Attitude Sayings and Quotes

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

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

William James

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.     

Tom Blandi

I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavors. Your attitude-your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people-determines you priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself.     

Carolyn Warner

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.     

Kahlil Gibran

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

Maya Angelou

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.     

John C. Maxwell

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.     

David J. Schwartz

It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.     

Zig Ziglar

A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings, and destiny from finding you. Don't be the reason you don't succeed.      

Mandy Hale

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

Lou Holtz

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.     

Allen Klein

A 'positive attitude' is definitely one of the keys to success. My definition of a positive attitude is a simple one: Looking for the good in all circumstances.     

Catherine Pulsifer

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


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.     

Charles Swindoll

Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is now hope-full, but it did not happen overnight. The last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one's own way.      

Victor Frankl

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

Lee J. Colan

The most significant change in a person's life is a change of attitude. Right attitudes produce right actions.     

William J. Johnson

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

Denis Waitley

Our attitude in the face of life's challenges determines our suffering or our freedom.     

Tara Brach

Positive attitude enables you to go with passion and see possibility in every challenging circumstance. It was by that, that great achievers picked up metal scraps on the floor and saw machines built from it.     

Israelmore Ayivor

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.     

Tom Blandi

A positive attitude turns 'I can't & I won't,' into 'I have & I WILL!'     

Mandy Hale

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude.      

Katherine Mansfield

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.     

Pat Riley

A positive attitude accelerates your development as a creative person. Believe in yourself.     

Nita Leland

Your attitude can take you forward or your attitude can take you down. The choice is always yours!     

Catherine Pulsifer

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.     

Dennis Waitley

Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thoughts, and habits can be acquired. An action repeated becomes an attitude realized.     

Paul Myer

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.     

William James

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

Patricia Neal