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250+ Positive Quotes to Inspire Your Day

Positive Quotes to Inspire Your Day

Collection of positive quotes by famous people from different parts of life.

Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you. Sometimes later becomes never. Great things never come from comfort zones. Dream it. Success doesn’t just find you. Our collection of motivational and inspirational quotes will help to get that powerful positive mind for success.

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Best Positive Quotes

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.

— Harvey Fierstein

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

— Willie Nelson

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

— Zig Ziglar

If you’re not making mistakes then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.

— John Wooden

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.

— Richard M. DeVos

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

— Michael Jordan

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.

— Dalai Lama

No matter what you’re going through there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.

— Demi Lovato

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

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

— Robert H. Schuller

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

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

— Elbert Hubbard

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

— Yannick Noah

You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And therefore you learn how to do it.

— Norman Schwarzkopf

But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.

— Elizabeth Edwards

People deal too much with the negative with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things to just touch those things and make them bloom?

— Nhat Hanh

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality and physical characteristics warts and all and from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.

— Willard Scott

There is little difference in people but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

— Robert Collier

A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.

— Chuck Norris

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.

— Brian Tracy

You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy natural and enjoyable.

— Deepak Chopra

I believe in karma and I believe if you put out positive vibes to everybody that’s all you’re going to get back.

— Kesha

You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive constructive optimistic kind.

— Emmet Fox

When you are enthusiastic about what you do you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.

— Paulo Coelho

I surround myself with positive productive people of good will and decency.

— Ted Nugent

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

— Les Brown

I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.

— James A. Baldwin

If you are given a chance to be a role model I think you should always take it because you can influence a person’s life in a positive light and that’s what I want to do. That’s what it’s all about.

— Tiger Woods

A strong positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.

— Joyce Brothers

Work hard stay positive and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.

— George Allen Sr.

I think a lot of times we don’t pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled.

— Amy Adams

I feel that sin and evil are the negative part of you and I think it’s like a battery: you’ve got to have the negative and the positive in order to be a complete person.

— Dolly Parton

That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that fights are easy.

— George Foreman

I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.

— Justin Bieber

Chaotic people often have chaotic lives and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude I think you attract that.

— Imelda Staunton

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain which is the positive element of life.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

The most positive men are the most credulous.

— Alexander Pope

God never ends anything on a negative God always ends on a positive.

— Edwin Louis Cole

Look at people for an example but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people.

— Queen Latifah

You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.

— Carlos Ghosn

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change the way I see it is service to a fellow human being.

— Lee Iacocca

I was blessed with certain gifts and talents and God gave them to me to be the best person I can be and to have a positive impact on other people.

— Bryan Clay

Talking is always positive. That’s why I talk too much.

— Louis C. K.

Where men of judgment creep and feel their way The positive pronounce without dismay.

— William Cowper

Delete the negative accentuate the positive!

— Donna Karan

Instead of hating I have chosen to forgive and spend all of my positive energy on changing the world.

— Camryn Manheim

Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative.

— Johnny Rotten

So there was a fire inside me. And that fire inside you it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form. And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way.

— John Newcombe

So long as you’ve got your friends about you and a good positive attitude you don’t really have to care what everyone else thinks.

— Gail Porter

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

— B. F. Skinner

The learner always begins by finding fault but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.

— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

I’m taking all the negatives in my life and turning them into a positive.

— Pitbull

A year or so ago I went through all the people in my life and asked myself: does this person inspire me genuinely love me and support me unconditionally? I wanted nothing but positive influences in my life.

— Mena Suvari

I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life.

— Paula Deen

You shall always find what you created in your mind for instance a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good.

— Hans Bender

I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives.

— Nadia Comaneci

I’m totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that’s the section they gave me and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking letting yourself go.

— Jason Mraz

I don’t want to waste anyone’s time or money. I want to give people some truth and positive heart lift.

— Mos Def

And I have to work so hard at talking positively to myself. If I don’t it’s just real hard to get through the day and I’ll get really down and just want to cry. My whole body language changes. I get more slumped over.

— Delta Burke

If it’s great stuff the people who consume it are nourished. It’s a positive force.

— Manuel Puig

Some people never contribute anything positive to society they may even drain our resources but most of us try to do something better to give back.

