Positive Reinforcement Sayings and Quotes

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


Positive reinforcement generates more behavior than is minimally required. We call this discretionary effort, and its presence in the workplace is the only way an organization can maximize performance.     

Aubrey Daniels

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

Willie Nelson

The strengthening of behavior which results from reinforcement is appropriately called conditioning. In operant conditioning we strengthen an operant in the sense of making a response more probable or, in actual fact, more frequent.     

B F Skinner

Positive mindset, positive self-image and positive attitude are the best-habits to nurture.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Young children especially need the visual reinforcement of seeing you turn to Scripture for wisdom.     

Kara Durbin

A little positive reinforcement is a great tool. Any cop would much rather reward someone than hand them a summons.     

Tom Leach

Teaching's hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way.     

Bill Gates

Positive reinforcement changes behavior for the better, while criticism stabilizes negative behaviors and blocks change.     

Virginia H. Pearce

Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life become more secure, more fraught with action, richer in experience and achievement.     

Eddie Rickenbacker

The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount.     

B. F. Skinner

You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.     

Ralph Marston