Attitude Quotes

These attitude quotes remind us of how important our response (attitude) is in dealing with the events and circumstances of our lives. I hope these attitude quotes inspire and motivate you to consider the role your attitude has in helping you set and achieve your goals.

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My own experience has taught me this: if you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured it may never arrive.
(Maurice Chevalier)

Adventure isn't hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life -- facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and in the process, discovering our own unique potential.
(John Amatt)

I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.
(Lance Armstrong)

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
(Sir Winston Churchill)

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings 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.
(Lewis Dunnington)

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
(Albert Einstein)



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

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
(Alexander Humboldt)

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)

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

Helen Keller, attitude quotes

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
(Helen Keller)

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
(Helen Keller)

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
(Helen Keller)

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

It's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it that makes the difference.
(W. Mitchell)

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)

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
(Norman Vincent Peale)

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
(Norman Vincent Peale)

Realize that there are no hopeless situations; there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
(Norman Vincent Peale)

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

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
(Seneca)

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

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
(Brian Tracy)

If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
(Oprah Winfrey)

It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
(Zig Ziglar)

The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
(Unknown)


I’ve tried to provide proper attribution to the original sources of these attitude quotes. Please let me know if there are any that may be in error, or if you know some of the sources I have identified as “unknown”. Thanks!

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