Attitude Quotes: 170+ Positive Attitude Quotes for Work and Life

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, attitude is the way you feel about something or someone, or a particular feeling or opinion.

Some well-known authors said that our attitude defines us and we agree with it. That is the reason why we’ve gathered and created this collection of best attitude quotes. These quotations will help you maintain a positive attitude in the workplace and in life.

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Best Attitude Quotes for Work and Life

  1. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. —Maya Angelou
  2. A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me. —David Bailey
  3. Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality. —Shawn Ashmore
  4. Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. —Hans Selye
  5. Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. —Groucho Marx
  6. I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors. —Joel Osteen
  7. Each day, I come in with a positive attitude, trying to get better. —Stefon Diggs
  8. A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. —Herm Albright
  9. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. —Winston Churchill
  10. It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. —William James
  11. Attitude will always define who we are in life. —Mark A. Brennan
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. A positive attitude turns “I can’t and I won’t,” into “I have and I will!” —Mandy Hale
  16. 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
  17. Our attitude in the face of life’s challenges determines our suffering or our freedom. —Tara Brach
  18. Your attitude is either the lock on or the key to the door of success. —Denis Waitley
  19. The most significant change in a person’s life is a change of attitude. Right attitudes produce right actions. —William J. Johnson
  20. You can’t always change your situation, but you can always change your attitude. —Larry Hargraves
  21. You are the conductor of your own attitude! Nobody else can compose your thoughts for you. —Lee J. Colan
  22. We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it’s a continuing choice. —John C. Maxwell
  23. The most important thing you’ll ever wear is your attitude. —Jeff Moore
  24. 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
  25. The only disability in life is a bad attitude. —Scott Hamilton
  26. How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking. —David J. Schwartz
  27. Keeping your attitude positive gives you resilience, or bounce back ability when the tough challenges come along. —William DeFoore
  28. Don’t promote negativity online and expect people to treat you with positivity in person. —Germany Kent
  29. Acceptance is the act of embracing what life presents to you with a good attitude. —Cherie Carter-Scott
  30. 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
  31. A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings, and destiny from finding you. Don’t be the reason you don’t succeed. —Mandy Hale
  32. If your attitude toward the world is good, you will obtain good results. If your attitude is excellent, excellent will your results. —Earl Nightingale
  33. Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen. —Pat Summitt
  34. 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
  35. People’s rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends upon their attitude… a person’s attitude will create the situation he or she imagines. —James Lane Allen
  36. I believe your attitude is the most important choice you can make. —Lou Holtz
  37. The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. —Charles R Swindoll
  38. 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. —Irving Berlin
  39. Start your day with good intentions and set yourself up for a good attitude. It’s not what happens to you that matters but how you respond. —Ken Blanchard
  40. It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect Its successful outcome. —William James
  41. A positive attitude may not solve all our problems but that is the only option we have if we want to get out of problems. —Subodh Gupta
  42. What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity. —J. Sidlow Baxter
  43. Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. —Joel Osteen
  44. 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
  45. Positive thinking is a good attitude to have. But positive thinking without any skills is a load of crap. —Conrad Dobler
  46. A good attitude is really important. And a sense of optimism, someone who has ideas and isn’t afraid to pitch them no matter what level she is. Someone who is proactive. Someone with efficiency and common sense. They don’t always go hand-in-hand, common sense and, well, everything else. —Eva Chen
  47. Good attitudes among players do not guarantee a team’s success, but bad attitudes guarantee it’s failure. —John C. Maxwell
  48. Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done. —Bo Bennett
  49. A bad attitude is merely a reflection of how you feel about yourself. —David Roppo
  50. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. —Brian Tracy
  51. Control your attitude or it will control you. —Karen Mikhai
  52. 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
  53. Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thoughts, and habits can be acquired. An action repeated becomes an attitude realized. —Paul Myer
  54. Attitude is everything. —Diane Von Furstenberg
  55. 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
  56. Your attitude can take you forward or your attitude can take you down. The choice is always yours! —Catherine Pulsifer
  57. A positive attitude accelerates your development as a creative person. Believe in yourself. —Nita Leland
  58. Your attitude is everything, and it determines how you experience every aspect of your life. —Gerald G. Jampolsky
  59. A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don’t change it, you’ll never go anywhere. —Unknown
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. —Unknown
  63. 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
  64. Being sexy is all about attitude, not body type. It’s a state of mind. —Amisha Patel
  65. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. —Zig Ziglar
  66. Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. —Dale Carnegie
