105 Best Positive Attitude Quotes

105 Best Positive Attitude Quotes

What is an attitude, by the way?

Dictionary.com defines it as,

The way a person views something or tends to behave towards it, often in an evaluative way.

A person can have a positive or negative attitude depending on his beliefs, feelings, and action tendencies towards objects, ideas, and people.

There are many different factors that can influence how and why attitudes form. For example, social factors, family, personal experience, media, educational and religious institutions, physical factors, economic status, and occupations, etc.

Here’s a collection of some of the best attitude quotes from a wide range of individuals. Hope these quotes help you in shaping your viewpoints and interacting with others in different circumstances.


105 Best Positive Attitude Quotes:


#1. “You Are the Master of Your Attitude


You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#2. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

― Winston S. Churchill

#3. “When you take control of your attitude, you take control of your life.”

― Roy T. Bennett

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

― Lou Holtz

#5. “There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude.”

― W. Clement Stone

#6. “God is always more interested in why we do something than in what we do. Attitudes count more than achievements.”

― Rick Warren

#7.  “Jesus was saying that you can’t have a larger life with restricted attitudes.”

― Joel Osteen

#8. “None of us can avoid being contaminated by the world’s evils; it’s all a matter of what attitude you take towards them.”

― Azar Nafisi

#9. “Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.”

― Katherine Mansfield

#10. “It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous — even death is terrible only if we fear it.”

― Epictetus

#11. “The key to friendship with God, he said, is not changing what you do, but changing your attitude toward what you do.”

― Rick Warren

#12. “The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman.”

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

#13. “You can’t always control circumstances. However, you can always control your attitude, approach, and response. Your options are to complain or to look ahead and figure out how to make the situation better.”

― Tony Dungy

#14. “Your attitude determines how you experience the world.”

― Sanaya Roman

#15. “Change your attitude and you change your life.

You cannot control what happens to you in your life, but you can always control how you respond to it. The way you choose to respond is a reflection of your attitude. By changing your attitude, you also change your perspective and change your life.”

― Roy Bennett

#16. “Elevate your inside game. A negative attitude is below the horizon…a place for lonesome hearts.”

― T.F. Hodge

#17. “A sincere attitude of gratitude is a beatitude for secured altitudes. Appreciate what you have been given and you will be promoted higher.”

― Israelmore Ayivor

#18. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

— Maya Angelou

#19. “Your problem isn’t the problem, it’s your attitude about the problem.”

— Ann Brashares

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

— Robert Foster Bennett

#21. “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

#22. “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

#23. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”

— John C. Maxwell

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

— Lou Holtz

#25. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

— Zig Ziglar

#26. “The attitude is very important. Because your behavior radiates how you feel.”

— Lou Ferrigno

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

— William James

#28. “Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.”

— John Cale

#29. “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

#30. “Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.”

— J. Donald Walters

#31. “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.”

— Khalil Gibran

#32. “If your ego starts out, ‘I am important, I am big, I am special,’ you’re in for some disappointments when you look around at what we’ve discovered about the universe. No, you’re not big. No, you’re not. You’re small in time and in space. And you have this frail vessel called the human body that’s limited on Earth.”

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

#33. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”

— William James

#34. “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

#35. “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

#36. “Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.”

— Mark Twain

#37. “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

#38. “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

#39. “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

— Einstein

#40. “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

#41. “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.”

— Vince Lombardi

#42. “Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think 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

#43. “Winning is not a sometime thing, it’s an all-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

— Vincent Lombardi

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#44. “Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.”

— Vincent Lombardi

#45. “The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.”

— Napoleon Hill

#46. “If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.”

— Billy Graham

#47. “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

#48. “My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”

— Michael Jordan

#49. “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

#50. “Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.”

— Zig Ziglar

#51. “Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I’ve had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh.”

— Katherine Hepburn

#52. “You cannot tailor-make your situation in life, but you can tailor-make your attitudes to fit those situations.”

— Zig Ziglar

#53. “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 Swindoll

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

— Og Mandino

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

— Oprah Winfrey

#56. “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.”

— Harold Geneen

#57. “Fairness is not an attitude. It’s a professional skill that must be developed and exercised.”

