Positivity Sayings and Quotes

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


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

Helen Keller

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.     

Elbert Hubbard

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.     

William James

Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.     

Les Brown

No matter how small you start, always dream big.     

Stephen Richards

Positivity brings about a peace of mind which in turn relaxes your whole being.     

Suman Arora

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

It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.     

Ellen DeGeneres

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.     

Brian Tracy

No matter what the situation, remind yourself 'I have a choice.'     

Deepak Chopra

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.     

Edith Wharton

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.     

Milton Berle

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

Mark Twain

Positive thoughts are not enough. There have to be positive feelings and positive actions.     

Kamari aka Lyrikal

Affirm the positive, visualize the positive and expect the positive, and your life will change accordingly.     

Remez Sasson

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.     

William James

Positive thinking is expecting, talking and visualizing with certainty what you want to achieve, as an accomplished fact.     

Remez Sasson

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

Willie Nelson

To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.     

Tony Dorsett

The best thing to do when you find yourself in a hurting or vulnerable place is to surround yourself with the strongest, finest, most positive people you know.     

Kristin Armstrong

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

I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.     

Yannick Noah

There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out.     

Hillary Clinton

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

Wade Boggs

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

Helen Keller

It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.     

L.M. Montgomery

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.     

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.     

Mary Lou Retton

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

Herm Albright

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.     

Mary Engelbreit