Negativity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old negativity quotes, negativity sayings, and negativity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

Mahatma Gandhi

A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.     

George Bernard Shaw

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.     

Winston S. Churchill

The more you dwell on what you don't have, the more you get what you don't want.


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.

Michael Jordan

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.


Don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.     

Clint Eastwood

I feel uncomfortable because I'm insecure about who I am.     

Trent Reznor

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.     

Martha Graham

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

Dr Hans Selye

However vast the darkness, we must supply our own Light.

Stanley Kubrick

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

Negative words are powerful boomerangs so be careful what you say about people and yourself.

Mary J. Blige

The cost of living is going up, and the chance of living is going down.

Flip Wilson

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.     

Henry David Thoreau

The chip on my shoulder's a little heavy. I have back problems now.     

Janeane Garofalo

The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous.

David Icke

No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world.

Wayne Dyer

All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present.     

Eckhart Tolle