80 Uplifting Sayings and Quotes on Having a Positive Attitude

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Having a positive attitude is something that can get us through even the most difficult times.

If we can keep our heads up and believe in ourselves and others, great things can be accomplished.

With a positive attitude, we will have better relationships, better work life, and a better work-life balance.

Here is a little inspiration for maintaining a positive attitude each day.

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The Best Quotes on Having a Positive Attitude and Thoughts

1. “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

2. “I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.” ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

3. “To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.” – Roy T. Bennett

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4. Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy

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5. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn

6. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar

7. “We become each and every piece within the game called life!” ― Allan Rufus, The Master’s Sacred Knowledge

8. “I will always find a way and a way will always find me.” ― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

9. “Life is full of surprises, so you may as well get used to it.” ― Susan Meddaugh, Cinderella’s Rat

10. “Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

11. “Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.” ― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

12. “Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” ― Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

13. “A positive attitude is most easily arrived at through a deliberate and rational analysis of what’s required to manifest unwavering positive thought patterns. First, reflect on the actual, present condition of your mind. In other words, is the mind positive or not? We’ve all met individuals who perceive themselves as positive people but don’t appear as such. Since the mind is both invisible and intangible, it’s, therefore, easier to see the accurate characteristics of the mind through a person’s words, deeds, and posture.

For example, if we say, “It’s absolutely freezing today! I’ll probably catch a cold before the end of the day!” then our words expose a negative attitude. But if we say, “The temperature is very cold” (a simple statement of fact), then our expressions, and therefore attitude, are not negative. Sustaining an alert state in which self-awareness becomes possible gives us a chance to discover the origins of negativity. In doing so, we also have an opportunity to arrive at a state of positiveness, so that our words and deeds are also positive, making others feel comfortable, cheerful, and inspired.” ― H.E. Davey

14. “Always strive to aim for the highest peak of the goals in life you have set, this way if you manage to reach even half way toward a goal, landing in the middle is not such a bad place to end up.” ― Victoria Addino

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15. “First steps are always the hardest but until they are taken the notion of progress remains only a notion and not an achievement.” ― Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

16. “What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.” ― J. Sidlow Baxter

17. “Life is like a sandwich!

Birth as one slice,

and death as the other.

What you put in-between

the slices is up to you.

Is your sandwich tasty or sour?”Allan Rufus

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Moving Quotes on Having a Positive Attitude in Life

18. “Don’t hang with negative people. They will pull you down with them. Instead, invite them into your light and together you will both shine strong.” ― L.F. Young

19. “I told Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson, then age 105, that she was the only person over 80 who I’d ever met who never referred to her physical infirmities or health problems. To which she replied, “I have my difficulties; I do not rejoice in them.” ― Patricia Mulcahy, It Is Well with My Soul: The Extraordinary Life of a 106-Year-Old Woman

20. “Feast, and your halls are crowded

Fast, and the world goes by

Succeed and give, and it helps you live

But no man can help you die”Ella Wheeler Wilcox

21. “If you are unclear about what attitudes you adhere to, you will have a difficult time evaluation which ones are not serving your highest good.” ― Deborah Day

22. “Decision decides destiny. What God wants you to become is the positive person you decide to become when led by God’s spirit.” ― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

23. “Separate yourself from those who hinder your vision. Make a choice to walk away from the trap set to ensnare you. Realize when someone is pulling you backwards every time you take a step forward. Separate from them and the result of your action will be a life of success.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana

24. “Vulnerability really means to be strong and secure enough within yourself that you are able to walk outside without your armor on. You are able to show up in life as just you. That is genuine strength and courage. Armor may look tough, but all it does is mask insecurity and fear.” ― Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

25. “Those who died while trying to make our world a better place, didn’t actually die, they proved some points. Our job is to notice them and continue from where they stopped.” ― AniekeeTochukwu Ezekiel

26. “Never say anything about someone which, if called to testify, you are unable to repeat to the person’s hearing or the hearing of the person’s close friend. This will save you a lot of trouble in life.” ― Chikamso Efobi

27. “Everything starts from inside of us, then comes outside of us.”― Avis J. Williams

28. “Attitude Is Everything

We live in a culture that is blind to betrayal and intolerant of emotional pain. In New Age crowds here on the West Coast, where your attitude is considered the sole determinant of the impact an event has on you, it gets even worse. In these New Thought circles, no matter what happens to you, it is assumed that you have created your own reality. Not only have you chosen the event, no matter how horrible, for your personal growth. You also chose how you interpret what happened—as if there are no interpersonal facts, only interpretations.

The upshot of this perspective is that your suffering would vanish if only you adopted a more evolved perspective and stopped feeling aggrieved. I was often kindly reminded (and believed it myself), “there are no victims.” How can you be a victim when you are responsible for your circumstances?

When you most need validation and support to get through the worst pain of your life, to be confronted with the well-meaning but quasi-religious fervor of these insidious half-truths can be deeply demoralizing. This kind of advice feeds guilt and shame, inhibits grieving, encourages grandiosity, and can drive you to be alone to shield your vulnerability.” ― Sandra Lee Dennis

29. “Keep your heads up! We are sinking!” ― Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

30. “The essential attributes of a great leader are a positive attitude, humility, and gratitude.” ― Debasish Mridha

31. “Everything happens for a reason. We just don’t get the reason with the thing.” ― Linda Carvelli, Perfectly Negative

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Great Quotes on Having a Positive Attitude

32. “Darkness is always afraid of the positive thoughts, because they are also a species of light!” ― Mehmet Muratildan

