340 Hand Picked Attitude Quotes

To learn to monitor your attitude and its impact on your work performance, relationships and everyone around you, is the most important steps that you can take toward achieving your greatest potential in life. People usually don’t have a good handle on their attitude as they’ll know if they are hungry or if their feet hurt.

It’s how you choose to respond, as the key is to realize it’s not what happens to you that matters. Today many of us have behavior patterns that at a very tender age, were programmed into our brains. We will continue to hear negative information which is the sad reality of life, but we don’t have to program it into our brains.

Following are some strategies to improve your attitude

  • Self-Motivation through discovering your motives
  • Attitude talk for positive internal dialogue
  • The power in a positive greeting
  • Connecting to your spiritual empowerment
  • Exercising will help keep you motivated
  • Self-Coaching through affirmations
  • The power of visualization
  • The power of words- WOW
  • Lighten up your life with humor


“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. Colin Powell”

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford”

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford”

“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson”

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. Abraham Lincoln”

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu”

“You must be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean”

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison”

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. William Shakespeare”

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller”

“Pessimism never won any battle. Dwight D. Eisenhower”

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar”

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Albert Einstein”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt”

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. John C. Maxwell”

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey”

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Helen Keller”

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. Harry S. Truman”

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“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James”

“Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, “Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary”. Unknown”

“The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth. M. Scott Peck”

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson”

“The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self-confidence and good humour. Charles Dickens”

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. M. Scott Peck”

“Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this, it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn’t know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong. Anne Frank”

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. Farrah Gray”

“The price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill”

“When you’re backed against the wall, break the goddamn thing down. Harvey Specter (Suits)”

“Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us. Earl Nightingale”

“Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Ella Williams”

“Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale”

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. Demosthenes”

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank”

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle “

“If you own this story you get to write the ending. Brene Brown”

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Napoleon Hill”

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. James A. Froude”

“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. Dietrich Bonhoeffer”

“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. Og Mandino”

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“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde”

“It is good people who make good places. Anna Sewell”

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. Benjamin Disraeli”

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus”

“What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else. Lucille Clifton”

“When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails. H. Jackson Brown Jr”

“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. Kahlil Gibran”

“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. George Bernard Shaw”

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“We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light. Ralph Waldo Emerson”

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. Frank Lloyd Wright”

“Circumstances do not make you what you are, they reveal what you are. John C. Maxwell “

“Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet. Earl Nightingale”

“My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind. Mahatma Gandhi”

“Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe”

“The worst thing that can happen to a man who gambles is to win. Charles Spurgeon”

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut”

“People only see what they are prepared to see. Ralph Waldo Emerson “

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anais Nin”

“If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want. Oscar Wilde”

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate, a time for war, and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8”

“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men 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 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. Viktor Frankl”

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“It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. Dalai Lama

“You cannot all abandon your possessions, but at least you can change your attitude about them. All getting separates you from others; all giving unites to others. Francis of Assisi”

“The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves. Eric Hoffer”

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein”

“The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind. John Burroughs”

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Charles R. Swindoll”

“Good humour is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. William Makepeace”

“If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining. Guy Finley”

“You are not what happened to you, you are what you choose to become. Unknown”

“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy. Dalai Lama”

“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. William James”

“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 by others. Zig Ziglar”

“Your attitude is everything, and it determines how you experience every aspect of your life. Gerald Jampolsky”

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln”

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

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. Mother Teresa “

“The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. Martha Washington”

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Eckhart Tolle”

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Ken Keyes Jr.”

“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end. Ursula Le Guin”

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. Dale Carnegie”

See also: success quotes


Life is a daily cleansing. Negativity must be washed away, if you wish to attract positive experiences to your life. Leon Brown”

“People who retain their childish attitudes will rarely be able to hold on to the success they may achieve through their talent. Robert Greene”

“Skeptical, cynical attitudes can actually cut us off from so many interesting questions, and from reality itself. Robert Greene”

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. Willie Nelson”

“Good talent with bad attitude equals bad talent. Bill Walsh”

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard”

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. William James “

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Scott Hamilton”

“Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. Demosthenes”

“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castaneda”

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. Mahatma Gandhi”

“If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet. Isaac Bashevis Singer”


“Attitude and personality are as important as experience and ability. Brian Tracy”