— Martin Yan

Fortune cookies are a good idea. If the message is positive it can make your day a little better.

— Yao Ming

Having achieved my own dreams I want to give to kids who are less fortunate who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support.

— Kristi Yamaguchi

There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast.

— Brian Koslow

I really struggle with that feeling of helplessness. That’s why I really try to get my blogs and even myself to point to the positive and look at all the inspiring things that are happening.

— Daryl Hannah

First of all I try to be a positive role model.

— Bruce Jenner

I hope to make a positive productive contribution as cheesy as that may sound.

— Chelsea Clinton

Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.

— King Edward VIII

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.

— Joel Osteen

I think it’s important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state – meaning surround yourself with positive people not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do.

— Heidi Klum

There is little difference in people but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

— W. Clement Stone

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

— Wade Boggs

In times of great stress or adversity it’s always best to keep busy to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

— Lee Iacocca

Frustration although quite painful at times is a very positive and essential part of success.

— Bo Bennett

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful positive life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.

— Zig Ziglar

I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.

— Michael Jordan

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

— Henry David Thoreau

And we can see the positive impacts right here at Solyndra. Less than a year ago we were standing on what was an empty lot.But through the Recovery Act this company received a loan to expand its operations. This new factory is the result of those loans.

— Barack Obama

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

— Hans Selye

I like to think my dad was easygoing and kind and I think some of those things have been passed down. I am like him in a sense of being positive and hopeful. He was compassionate and I’ve got a lot of that in me as well.

— Joel Osteen

Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy strengthen our security and strengthen our families.

— Mitt Romney

Every positive value has its price in negative terms… the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.

— Pablo Picasso

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

— Patricia Neal

We don’t have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way.

— Hillary Clinton

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

— Hillary Clinton

Art is not a study of positive reality it is the seeking for ideal truth.

— John Ruskin

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.

— Bo Bennett

At the end of the day the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.

— Jane D. Hull

You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off.

— Miley Cyrus

Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time.

— Steven Biko

To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one’s voice.

— Ambrose Bierce

I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger I can turn that negative energy into something positive.

— Yoko Ono

Positive adj.: Mistaken at the top of one’s voice.

— Ambrose Bierce

Men are liars. We’ll lie about lying if we have to. I’m an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.

— Tim Allen

Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.

— Alfred A. Montapert

But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment the one being essentially restricted like everything that is positive while the other is infinite.

— Honore de Balzac

We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.

— David Bailey

And to me fame is not a positive thing. The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. It’s fantastic when you go to premieres and people cheer you but it’s not real. And it’s totally not my approach to get my name on a club door just because I can.

— Tom Felton

Don’t let people disrespect you. My mom says don’t open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people.

— Cuba Gooding Jr.

I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.

— Michael J. Fox

For to be poised against fatality to meet adverse conditions gracefully is more than simple endurance it is an act of aggression a positive triumph.

— Thomas Mann

People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints such people have a corpse in their mouth.

— Raoul Vaneigem

For most Americans Friday afternoons are filled with positive anticipation of the weekend. In Washington it’s where government officials dump stories they want to bury. Good news gets dropped on Monday so bureaucrats can talk about it all week.

— John Sununu

I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.

— Huey Newton

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier a dangerous quality in the captain and a positive crime in the statesman.

— George Santayana

You should also appreciate the goodness around you and surround yourself with positive people.

— Nadia Comaneci

Christians were instructed to serve others and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.

— John Clayton

Say and do something positive that will help the situation it doesn’t take any brains to complain.

— Robert A. Cook

Even when bad things happen you have to try to use those bad things in a positive manner and really just take the positive out of it.

— Natalie du Toit

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change the way I see it is service to a fellow human being.

— Lech Walesa

When families are strong and stable so are children – showing higher levels of wellbeing and more positive outcomes. But when things go wrong – either through family breakdown or a damaged parental relationship – the impact on a child’s later life can be devastating.

— Iain Duncan Smith

In high school in sport I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure.

— Mike Krzyzewski

Really you just gotta keep chugging along and keep a positive attitude and get through all the problems. You gotta face them otherwise you don’t get through.

— Lesley Gore

Suffering is the positive element in this world indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive.

— Franz Kafka

Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can’t do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before and I think that’s all a direct result of getting sober.