33. “I don’t know about you but I do know I am a great woman and a gift unto my generation. I am a blessing to the world and I have a voice to be heard. I will make a great positive impact in the world and I would be a great force to be reckoned with. That is the power I have as a woman.” ― Omoakhuana Anthonia

34. “There is a lot of unhappiness in this world. Try not to feed it.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman

35. “At the end of the day, it’s your life. If you turn out good, the world celebrates you and with you (not minding how you achieved it). If bad, they abandon you (even if they gave you the advice that led you to doom). Just be you and follow your heart.” ― OmoakhuanaAnthonia

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36. “You set it, You hit it! And meanwhile you work hard to hit real quick.” ― Harshvardhan Malpaniani

37. “As a sufferer of depression for many years, I know the importance of trying to find positive experiences in each day, no matter how small.” ― Sharon E. Rainey, The Best Part of My Day Healing Journal
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38. “In that instant, I realized that if I focused on the pain and misery, it would take me longer to heal. When chronic pain is my most often companion, it can be challenging to keep looking for the good. I needed to figure out a way to focus on the positive moments of each day. I needed to see where I was improving and healing.” ― Sharon E. Rainey, The Best Part of My Day Healing Journal

39. “Have courage to let go of the matter which doesn’t matter!” ― Riya PallaviBiren

40. “Now is the time to realize your potential and look beyond disappointment and focus on blessings. They are all around you, if you only take the time to welcome them into your life.” ― Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

41. “Your attitude can either be your best friend who has your best interest at heart or your worst enemy who wants to see you fail, destroy your life, and be miserably unhappy. It’s imperative that you check your attitude. Make sure that your attitude is working for you, not against you. There’s limitless value in having a positive, empowered, and optimistic attitude! Choose wisely which attitude you give life to.” ― Stephanie Lahart

42. “The best investment is in your attitude.” ― Kevin J. DonaldsonPop, The Complete Lyrics of Iggy Pop 1969-1999

43. “Emotional baggage,” which is carried over from the past, colors our perceptions. Likewise, past conclusions and beliefs, based on reasoning that may or may not have been accurate, also tint our perception of reality. Retaining our capacity for reason is common sense, but definite conclusions and beliefs keep us from seeing life as it really is at any given moment.

Emotional reactions can be unreasonable, and reason can be flawed. It’s difficult to have deep confidence in either one, especially when they’re often at war with each other. But the universal mind exists in the instant, in a moment beyond time, and it sees the universe as it literally is. It’s the universe perceiving itself. It is, moreover, something we can have absolute confidence in, and with that confidence, we can maintain a genuinely positive attitude.” ― H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

44. “A positive attitude may not solve all our problems but that is the only option we have if we want to get out of problems.” ― Subodh Gupta, Stress Management a Holistic Approach

45. “Live your everyday extraordinary!” ― Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

46. “Your comfort zone is a place where you keep yourself in a self-illusion and nothing can grow there but your potentiality can grow only when you can think and grow out of that zone.” ― Rashedur Ryan Rahman

47. “The body is wise, the confusion is from the mind” ― Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

48. “The venerable teachers, philosophers and spiritual practitioners throughout history have concluded that the greatest happiness we can experience comes from the development of an open, loving heart.” ― Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

49. “Insecurity is the lack of trust in your abilities and worth. When you enter into a secured state of consciousness, everything that helped boost your confidence will return.” ― Itohan Eghide, Master of Maxims

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50. “If you do not completely accept yourself, you cannot love yourself fully. It would be hard to love anything unconditionally.” ― Avis J. Williams

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Powerful quotes on having a positive attitude

51. “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”― Roy T. Bennett

52. “It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”― Germany Kent

53. “There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.”― Mandy Hale

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54. “Act as if it was, and it will be.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

55. “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.”― Janice Trachtman

56. “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

57. “Never allow your mind to wander untamed like a wild animal that exists on the basis of survival of the fittest. Tame your mind with consistent focus on your goals and desires.”― Stephen Richards

58. “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney

59. “Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.”― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

60. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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61. “There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?” ― C. JoyBell C.

62. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

63. “Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.” – Roy T. Bennett

64. Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

65. “Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.” – Roy T. Bennett

66. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” – Roopleen

67. “Life is a bowl of cherries. Some cherries are rotten while others are good; it’s your job to throw out the rotten ones and forget about them while you enjoy eating the ones that are good! There are two kinds of people: those who choose to throw out the good cherries and wallow in all the rotten ones, and those who choose to throw out all the rotten ones and savor all the good ones.” ― C. JoyBell C.

68. “Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.” – Mandy Hale

69. “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” – Rooplee

70. “It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,” ― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Quotes On Having a Positive Attitude To Motivate Yourself

  1. “Learning to control and adjust your attitude to a positive one reflects wisdom of the mind.” ― Catherine Pulsifer
  2. “Have a positive attitude toward life. It does not mean that you are unrealistic, but that you know that you can turn around whatever happens in your life.” ― Julia Vergara
  3. “A positive attitude is a person’s passport to a better tomorrow.” ― Jeff Keller
  4. “Building a positive attitude begins with having confidence in yourself.” ― Roger Fritz
  5. “Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goal clearly in sight.” ― Denis Waitley
  6. “You must start with a positive attitude or you will surely end without one.” ― Carrie Latet
  7. “If you have a positive attitude, you are more productive because you constantly motivate yourself.” ― Caterina Stein
  8. “Positive attitude serves as the foundation for optimism and is a shining characteristic of every positive person I have met.” ― Vishal Pandey
  9. “Maintain a positive attitude. It is important to stay optimistic and confident before you begin any task.” ― Brian Adams
  10. “With a positive attitude it is possible to turn situations of failure into success.” ― Dan Miller

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Remember: tough times do not last.

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