Positive Attitude Quotes To Live By: N to R

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The positive attitude quotes on this page are all from surnames and sources N to R. For more words of wisdom about keeping a positive attitude take a look at the other pages: A to B  –  C to D  –  E to G  –  H to K  –  L to M  –  S to T  –  U to Z.  There are also for words from unknown sources on the Attitude Sayings page, and a condensed version of all of these pages on 100 Positive Attitude Quotes.

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Native American
Honor the sacred.  Honor the Earth, our Mother.
Honor all with whom we share the Earth Walk in balance and beauty.

Keep the warmth of the sun in your heart.

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Native American
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.

The more you give, the more good things come to you.

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Native American Apache
It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

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Native American Cherokee
Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.

O Great Spirit, Help me always:
To speak the truth quietly
To listen with an open mind when others speak
And to remember the peace that may be found in silence.

Native American quote: Help me always to speak the truth quietly and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.  - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByNative American positive attitude quote –
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Native American – Como
I am opening my heart to speak to you..
Open yours to receive my words.

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Native American – Lakota
Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my Spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and love beyond my fear. And thus walk in balance with the passing of each glorious sun.

Whatever you do in life, do the very best you can, with both your heart and mind.

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Native American – Mohawk
A good chief gives, he does not take.

Patricia Neal  1926 – 2010
A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

Michael Neill

Michael Neill
To be fully present with what is, is to be content… and to be content is to be blessed by everything that happens in life.

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John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman  1801 – 1890
Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton  1972
I’ve learned the value of absorbing the moment. I remember the first time Ripley (daughter) saw her shadow, my God, it was like shadows had just been invented. It was the most exquisite moment.

Jack Nicholson  1937
There’s no point dwelling on what might or could have been. You just have to go forward.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche  1844 – 1900
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way and the only way, it does not exist.

Earl Nightingale

Earl Nightingale  1921 – 1989
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something to stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway, we might as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

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Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup
If you want to have world peace – peace in your family, peace in your town and peace in your bedroom – you simply begin with whatever creates peace within yourself. This vibration will go out from you in waves and these waves have a very positive impact on the world.

Dame Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich  1342 – 1416
A cheerful giver does not count the cost of what he gives. His heart is set on pleasing and cheering the person to whom the gift is given.

All is well with my Soul.

Praise to the Holiest in the height
And in the depth be praise…
All is well, All is well, All shall be well

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Barack Obama  1961
Let’s be grateful for what we have. Let’s be mindful of those who have less. Let’s appreciate those who hold a special place in our lives, and make sure they know it.

Soledad O’Brien  1966
My mother, a high school teacher, never paid that much attention to what anybody else thought about her. So today I feel comfortable making decisions even if other people don’t agree.

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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 – 2019
Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am… to be blessed.

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Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver  1935 – 2019
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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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.

Gwyneth Paltrow  1972
Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin.

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.

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.

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Norman Vincent Peale

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.

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Norman Vincent Peale

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

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Joseph Chilton Pearce  1926
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

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.

Everything you can imagine is real.

One starts to get young at the age of sixty.

Jodi Picoult

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

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Chief Pied Riche
We must help one another and the Great Spirit will help us both, because one suffers and does not deserve it,  is no reason he shall suffer always. We may live to see it right yet. If we do not.. our children will.

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Wilbur Pierce
Flexibility trumps strength.

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


Plato  429BC – 347BC
He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

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
A good natured man has the whole world to be happy out of.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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Every cloud has a silver lining.

Proverb positive attitude quote
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It takes all sorts to make a world.

Proverb positive attitude quote
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When I change.. the world can change.

When one door closes.. another one opens.

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Proverb – Tibetan
The secret to living well and longer is… Eat half. Walk double. Laugh triple. And love without measure.

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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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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?”

Josh Radnor  1974
It really shocks me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn’t matter. Because I think it’s pretty much the only thing that matters.

It’s not our job to play judge and jury, to determine who is worthy of our kindness and who is not. We just need to be kind, unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even – or rather, especially – when we’d prefer not to be.

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  1952 – 2004
Once you chose hope… anything’s possible.

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

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Ernest Renan  1823 – 1892
Good humour is a philosophic state of mind; it seems to say to nature that we take her no more seriously than she takes us.

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.

Grantland Rice

Grantland Rice  1880 – 1954
When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.

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.

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson
Breathe…  Everything is happening exactly as it should be.

Cheryl Richardson

Cheryl Richardson
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.

Every problem is a gift.. Without problems we would not grow.

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Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
Focus on where you want to go.

Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.

If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.

Live with passion.

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Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy.. True fulfilment.

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

Ultimately, the only way to experience the richness of life is to live in an attitude of gratitude: to appreciate what you have and what you can give. The best way to ensure your happiness is to assist others in experiencing their own.

We can change our lives. We can do, have and be exactly what we wish.

We can’t always control the events of our lives, but we can control what we decide to think, believe, feel, and do about those events.

Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.

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Auguste Rodin  1840 – 1917
Nothing is a waste of time, if you use the experience wisely.

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.

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John Roger
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.

Fred Rogers  1928 – 2003
When I was a boy I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers, you will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers, so many caring people in the world.

Jim Rohn

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

Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn  1930 – 2009
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  1882 – 1945
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

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

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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.

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Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
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.

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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.

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Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
Trade your cleverness for bewilderment.

Whatever happens…  just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.

Wherever you stand…  Be the Soul of that place.

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Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 – 1273
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
The distinctive character of a child is to always live in the tangible present.

When love and skill work together… expect a masterpiece.

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