— Jamie Lee Curtis

The internet could be a very positive step towards education organisation and participation in a meaningful society.

— Noam Chomsky

There’s a fine line between stubbornness and the positive side of that which is dogged determination.

— Jeb Bush

Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.

— Matt Cameron

I’ve had to deal with all different types of situations – positive and negative and extremes of both.

— Shia LaBeouf

Listening is a positive act: you have to put yourself out to do it.

— David Hockney

‘Do What You Gotta Do’ is a positive inspirational song that says no matter what it is whether you’re up against challenges or trying to get your dreams and aspirations met you should do what whatever you have to do shy of killing yourself or someone else.

— Angie Stone

I think anytime you can affect people in general in a positive way then you’re a lucky individual.

— Sam Elliott

When people ask me about my story I just go through the positive stuff: the tent-pole moments the big landmark checkpoints.

— Shia LaBeouf

I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They’re first in with their fees and first out when there’s trouble.

— Earl Warren

We should be the pro-legal immigration party. A party that has a positive platform and agenda on how we can create a legal immigration system that works for immigrants and works for America.

— Marco Rubio

I’ve been singing for six years. I’ve been in and out of the studios with top producers but it wasn’t something I was ready to express to the public or to the press. I wasn’t ready to come out. I wanted to perfect my voice and be 100 percent positive that I could come out right.

— Tyra Banks

Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?

— Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

I love everybody. One of the great things about me is that I have a very positive attitude.

— Imelda Marcos

Indeed our particular concept of private property which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth favors pollution.

— Garrett Hardin

How much do you as a consumer value a positive experience with a brand or its customer service department? How willing are you to share that with your friends? How inclined are you to let that person know that you’re interaction with them was positive?

— Simon Mainwaring

When a positive exchange between a brand and customers becomes quantifiable metrics it encourages brand to provide better service customer service to do a better job and consumers to actively show their gratitude.

— Simon Mainwaring

More brands are waking up to their social responsibility and doing good work through cause marketing campaigns. Yet too many still go about it the wrong way. I mean ‘wrong’ in two senses. Firstly they are marketing ineffectively and secondly as a consequence their positive social impact is not maximized.

— Simon Mainwaring

When I was a kid no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That’s a terrible burden.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

What I have is P.H. positive chronic myeloid leukemia which is an aberration in your white blood cells.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I don’t just want a better deal for Britain. I want a better deal for Europe too. So I speak as British prime minister with a positive vision for the future of the European Union. A future in which Britain wants and should want to play a committed and active part.

— David Cameron

I can’t let time move on without fighting tooth and nail and hopefully being a part of a revolution that is positive.

— Ian Somerhalder

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.

— John Clayton

But you see our society is still trapped in this binary black/white logic and that has had some very positive implications for our generation. It’s had some very negative ones as well and one of the negative ones is that it creates enormous identity problems for people who have one black ancestor and all white ancestors for example.

— Henry Louis Gates

It’s a positive thing to talk about terrible things and make people laugh about them.

— Louis C. K.

Positive thinking is the key to success in business education pro football anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I’m going to complete every pass.

— Ron Jaworski

In our music in our everyday life there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?

— Jamie Foxx

What I really like is an intelligent review. It doesn’t have to be positive. A review that has some kind of insight and sometimes people say something that’s startling or is so poignant.

— Patti Smith

Good news doesn’t necessarily have to be a positive thing. Bringing good news is imparting hope to one’s fellow man.

— Patti Smith

Political folk talk a lot these days about ‘messaging’ – a neologism designed to describe the way in which parties and politicians consciously characterize their efforts. It is only intended to be positive – i.e. ‘Our messaging is designed to show we care.’

— John Podhoretz

Accent your positive and delete your negative.

— Donna Karan

Those minutes that I’m on stage are the best! Being there and looking at the crowd and seeing their faces hearing them sing the positive words from the songs.

— Miley Cyrus

Of course a positive growth rate might be taken as evidence that a population is below its optimum.

— Garrett Hardin

I think that politics could be a positive thing. My beef is that people focus on the personal aspect of a politician too much. They should focus on the results.

— LL Cool J

All the legal action I’ve taken against newspapers has had a massively positive effect on my life and achieved exactly what I wanted which is privacy and non-harassment.