“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. Tom Stoppard”

“The most successful people are those who are good at plan B. James Yorke”

“There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. William Bennett”

“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. J.M. Barrie”

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie”

“If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences. Criss Jami”

“If you’re not enjoying your work, you should either change your attitude, or change your job. Leo Tolstoy”

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you. Maya Angelou”

“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. John Heywood”

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. William James”

“Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us. Earl Nightingale”

“Be an independent thinker at all times, and ignore anyone who attempts to define you in a limiting way. Sherry Argov”

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Henry Ward Beecher”

“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. Bertrand Russell”

“And there are people that will stand in your corner and convince you to stand up for another round no matter what. Pete Wentz”

“Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun. Colleen C. Barrett”

“Be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Christian D. Larson”

“Your people are a mirror of your attitude. If you have a poor attitude, you can’t expect your people to be upbeat. John C. Maxwell”

“We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them. Elbert Hubbard”

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Stephen Covey “

“The way we see the problem is the problem. Stephen Covey”

“Success is 80% attitude and 20% aptitude. Navjot Singh Sidhu “

“A man of character will make himself worthy of any position he is given. Mahatma Gandhi”

“If you want to lead on the highest level, be willing to serve on the lowest. John C. Maxwell”

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. John C. Maxwell”

“Suspicion against every kind of authority grew out of this experience, an attitude which has never again left me. Albert Einstein

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller”

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“Develop an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you. Brian Tracy”

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. Wayne Dyer”

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. G.K. Chesterton”

“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. Elie Wiesel”

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. Kristin Armstrong”

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy”

“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors. Richelle E. Goodrich”

More gratitude quotes

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude. Deepak Chopra”

“If we can develop a truly humble attitude, we can change the world. Pope Francis”

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough. Melody Beattie”

“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. Doris Day “

“Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you. Les Brown”

“The thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings. Henry Ward Beecher”

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward”

“Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. Albert Schweitzer”

“Appreciation can make a day—even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. Margaret Cousins”

“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”

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. Joel Osteen”

“Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others. Wilferd Peterson”


“The problem was very clear. It was me. I was holding myself back. Mel Robbins”

“Nobody was my support. You have to support yourself and I think that is the beauty of being a woman. Kangana Ranaut”

“I cannot pretend to be sorry for things that I am not, and I cannot pretend to be somebody else that I am not. Kangana Ranaut”

“I need nothing from my companion. No money, no financial security, no emotional support, nothing. All I want is the freedom to be myself. Kangana Ranaut”

“I am a lot more than my appearance, or my age, or my colour, or my hair. Kangana Ranaut”

“Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a lady with class. Unknown”

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey”

“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude. Eleanor Roosevelt “

“You need to hear this loud and clear: No one is coming. It is up to you. Mel Robbins”

“You can’t control how you feel. But you can always choose how you act. Mel Robbins”


“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden”

“The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery”

“You really can change the world if you care enough. Marian Wright Edelman”

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. Abraham Lincoln”

“The most effective attitude to adopt is one of supreme acceptance. Robert Greene”

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. Stephen Covey”

“A discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty. Mark Twain”

“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. Voltaire”

“What others think of me is none of my business. Unknown”

“No one will hit you harder than life itself. It doesn’t matter how hard you hit back. It’s about how much you can take, and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward. That’s how you win. Sylvester Stallone”

“We lost because we told ourselves we lost. Leo Tolstoy”

“An optimist is the human personification of spring. Susan J. Bissonette”

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. Richard Bach”

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. Joyce Meyer”

“Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are. James Allen”

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe”

“Your problem isn’t the problem, it’s your attitude about the problem. Ann Brashares”

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus”

“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right. Confucius”

“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. Bruce Lee” (This is one of my favorite quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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“Preparation + Attitude + Opportunity + Action = Luck. John C. Maxwell”

“Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson”

“A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing. Payne Stewart”

“Only you can control your future. Dr. Seuss”

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell”

“Every day brings new choices. Martha Beck”

“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. Ralph Marston”

“Responsibility is the great developer of men. Mary Parker Follett”

“You become what you think about. Napoleon Hill “

“If you think you can’t, you’re right. Carol Bartz”

“Attitude determines the altitude of life. Edwin Louis Cole”

