Positive Attitude
Quotes To Live By
Page 3 - Authors O to S

Listen with ears of tolerance, see through eyes of compassion, speak with the language of love - Rumi - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The positive attitude quotes on this page are all from surnames and sources O to S. For more words of wisdom about keeping a positive attitude take a look at the other pagesA to G,  H to N,  T to Z and also for words from unknown sources there is the Attitude Sayings page. For a condensed version there is a page of 100 Positive Attitude Quotes.

Attitude quotes are listed alphabetically by surname/source

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Attitude Quotes:  O   

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Dele Olanubi
I wish to live a life that causes my Soul to dance inside my body.

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver  1935
Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am...
To be blessed.

Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed - Mary Oliver - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver  1935
To pay attention... 
This is our endless and proper work.

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James Oppenheim  1882 - 1932
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.

Marie Osmond

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.

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Attitude Quotes:  P   

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Sara Paddison
Many people can't stand the thought of aging, but it's the crystallized thought patterns and inflexible mind-sets that age people before their time. You can break through and challenge your crystallized patterns and mind-sets. That's what evolution and the expansion of love are really about.

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer  1929
Winning isn't everything... But wanting to win is.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton  1946
The way I see it...  If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

George S. Patton

George S. Patton  1885 - 1945
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the man who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale  1898 - 1993
Any fact facing us, is not as important as, our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.

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.

The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him - Norman Vincent Peale - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy (2012)

Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale  1898 - 1993
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.

Anna Pereira

Anna Pereira
It only takes one seed to be the mother to hundreds of flowers. Sow seeds of Love, Kindness, Joy and Gratitude for a heart full of blooms that never wither.

It's okay to change your route. Along the way of walking your current path, isn't it rather exciting to think... I have found something more interesting, more fantastic, more ME.

We all have different religious beliefs, different views on Spiritualism. How tolerant we are of others views, shows how close we are to Inner Peace.

Helen Peters

Helen Peters
Teacher appreciation makes the world of education go around.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso  1881 - 1973
Age only matters when one is aging. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might as well be twenty.

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult  1966
Love is not a because...
It's a no matter what.

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Wilbur Pierce
Flexibility trumps strength.

Serenity is not freedom from the storm... but peace amid the storm.

Linda Poindexter

Linda Poindexter
Today is the best day of your life. The only thing that will change that is... tomorrow.

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope  1688 - 1714
To err is human, to forgive... Divine.

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John Powell
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

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Rowan Price
The door may not be open, but that doesn't mean it's closed.
The door may be closed, but that doesn't mean it's locked.
The door may be locked, but that doesn't mean forever.
Some doors are easier to open than others, while others are simply worth the effort to open. The secret to opening any door lies in not giving up.

Pierre Pradervand

Pierre Pradervand
It is impossible to bless and judge at the same time. So hold constantly as a deep, hallowed, intoned thought, that desire to bless. For truly then shall you become a peacemaker. And one day you shall, everywhere, behold the very face of God.

It is impossible to bless and judge at the same time - Pierre Pradervand - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Pierre Pradervand

Pierre Pradervand
On passing people in the street, on the bus, in places of work and play...bless them. The peace of your blessing will accompany them on their way and the aura of its gentle fragrance will be a light to their path.

The minute anyone expresses the least aggression or unkindness to you, respond with a blessing. Bless them totally, sincerely, joyful. For such blessings are a shield which protects them from the ignorance of their misdeed, and deflects the arrow that was aimed at you.

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Nido Qubein

Nido Qubein  1948
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start.

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Attitude Quotes:  R   

Isidor Isaac Rabi

Isidor Isaac Rabi  1898 - 1988
My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: "So, did you learn anything today?" But not my mother. "Izzy," she would say, "Did you ask a good question today?"

Osho Rajneesh

Osho Rajneesh  1931 - 1990
If you clean the floor with love, you have given the world and invisible painting.

