Negativity Sayings and Quotes

Life may give us lemons, sometimes more than others, but it’s important not dwell on the setbacks. Negativity can spread like a disease, affecting not only ourselves, but our perception of others as well. Pull yourself out of the rut with the collection of insightful negativity quotes below.

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

Trent Reznor

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

Stanley Kubrick

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

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

A lot of people will ignore positive words when they are down and accept negative words. Those people never get better.     

Travis J. Dahnke

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

Negativity can only feed on negativity.     

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Sensitive souls draw in the negativity of others because they are so open.     

John Gray

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 worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.     

Mark Twain

If you don't know the struggle, you don't know your strength.     

Mary Kay

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

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

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.     

Zig Ziglar

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

Willie Nelson

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.     

Peace Pilgrim

Never finish a negative statement; reverse it immediately, and wonders will happen in your life.     

Joseph Murphy

The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity. Eliminate the negative attitude and believe you can do anything. Replace if I can, I hope, maybe with I can, I will, I must.     

Mary Kay Ash

Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly.     

Leon Brown

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.     

George Bernard Shaw

Keep the weeds of negative influence from your life. Farm the seeds of constructive influence.     

Jim Rohn

Every moment spent in negativity is paid for with something truly priceless. That something is life.     

Ralph Marston

The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift.     

Ellen DeGeneres

I'll always use the negativity as more motivation to work even harder and become even stronger.     

Tim Tebow

There’s so much negativity in the world and what you only need to hear is all the love.     

Miley Cyrus

You can't change a negative situation with bad feelings. If you keep reacting negatively, your bad feelings will magnify and multiply the negativity.     

Rhonda Byrne