Selected Quotes about Attitude

Customer needs have an unsettling way of not staying satisfied for very long. -- Karl Albrecht

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

I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic. -- Lisa Alther

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. -- Marcus Aurelius

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. -- Richard Bach

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun. -- Colleen C. Barrett

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love. -- Bo Bennett

I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are. -- Milton Berle

An optimist is the human personification of spring. -- Susan J. Bissonette

Guess what, there's another bomb out there, it is going to kill a lot more, but I'm not telling you where it is. -- Wolf Blitzer

Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed; but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition. -- Charlotte Bronte

Issues that once divided Conservatives from Liberal Democrats are now issues where we both agree. Our attitude to devolution and localisation of power. Iraq. The environment. I'm a liberal Conservative. -- David Cameron

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. -- Albert Camus

It is naive to believe you will always get a favorable reaction from other persons when you use kind approaches, but the experience of most people shows that you are more likely to change attitudes this way than by not using the kind approach. -- Dale Carnegie

A positive attitude is important, but it is only part of the story. Understanding how to surmount pain, doubt, and failure is a vital component in winning the game of life. -- Chin-Ning Chu

To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right. -- Confucius

I think this feeling that I have for people and the importance of behaving in a way which is respectful to people of all colours, shapes, sizes and religions goes back a very long way.. possibly to my mother and father in very early stages of childhood. -- Janet Holmes a Court

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions. -- Stephen Covey

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. -- Demosthenes

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. -- Demosthenes

The conduct of men depends upon the temperament, not upon a bunch of musty maxims. -- Benjamin Disraeli

No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it. -- Marian Wright Edelman

You really can change the world if you care enough. -- Marian Wright Edelman

Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -- Thomas Alva Edison

Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

So is cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more remains. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. 'Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night's lodging. 'Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

User feedback was excellent. Even when the software didn't work at all, there were few people who were avid users, and there were people who were just sending excellent feedback and excellent ideas. -- Shawn Fanning

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right. -- Henry Ford

Everything can be taken from a man but ... the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. -- Victor Frankl

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. -- Viktor Frankl

Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is not 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

The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them. Even the choices words lose their power when they are used to overpower. Attitudes are the real figures of speech. -- Edwin H. Friedman

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. -- James A. Froude

The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers. -- Kahlil Gibran

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow. -- Kahlil Gibran

The correct attitude of the security analyst toward the stock market might well be that of a man toward his wife. He shouldn't pay too much attention to what the lady says, but he can't afford to ignore it entirely. That is pretty much the position that most of us find ourselves vis-à-vis the stock market. -- Ben Graham

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves. -- Eric Hoffer

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

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. -- Lee Iacocca

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather. -- Washington Irving

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

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. -- William James

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. -- William James

The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be. -- William James

I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. -- Thomas Jefferson

Complaining is good for you as long as you're not complaining to the person you're complaining about. -- Lynn Johnston

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. -- Helen Keller

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. -- Helen Keller

To succeed, we must first believe that we can. -- Michael Korda

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. -- Dalai Lama

I always took my role as a leader, and certainly chairman and CEO of a major company very seriously as to our employees and trying to create opportunities for them and create opportunities where they could even, as I said many times, could realize their God-given potential and maybe realize more potential than even they realize they had. -- Kenneth Lay

To fly, we have to have resistance. -- Maya Lin

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. -- Abraham Lincoln

In the final analysis there is no other solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decision, the day's generous utterances, and the day's good deed. -- Clare Boothe Luce

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

A will finds a way. -- Orison Swett Marden

Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life. -- Joyce Meyer

The industrialized countries need the economic recovery of the Third World, need these billions of human beings, potential buyers of our products. This is not only a generous attitude, it is a self-serving one. -- Francois Mitterrand

You have to have a global attitude. -- Rupert Murdoch

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

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. -- Reinhold Niebuhr

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. -- Norman Vincent Peale

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. -- M. Scott Peck

The rich people are the ones making money and you have to treat them well so they continue making more money. -- Augusto Pinochet

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. -- Colin Powell

It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. -- Colin Powell

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat. -- Scottish Proverb

It's such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have! -- Gilda Radner

If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning. -- Carl Rogers

Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd. -- Edith Sitwell

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice. -- Spinoza

She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world. -- Adlai Stevenson

Every exit is an entry somewhere. -- Tom Stoppard

I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day. -- Peter Ustinov

Our judgments judge us; and nothing reveals us [or] exposes our weaknesses more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows. -- Paul Ambroise Valery

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. -- Martha Washington

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. -- Martha Washington

The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. -- Oscar Wilde

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. -- Ella Williams

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others. -- Marianne Williamson

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. -- Tom Wilson

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

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