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett”

“I don’t get lucky. I make my own luck. Harvey Specter (Suits)”

“Whatever happens, take responsibility. Tony Robbins “

“Attitudes are more important than facts. George MacDonald”

“I will not take “but” for an answer. Langston Hughes”

“Your aspirations are your possibilities. Samuel Johnson”

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it. Epictetus”

“Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself. Robert Greene”

“Attitude will always define who we are in life. Mark A. Brennan”

“To fly, we have to have resistance. Maya Lin”


“Optimism refuses to believe that the road ends without options. Robert H. Schuller”

“Positive people are able to maintain a broader perspective and see the big picture which helps them identify solutions where as negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems. Barbara Fredrickson”

“Do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, not because you want something in return. Unknown”

“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”

“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality. Brian Tracy”

“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. Jim Rohn”

“We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it’s a continuing choice. John C. Maxwell”

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. Wade Boggs”

“If your attitude toward the world is good, you will obtain good results. If your attitude is excellent, excellent will your results. Earl Nightingale”

“With every adversity there is a seed of an equivalent or greater benefit for those who are motivated with positive mental attitude to become achievers. W. Clement Stone”

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Winnie The Pooh”

“Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. Tony Robbins”

“I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation. Mike Todd”

“Your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are. Napoleon Hill”

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. Dalai Lama “

“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. Patricia Neal”

“Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else. Tom Stoppard”

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

“View the events you consider obstacles as perfect opportunities to test your resolve and find your purpose. Wayne Dyer”

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Mary Robinson”

“You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Henry Ford”


“The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success. Denis Waitley”

“What’s the secret to success? It’s no secret. You need a winning attitude, honesty and integrity, and a burning desire to succeed. Dave Thomas”

“Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goals clearly in sight. Denis Waitley”

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Walter Scott”

“To succeed, we must first believe that we can. Michael Korda”

“Winners never quit and quitters never win. Vince Lombardi”

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi”

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. Zig Ziglar”

“Don’t live life as a spectator. Always examine life: Espouse new ideas, long for new things, constantly discovering new interests, escaping from boring routines. Engage life with enthusiasm; grasping life aggressively and squeezing from it every drop of excitement, satisfaction, and joy. The key to unleashing life’s potential is attitude. The person who approaches life with a child-like wonder is best prepared to defy the limitations of time, is more alive, more of a participant in life than the person who remains a spectator. Felix Baumgartner”

“Peak performance begins with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you. Brian Tracy”

“The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success. Eric Thomas”

“Don’t take reset after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. A.P.J Abdul Kalam”

“Achievers have a can-do attitude that sets them apart from mere dreamers. Achievers are sold out to success – no matter the obstacles – and they are willing to put forth the effort and pay the price of success. Jim Rohn”

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Thomas Jefferson”

“Definiteness of purpose with positive mental attitude is the starting point of all worthwhile achievement. Napoleon Hill”

“The secret is contained in a three-part formula I learned in the gym: self-confidence, a positive mental attitude, and honest hard work. Arnold Schwarzenegger”

“Who we become is the result of our disciplined actions. Brendon Burchard”

“Do the act and the attitude follows. Noah Kagan”

“Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King”

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. Serena Williams”

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. Muhammad Ali”

“If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner. Zig Ziglar”

“A winner never stops trying. Tom Landry “

“If they don’t have a winning attitude, I don’t want them. Bear Bryant”

“Great effort springs naturally from great attitude. Pat Riley”

“My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never. Duke Ellington”

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Confucius”

“I think the most important thing of all for any team is a winning attitude. The coaches must have it. The players must have it. The student body must have it. If you have dedicated players who believe in themselves, you don’t need a lot of talent. Bear Bryant”

“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. Norman Vincent Peale”

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“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown”

“Take time as it comes, the wind as it blows, woman as she is. Alfred de Musset”

“Life isn’t fair. It never will be. Quit trying to make it fair. You don’t need it to be fair. Go make life unfair to your advantages. Robert T. Kiyosaki”

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe”

“Be proud of who you are. Eminem”

“If you have enemies, good that means you stood up for something. Eminem”

“Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality. Les Brown “

“It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going. Brian Tracy”

“You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. Brian Tracy”


“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. Irving Berlin”

“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. W. C. Fields”

