Attitude Quotes and Sayings

photo by Teddy To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are. – Muhammad Ali Ability is what ...


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To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are. – Muhammad Ali

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars. – Frederick Langbridge
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. – William Makepeace Thackeray

It is not the position, but the disposition. – J. E. Dinger

If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think that you dare not, you don’t,
If you’d like to win, but you think you can’t,
It’s almost certain you won’t.

Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it’s looks, most women know otherwise. – Kathleen Turner

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever is expressed is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words. – Brian Tracy

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost,
For out in the world you’ll find,
Success begins with a fellow’s will,
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.
– Arnold Palmer

When you believe you can-you can! – Maxwell Maltz

Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open. – Thomas Dewar

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. – Anonymous

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. – William James

A man without a smiling face must not open a shop. – Chinese Proverb

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. – Albert Einstein

Attitude determines altitude. – Anonymous

People who think honestly and deeply have a hostile attitude towards the public. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other. – Brian Tracy

You can disagree without being disagreeable. – Zig Ziglar

In War: Resolution.
In Defeat: Defiance.
In Victory: Magnanimity.
In Peace: Goodwill.
– Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. – William James

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

The only disability in life is a bad attitude. – Scott Hamilton

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. – Helen Adams Keller

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

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

Positive thinking won’t let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. – Zig Ziglar

I believe life is to be lived, not worked, enjoyed, not agonized, loved, not hated. – Leland Bartlett

I never expect to lose. Even when I’m the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech. – H. Jackson Browne

There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control. – Leo F. Buscalgia

It’s not the situation. . . . It’s your reaction to the situation. – Robert Conklin

I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle. – General Dwight David Eisenhower

When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases,how you are going to be treated others. – Zig Ziglar

If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life. – Billy Graham

Often attitudes are kindled in the flame of others’ convictions. – Louis E. Le Bar

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. – Martha Washington

It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you. – Zig Ziglar

Everyone has his burden. What counts is how you carry it. – Merle Miller

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost. – Robert H. Schuller

We who lived in concentration camps can remember those who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a person but the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances — to choose one’s own way. – Viktor Frankl

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. Denis Waitley

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. Buddha

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity. Winston Churchill

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. Tom Blandi

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.  – Earl Nightingale

I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life’s endeavors. Your attitude-your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people-determines you priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself.  – Carolyn Warner

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes. – Charles Prestwich Scott

Make a game of finding something positive in every situation.Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself. – Brian Tracy

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. Charles Swindoll

I won’t accept anything less than the best a player’s capable of doing…and he has the right to expect the best that I can do for him and the team! Lou Holtz

To respond is positive, to react is negative.  – Zig Ziglar

Happiness is not by chance, but by choice. – Jim Rohn

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright

A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. – Anonymous

Although at the moment they may be equal in their lack of a real answer, the man who replies I’ll find out, is much more valuable to his employer, his neighbor, and to himself than the man who replies l don’t know. Anonymous

Although fate presents the circumstances, how you react depends on your character. Anonymous

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? Anonymous

I can alter my life by altering the attitude of my mind. Anonymous

You cannot tailor make the situations in life, but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations before they arise. – Zig Ziglar

Persistence gives confidence and continued right mental attitude followed by consistent action will bring success. When you have that knowing inside of you, fear has vanished and the obstruction to a life of all good removed. Anonymous

Sometimes we are limited more by attitude than by opportunities.  Anonymous

Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.  Anonymous

The control center of your life is your attitude.  Anonymous

If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it.  Roger Ward Babson

Attitude is an important part of the foundation upon which we build a productive life. A good attitude produces good results, a fair attitude poor results, a poor attitude poor results. We each shape our own life, and the shape of it is determined largely by our attitude.
M. Russell Ballard

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. William John Bennett

Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.Timothy Bentley

If you could change anything about the way you approach selling, the thing that will make the biggest difference would be your attitude — your attitude toward your customers, your service, the benefits of your products, your employer, and your self. Dan Brent Burt

Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.
Zig Ziglar

Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life. Morarji Desai

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

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair. Paul H. Duhn

What was really needed was a fundamental change in our attitude toward life. We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. – Viktor E. Frankl

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens. Thaddeus Golas

What one approves , another scorns,
And thus his nature each discloses:
You find the rosebush full of thorns,
I find the thornbush full of roses.
Arthur Guiterman

Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light. Raymond Holliwell

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
Elbert Green Hubbard

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
William James

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson

Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world. When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City. Always I return home weary but I have the comforting certainty that mankind is real and I myself am not a dream.
Helen Adams Keller

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.Helen Adams Keller

The world is your mirror and your mind is a magnet. What you perceive in this world is largely a reflection of your own attitudes and beliefs. Life will give you what you attract with your thoughts think, act and talk negatively and your world will be negative. Think and act and talk with enthusiasm and you will attract positive results. – Michael LeBeuf

At the center of our agency is our freedom to form a healthy attitude toward whatever circumstances we are placed in! – Neal A. Maxwell

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. – James Russell Miller

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. – John Homer Miller

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. The pessimist sees only the red light. But the truly wise person is color blind. – Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes. – Charles Prestwich Scott

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities. – Sir Walter Scott

Mental attitude is more important than mental capacity. Walter Dill Scott

Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacities. – Walter Dill Scott

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. Hans Selye

There is little difference in people but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. W. Clement Stone

I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation. Mike Todd

Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders…Make the fault easy to correct. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest. – Dale Carnegie

Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how to handle the worst. Never make a move if you are merely optimistic. – The Zurich Axioms

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James

The real voyage of discovery consists not in making new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

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