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Attitude Quotes

"Your mental attitude is something you can control outright and you must use self discipline until you create a positive mental attitude - your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are." Napoleon Hill


"Something happens inside of us when we are courteous and deferential toward others. It is all part of a refining process, which if persisted in, will change our very natures." Gordon B. Hinckley

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." Dale Carnegie

"By bravely enduring our trials, we learn humility, compassion for others, and a great reliance on God. We also learn that our happiness and progress depend much less upon what challenges life may bring and infinitely more on how we face and overcome those challenges." Lloyd Newell

"Individuals who deliberately decide not to take offense lead happier, more productive lives." Lloyd Newell

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are." Norman Vincent Peale

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

"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

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

"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 your 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

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

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

"Spare yourselves from the indulgence of self-pity. It is always self-defeating. Subdue the negative and emphasize the positive." Gordon B. Hinckley

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

"Do, or do not. There is no try" Yoda

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

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

"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

"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

"You can't build a great company without great people. But how do you know them when you see them? Over the past few years, a number of companies in a wide range of industries - from airlines to steel, computers to hotels - have asked themselves what separates their winners from their losers, good hires from bad, and they all arrived at the same answer: what people know is less important than who they are. Hiring, they believe, is not about finding people with the right experience; it's about finding people with the right mind-set. These companies hire for attitude and train for skill." Peter Carbonara

"It's not the situation. . . . It's your reaction to the situation." Robert Conklin

"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. Dunn

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." Albert Einstein

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

"The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes, and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends upon how much you want it-how much you are willing to work and plan and cooperate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now, and that is why today is such an important day. Make the cables strong!" L.G. Elliott

"Most men in a concentration camp believed that the real opportunities of life had passed. Yet, in reality, there was an opportunity and a challenge. One could make a victory of those experiences, turning life into an inner triumph, or one could ignore the challenge and simply vegetate, as did a majority of the prisoners." Viktor Frankl

"The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances." Victor Frankl

"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

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

"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

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

"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

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

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

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

"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

"Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us." Earl Nightingale

"THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN:
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.

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

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

"The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company . . . a church . . . a home." Charles Swindoll

"The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude." Charles Swindoll

"The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face." William Makepeace Thackeray

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

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." Brian Tracy

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

"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

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." Benjamin Disraeli

"You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis." Henry Ford

"Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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