Positive Quotes

Positive QuotesIn a world of lots of negative words, here is a collection of Positive Quotes. For inspiration and to keep you going, motivated and focused on all the good and beautiful things in the world. No matter what the situation positive thinking can help – how can you respond in a positive way and what you can learn? There is always something to learn and there is always a positive position to take!


“Consider the positive options that are equally available to you, and ask yourself: Why not take the positive route instead?” ~28 Days to a More Magnetic Life by Sandra Anne Taylor

“Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.” ~Brian Tracy

“Successful women love the action as much as the dream. By taking action every day you develop the habit and discipline to make your vision a reality.” ~Inside Every Woman: Using the10 Strengths You Didnt Know You Had to Get the Career and Life You Want Now by Vickie L. Milazzo

“You have two choices about every moment you live: You can appreciate the experience and at least learn from it, or you can be miserable. Choose the positive road. Nothing destroys passion quicker than negativity.” ~Inside Every Woman: Using the10 Strengths You Didnt Know You Had to Get the Career and Life You Want Now by Vickie L. Milazzo

“Negativity is basically laziness. It takes a lot of hard work to remain positive, but positivity always pays off.” ~Workin’ It!: RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style by Rupaul

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” ~Michael Jordan

“Remember: make all that is positive in your life big, bright, close, and colorful, and push away all that is negative in your life until it’s small, dark, far away, and in black and white.” ~Unstoppable Confidence by Kent Sayre

“I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.” ~Jason Mraz

“Happiness starts in the way we view ourselves, our families, our work, and our everyday lives. It’s a positive choice each of us can make every day, no matter our circumstances, and it will make a difference in our performance as a mom, in the workplace, and as a wife or a partner.” ~What Happy Working Mothers Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Lead to a Healthy and Happy Work/Life Balance by Barrett S. Avigdor J. D., Cathy L. Greenberg

“I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it.” ~George Foreman


“You can actually increase your ability to deal with distress by integrating into your everyday life positive activities such as solving challenging problems, practicing regular exercise workouts and relaxation techniques, staying in touch with enjoyable social contacts, following sensible dietary practices, and engaging in optimistic and rational thinking, humor, and play.” ~The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Matthew McKay, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Patrick Fanning

“Positivity opens us. The first core truth about positive emotions is that they open our hearts and our minds, making us more receptive and more creative.” ~Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

“Scientists have shown that because positive and open mindsets produce exploration and experiential learning, they also come to produce more-accurate mental maps of the world.” ~Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

“Positivity transforms us for the better.” ~Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

“It turns out that unexplained positivity lasts longer than positivity we analyze until we fully understand it.” ~Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

“When we inject people with positivity, their outlook expands. They see the big picture. When we inject them with neutrality or negativity, their peripheral vision shrinks. There is no big picture, no dots to connect.” ~Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson

“The positive thinker, on the contrary, constantly sends out positive thoughts, together with vital mental images of hope, optimism and creativity. He therefore activates the world around him positively and strongly tends to draw back to himself positive results. This, too, is a basic law of mind action.” ~The Positive Principle Today by Norman Vincent Peale

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” ~Elbert Hubbard

“Psychological wealth includes life satisfaction, the feeling that life is full of meaning, a sense of engagement in interesting activities, the pursuit of important goals, the experience of positive emotional feelings, and a sense of spirituality that connects people to things larger than themselves.” ~Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Ed Diener, Robert Biswas-Diener

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~Jimmy Dean

“Giving our children the gift of positive thinking is priceless and will serve to actually help them shape their behavior into a positive force. If they start off every morning thinking about the things they are thankful for, the things they wish to be, and how they must advance what is good, the chances are very high that their actions will support their thought processes.” ~30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family by Rebecca Hagelin

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” ~Lee Iacocca

“People with positive attitudes and an upbeat way of thinking are greeted with positive feedback. People who have negative viewpoints and constantly act downtrodden are treated as such. Your attitude is a self-fulfilling prophecy.” ~The Everything Self-Esteem Book by Robert M. Sherfield

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~Willie Nelson

“Contrary to what we’ve been taught, the secret to a good life is not about having a positive attitude; it’s about taking positive actions. In fact, — and this may surprise you — Begin with Yes works with or without a positive attitude.” ~Begin with Yes by Paul S. Boynton

“A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it.” ~Joan Lunden

“Remember that “needing” something to change will always flow negative energy and hold it to you. Finding a way to become excited about what it will be changing into will flow positive energy and get the desired revisions started.” ~Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings by Lynn Grabhorn

“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” ~Joyce Brothers


“Think of all the negative energy you’re expending on your fears. Imagine how much positive energy you’d have if you just let go of those fears.” ~Another Door Opens by Jeffrey A. Wands

“Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!” ~Donna Karan

“Certain people give off positive energy, others negative. It’s the quality of someone’s being, a measure of the love with which they’ve led their lives. It also reflects the inner work they’ve done, their efforts to heal anger, hatred, or self-loathing, which poison us like toxic fumes.” ~Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love by Judith Orloff

“I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.” ~James Baldwin

“A Positive Mental Attitude is the right mental attitude. What is the right mental attitude? It is most often comprised of the “plus” characteristics symbolized by such words as faith, integrity, hope, optimism, courage, initiative, generosity, tolerance, tact, kindliness, and good common sense. A person with positive mental attitude aims for high goals and constantly strives to achieve them.” ~Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill

“Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.” ~Less Brown

“A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it’s going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that’s a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you’re going to actually live.” ~Elizabeth Edwards

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” ~Wade Boggs

“That’s exactly the way parents develop positive, successful kids. Don’t look for the flaws, warts, and blemishes. Look for the gold, not for the dirt; the good, not the bad. Look for the positive aspects of life. Like everything else, the more good qualities we look for in our children, the more good qualities we are going to find.” ~Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

“No, positive thinking won’t let you do anything; but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” ~Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

“To raise positive kids, we as parents must identify the qualities necessary for success, convince our children that they have the potential for success, and show them how to stake their claims in life.” ~Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World