— Sienna Miller

Everyone in L.A. is very positive and upbeat whereas London can get quite miserable at times.

— Sienna Miller

The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.

— Albert J. Nock

Political consultants are pugilists masters in the dark art of negativity. Which is why it’s surprising to hear Democrats such as Steve McMahon and Republicans like Rich Galen urging their presidential candidates to be more well positive.

— Ron Fournier

There’s a weird cloud around you when you’re recognizable. It was a brief window for me. I think you have to have a pathological need for attention of any type negative or positive to thrive in that kind of situation. And I only want compliments.

— Diablo Cody

The job numbers are positive. We’ve had more jobs created now than were lost during the recession. We’re seeing that the creation we’re seeing those numbers not only grow but shift toward the private sector and shift toward full-time employment and these are all signs that the recovery is taking some hold but we’re not out of woods.

— Stephen Harper

You should tell yourself frequently ‘I will only react to constructive suggestions.’ This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others.

— Jane Roberts

Nature isn’t positive in that way. It doesn’t aim itself at you. It’s not being unkind to you.

— David Attenborough

Resist your fear fear will never lead to you a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe.

— T. D. Jakes

I love acting like I’m in love. It’s a very positive thing.

— Amanda Seyfried

Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best.

— Marilu Henner

This place? Nothing positive. OK I want to say something positive. It’s positively a dump.

— Charles Barkley

Is truth always positive? Of course. Once the truth comes out you know it’s all right. We’re scared that if the truth comes out that it’s not all right. It’s the other way around.

— Yoko Ono

I’m getting positive feedback for my acting so we’ll see if any other interesting parts come up.

— Johnny Vegas

I’m a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative.

— Betty White

There’s a positive side to film and television the sense of feeding into the theater… Your fans will follow you hopefully and be open-minded to see you play other things and experience other stories you want to tell.

— Kim Cattrall

The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.

— Tom Peters

Conserving energy and thus saving money reducing consumption of unnecessary products and packaging and shifting to a clean-energy economy would likely hurt the bottom line of polluting industries but would undoubtedly have positive effects for most of us.

— David Suzuki

Her beauty didn’t do her any good and she couldn’t use it in any positive way or manipulative way. I just hope that people will look and see and believe in that hope of love that hope of freedom even if it was just for a limited time.

— Diane Kruger

I don’t think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do find the joy in it and express yourself through your passion.

— Barry Williams

Why should conservationists have a positive interest in… farming? There are lots of reasons but the plainest is: Conservationists eat.

— Wendell Berry

The upside to anger? Getting it out of your system. You got to express your anger. Then you have room for more positive things. If I hold something in a long time and then I speak it it’s amazing how the light shines so much brighter.

— Reba McEntire

We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise and reality of America can one day be finally closed. We believe that.

— Barbara Jordan

My incarceration was actually a positive thing from the beginning. I needed a gimmick to get my act going again it gave me material.

— Tommy Chong

I don’t personally try to balance my work because I operate under the assumption that anyone reading or watching my stuff isn’t having a particularly balanced day anyway. But negative attitudes just amuse me more than positive ones.

— Lev Yilmaz

When you’re a houseguest and you leave it’s nice to straighten something up or send your hosts a useful gift. And when you leave the planet it’s nice to have made a positive contribution.

— Alexander Payne

I think fitness is important. I think a healthy lifestyle is important. I think putting positive energy out there is important and just staying connected with the people.

— LL Cool J

I had a really bad temper when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts.

— Mike Krzyzewski

I had many teachers that were great positive role models and taught me to be a good person and stand up and be a good man. A lot of the principals they taught me still affect how I act sometimes and it’s 30 years later.

— Kevin James

African art is functional it serves a purpose. It’s not a dormant. It’s not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing a source a joy. Spreading positive vibrations.

— Mos Def

I just believe in the goodwill of people the power of people to do something positive.

— Eddie Izzard

An investigator starts research in a new field with faith a foggy idea and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted.

— Donald Cram

I had never had a positive leading character – somebody that wasn’t an antihero or who wasn’t more of a guy that you’re supposed to be on the side of.

— Gus Van Sant

That’s what makes Linux so good: you put in something and that effort multiplies. It’s a positive feedback cycle.

