Quotes for Attitude


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

"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

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”
––Muhammad Ali

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense."
–– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'ts not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life ;it is how you handle what happens to you.
Zig Ziglar

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"Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars." Frederick Langbridge

"Everyone has his burden. What counts is how you carry it."
––Merle Miller

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you thing 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
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"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
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"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Always look at what you have left.Never look at what you have lost." Robert H. Schuller
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"If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad." Denis Waitley
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"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz
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"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. Buddha

"The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity." Winston Churchill

"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." Tom Blandi

Positive thinking won't let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Ziglar

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"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open." Thomas Dewar

"A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change."
Earl Nightingale
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"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
William James

"I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavors. Your attitude-your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people-determines you priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself." Carolyn Warner

"Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes. "
Charles Prestwich Scott

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

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"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. " Charles Swindoll

"I won't accept anything less than the best a player's capable of doing...and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team!" Lou Holtz
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To respond is positive, to react is negative.
Zig Ziglar

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"I am a lucky man." Christopher Reeve

"I believe life is to be lived, not worked, enjoyed, not agonized, loved, not hated." Leland Bartlett

"Happiness is not by chance, but by choice."
Jim Rohn

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"Live with passion." Anthony Robbins
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"A man without a smiling face must not open a shop."Chinese Proverb

"Whether zeal or moderation be the point we aim at, let us keep the fire out of the one, and the frost out of the other."
Joseph Addison

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

"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Anonymous

"Although at the moment they may be equal in their lack of a real answer, the man who replies "I'll find out," is much more valuable to his employer, his neighbor, and to himself than the man who replies "l don't know." Anonymous

"Although fate presents the circumstances, how you react depends on your character. "Anonymous

"Attitude determines altitude." Anonymous

"Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?"Anonymous

"I can alter my life by altering the attitude of my mind."Anonymous

You cannot tailor make the situations in life, but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations before they arise.
Zig Ziglar

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"On a gloomy, rainy morning, it came little eight-year-old Tommy's turn to say the blessing at breakfast. "We thank Thee for this beautiful day," he prayed.
His mother asked him why he said that when the day was anything but beautiful.
"Mother," said he, with rare wisdom, "never judge a day by its weather. " Anonymous

"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."Anonymous

"Persistence gives confidence and continued right mental attitude followed by consistent action will bring success. When you have that knowing inside of you, fear has vanished and the obstruction to a life of all good removed."Anonymous

"Sometimes we are limited more by attitude than by opportunities."Anonymous

"Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you."Anonymous

"The control center of your life is your attitude." Anonymous

"If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it." Roger Ward Babson

"Attitude is an important part of the foundation upon which we build a productive life. A good attitude produces good results, a fair attitude poor results, a poor attitude poor results. We each shape our own life, and the shape of it is determined largely by our attitude.
M. Russell Ballard

"There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes." William John Bennett

Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.
Brian Tracy

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"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."Timothy Bentley 

"I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech."
H. Jackson Browne

"If you could change anything about the way you approach selling, the thing that will make the biggest difference would be your attitude — your attitude toward your customers, your service, the benefits of your products, your employer, and your self." Dan Brent Burt

"There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control."
Leo F. Buscalgia

"You can’t build a great company without great people. But how do you know them when you see them?
Over the past few years, a number of companies in a wide range of industries — from airlines to steel, computers to hotels — have asked themselves what separates their winners from their losers, good hires from bad, and they all arrived at the same answer: what people know is less important than who they are. Hiring, they believe, is not about finding people with the right experience; it’s about finding people with the right mind-set. These companies hire for attitude and train for skill."
Peter Carbonara



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

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"To Achieve Your Dreams Remember Your ABC's
Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Believe in yourself. Consider things from every angle. Don't give up and don't give in. Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come. Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches. Give more than you planned to.
Hang on to your dreams. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Just do it. Keep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier. Love yourself first and most. Make it happen. Never lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal. Open your eyes and see things as they really are. Practice makes perfect. Quitters never win and winners never quit. Read, study and learn about everything important in your life.
Stop procrastinating. Take control of your own destiny. Understand yourself in order to better understand others. Visualize it. Want it more than anything. ‘Excellerate’ your efforts. You are unique of all God's creations, nothing can replace YOU. Zero in on your target and go for it!"
Wanda Hope Carter

"In War: Resolution.
In Defeat: Defiance.
In Victory: Magnanimity.
In Peace: Goodwill."
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

"It's not the situation. . . . It's your reaction to the situation."  Robert Conklin

"Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life."Morarji Desai 

"It is not the position, but the disposition."J. E. Dinger

"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 are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair."Paul H. Duhn