See that the whole existence is celebrating. These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious. The rivers and the oceans are wild and everywhere there is fun, everywhere there is joy and delight. Watch existence, listen to the existence and become part of it.

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Ravensbruck Camp (found there, where 92,000 people died)
Lord, remember not only the men and women of goodwill, but also those of ill-will. But do not remember all the suffering they have inflicted on us, remember the fruits we have bought, thanks to this suffering - our comradeship, our loyalty, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart which has grown out of all this, and when they come to the judgement, let all the fruits that we have borne be their forgiveness.

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan  1911 - 2004
There is no such thing as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder.

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve  1952 - 2004
Once you chose hope... anything's possible.

Sandra Reeves

Sandra Reeves  1960
When it's raining in your life, an Umbrella of Appreciation
will Ease All worry and strife.

When it's raining in your life - Sandra Reeves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton  1968
Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.

Helen Steiner Rice

Helen Steiner Rice  1900 - 1981
How nice it would be if we stopped to say,
the things we feel in our hearts each day.

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.

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson
Be true to what matters most to your heart.

Breathe...  Everything is happening exactly as it should be.

Forgiveness releases you from a past that no longer defines you.  Allow yourself to move on.

I bring a loving presence to everyone I meet and everything I do.

Learn to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones that lead you to a better life.

Words are an invitation to life, a request to bring energy into form.  Choose your words carefully.

You don't need to get anywhere or be anything more than the beautiful Soul that you already are.

Sonia Ricotti

Sonia Ricotti
Surrender to what is.
Let go of what was.
Have faith in what will be.

Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
Begin to live as though your prayers are already answered.

To make profound changes in your life, you need either inspiration or desperation.

Theodore Roethke

Theodore Roethke  1908 - 1963
What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.

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John Roger
Above all, practice being loyal to your Soul.

Thanksgiving is every day because in this physical body you can spring into eternal paradise.

When you're attuned to Spirit, there is nothing in the outer world that matters.

Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn  1930 - 2009
Learn how to be happy with what you have...
While you pursue all that you want.

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt  1884 - 1962
You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is, that you meet it with the best you have to give.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt  1882 - 1945
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt  1858 - 1919
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Do what you can with what you have, where you are - Theodore Roosevelt - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt  1858 - 1919
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti  1830 - 1894
Better by far you should forget and smile, than that you should remember and be sad.

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Leo Rosten  1908 - 1997
It is not that which is beautiful that pleases us, but that which pleases is is called beautiful.

J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling  1965
And so, rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz  1952
Be immune to others opinions... What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.

Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 - 1273
A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison.

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes, because for those who love with heart and Soul there is no such thing as separation.

Go my friend... Bestow your love, even on your enemies.  If you touch their hearts, what do you think will happen?

I belong to no religion. My religion is Love. Every heart is my temple.

I belong to no religion, my religion is love - Rumi - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 - 1273
If the house of the world is dark,  love will find a way to create windows.

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen.

Let the beauty we love, be what we do.

Listen with ears of tolerance.
See through eyes of compassion.
Speak with the language of love.

Love is the bridge between you and everything.

Respond to every call that excites your Spirit.

Respond to every call that excites your spirit - Rumi - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 - 1273
Whatever happens...  just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.

Wherever you stand...  Be the Soul of that place.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Margaret Lee Runbeck

Margaret Lee Runbeck  1905 - 1956
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of travelling.

John Ruskin

John Ruskin  1819 - 1900
When love and skill work together...
expect a masterpiece.

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Bohdi Sanders

Bohdi Sanders
Don't doubt your value.
Don't run from who you truly are.

George Santayana

George Santayana  1863 - 1952
The Earth has music for those who listen.

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Patricia Saxton
There is great peace in the realization that much of what people say is a projection of their own concerns, their own perspectives, their own beliefs, it's rarely a reflection of you. So, when you hear negative or dismissive commentary, recognize that, then smile and toss it to the wind and waves.

