46 Quotes on Having a Positive Attitude & Hard Work

Attitude Quotes

If you’re feeling negative, down in the dumps and just feeling sorry for yourself in general, read through these positive attitude quotes and see how changing your attitude can impact your productivity in work, life, education and happiness overall in a real, actionable way.

Positive Attitude Quotes

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.

“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.” – Voltaire

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.

“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.” – Og Mandino

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.

“If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.” – Oscar Wilde

Every day brings new choices.

“Every day brings new choices.” – Martha Beck

Attitude will always define who we are in life.

“Attitude will always define who we are in life.” – Mark A. Brennan

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.

“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

You really can change the world if you care enough.

“You really can change the world if you care enough.” – Marian Wright Edelman

You become what you think about.

“You become what you think about.” – Napoleon Hill

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else.

“What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else.” – Lucille Clifton

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

An optimist is the human personification of spring.

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” – Susan J. Bissonette

Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.

“Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.” – Jack Ma

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

Your aspirations are your possibilities.

“Your aspirations are your possibilities.” – Samuel Johnson

It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

Pessimism never won any battle.

“Pessimism never won any battle.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” – Hugh Downs

When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.

“When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself.

“Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself.” – Robert Greene

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein

The most effective attitude to adopt is one of supreme acceptance.

“The most effective attitude to adopt is one of supreme acceptance.” – Robert Greene

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – John C. Maxwell

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” – William James

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” – Walter Scott

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

Only you can control your future.

“Only you can control your future.” – Dr. Seuss

Every wall is a door.

“Every wall is a door.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us.

“Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us.” – Earl Nightingale

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” – Joyce Meyer

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.” – Sigmund Freud

Your problem isn’t the problem, it’s your attitude about the problem.

“Your problem isn’t the problem, it’s your attitude about the problem.” – Ann Brashares

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” – Abraham Lincoln

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston S. Churchill

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare

It is good people who make good places.

“It is good people who make good places.” – Anna Sewell

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

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