Positive Attitude Quotes To Live By: S to T

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The positive attitude quotes on this page are all from surnames and sources S to T. 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  –  N to R  –  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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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery  1900 – 1944
I know but one freedom and that is freedom of the mind.

People where they live, grow five thousand roses in one garden.. Yet they don’t find what they’re looking for.. And yet, what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose.

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.

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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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G. Saunders
A grandmother always has time for you, even if the rest of the world is busy.

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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.

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.

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Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer  1875 – 1965
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.

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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.

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Dr Seuss

Dr Seuss  1904 – 1991
Why fit in when you were born to stand out.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare  1564 – 1616
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow. as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.

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

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw  1856 – 1950
If you can’t get rid of the family skeleton.. You may as well make it dance.

In this world there is always danger… for those who are afraid of it.

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Betty Shine

Betty Shine  1919 – 2002

Having opened
The door of hope
I know my spirit
Will soar and
Untold wonders will
Be revealed

I am convinced that recognizing the importance of mind energy could change people’s attitudes to negativity and positivity the world over. I have seen so clearly the effects of thought on people’s physical energy and health: how positive thinking stimulates it, causing the energy to expand outwards, while negativity draws that same energy downwards, eventually causing congestion throughout the body.

In a healthy positive person the energy pulsating around the head is quite amazing. It surrounds the head as far as just below the ear, and is separate from the aura around the body. It can extend outwards ad infinitum, unlimited by space. The ability to see this has brought new meaning to the concepts of ‘open’ and ‘closed’ mindedness. In an open-minded person the expansion of the energy can be tremendous, whereas closed-minded people literally draw their minds in so that not only are they unreceptive to new ideas but they have also cut themselves off from the ability to attune to other people and even to nature.

Many conditions which have baffled medical science are caused by negative energy pressing on a vital spot which undermines the efficient working of a major organ.

Positive thought expands the halo of mind energy.

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Betty Shine

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

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Philip Sidney

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

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Bernie Siegel  1932
Be grateful simply for being alive. When you are grateful for life, pure and simple, your life becomes one you can be grateful for. That may strike you as circular or even backward logic, but your attitude really does have an effect on how things work out. When you can’t change your life any other way, you can still change your attitude. When you do, your life changes. you find more chances to love, and you will be surprised to see how much more love is returned to you.

Michael Singer
Everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything. And that’s the only time everything will be okay.

Chief Sitting Bull

Chief Sitting Bull  1831 – 1890
In my early days I was eager to learn and to do things, and therefore I learned quickly.

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.

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith  1771 – 1845
When you rise in the morning make a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.

Will Smith

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

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Will Smith

Will Smith  1968
Greatness exists in all of us.

I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.

If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.

The first step is you have to say that you can.

There’s no reason to have a plan B, because it distracts from plan A.


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


Sophocles  496BC – 406BC
There are many wonderful things, and nothing is more wonderful than man.

Horatio Spafford  1828 – 1888 

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my Soul.

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.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg  1946
Even though I get older, what I do never gets old, and that’s what I think keeps me hungry.

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.

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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.

To love playthings as well as a child, to lead an adventurous and honourable youth, and to settle, when the time arrives, into a green and smiling age, is to be a good artist in life and deserve well of yourself and your neighbour.

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.

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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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Rabindranath Tagore

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.


It matters not whether you do much or little, so long as your heart is directed to Heaven.

Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor
Adjust your attitude. Allow your artistry. Accept your body. Awaken your Spirit.

All pain is the same. There may seem to be a distance between slight discomfort and agony, yet there is no way to truly measure our individual feelings because we cannot walk in each other’s shoes. So instead we must decide to let go of comparison and have compassion. We must remember that while our experience of pain and what we choose to do with it may differ, our pain is pain. And as we allow ourselves and others to be present with whatever form it takes, without the need to fix or judge, we are always present to more love.

Do not shrink your beautiful Light to make someone else feel more comfortable. Be Who You Are without hesitation and you will inspire others to shine too.

Everything I hope to be…  I already am.
Everything I hope to do…  I already can.
Everything I hope to have… I already do.
Everything you see in me… is a reflection of you.

Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor
I now give myself permission to be true to myself. I am a powerful, creative Soul and it is safe for me to shine my light brightly in the world.

Some people do not recognize gold, however it is packaged.
Be gold anyway. Be you anyway.

Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor
The moment your desire is greater than your fear, is the moment when what you want can begin to fly into your life, as if it has grown wings.

Micheal Teal
Life is a tapestry we weave each day and I seek to live by imagination while exploring new possibilities.

John Templeton

John Templeton  1912 – 2008
An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.


Terence  195BC – 159BC
Where there is life… there is hope.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 – 1997
Be happy in the moment.. That’s enough.

Do not allow yourselves to be disheartened by any failure, as long as you have done your best.

Each of them is Jesus in disguise.

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 – 1997
Give of your hands to serve and your hearts to love.

Give people not only your care, but also your heart.

I alone can’t change the world… but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 – 1997
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

In this life we cannot always do great things…
But we can do small things with great love.

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 – 1997
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing.
It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 – 1997
Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

Never worry about numbers, help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest to you.

Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.

Peace begins with a smile.

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own home. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbour… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 – 1997
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet come.
We only have today.. Let us begin.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
All men are children, and of one family.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
All things in this world must be seen with youthful, hopeful eyes.

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

I cannot make my days longer, so I strive to make them better.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears however measured, or far away.

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

It’s not what you look at that matters… it’s what you see.

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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
Live by your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

The fault finder will find faults even in paradise.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
The greatest compliment that was ever paid to me was when one asked me what I thought.. And attended to my answer.

We were born to succeed, not to fail.

Howard Thurman  1899 – 1981
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Paul Tillich

Paul Tillich  1886 – 1965
The first duty of love is to listen.

Tilopa   988 – 1069
Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing.

Let go of what has passed. Let go of what may come. Let go of what is happening now. Don’t try to figure anything out. Don’t try to make anything happen. Relax, right now, and rest.

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien  1892 – 1973
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948
Accept the present moment without judgement.

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Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948
Things and conditions can give you pleasure but they cannot give you joy, joy arises from within.

To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise, is the greatest gift you can offer the universe.

When you make friends with the present moment, you feel at home no matter where you are.

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy  1828 – 1910
Each person’s task in life is… to become an increasingly better person.

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Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy  1828 – 1910
It is within my power either to serve God or not to serve Him. Serving Him, I add to my own good and the good of the whole world. Not serving Him, I forfeit my own good and deprive the world of that good, which was in my power to create.

Brian Tracy  1944
Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.

Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu  1931
My father used to say: “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”

Mark Twain

Mark Twain  1835 – 1910
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me… but I think she enjoyed it.

They did not know it was impossible… so they did it.

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain  1835 – 1910
To get the full value from joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
Be content with what you have. Rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Be really whole.. And all things will come to you.

He who is contented is rich.

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-Being is the greatest joy.

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.

In dwelling – live close to the ground.
In thinking – keep to the simple.
In conflict – be fair and generous.
In governing – don’t try to control.
In work – do what you enjoy.
In family life – be completely present.

Let it be still.. And it will gradually become clear.

Nature does not hurry… Yet everything is accomplished.

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Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
The Master sees things as they are, without trying to control them.

When you accept yourself.. The whole world accepts you.

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete.. Everybody will respect you.

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