Quotes About Attitude

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Attitude

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We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

~Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night


Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.

~Ralph Marston


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


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, How to Win Friends and Influence People


Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.

~Paulo Coelho


Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.

~Chinese Proverb


We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

~Abraham Lincoln


Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.


True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.



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

~Martha Washington


Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

~Swedish Proverb


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

~Winston S. Churchill


Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.


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, Meditations


Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

~Alice Walker


No, I am not bitter, I am not hateful, and I am not unforgiving. I just don’t like you.

~C. JoyBell C.


Our life is what our thoughts make it.

~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.


Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.

~Marcus Antonius


I love those who can smile in trouble…

~Leonardo da Vinci




Control your own destiny or someone else will.


Ah, pay no heed if your enemies laugh. They’ll not be able to once you lop off their heads.

~Christopher Paolini, Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr


Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations


People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.



Life is 10 percent what you make it
and 90 percent how you take it.

~Irving Berlin


Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.


Live fast. Die young. Be wild. Have fun.

~Lana Del Rey


Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

~Edward de Bono


Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.

~Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead


Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go.

~Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.


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

~Criss Jami, Killosophy


Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

~Rabindranath Tagore


We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will 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. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.

~Charles R. Swindoll


Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

~Maori Proverb


I've had great success being a total idiot.


A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy.

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward


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

~Lou Holtz


Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.

~Mary Ellen Chase


The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings.

~Henri Frédéric Amiel


If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.


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.



If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?

~John Wooden


I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

~Martha Washington


My mother once told me that no woman is naked when she comes equipped with a bad mood and a steady glare.

~Mira Grant, Feed


The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God.


If you fail to look at the Brightside of life,
You will fail to succeed at leaving the Darkside of life.

~Amir Al-Rubai


Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.

~Shannon L. Alder


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

~Ken Keyes, Jr.


I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery-air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy."


Swearing doesn’t make your argument valid; it just tells the other person you have lost your class and control.

~Shannon L. Alder


Whatever you think the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world.

~Eckhart Tolle


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


Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.



Don't be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.


Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.

~Shannon L. Alder


Be enthusiastic. Remember the placebo effect — 30% of medicine is showbiz.

~Ronald Spark


Tough times don’t last, tough people do, remember?

~Gregory Peck


It is good people who make good places.

~Anna Sewell, Black Beauty


The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.


The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.

~John Milton


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


With hair, heels, and attitude, honey, I am through the roof.



No road is paved with gold unless you make it your own treasure.

~Alvaro Velasco


 Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life


The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and the faith to believe it is possible.

~Rich DeVos


Above all things physical, it is more important to be beautiful on the inside – to have a big hear and an open mind and a spectacular spleen.

~Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously… I’m Kidding


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

~W. Clement Stone


Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.

~Colleen C. Barrett


If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius


Learn to adapt. Things change, circumstances change. Adjust yourself and your efforts to what it is presented to you so you can respond accordingly. Never see change as a threat, because it can be an opportunity to learn, to grow, evolve and become a better person.

~Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes


No vision and you perish;
No ideal, and you’re lost;
Your heart must ever cherish
Some faith at any cost.
Some hope, some dream to cling to,
Some rainbow in the sky,
Some melody to sing to,
Some service that is high.

~Harriet Du Autermont


An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.

~Brian Tracy


A stumble may prevent a fall.

~Thomas Fuller


There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes. By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more...


We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.

~Konrad Adenauer


Is my paranoia getting completely out of hand, or are you mongoloids really talking about me?

~John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces


Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.

~Norman Vincent Peale


The battle you are going through is not fueled by the words or actions of others; it is fueled by the mind that gives it importance.

~Shannon L. Alder


You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.


May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down.

~Sara June Parker


We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.

~G.K. Chesterton


An attitude of gratitude brings great things.

~Yogi Bhajan


Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.

~Italian Proverb


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

~Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential


Don’t pretend to be what you’re not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization.

~Michael Bassey Johnson


Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.


When life hands you a lemon, say, “Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?”

~Henry Rollins


The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.

~Eudora Welty


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

~Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?


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, Reading Lolita in Tehran


The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.

~John Burroughs


Maturity is the moment one regains one's innocence.


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


All that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.

~Paul Walker


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

~Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?


Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.

~Arthur Christopher Benson


Not my circus, not my monkeys


All things are ready, if our mind be so.

~William Shakespeare, Henry V


Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul.

~Douglas MacArthur


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


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


When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.


Misery is a communicable disease.

~Martha Graham


Write this down: My life is full of unlimited possibilities.



The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.

~Thomas Carlyle


Only in the world of mathematics do two negatives multiply into a positive.

~Abby Morel


No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.


Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire.

~Arab Proverb


I don’t panic unless I have to. Wastes energy.

~Sandra Brown, Lethal


Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.

~Irish Saying


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, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices & Priorities of a Winning Life


If it is to be it is up to me


Sometimes life’s Hell. But hey! Whatever gets the marshmallows toasty.

~J. Andrew Helt


If my resolution to be a great man was half so strong as it is to despise the shame of being a little one…

~William Cowper


My joy may be diminished now, but I am still alive to be more joyful ahead.

~Ankam Nithin Kumar


Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell

~Oprah Winfrey


Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.

~Katherine Mansfield


Where determination is, the way can be found


I am who I am, I enjoy life in my own way and that is hell of a lot more than most people can say for themselves

~Pablo Tusset, The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant


I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.

~Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl


Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability.

~Joe Brown


Life is not happening to you. Life is responding to you.


Your attitude determines how you experience the world.

~Sanaya Roman, Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation


Just because you’re miserable doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your life.

~Annette Goodheart


Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

~Joe Clark


Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.


Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious.

~Bill Meyer


You can see real attitude of man when he’s terrified.

~Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut


To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

~George Santayana


Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.



Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.


If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.

~Oscar Wilde


Resilience is not what happens to you. It’s how you react to, respond to, and recover from what happens to you.

~Jeffrey Gitomer


The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson