Life is filled with inevitable ups and downs and it’s our attitude that determines how we ride the wave.

Are you more of a glass half empty or half full type?

Our attitudes, whether negative, positive or somewhere in between, affect every aspect of our lives from how we view the world to how we show up at work, in our relationships and most importantly, for ourselves.

It’s no secret that maintaining a positive outlook not only makes us happier and healthier but it’s also the key to turning our dreams into reality.

Similarly, welcoming more gratitude into our lives tends to shift our perspective and if practiced regularly, expressing thankfulness can help us cope through difficult times and ultimately transform our lives.

The truth is, developing and maintaining a positive mindset takes work, especially when we have the natural tendency of reverting to negativity, but the good news is that we can train our brain to be more optimistic.

If you need a reminder of what you’re capable of, check out this list of 200 attitude quotes to find some inspiration:

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

DALE CARNEGIE

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.

AMY TAN

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

MICHAEL JORDAN

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

HENRY FORD

Your attitude about who you are and what you have is a very little thing that makes a very big difference.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

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

TOM STOPPARD

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity.

WILLIAM JAMES

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

HARUKI MURAKAMI

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.

W. CLEMENT STONE

I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn’t have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living.

CHRISTIAN BALE

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

MARCUS AURELIUS

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

LOU HOLTZ

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.

OG MANDINO

We cannot choose the things that will happen to us. But we can choose the attitude we will take toward anything that happens. Success or failure depends on your attitude.

ALFRED ARMAND MONTAPERT 

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. 

THOMAS A. EDISON

I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.

Leonard Nimoy

Attitudes are more important than facts.

GEORGE MACDONALD

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

OSCAR WILDE

Life is hard. Life is difficult. Life is going to punch you in the gut. But when you change your attitude, you change your behavior. When your behavior changes, so do your results.

WILL HURD

When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.

H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.

EARL NIGHTINGALE

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.

RAM DASS

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.

ERNEST HOLMES

Your attitude is either the lock on or the key to the door of success.

DENIS WAITLEY

Attitude is everything.

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

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

Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

HELLEN KELLER

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.

JOHN N. MITCHELL

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

But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.

ALAN WATTS

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

DALE CARNEGIE

When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.

MEISTER ECKHART

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

JAMES TRUSLOW ADAMS

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.

CHARLES REVSON

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.

W.C. FIELDS

The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.

DENIS WAITLEY

If you want small changes in your life, work on your attitude. But if you want big and primary changes, work on your paradigm.

STEPHEN COVEY

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

WALTER SCOTT

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.

STUART CHASE

You are the conductor of your own attitude! Nobody else can compose your thoughts for you. 

LEE J. COLAN

Positive attitude quotes

How would you rate your attitude? Keeping a positive attitude takes effort but making the conscious decision to look at the brighter side of life can have a profound impact on your well-being. 

We often forget that this simple shift in perspective is within our reach, but when harnessed properly, an optimistic outlook can help us move forward in the face of adversity and feel more fulfilled.

Here are a few positive attitude quotes to help you get started.

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.

FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT

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

HANS SELYE

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

OSCAR WILDE

To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.

KEN KEYES JR.

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Dale Carnegie

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

DALAI LAMA

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.

Samuel Johnson

A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action.

RICHARD M. DEVOS

I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.

JAMES A. BALDWIN

A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it.

JOAN LUNDEN

Convince yourself everyday that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.

GERMANY KENT

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

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

MARCUS AURELIUS

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

COLIN POWELL

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?

THICH NHAT HANH

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

WALT DISNEY

A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.

DAVID BAILEY

A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

PATRICIA NEAL

Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.

EARL NIGHTINGALE

Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.

UNKNOWN

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.

WILLIE NELSON

If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.

MAYA ANGELOU

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.

MAHATMA GANDHI

Your level of gratitude determines your level of happiness, as well as your potential for success. It’s difficult to be happy without gratitude.

BOB BURG

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.

DALAI LAMA

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN 

Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!

OSCAR WILDE

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

JOHN WOODEN

You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

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

WILLIAM JAMES

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

Every day brings new choices.

MARTHA BECK

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

WADE BOGGS

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.

DALE CARNEGIE

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

You always have a choice, even if it is only a choice of your attitude.You always have a choice, even if it is only a choice of your attitude.

HENRY FORD

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

HELEN KELLER

Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.

BRUCE LEE

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.

MOTHER TERESA

Between stimulus and response, there is a space where we choose our response.

STEPHEN COVEY

Attitude is everything, so pick a good one.

WAYNE DYER

How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you’re a dead man? You go to work.

PATRICK SWAYZE

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.

IRVING BERLIN

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

Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude. Zig Ziglar

All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.

WALT DISNEY

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

COLIN POWELL

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

JAMES DONALD WALTERS

Learning to control and adjust your attitude to a positive one reflects wisdom of the mind.

CATHERINE PULSIFER

Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.

JACK MA

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

WALTER SCOTT

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

HARRY S. TRUMAN

Your attitude towards life influences your happiness, not what happens to you.

THIBAUT MEURISSE

I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.

MICHAEL JORDAN

Really you just gotta keep chugging along and keep a positive attitude and get through all the problems. You gotta face them, otherwise you don’t get through.

