110 Attitude Quotes to Make You More Positive and Lift Your Thinking

110 Attitude Quotes to Make You More Positive and Lift Your Thinking


Are you looking for encouragement or inspiration to look on the bright side of things, stay motivated and make meaningful progress day by day?

Or, feeling down… and looking for some inspiration to work hard and stay positive?

Then nothing could be more uplifting than positive attitude quotes.

Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries defines Attitude as:

The way that you think and feel about somebody/something; the way that you behave towards somebody/something that shows how you think and feel.

Your attitude determines your path to success or failure.

And positive attitude quotes will help you keep your attitude positive.

By keeping your attitude positive, you never let life’s everyday little problems get you down. You always try to focus on the good things.

When you reflect on attitude-related quotes regularly, you bring out the best not only in yourself but also in others. A positive attitude makes you feel good and can influence others as well.

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Here’s my collection of good attitude quotes that’ll inspire you to work hard, stay positive, achieve greater success, and live your life to the fullest.


Attitude Quotes:


#1. “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

#2. “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

#3. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

#4. “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

#5. “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

― Marcus Aurelius

#6. “Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.”

― Roy T. Bennett

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

― Winston S. Churchill

#8. “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.”

― Dr. Roopleen

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

― Roy T. Bennett

#10. “Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”

― Marcus Aurelius

#11. “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”

― Martha Washington

#12. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On!’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

― Calvin Coolidge

#13. “Having a positive attitude isn’t wishy-washy, it’s a concrete and intelligent way to view problems, challenges, and obstacles.”

— Jeff Moore

#14. “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

#15. “The most important thing you’ll ever wear is your attitude.”

— Jeff Moore

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

—Anne Frank

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

— Maya Angelou

#18. “Be positive. Your mind is more powerful than you think. What is down in the well comes up in the bucket. Fill yourself with positive things.”

– Tony Dungy

#19. “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

#20. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”

— Mary Lou Retton

#21. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine — and shadows will fall behind you.”

— Walt Whitman

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

— Abraham Lincoln

#23. “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

#24. “Keep a positive attitude, even if results don’t seem to be occurring as quickly as you want them to.”

— James Thompson

#25. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.”

— Charles Dickens

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

— George Bernard Shaw

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

— Maya Angelou

#28. “Your attitude can take you forward or your attitude can take you down. The choice is always yours!”

— Catherine Pulsifer

#29. “When the negative thoughts come — and they will; they come to all of us — it’s not enough to just not dwell on it…. You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.”

— Joel Osteen

#30. “Building a positive attitude begins with having confidence in yourself.”

— Roger Fritz

#31. “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”

— Dr. Seuss

#32. “Never forget to smile because a positive attitude will surely motivate you to get back on your feet after you committed a huge mistake.”

— Norbert Richards

#33. “If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.”

— Pat Riley

#34. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”

— Unknown

#35. “With a positive attitude, the world is your oyster. Without it, your world will be filled with ill fate and unfortunate circumstances.”

— Lorena Laughlin

#36. “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

#37. “Nobody can be all smiley all the time, but having a good positive attitude isn’t something to shrug off.”

— Yogi Berra

#38. “Faith is having a positive attitude about what you can do and not worrying at all about what you can’t do.”

— Joyce Meyer

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

— Wade Boggs

#40. “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

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

— John Mitchell

#42. “A positive attitude is not something that you acquire but instead is the active mental process of pointing your thoughts away from despair to that of rejoicing.”

— Byron R. Pulsifer

#43. “Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goal clearly in sight.”

— Denis Waitley

#44. “Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.”

— Mandy Hale

#45. “In one minute you can change your attitude and in that minute you can change your entire day.”

— Spencer Johnson

#46. “Attitude and enthusiasm play a big part in my life. I get excited about the things that inspire me. I also believe in laughing and having a good time.”

— Dwayne Johnson

#47. “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”

— Herm Albright

#48. “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.”

— Ralph Marston

#49. “Keeping one’s attitude positive, especially when the world conspires to make us mad, is one of the great accomplishments of life.”

— Brendon Burchard

#50. “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

#51. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

— Jimmy Johnson

#52. “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

#53. “Attitude can have a huge impact on one’s career. Thinking positively will prepare you to respond appropriately during trying times.”

— Jane Aniston

#54. “Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone’s life in a very positive way are better.”

— Tim Howard

#55. “Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes, and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

#56. “It’s actually cool to be positive and optimistic and idealistic. It’s cool to see yourself doing beautiful, great things.”

—Tom DeLonge

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

— Unknown

#58. “Know that your success is based entirely on your attitude, your commitment, and your self-discipline. You are the only person who can generate a new mindset.”

— Ellen Mensap

#59. “Nothing good stands without the right attitude. You may know how to do it, but if the attitude is negative, all you can say is ‘I could have done it’.”

― Israelmore Ayivor

#60. “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

#61. “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

#62. “I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.”

— Michael J. Fox

#63. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”

— Les Brown

#64. “A positive attitude towards life is the strongest shield against the demoralizing arrows of life!”

— Mehmet Murat ildan

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

— Larry Hargraves

#66. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”

— Elbert Hubbard

#67. “The place to start a positive attitude is with the little things. If you can learn to appreciate them and be grateful for them, you’ll appreciate the big things as well as everything in between.”

— John Maxwell

#68. “A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You won’t get anywhere until you change it.”

— Unknown

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

— Robert Greene

#70. “Attitude is a way of life. We have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day.”

— Puneet Sharma

#71. “Having a positive belief that it will all be OK just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind.”

— Natalie Massenet

#72. “Always pay taxes. But never pay attention to negativity.”

― Mac Duke

#73. “Positive thinkers see possibilities, choose to pursue them, and more easily bounce back from failure. They have more energy and hope, and encounter more opportunities.”

— Stan Toler

#74. “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

#75. “There is too much negativity in the world. Do your best to make sure you aren’t contributing to it.”

— Germany Kent

#76. “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

#77. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”

— Albert Einstein

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

— Lou Holtz

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

— Hans Selye

#80. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.”

— Zig Ziglar

#81. “Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thought.”

– John C. Maxwell

#82. “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitudes.”

– Viktor Frankl

#83. “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

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

— William James

#85. “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

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

– Epictetus

#87. “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

#88. “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

#89. “We cannot choose the things that will happen to us. But we can choose the attitude we will take toward anything that happens. Success or failure depends on your attitude.”

— Alfred Armand Montapert

#90. “The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

— Norman Vincent Peale

#92. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”

— Robert Collier

#93. “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

#94. “A great attitude to have in life is to learn how to be prepared for the worst- but also know how to expect the best in life.”

— Dylan J. Cameron

#95. “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.”

– Brian Tracy

#96. “It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.”

— Billy Graham

#97. “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

#98. “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

— Neil Gaiman

#99. “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

#100. “Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.”

— Charles W. Swindoll

#101. “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

#102. “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.”

– Chinese Proverb

#103. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

#104. “Everything is in your mind. Your ability to succeed, to fail, to win, to lose is just a matter of attitude.”

— Scott Oteri

#105. “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

#106. “I certainly don’t regret my experiences because, without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!”

– Sasha Azevedo

#107. “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

#108. “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

#109. “The attitude of other people affects each of us and the attitude of each of us has the capacity to affect all of us.”

— Jim Rohn

#110. “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




I hope you enjoyed these attitude quotes that must have helped you in boosting your spirits to bring out the better version of yourself.

All you need to do is work hard and stay positive and nothing in this world is going to stop you from achieving success.

Do you know some attitude quotes that helped in improving your outlook, your life, and your world? Feel free to let me know in the comments.





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