— Linus Torvalds

I always figure from the cradle to the grave we all have our individual journeys and maybe my journey was a positive one and I accomplished certain things without stepping on too many toes.

— Robert Duvall

I’ve always gotten a positive reaction to doing African-American characters.

— Tracey Ullman

I’m an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.

— Tim Allen

I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects of the North American cultural world. These are well known to all. But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous effects of the industrial and commercial process of ‘cultural lamination’ that the USA is perpetrating on the planet.

— Jose Saramago

Facing the press is not easy but because you have to go you have to try to take a lot of positive things for yourself from these face-to-face meetings.

— Jose Mourinho

I don’t like to read about myself whether it be positive or negative.

— Chloe Sevigny

I try to stay positive by focusing on how much I’ll appreciate my health if I get better.

— Daniel Johns

The only reason we make good role models is because you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways. But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!

— Dante Hall

If you think of a work of fiction as a kind of scale model of the world then the positive valences – where things turn out better than you thought they would – ought to be in there somewhere too.

— George Saunders

I turned 54 this year and I find myself feeling like I’m in a bit of a race to get down on paper the way I really feel about life – or the way it has presented to me. And because it has presented to me very beautifully this is hard. It is technically very hard to show positive manifestations.

— George Saunders

Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!

— Greg Anderson

Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing positive personality transformation and consciousness evolution.

— Stanislav Grof

It is a weird feeling to have people go ‘Hey Chris’ like they know me. But number one 99 percent of my experiences have been really cool. People couldn’t be nicer and more positive.

— Christopher Meloni

Don’t give up be positive and if you know someone who knows someone at a record company don’t stop beating down their door till you get heard. Don’t ever say it’ll never happen or it’ll never happen.

— Mary J. Blige

I have always viewed the mission of Wikipedia to be much bigger than just creating a killer website. We’re doing that of course and having a lot of fun doing it but a big part of what motivates us is our larger mission to affect the world in a positive way.

— Jimmy Wales

I think positive. I always think we’re going to score. Two minutes is a lot of time if you have timeouts and you’re throwing every down. You have to make the right decisions. I’ve always had great receivers which helps. It’s not just me doing it.

— Dan Marino

The most positive step is to try to expand the employment base by making it if not economically friendly at least not economically disastrous for studios to take on deficits.

— Dick Wolf

We have been blessed with a healthy growing economy with more Americans going back to work and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world.

— Jim DeMint

I’m an un-healable positive optimist.

— Andre Rieu

You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing and talking about it is really helpful because the more you talk the more your fears fade because you get it out.

— Fran Drescher

To have someone to relate to and hopefully enjoy the music and get a positive message out of it to make the best music that we possibly could those were the goals.

— Janet Jackson

Food has always brought me comfort and the bingeing is triggered when I’m in a space that is not positive.

— Janet Jackson

Each season I find myself constantly inspired by ‘The Biggest Loser’ contestants. Their tenacity and willingness to learn new healthy habits is tremendous and the results speak for themselves. I am honored to be part of such an inspiring program that helps inspire positive change in so many lives.

— Curtis Stone

Sometimes you’re not even sure which of your stories were failures. There are things I’ve written that I thought were complete catastrophes when I finished with them that have gone on to generate some of my most positive feedback.

— Len Wein

We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn’t be in this business.

— Jeff Bezos

I want to come across as a positive person.

— Greta Scacchi

Play like you’re positive on the victory even though they’re leading big now.

— Knute Rockne

People look up to me as somebody who is able to switch the image of our country from negative to positive.

— Novak Djokovic

I was brought up by a single mom in a poor town in Arkansas and while some aspects of small-town life were really positive – like the fact that everyone there is really sweet and hospitable – there is also this close-minded mentality and that naturally made me want to rebel.

— Beth Ditto

I just want to put some positive stuff out there. If it works great. If it doesn’t no problem.

— Kevin James

Studies show that children of divorced parents can have outcomes as positive as those coming from intact homes provided the father remains financially supportive and active in his children’s lives.

— Larry Elder

Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on.

— Paula Abdul

I’m a positive person and I try to look at the good side of everything.

— Leona Lewis

I would like to be a positive force for young girls.

— Leona Lewis

Optimists are usually wrong. But all the great change in history positive change was done by optimists.

— Thomas Friedman

I like video games I like tech I like being positive.