LESLEY GORE

The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.

VOLTAIRE

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

VIKTOR FRANKL

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

OPRAH WINFREY

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.

William James

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

ELBERT HUBBARD

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

There are only 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 

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

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don’t change it, you’ll never go anywhere.

UNKNOWN

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.

KHALIL GIBRAN

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.

W. Clement Stone

Strong women attitude quotes

Powerful women throughout history paved the way forward for younger generations by consistently showing us that when a woman steps into her inner power, nothing can stand in her way.

By now we all know strong women are an unstoppable force but what defines a strong woman, anyway? Well, it all comes down to her attitude. If you’re looking for some inspiration to take charge of your mindset and become the best version of yourself, check out our list of quotes by some of the most resilient female legends of all time.

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.

AMELIA EARHART

Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.

VENUS WILLIAMS

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.

ANGELA DAVIS

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.

CARLY SIMON

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.

RUTH GORDON

Run to the fire; don’t hide from it. Meg Whitman

Power is not given to you. You have to take it. Beyoncé Knowles

The best protection any woman can have… is courage.

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.

HILLARY CLINTON

Growth and comfort do not coexist.

GINNI ROMETTY

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

COCO CHANEL

Only the gentle are ever really strong.

JAMES DEAN

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

THOMAS CARLYLE

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

ANAIS NIN

It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. ROWLING

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.

MARGE PIERCY

 If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

MAYA ANGELOU

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

ALICE WALKER

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.

JUDY GARLAND

I’ve never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don’t let it out. Then there’s a tragedy, and then all of a sudden that strength comes. My message is let the strength come out before the tragedy.

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

DOLLY PARTON

I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.

BEYONCÉ

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

HELEN KELLER

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.

MADONNA

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.

MELINDA GATES

In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.

MALALA YOUSAFZAI

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.

ROSEANNE BARR

She was powerful not because she wasn’t scared but because she went on so strongly, despite the fear.

ATTICUS

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.

BEYONCE

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.

MARY SHELLEY

Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.

ELIZABETH GILBERT

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.

GEORGIA O’KEEFEE

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.

OPRAH WINFREY

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

Attitude of gratitude quotes

When was the last time you took time to reflect on what you’re grateful for in life? It may feel forced at first but developing an attitude of gratitude is a crucial ingredient for a happier life.

It’s easy to overlook life’s simple pleasures, but learning to appreciate the little things really helps us bounce back when things don’t go our way. Let these attitude of gratitude quotes remind you to make it a priority.

Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves everyday to count our blessings.

CHRIS GARDNER

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

EPICURUS

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

MELODY BEATTIE

Always have an attitude of gratitude.

STERLING K. BROWN

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.

ANNE FRANK

The attitude of gratitude revitalizes the entire mental process by activating all other attitudes, thus stimulating creativity.

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

Be present in all things and thankful for all things.

MAYA ANGELOU

I am grateful for all those people who said no. It is because of them that I did it myself. Practice an attitude of gratitude. You can either be miserable dwelling on the troubles you have or grateful for the ones you don’t have. Your troubles don’t care but it makes a huge difference in your life.

MICHAEL JOSEPHSON

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. 

BUDDHA

When you start noticing even a small portion of all there is to be grateful for, you’ll find there is no room for lack, hurt, or want. The attitude of gratitude: the great, full feeling.

PETER MCWILLIAMS

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

MARCEL PROUST

It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.

BETTY WHITE

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.

STEVE MARABOLI

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.

ERIC HOFFER

Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.

RUMI

A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.

CHUCK NORRIS

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

MELODY BEATTIE

Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.

DEEPAK CHOPRA

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.

PAULO COELHO

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.

PLATO

When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.

TONY ROBBINS

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

OPRAH WINFREY

The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.

SENECA

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

THORNTON WILDER

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

JOHN F. KENNEDY

So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.

HELEN KELLER

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.

CICERO

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

JACQUES MARITAIN

If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.

FRANK A. CLARK

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

EPICTETUS

The last of human freedoms – the ability to choose one’s attitude, especially an attitude of gratitude in a given set of circumstances, especially in difficult circumstances.

VIKTOR E. FRANKL

Learn to pay attention to your body with the relaxed attitude of gratitude, trust, curiosity and unconditional love rather than being pushed around by habit, fear, anxiety, social customs, other people’s schedules and other people’s ideas about what is good for you.

WALLACE D. WATTLES

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

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

CYNTHIA OZICK

An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.

JOHN TEMPLETON

Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude.

MAYA ANGELOU

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

JOSEPH CAMPBELL

Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.

ALBERT SCHWEITZER

Live every day with an attitude of gratitude.

TONY ROBBINS

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend.

SARAH BAN BREATHNACH

​​Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, of giving and forgiving. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

A sunny temper [an attitude of gratitude for what blessings and mercies there are] gilds the edges of life’s blackest cloud.

THOMAS GUTHRIE

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD

An attitude of gratitude brings great things.

HARBHAJAN SINGH YOGI

Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast.

MELODY BEATTIE

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.

ELIE WIESEL

When you view your world with an attitude of gratitude, you are training yourself to focus on the good in life.

PAUL J. MEYER