“Attitude is everything, so pick a good one. Wayne Dyer”

“Attitude is altitude. Nick Vujicic”

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill “

“Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thought. John C. Maxwell”


“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz”

“People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question. Samuel Richardson”

“So is cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more remains. Ralph Waldo Emerson”

“The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight. Arthur Ashe”

“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens. Pema Chodron”

“Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time. Elbert Hubbard”

“Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe”

“Don’t spend your precious time asking “Why isn’t the world a better place?” It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is “How can I make it better?” To that there is an answer. Leo Buscaglia”

“Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done. Robert Foster Bennett”

“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”

“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations. Zig Ziglar”

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. George Bernard Shaw “

“Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes. E. F. Schumacher”

“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”

“Better to be emotionally intelligent than intellectually intelligent. Neil Strauss”

“To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have. Unknown”

“You can’t always have a good day. But you can always face a bad day with a good attitude. Unknown”


“You must not get hung up on any single frame of mind. Adopt an attitude appropriate to the moment. Robert Greene”

“There is one thing we can actually control—the mind-set with which we respond to the events around us. Robert Greene”

“How you carry yourself reflects what you think of yourself. Robert Greene”

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. Brian Tracy”

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. Ram Dass”

“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. George Bernard Shaw”

“Showing a lack of self-control is in the same vein granting authority to others – perhaps I need someone else to control me. Criss Jami”

“Self-confidence is an attitude and attitudes are more important than facts. Brian Tracy”

“Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is some thing in them. Christian D. Larson”

“When you no longer perceive the world as hostile, there is no more fear, and when there is no more fear, you think, speak and act differently. Eckhart Tolle”

“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem and personal satisfaction. Brian Tracy”

“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up. John C. Maxwell”

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go they merely determine where you start. Nido Qubein”

“Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do. Buddha”

“Be the light in the dark, be the calm in the storm and be at peace while at war. Michael Dolan”

“No one will come in to rescue you. You just have to step out somehow, and make your dreams come true. Moffat Machingura”

“What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more. Seneca”

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. Dalai Lama”

“Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you. Dale Carnegie”

“You cannot change the course of events, but you can change your attitude, and what really matters is the attitude and not the mere event. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj”

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Marcus Aurelius”

“Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Epictetus”

“When a man is prey to his emotions, he is not his own master. Baruch Spinoza”

“Never wish life were easier, wish that you were better. Jim Rohn”

Be patient. Relax and trust. Let go. Then, let go some more. Melody Beattie”

“To hell with circumstances. I create opportunities. Bruce Lee”

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves. William Shakespeare”

“To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have. Ken Keyes Jr”

“Try not to react merely in the moment. Pull back from the situation. Take a wider view. Compose yourself. Epictetus”


“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes. Sigmund Freud”

“Fuck it… That’s really the attitude that keeps a family together, it’s not “we love each other”, it’s just “fuck it, man”. Louis C.K.”

“Let them hate. Just make sure they spell your name right. Harvey Specter (Suits)”

“Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself. Mark A. Cooper”

“A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can’t go anywhere until you change it. Unknown”

“I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time. Charlie Brown “

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 96% how I react to it. Scipio Africanus”

“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. Voltaire”

“You’re lucky if you found a person who never gets tired of understanding your nonsense attitude. Unknown”


“All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything! Gary W Goldstein”

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change. Unknown”

“Everything changes for the better when you take ownership of your own problems. Robert Ringer”

“You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it. Allen Klein”

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol”

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. Hans Selye”

“Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost. Robert H. Schuller”

“Man can alter his life by altering his thinking. William James”

“You will find the whole world will change to you when you change your attitude toward it. Orison Swett Marden”

“One can choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances. Viktor E. Frankl”

“We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people 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 R. Swindoll”

“The most significant change in a person’s life is a change of attitude. Right attitudes produce right actions. William J. Johnston”

“If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. Katharine Hepburn”

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer”

“Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent. Carl Sandburg”

“Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself. Jean-Paul Sartre “

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude. Amy Tan”

“You save yourself or you remain unsaved. Alice Sebold”

“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility. Albert Einstein”

“Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be. Henry David Thoreau”

“The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. Charles R. Swindoll”

“No matter what the situation, remind yourself ” I have a choice”. Deepak Chopra”

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