Quotes About Attitude

If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right.
Mary Kay Ash

Nothing is so commonplace as to wish to be remarkable.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate— that’s my philosophy.
Thornton Wilder

Humans can learn to like anything, that’s why we are such a successful species.
Jeannette Desor

The enemy is in front of us, behind us, to the left of us, and to the right of us.  They can’t escape us this time!
Marine Lieutenant Lewis B (Chesty) Puller

Funny is an attitude.
Flip Wilson

Character is the result of two things — mental attitude and the way we spend out time.
Elbert Hubbard

A much more effective and lasting method of face-lifting than surgical technique is happy thinking, new interests, and outdoor exercise.
Dr. Sara Murray Jordan

Because I remember, I despair.  Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
Elie Wiesel

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
Margaret Thatcher

The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.
Charles F. Kettering

He that despises small things shall fall by little and little.
Ecclesiasticus 19:1

He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
Proverbs 15:15

Be cheerful while you are alive.
Ptahhotep (c. 2350 B.C.)

A bad attitude is the worst thing that can happen to a group of people.  It’s infectious.
Roger Allan Raby

Today’s students] can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains...If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it.  They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.
Jesse Jackson

Change has considerable psychological impact on the human mind.  To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse.  To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better.  To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.  Obviously, then, one’s character and frame of mind determine how readily he brings about change and how he reacts to change that is imposed on him.
King Whitney, Jr.

A man’s happiness or unhappiness depends as much on his temperament as on his destiny.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

He who has confidence in himself will lead the rest.

Until you know that life is interesting— and find it so— you haven’t found you soul.
Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher

If you think you’re a second-class citizen, you are.
Ted Turner

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Alphonse Karr

Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who has a low opinion of himself.
Anthony Trollope

A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.
Arthur Rubinstein

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?
Robert Browning

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either.
Leo Burnett

Not a shred of evidence occurs in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill

I’m not happy, I’m cheerful.  There’s a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all.  A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.
Beverly Sills

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sometimes you just gotta say “what the f***.”
The movie Risky Business

One’s existence should be in two parts: one should live like a bourgeois and think like a demigod.
Gustave Flaubert



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