65 Positive Life Quotes

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Positive Life Quotes

Positive thinking is a concept that many people either swear by or shrug off as pseudoscience nonsense. Regardless of the side you are on, you cannot deny the attraction that positivity generates among humans.  


A University of Michigan study, led by psychology professor Barbara Fredrickson had the following conclusion when it came to investigating the effect of positivity on our lives:


Joy sparks the urge to play, interest sparks the urge to explore, contentment sparks the urge to savor and integrate, and love sparks a recurring cycle of each of these urges within safe, close relationships.”


Discover our collection of positive life quotes to inspire you to push forward in spite of all adversity. We have also added a series of negative life quotes to remind you that a negative attitude is not impossible to change.  

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”
Helen Keller
“Take time to do what makes your soul happy”
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”
Willie Nelson
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
Lyndon B. Johnson
“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”
Dalai Lama
“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
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
Roald Dahl
“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.”
“Be so happy that when others look at you, they become happy too.”
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
Zig Ziglar
“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.”
Shannon L. Alder
“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.”
William James
“You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.”
Deepak Chopra
“The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.”
Lee Iacocca
“I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.”
“Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.”
Harvey Mackay
“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”
Les Brown
“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”
“Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.”
“I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.”
Roger Federer
“We become what we think about.”
Early Nightingale
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
Colin Powell
“Don’t forget you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out. Then refocus on where you’re headed”
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
Winston Churchill
"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug."
Patricia Neal
“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.”
"Believe. Act as if. Live like you already have it. It’s coming.”
“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging your back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
Stephen King
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
Roy T. Bennett
“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.”
“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.”
Rodolfo Costa

Negative Life Quotes

To reverse negativity, start by looking outside yourself and see how you can be of service to another person. Read our negative life quotes and learn how to overcome toxic thoughts.

"Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that's positive and celebrate that!"
Tyra Banks
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”
Ray Goforth
“Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.”
Michael Bassey Johnson
"Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power."
Shirley MacLaine
“Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always have something negative to say.”
W.H. Auden
"Avoid negative people, for they are the greatest destroyers of self confidence and self-esteem. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you!"
Auliq Ice
“Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.”
Israelmore Ayivor
“Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.”
“With no positivity, there is no hope; with no negativity, there is no improvement.”
Criss Jami
“Beware of those who are bored and not passionate about life, for they will bore you with reasons for not living.”
Suzy Kassem
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
Alphonse Karr
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”
Will Smith
“People who project negativity typically have low self-esteem. They feel badly about themselves, and their negativity is simply a reflection of those feelings.”
Hendrie Weisinger
“Sensitive souls draw in the negativity of others because they are so open.”
John Gray
“I think that I am too warm to negatively judge individuals, yet I am cold enough to negatively judge humanity.”
Criss Jami
“Forget your sadness, anger, grudges and hatred. Let them pass like smoke caught in a breeze. Do not indulge yourself in such feelings.”
Masaaki Hatsumi
“One who gossips usually carries boredom in one hand and bitterness in the other.”
Suzy Kassem
“We should always be ready to explore our positive and negative traits by evaluating our real self from time to time.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi
“Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours.”
Brian Koslow
“Be careful the stories you're telling yourself about your current circumstances; a head full of negative thoughts has no space for positive ones.”
Roy T. Bennett
“Never judge someone's character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment.”
Suzy Kassem
“Thoughts are like an open ocean, they can either move you forward within its waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss.”
Anthony Liccione
“The whole world can gossip about you, and if you don't take it personally you are immune.”
Don Miguel Ruiz
“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”
Mark Twain
“Remember, there’s also a downside of being too frank with others around you. There are people who might try to exploit your kindness by asking you for too many favors.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi
“Negativity is the enemy of creativity. “
David Lynch
“When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.”
Karen E. Quinones Miller
“Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows.”
Bobby Darnell
“Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form ... you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul.”
John O'Donohue
“To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself. “
“Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, and causes you to bump into people not going your way.”
“The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge.”
“Worry deprives you of strength and makes everything much worse, than what actually is.”
Dr Anil Kr Sinha

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