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Positive Quotes

Positive Thinking Quotes - Positive Attitude Quotes

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Welcome to these inspirational quotes about Positive Thinking and having a Positive Attitude.


 

While many people have achieved great success and happiness through a conscious practice of positive thinking, others believe that positive thinking is new-age pseudo-science. Actually, as you will see by reading our quotes, positive thinking and consciously adopting a positive attitude dates back over two thousand years to the Ancient Greeks and to early Chinese and Indian philosophers.

Is there a down-side to thinking positively? Yes, if one substitutes the practice of positive thinking for planning, action, perseverance, and other necessary aspects of a successful and happy life. However, taking the other necessary steps while maintaining a positive attitude is a path to far better results than being a pessimist.

Unfortunately, one cannot mention "Positive Thinking" without immediately conjuring up Norman Vincent Peale's 1952 best-seller The Power of Positive Thinking. While there is much to recommend that book, it has also done much to tarnish the idea of positive thinking and keeping a positive attitude. In particular, keeping a positive attitude is in no way uniquely a religious idea. Keeping a positive outlook on life is highly practical and the most compassionate way to relate to the vicissitudes of life.

One way to help keep a positive attitude is to associate mostly with positive people. Positive people tend to be found in the company of other positive people, while negative people are likely to spend time with negative people.

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Positive Attitude Quotes

The person who sends out positive thoughts
activates the world around him positively
and draws back to himself positive results.
- Norman Vincent Peale

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right.
- Henry Ford

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.
- Bo Bennett

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life. And when you feel better about life, your life is better. With an optimistic, positive attitude toward life, the possibilities for your second prime are tremendous.
- Art Linkletter, who died May 26, 2010 at the age of 97, expressed these thoughts on smiling, positive attitude and a second prime when he was 94.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anaïs Nin

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

Life is what you make of it.
- Anonymous

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
- Anonymous

Where there is a will, there is a way.
- Anonymous

Positive Thinking Quotes

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

What we think, we become. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dream, you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing"
said Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. [as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Positive Quotes

The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
- Lee Iacocca

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To stay positive, think positive, act positive, and believe positive.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Positive Quotes about Life

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
- Lou Holtz

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

There is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Positive Sayings

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous

Attitude is Everything.
- Charles Swindoll

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Choose the World You See, and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quotes about Being Positive

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.
- Og Mandino

You don't have the power to make life "fair," but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think Positive Quotes

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
- Robert H. Schuller

You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.
- James Arthur Baldwin

Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass.
- Ron Jaworski

When we create something, we always create it first in a thought form. If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations.
- Shakti Gawain

Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Quotes about Positive Thinking

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
- Willie Nelson

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
- Anonymous

Stay Positive Quotes

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
- W. Clement Stone

Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some.
- John Keats

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong...Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It's the best part of the day.
- George Allen

A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.
- Grant Fairley


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