness is not by chance, but by choice. – Jim Rohn
  • Your choices of action may be limited, but your choices of thought are not. – Abraham–Hicks
  • The world is your mirror and your mind is a magnet. What you perceive in this world is largely a reflection of your own attitudes and beliefs. Life will give you what you attract with your thoughts think, act and talk negatively and your world will be negative. Think and act and talk with enthusiasm and you will attract positive results. – Michael LeBeuf
  • You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair. – Paul H. Duhn
  • Care not what they say about the color of your skin let the brilliant light of your soul blind them. – Mike Dolan
  • A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright, quoted in Reader’s Digest, June 1995
  • Those who wish to sing, always find a song. – Swedish Proverb
  • Scratch less, purr more. – Author Unknown
  • We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon. – Konrad Adenauer
  • Wag more. Bark less. – Author Unknown
  • Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth. – Francesca Lia Block
  • Your attitude is an expression of your values,beliefs and expectations. – Brian Tracy
  • Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there. – Norman Vincent Peale
  • Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. – Earl Nightingale

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