100 positive attitude quotes to keep you focused on the sunny side of life, wise words about being positive along with positive attitude expressions to uplift and inspire.
All of the quotes are from the attitude quotes & sayings pages on this site, but as there are so many entries on these pages (and always increasing), I have taken what I believe to be the most inspirational to form this page. The quotes are listed in order of the authors surname and the unknown authors/sources are at the end.
This collection is also available to download and print as small quote cards from my Spiritual Quotes.
Positive Attitude Quotes: A
Joseph Addison 1672 – 1719
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Aesop 620BC – 564BC
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014
This is a wonderful day…
I have never seen this one before.
Marcus Aurelius 121 – 180
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive…
To breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Positive Attitude Quotes: B
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honour, to the persons who possess it.
William Blake 1770 – 1850
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.
Erma Bombeck 1927 – 1996
If you can’t make it better..
You can laugh at it.
J. Allen Boone 1882 – 1965
The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.
There is exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.
Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC
When you realise how perfect everything is..
You will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
Positive Attitude Quotes: C
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006
Be like a very small joyous child, living gloriously in the ever present now, without a single worry or concern about even the next moment of time.
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965
An optimist sees and opportunity in every calamity. A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
John Constable 1776 – 1837
I never saw an ugly thing in my life, for let the form of an object be what it may – light, shade and perspective will always make it beautiful.
Positive Attitude Quotes: D
Ram Dass 1931
When we see the Beloved in each person, it’s like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.
Walt Disney 1901 – 1966
Around here we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015
I trust that the Universe will provide experiences that match my desires and they will all work out for my Highest good.
No storm lasts forever.
See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.
Positive Attitude Quotes: E
Pliny The Elder 23 – 79
Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart, that every day is the best day in the year.
Epictetus 55 – 135
People get disturbed not so much by events, but by the view which they take of them.
Positive Attitude Quotes: F
Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790
I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.
Positive Attitude Quotes: G
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948
You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean..
If a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Vincent van Gogh 1853 – 1890
If you hear a voice with you say “You cannot paint,” then by all means paint.. And that voice will be silenced.
Positive Attitude Quotes: H
Walter C. Hagen 1892 – 1969
You’re only here for a short visit.
Don’t hurry, don’t worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Edward Everett Hale 1822 – 1909
I am only one.. But I am one.
I can’t do everything.. But I can do something.
And what I can do.. That I ought to do.
And what I ought to do.. By the grace of God I will do.
Forgive people who do you wrong..
They unknowingly make you strong.
Vernon Howard 1918 – 1992
Change is never a loss..
It is change only.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 – 1915
Character is the result of two things..
Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
Positive Attitude Quotes: J
Thomas Jefferson 1743 – 1826
Nothing can stop a man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal.
Carl Jung 1875 – 1961
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding about ourselves.
Positive Attitude Quotes: K
Helen Keller 1880 – 1968
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.
Nicole Kidman 1967
I’m not sure what the future holds, but I do know that I’m going to be positive.
Positive Attitude Quotes: L
Dalai Lama 1935
A positive state of mind is not merely good for you, it benefits everyone with whom you come into contact, literally changing the world.
Two men look out through the same prison bars..
One sees mud and one sees stars.
John Lennon 1940 – 1980
Everything will be okay in the end.
If it’s not okay..
It’s not the end.
C. S. Lewis 1898 – 1963
When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.
Abraham Lincoln 1809 – 1865
Whatever you are.. Be a good one.
Positive Attitude Quotes: M
Michel de Montaigne 1533 – 1592
Whether the events in our life are good or bad, greatly depends on the way we perceive them.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010
Always radiate positive currents of Light, Goodness, Love, Kindness, Hope and Determination.
Switch on and keep on in yourself the cheerful buttons..
Those marked Joy, Laughter, Happiness, Love, Passion for Life, Gratitude for Life.
Positive Attitude Quotes: N
Keep the warmth of the sun in your heart.
Looking behind.. I am filled with gratitude.
Looking forward.. I am filled with vision.
Looking upwards.. I am filled with strength.
Looking within.. I discover peace.
Positive Attitude Quotes: O
Marie Osmond 1959
If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Ovid 43BC – 17AD
Burdens become light when cheerfully borne.
Positive Attitude Quotes: P
Norman Vincent Peale 1898 – 1993
How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.
The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Positive Attitude Quotes: R
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990
If you clean the floor with love, you have given the world an invisible painting.
Helen Steiner Rice 1900 – 1981
There is always the hope of tomorrow to brighten the clouds of today,
there is always a corner for turning no matter how weary the way.
Everything is happening exactly as is should be.
Christina Rossetti 1830 – 1894
Better by far you should forget and smile, than that you should remember and be sad.
Positive Attitude Quotes: S
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1900 – 1944
I know but one freedom and that is freedom of the mind.
Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction.
Break the habit, talk about your joys.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 – 1965
Eventually all things fall into place, until then..
Laugh at the confusion, live for the moments
and know everything happens for a reason.
Dr Seuss 1904 – 1991
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Betty Shine 1919 – 2002
Positive thought expands the halo of mind energy.
Socrates 470BC – 399BC
He is richest who is content with the least,
for contentment is the wealth of nature.
Positive Attitude Quotes: T
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 – 1941
Clouds come into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.
Some people do not recognize gold, however it is packaged.
Be gold anyway. Be you anyway.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Positive Attitude Quotes: V
Voltaire 1694 – 1778
Wherever my travels may lead..
Paradise is where I am.
Positive Attitude Quotes: W
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
Optimists.. enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbable and attain the impossible.
We can.. Throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them or build with them.
John Wesley 1703 – 1791
Do all the good you can.
In all the ways you can.
In all the places you can.
At all the times you can.
To all the people you can.
As long as ever you can.
Marianne Williamson 1952
Try to see the good in others. When you’re tempted to judge someone, make an effort to see their goodness. Your willingness to look for the best in people will subconsciously bring it forth.
Oprah Winfrey 1954
Doing the best at this moment, puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Every day brings a chance for you to..
Draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance.
Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917 – 2008
Come what may..
And love it.
Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:
Always believe that something wonderful is going to happen.
Around the corner there may wait, a new road, or a secret gate.
Don’t worry, just breathe…
It it’s meant to be, it will find a way.
Every end is a new beginning.
Every positive thought propels you in the right direction.
Everything happens for a reason.
Live it. Love it. Learn from it.
Make your smile change the world,
but don’t let the world change your smile.
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life.
They have shown me who I do not want to be.
If someone dumps on you… Use it as compost.
If someone keeps laughing at me, I don’t need to fret…
At least I’m giving happiness.
It might take a year, it might take a day,
but what’s meant to be, will always find a way.
Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
No matter how bad people may seem, they possess at least one virtue.
Be like the humming bird and pick out the sweetness in everyone’s character.
Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while other praise Him for putting roses among thorns.
The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
The positive thinker…
sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
Treat each mistake as a gift.
I have learned something, now move forward.
Two stone cutter were asked what they were doing.
The first said. “I’m cutting this damned stone into bricks.”
The second replied, “I’m on a team that’s building a cathedral.”
When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just thing of the view from the top.
When it rains, look for rainbows.
When it’s dark, look for stars.
You cannot hurt your eyesight by looking on the bright side.
You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.