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Anne Wilson Schaef
We don't make mistakes... we just have learnings.

Rita Schiano

Rita Schiano
Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction.  
Break the habit, talk about your joys.

Brendan Schmidt

Brendan Schmidt
Hard times have shown me more than ever before, how infinitely beautiful and rich life is, in every imaginable way.

Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz  1922 - 2000
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.

Albert Schweitzer

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.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.


Seneca  4BC - 65AD
It is part of the cure to wish to be cured.

We are more often frightened than hurt: our troubles spring more often from fancy than reality.

Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss  1904 - 1991
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened - Dr Seuss - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss  1904 - 1991
Think left and think right and think low and think high, 
oh, the things you can think up if only you try.

Today was good.
Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.

Why fit in when you were born to stand out.

Why fit in when you were born to stand out - Dr Seuss - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma  1964
The strength and clarity of your vision will lift you out of the depth of any hardship.

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw  1856 - 1950
In this world there is always danger...
for those who are afraid of it.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley  1792 - 1822
If winter comes,
can Spring be far behind?

Betty Shine

Betty Shine  1919 - 2002
Positive thought expands the halo of mind energy.

Positive thought expands the halo of mind energy - Betty Shine - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Betty Shine

Betty Shine  1919 - 2002
The replacement of negative thought with positive thought 
brings about a spiritual and physical change that can heal.

Philip Sidney

Philip Sidney  1554 - 1586
Either I will find a way...
or I will make one.

Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda  1887 - 1963
The world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength.

Beau Casper Smart

Beau Casper Smart  1987
Ages are mere reminders of the hours logged on this earth and the precious time remaining.

Look on everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time - Betty Smith - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Will Smith

Will Smith  1968
Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.


Socrates  470BC - 399BC
He is richest who is content with the least,
for contentment is the wealth of nature.

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks  1965
My wife, my family, my friends... They've all taught me things about love and what that emotion really means. In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving.

Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira  1960
Many of our ideas and beliefs about ourselves and the world are so deeply ingrained that we are unaware that they are beliefs and take them, without question, for the absolute truth.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Charles Haddon Spurgeon  1834 - 1892
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, only today of its strength.

He who climbs above the cares of this world, and turns his face to his God, has found the sunny side of life.

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein  1874 - 1946
We are always the same age inside.

James Stephens

James Stephens  1882 - 1950
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.

Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens  1939

Everything is beautiful in it's own way.
Like the starry summer night, or a snow-covered winter's day.
And everybody's beautiful in their own way.
Under God's heaven, the world's gonna find the way.    

There is none so blind as he who will not see.
We must not close our minds, we must let our thoughts be free.
For every hour that passes by, we know the world gets a little bit older,
it's time to realize that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson  1850 - 1894
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds you plant.

W. Clement Stone

W. Clement Stone  1902 - 2002
All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual.
Your personal achievement starts in your mind.
The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard  1937
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep  1949
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.

Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.

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Mark Sullivan
To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard at all.

Annamalai Swami

Annamalai Swami
If you see good in people, you radiate a harmonious loving energy which uplifts those around you. If you can maintain this habit, this energy will turn into a steady flow of love.

Just remain like the sky and let thought-clouds come and go.

Emmanuel Swedenborg

Emmanuel Swedenborg  1688 - 1772
Love means setting aside walls, fences, and unlocking doors and saying 'Yes.' One can be in paradise by simply saying 'yes' to this moment.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift  1989
Be yourself, chase your dreams and just never say never.
That's the best advice I could ever give to someone.

If somebody hurts you, it's okay to cry a river, but remember to build a bridge and get over it.

I've always been a hugger. If we all hugged more, the world would be a better place.

No matter what happens in life, be good to people.
Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

The trials and tribulations in your life make you stronger.

There are two ways you can go with pain: you can let it destroy you or you can use it as fuel to drive you.

We don't need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.

You can't have a better tomorrow if you keep thinking about yesterday.

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