— Brit Hume

#58. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

— Scott Hamilton

#59. “Patience is the big thing, no doubt. Just seeing him and talking to him, I think he understands. His attitude is great.”

— Jon Lieber

#60. “Morale and attitude are the fundamental ingredients to success.”

— Bud Wilkinson

#61. “Our attitude towards ourselves should be – to be satiable in learning, and towards others – to be tireless in teaching.”

— Mao Zedong

#62. “It’s really easy to get down and out and have a bad attitude when things aren’t going well, but that doesn’t help you.”

— Carl Edwards

#63. “Always start the day with a positive attitude. Create a bright attitude by listening to upbeat music, exercising in the morning, playing with your children or pets, and avoiding stressful situations whenever possible. Maintaining a positive attitude is one simple technique for creating top-notch customer service that will set your casino apart from the competition.”

— Martin Baird

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#64. “This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst, expect the best, and take what comes.”

— Hannah Arendt

#65. “A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world; everyone you meet is your mirror.”

— Ken Keyes

#66. “Tomorrow we’ve got to show up with the same attitude, with the same desire, and with the same approach we did today.”

— Luis Rivera

#67. “All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude; some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person.”

— Graham Chapman

#68. “Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws or your rejection of the natural laws.”

— Stuart Chase

#69. “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

#70. “The only difference between a Good Day And a Bad Day Is your ATTITUDE!”

— Dennis Brown

#71. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”

― Roy T. Bennett

#72. “Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.”

— Earl Nightingale

#73. “Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.”

— John Mitchell

#74. “Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”

— George Bernard Shaw

#75. “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

#76. “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.”

— Irving Berlin

#77. “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

#78. “If we choose a positive, loving attitude that honors all life and embrace the changes as much as possible, things won’t be quite as difficult.”

— Richard L. Haight

#79. “When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.”

— Charles W. Swindoll

#80. “Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. In the past, whenever I had fallen short in almost any undertaking, it was seldom because I had tried and failed. It was because I had let fear of failure stop me from trying at all.”

— Arthur Gordon

#81. “We contend that you have to keep a positive attitude. Luck follows those who are persistent and patient. You just keep your hook in the water and hope for the best.”

— Rick Smith

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

— Patricia Neal

#83. “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”

— Harry Truman

#84. “Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself.”

— Robert Greene

#85. “If you choose to have a good attitude you will end up with a blessed life, no matter your past or what’s going on right now.”

— Joyce Meyer

#87. “None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise, none can destroy a person, but its own mindset can!”

— Ratan Tata

#89. “A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”

— William Hazlitt

#90. “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

#91. “Individuals need to be willing to face the truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.”

— Joyce Meyer

#92. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.”

— W. Clement Stone

#93. “There’s an attitude you can only get through winning. Winning makes you believe that you can win again and again.”

— Kraig Clifton 

#94. “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”

– John C. Maxwell

#95. “A positive attitude is definitely one of the keys to success. My definition of a positive attitude is a simple one: Looking for the good in all circumstances.”

– Catherine Pulsifer

#96. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

– Mark Twain

#97. “Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.”

– Alicia Witt

#98. “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don’t change it, you’ll never go anywhere.”

– Unknown

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

– Tom Stoppard

#100. “You are the conductor of your own attitude! Nobody else can compose your thoughts for you.”

– Lee J. Colan

#101. “A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings, and destiny from finding you. Don’t be the reason you don’t succeed.”

– Mandy Hale

#102. “Your attitude is either the lock on or the key to the door of success.”

– Denis Waitley

#103. “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”

– Hans Selye

#104. “When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.”

― Shannon L. Alder

#105. “I happen to feel that the degree of a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.”

― Lisa Alther


Final Thoughts


I hope you enjoyed these quotes and they helped you train your mind to see the good in everything.

It’s only through the right attitude you can improve your outlook, character, and personality.

So, just browse through these inspirational attitude quotes, improve your attitude and start applying the right thoughts and behaviors to get the best results.

What are your favorite attitude quotes? If you have some better additions to the collection, do let me know in the comments.






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