— Jimmy Fallon

And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family addressing the needs of children in the most positive way.

— John Boehner

I’ve been hearing this since I first joined the Reds organization that I’m going to be the next this or that. It’s tough on a young player coming up. You show some positive things and everybody jumps on that and says you should be the next Willie Mays.

— Eric Davis

Right now people seem to be very tentative about the positive benefits of capitalism.

— Jeb Bush

I will keep smiling be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.

— Yani Tseng

I want to be a positive role-model for my daughter. The last thing I want to put out there is that it’s acceptable to be too thin or have an eating disorder because you’re in Hollywood.

— Tori Spelling

I’m not happy not doing anything. When positive things are rolling in you’ve got to take them when you can get them.

— Tori Spelling

I am conscious of my inability to grasp in all its details and positive developments any very large portion of human knowledge.

— Mikhail Bakunin

How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you’re a dead man? You go to work.

— Patrick Swayze

I’ve noticed that my resolutions involve me not doing stuff that I wasn’t going to do anyway so here’s something more positive. I’m going to retrain as a Latin teacher in a provincial public school.

— Arthur Smith

For to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation it is a specific form of interaction.

— Georg Simmel

By doing something positive in this world you’re helping people and the future. We’re all trying to help the world… make it a better place to live. We’re actually still changing the world aren’t we?

— Rick Danko

I got a lot of positive people around me.

— Dave Chappelle

I think what is happening is I think first of all there is confidence in the U.K. economy. We’re in a German rather than a Greek position in international financial markets which is very positive and keeps our debt service costs down and we’re also beginning to see real evidence of rebalancing.

— Vince Cable

Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation’s Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America’s flag and the ideals it represents.

— Ron Lewis

I have my team. Like if you see everyone around me – I have my hair and makeup girl my assistant. They’re very calm they’re all about positive energy. There’re no drama queens. Everyone wants everyone else to have a positive experience. There are no agendas. I think it creates a healthy environment and there are no boundaries to cross.

— Fergie

I will end up with someone in the arts. I am positive. I eat breathe and sleep acting. And I’ll end up with someone who is happy staying at home and having me cook supper. But I also really need to be intellectually challenged and stimulated. I want someone bookish and someone who is passionate.

— Ginnifer Goodwin

One thing that hasn’t changed though is that we still have to hear the new ad 2 or 3 times before it begins to affect us even when we’re already familiar with the advertiser in question and have a positive opinion of them.

— Roy H. Williams

I’m big on being positive. I’m generally so positive and happy. I just always felt that I was exactly where I wanted to be. And things have continued to go in great directions.

— Andy Cohen

At the end of the day the question comes what are you doing for the world? You have to try to do something that’s going to add something positive.

— Paul Feig

I believe that when you work on yourself you are attracted by different more positive beings.

— Isabelle Adjani

I have never won a race and that is my main disappointment – but you have to be positive.

— Jean Alesi

When I got into the film business my aim was to adopt a positive persona of a guy who fights against injustice. And it saved me because my acting was atrocious to say the least!

— Chuck Norris

My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.

— Jack Kevorkian

To have the chance to see your music be elevated and to have almost universally positive response to that music makes me feel better every day. I feel more confident and inspired and that’s fun.

— John Legend

I’ve been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I’ve come to use the language of sports winning streaks and losing streaks.

— Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I’ve always had God but now I want to go back to church for the sense of community and that feeling of positive thinking a place where I can think about being a better person.

— Julianne Hough

I want people to use Perl. I want to be a positive ingredient of the world and make my American history. So whatever it takes to give away my software and get it used that’s great.

— Larry Wall

The positive news is that the British economy is continuing to grow and is creating jobs. And it is positive news too that at a time of real international instability we are a safe haven in the storm.

— George Osborne

Either positive or negative comments are good because it shows I am still relevant.

— Justin Guarini

Healthy children are born from healthy respected well-nourished and educated mothers and it is imperative that they have a voice in the decisions which affect them. If you empower a mother and let her have her say towards a poverty-free future the positive impact this would have on ending hunger will be immense.

— Dionne Warwick

As a person who is not confrontational by disposition I tend to see that the quality of being confrontational is a positive attribute.

— John Hall

Everything that’s bad for you catches on too quickly in America because that’s the easiest thing to get people to invest in the pursuits that are easy and destructive the ones that bring out the least positive aspects of people.

