Positive Quotes

Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.

-Leah LaBelle

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

-Lyndon B. Johnson

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

-Helen Keller

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.

-Dalai Lama

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

-Elbert Hubbard

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

-Joseph Campbell

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.

-Marla Gibbs

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.

-Willie Nelson

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

-William James

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.

-Richard M. DeVos

When I learn something new – and it happens every day – I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest.

-Bill Moyers

The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.

-B. F. Skinner

When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.

-Harvey Mackay

A year or so ago I went through all the people in my life and asked myself: does this person inspire me, genuinely love me and support me unconditionally? I wanted nothing but positive influences in my life.

-Mena Suvari

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

-Michael Jordan

Don’t let people disrespect you. My mom says don’t open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people.

-Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

-Zig Ziglar

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.

-Maya Angelou

I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.

-Harvey Fierstein

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.

-John Wooden

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.

-Henry Rollins

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn’t take any brains to complain.

-Robert A. Cook

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.

-Thomas Carlyle

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

-Colin Powell

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.

-Brian Tracy

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.

-Kobe Bryant

Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.

-Ralph Marston

Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.

-Harvey Mackay

Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.

-George Allen, Sr.

My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.

-Samuel Johnson

The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.

-Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.

-Willard Scott

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.

-Arthur Schopenhauer

Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!

-Donna Karan

You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.

-Carlos Ghosn

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.

-Paulo Coelho

I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.

-Michael J. Fox

I surround myself with positive, productive people of good will and decency.

-Ted Nugent

You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.

-Emmet Fox

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

-Khalil Gibran

The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.

-Bennett Cerf

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

-Robert H. Schuller

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.

-William Hazlitt

Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people.

-Queen Latifah

I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.

-Justin Bieber

Even when bad things happen you have to try to use those bad things in a positive manner and really just take the positive out of it.

-Natalie du Toit

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

-Walt Disney

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

-Mary Kay Ash

I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.

-James A. Baldwin

I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.

-Jason Mraz

A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.

-Chuck Norris

There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.

-Orison Swett Marden

If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light, and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about.

-Tiger Woods

It’s a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient.

-Daniel Kahneman

It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.

-Betty White

There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands.

-Orison Swett Marden

I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.

-Corazon Aquino

Every positive value has its price in negative terms… the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

-Pablo Picasso

Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don’t do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals.

-John H. Johnson

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.

-Samuel Goldwyn

I believe in karma, and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody, that’s all you’re going to get back.

-Kesha

Today or any day that phone may ring and bring good news.

-Ethel Waters

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

-Albert Einstein

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

-William Makepeace Thackeray

I don’t want to waste anyone’s time or money. I want to give people some truth and positive heart lift.

-Mos Def

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.

-William James

I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.

-Yannick Noah

You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it.

-Norman Schwarzkopf

A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it.

-Joan Lunden

That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.

-George Foreman

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?

-Nhat Hanh

Talking is always positive. That’s why I talk too much.

-Louis C. K.

I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life.

-Paula Deen

If it’s great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished. It’s a positive force.

-Manuel Puig

I am fascinated by what is beautiful, strong, healthy, what is living. I seek harmony.

-Leni Riefenstahl

There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out.

-Hillary Clinton

Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support.

-Kristi Yamaguchi

The most positive men are the most credulous.

-Alexander Pope

Fortune cookies are a good idea. If the message is positive, it can make your day a little better.

-Yao Ming

Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.

-William Cowper

First of all, I try to be a positive role model.

-Caitlyn Jenner

I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.

-Roger Clemens

I hope to make a positive, productive contribution, as cheesy as that may sound.

-Chelsea Clinton

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.

-Les Brown

I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.

-Yani Tseng

Sometimes a good love song can change the world and create positive energy more than any political song can.

-Serj Tankian

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about.

-Sophia Loren

I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.

-Huey Newton

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.

-Bo Bennett

Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.

-Shiv Khera

The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.

-Noam Chomsky

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