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." Albert Einstein

"I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle." General Dwight David Eisenhower

"The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes, and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends upon how much you want it—how much you are willing to work and plan and cooperate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now, and that is why today is such an important day. Make the cables strong!"
L.G. Elliott

"Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best  account." Euripides 

"Even though conditions such as lack of sleep, insufficient food and various mental stresses may suggest that the inmates were bound to react in certain ways, in the final analysis it becomes clear that the sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision, and not the result of camp influences alone. Fundamentally, therefore, any man can, even under such circumstances, decide what shall become of him — mentally and spiritually. He may retain his human dignity even in a concentration camp. Attitude and personality are as important as experienced and ability.Choose wisely.
Brian Tracy

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I became acquainted with those martyrs whose behavior in camp, whose suffering and death, bore witness to the fact that the last inner freedom cannot be lost."Viktor E. Frankl

". . . 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." Victor E. Frankl

"Most men in a concentration camp believed that the real opportunities of life had passed. Yet, in reality, there was an opportunity and a challenge. One could make a victory of those experiences, turning life into an inner triumph, or one could ignore the challenge and simply vegetate, as did a majority of the prisoners."Viktor E. Frankl

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 others.
Zig Ziglar

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"The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances."
Victor E. Frankl

"We who lived in concentration camps can remember those 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 person but 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

"What was really needed was a fundamental change in our attitude toward life. We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us."
Viktor E. Frankl

"People who think honestly and deeply have a hostile attitude towards the public."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens." Thaddeus Golas

"If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life."
Billy Graham

"What one approves , another scorns,
And thus his nature each discloses:
You find the rosebush full of thorns,
I find the thornbush full of roses."
Arthur Guiterman

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

"Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light." Raymond Holliwell

"Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz
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"Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time."
Elbert Green Hubbard

"Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind." William James

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

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
William James



You can disagree without being disagreeable.
Zig Ziglar

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"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 

"Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world. When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City. Always I return home weary but I have the comforting certainty that mankind is real and I myself am not a dream."
Helen Adams Keller

"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Helen Adams Keller

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow." Helen Adams Keller

"An old Arabian fable tells of a prince imprisoned in a castle which had thirteen windows. Twelve of these windows overlooked lovely scenes, while the thirteenth looked down on the black ash heaps of the city. Ignoring the twelve windows, the prince always looked out through the thirteenth.
It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook. James Keller

"Often attitudes are kindled in the flame of others’ convictions." Louis E. Le Bar

"The world is your mirror and your mind is a magnet. What you perceive in this world is largely a reflection of your own attitudes and beliefs. Life will give you what you attract with your thoughts think, act and talk negatively and your world will be negative. Think and act and talk with enthusiasm and you will attract positive results."Michael LeBeuf

"People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Art Linkletter
"Youth is not entirely a time of life; it is a state of mind. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair."General Douglas McArthur
Your attitude is an expression of your values,beliefs and expectations.
Brian Tracy

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"At the center of our agency is our freedom to form a healthy attitude toward whatever circumstances we are placed in!"
Neal A. Maxwell

"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."James Russell Miller

"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."
John Homer Miller 

"Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us."
Earl Nightingale
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"THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN:
If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think that you dare not, you don't,
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't,
It's almost certain you won't.



I've go to say "no" to the good say "yes" to the best.
Zig Ziglar

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If you think you'll lose, you've lost,
For out in the world you'll find,
Success begins with a fellow's will,
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can."
Arnold Palmer

"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. The pessimist sees only the red light. But the truly wise person is color blind."
Dr. Albert Schweitzer

"Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes."
Charles Prestwich Scott

"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities."
Sir Walter Scott

"Mental attitude is more important than mental capacity." Walter Dill Scott

"Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacities."
Walter Dill Scott

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

"If we had intellectual vigour enough to ascend from effects to causes, we would explain political, economical and social phenomena less by credit sheets, balance of trade and reparations than by our attitude towards God."
Bishop Fulton John Sheen

"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

"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."
Charles Swindoll

"The remarkable thing we have is 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."Charles Swindoll

"The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face."
William Makepeace Thackeray

"I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation." Mike Todd

"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

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"Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it’s looks, most women know otherwise."
Kathleen Turner

"Funny is an attitude."Flip Wilson

If you did not care at all what anyone else thought about you, what would you do differently or change in your life?
Brian Tracy

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"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."John Wooden
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"Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders...Make the fault easy to correct. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest." Dale Carnegie
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"Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how to handle the worst. Never make a move if you are merely optimistic." The Zurich Axioms

"Whatever is expressed is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words."
Brian Tracy

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"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." William James

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in making new landscapes but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust

"Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When you believe you can-you can!" Maxwell Maltz