Positive Attitude Quotes

What’s more uplifting than some positive attitude quotes? Come on! Feeling down…check out this list. Research shows that our attitude impacts our work performance, relationships, eating habits and our overall consistency for any place of action. Make a conscious effort to work on your attitude in times of conflict, doubt, and confusion.

Positive attitude quotes can serve as a reminder to take control of your thoughts, regardless of what is going on around you.

As you read these positive thinking quotes ask yourself:

In what situations do I need to say this to myself?

What has stopped me from viewing things this way?

How can this perspective impact someone I know?

How will this bring out the best version of me?

Here you go!

20 Positive Attitude Quotes To Lift Your Thinking!

1.) “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. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

One of Gandhi’s most popular and practical quotes! What more needs to be said.

2.) “Having a positive attitude isn’t wishy-washy, it’s a concrete and intelligent way to view problems, challenges, and obstacles.” – Jeff Moore

Being positive is an intelligent way to use our mental faculty.

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

What do you think? How does this fit into your life?

4.) “I’m too busy working on my own grass to see if yours is greener.” – Unknown


5.) “Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” – Unknown

Treat your words like they are gold and use each one deliberately. Always aim before you shoot!

6.) “Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us.” John Mitchell

Give life the best of you and see what happens. It might not happen when you want it to happen, but the best of life is headed your way.

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

Our thoughts can move us forward or leave us paralyzed. Don’t let fear cripple your growth. Don’t let doubt disable your dreams.

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 E. Frankl

…Just powerful! Please read, ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’…

9.) “It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It’s not easy, but if you accept your misfortune and handle it right your perceived failure can become a catalyst for profound re-invention.”― Conan O’Brien

Let your failures become part of your humorous, interesting and never dull story! Let your comeback story be the most interesting thing about you.

10.) “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty”. – Winston Churchil

Where do you stand?

11.) “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright


12.) “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

What are some of the gifts in your life?

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

And developing a great attitude is a skill!

14.) “Attitude is the frame in which you view the world, the hue in which people see you, the tone in which they hear you and the mood for all your day’s activities.”

How would you describe your attitude?

15.) “A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.” – Grant Fairly

Yes! Make sure your attitude is on your side!

16.) “The most important thing you’ll ever wear is your attitude.” – Jeff Moore

We pick one out every single day!

17.) “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

Out of all the things listed above, attitude is also what we have the most control over.

18.) “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

How do you take control of your attitude?

19.) “A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you won’t get nowhere till you change it.” – Unknown


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

You never know too much about learning something new…

Which positive attitude quote was your favorite?

Wich mode of thought was most useful for you?

47 thoughts on “Positive Attitude Quotes

  1. Aishwarya, I wish I could say that attitudes, with its thought processes, are unable to freeze your forward momentum. I have to say it happened to me for many years. I needed a reboot.

  2. I like #8, where even in a concentration camp, a person can have joy in spreading it! I was having a grand adventure living with my first husband in a log cabin in isolated wilderness. My mother visited and told me I was POOR. And you know what, I had never thought of it until she said it! I was having too much fun!
    Thanks for your collection of wonderful quotes!

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  4. Absolutely love all of them. One of my new year’s resolution this year is to have positivity. Right now #6 is speaking to me: “Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us.” John Mitchell

  5. Excellent choices! Viktor Frankl and Winston Churchill are both men I admire. Your list reminded me of a Bible verse. “…we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts…” <3

  6. Thank you for this very timely post. Did you know that October has designated as Positive Attitude Month? Your series of quotes reminded me of that fact. So many of the quotations were inspiring and thought-provoking. Among my favorites was #17:

    “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

    This statement reminded me of extended comments from Chuck Swindoll whom I quote from time to time.

    “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company…a church… a home.
    The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. 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% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

    I plan to post a blog entry on the importance of maintaining a positive attitude some time before the end of the month. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Wow this was powerful. And, I didn’t know that October was a positive attitude month. Thankyou for letting me know that. Those lines and that quote are just so true and inspiring. All the best with your blog. 😊💫

  7. Beautiful work, Aishwarya. Lot of wisdom in the words with which you keep company🙏 Flutterandglide.com

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