— Gil Scott-Heron

If I have affected someone in a positive way that means a lot to me.

— Bill Parcells

To me it doesn’t matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport enjoy it be positive and try to win.

— Ian Botham

My wife was the first romantic partner who understood both American and native parts of me – not so much the positive stuff but the damage.

— Sherman Alexie

To be perfectly honest I feel I have a duty to use my celebrity status in a positive way.

— David Schwimmer

It comes down to building your own world out here on the road. It’s who you surround yourself with. My band and crew are really positive guys.

— Brad Paisley

It would be good for us Africans to accept ourselves as we are and recapture some of the positive aspects of our culture.

— Wangari Maathai

To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.

— Paul Klee

For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio.

— Ken Blanchard

Sexy in India is not considered positive. But with today’s crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena being sexy is an asset.

— Aishwarya Rai

When children are very young you read them books that are positive to help them go to sleep. But there comes a moment when they begin to understand the difficulties of the world. They know there are problems and the books they read should reflect that not gloss over them.

— Michael Morpurgo

For the liberal state to accommodate a diversity of beliefs while having few positive convictions is one of the more admirable achievements of civilization.

— Terry Eagleton

But you cannot expect every writer to dwell on human suffering. I think my books do deal with grave issues. People who say they are too positive probably haven’t read them.

— Alexander McCall Smith

I think people in Botswana are pleased that my books paint a positive picture of their lives and portray the country as being very special. They’ve made a great success of their country and the people are fed up with the constant reporting of only the problems and poverty of the continent. They welcome something which puts the positive side.

— Alexander McCall Smith

My Botswana books are positive and I’ve never really sought to deny that. They are positive. They present a very positive picture of the country. And I think that that is perfectly defensible given that there is so much written about Africa which is entirely negative.

— Alexander McCall Smith

The characteristic political attitude of today is not one of positive belief but of despair.

— Herbert Read

I have played on many teams throughout my career and I know when a team has the tools and the right positive attitude towards winning.

— Boomer Esiason

I am positive that flexibility is a feminine characteristic.

— Emma Bonino

I’m out there arguing the Labor case. I will do it anywhere and everywhere that I can. I do it within various communities across Australia where I am able to make a positive contribution. And let me tell you my voice won’t be silenced in the public debate because the issue at stake for Australia are so stark.

— Kevin Rudd

I am a positive person and do not allow things to get on top of me.

— Jamie Redknapp

Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere.

— Charles Rangel

I’ve always kind of lived my life to be as much as possible a positive role model for children.

— Corey Feldman

It has been argued that British girls are incapable of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament. This I am positive is not true.

— Ivor Novello

The wonderful Mozambican people have endured tremendous misery without losing their dignity and their positive outlook on life. Moreover they have not lost their will to progress and develop. Mozambique is a country where the people never surrendered.

— Henning Mankell

Sometimes a good love song can change the world and create positive energy more than any political song can.

— Serj Tankian

So the experts think we could have an AIDS-free generation in Africa by 2015 even if the mothers are positive.

— Alan Cumming

I’m concentrating on the positive on all the wonderful things I’m doing now.

— Tia Carrere

Design can have such a positive impact on the way people live and on their relationships and moods.

— Genevieve Gorder

I believe that by and large people are good and everybody you meet is more likely to surprise you in a positive way than in a negative way.

— Anthony Horowitz

But in fact if you look at film as a metaphor only through the negative can you have the positive print. What I’m trying to get to is the positive value of negation.

— Godfrey Reggio

There is so much that is positive wonderful even about state schools. At a state school your kids will learn to live alongside and appreciate other kids from many diverse and different cultures.

— Arabella Weir

No matter who you meet in life you take something from them positive or negative.

— Gary Allan

You might think the thinner version of yourself is going to be the most positive or confident but that’s not how it is for me. When I’m over 200 pounds that’s when I’m the most confident version of myself.

— Garrett Hedlund

More Asians need to be on television as a positive role model.

— Kiana Tom

We have used the presence of UNMIK as well as other European and American agencies to establish a legal framework compatible with the European Union and that is already an advantage. We have seen the positive effects of this and our parliament will continue to go this way.

— Ibrahim Rugova

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