  67. People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. —John C. Maxwell
  68. 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
  69. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. —Wade Boggs
  70. 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
  71. You must start with a positive attitude or you will surely end without one. —Carrie Latet
  72. Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. —Brian Tracy
  73. Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude. —Ralph Marston
  74. Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. —Albert Einstein
  75. Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it’s about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong. —Adriana Lima
  76. I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting. —Joyce Meyer
  77. Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. —Lou Holtz
  78. Attitude is the most important decision you’ll make today. —Paul Dughi
  79. Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude. —Lou Holtz
  80. For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. —Walter Scott
  81. A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. —Tom Stoppard
  82. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. —Thomas Jefferson
  83. Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to your life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye, and all of that. —Christie Brinkley
  84. Attitude and enthusiasm play a big part in my life. I get excited about the things that inspire me. I also believe in laughing and having a good time. —Dwayne Johnson
  85. Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us. —Earl Nightingale
  86. Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone. —Alicia Witt
  87. It’s easy to get negative because you get beat down. You go through a few disappointments and it’s easy to stay in that negative frame of mind. Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is a whole cliche, but your attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. —Joel Osteen
  88. Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. —Marcus Aurelius
  89. I have moments where I feel incredibly ugly or fat, and it sucks, you know? I’ll usually try to keep a positive attitude because I’m really so grateful for where I am and the life I get to live, but I definitely have to work hard not to feel insecure. —Charlotte McKinney
  90. Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. —Oscar Wilde
  91. 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
  92. My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never. —Duke Ellington
  93. Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering. —Dalai Lama
  94. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. —Viktor E. Frankl
  95. Fairness is not an attitude. It’s a professional skill that must be developed and exercised. —Brit Hume
  96. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. —Oprah Winfrey
  97. Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect. —W. Clement Stone
  98. The higher the better. It’s more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way. —Christian Louboutin
  99. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. —Aldous Huxley
  100. My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again. —Richard Branson
  101. Some people say that I have an attitude- Maybe I do. But I think that you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does- that makes you a winner right there. —Venus Williams
  102. 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
  103. Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude. —Joyce Meyer
  104. The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them. —Harold S. Geneen
  105. I want to make sure I always show off my smile and have a positive attitude the whole time, whether it’s during a performance, practice, or doing an interview. —Laurie Hernandez
  106. You need an attitude of service. You’re not just serving yourself. You help others to grow up and you grow with them. —David Green
  107. A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. —Patricia Neal
  108. My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. —Michael Jordan
  109. Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure. —John C. Maxwell
  110. Cock your hat – angles are attitudes. —Frank Sinatra
  111. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. —Charles R. Swindoll
  112. Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family. —Bo Bennett
  113. Age and size are only numbers. It’s the attitude you bring to clothes that make the difference. —Donna Karan
  114. Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation and your enjoyment in being a lawyer. —Joe Jamail
  115. Commitment, belief and positive attitude are all important if you’re going to be a success, whether you’re in sports, in business or, as in my case, anthropology. —Donald Johanson
  116. Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet. —Earl Nightingale
  117. Negative attitude is nine times more powerful than positive attitude. —Bikram Choudhury
  118. 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. —Khalil Gibran
  119. All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind. —Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  120. I think whether you’re having setbacks or not, the role of a leader is to always display a winning attitude. —Colin Powell
  121. Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. —Og Mandino
  122. No matter what the recipe, any baker can do wonders in the kitchen with some good ingredients and an upbeat attitude! —Buddy Valastro
  123. I wouldn’t ever say if you’re having tough times then there must be something wrong with you or your attitude. Life’s a fight. It’s a good fight of faith. I encourage people to stay up, stay hopeful, stay faith-filled. —Joel Osteen
  124. Achievers have an enabling attitude, realism, and a conviction that they themselves were the laboratory of innovation. Their ability to change themselves is central to their success. They have learned to conserve their energy by minimizing the time spent in regret or complaint. Every event is a lesson to them, every person a teacher. —Marilyn Ferguson
  125. People in tough times – it doesn’t mean they don’t have a great attitude. —Joel Osteen
  126. I have a very positive attitude in life. My insecurity, fear and need to know about tomorrow has fortunately eased. What is going to happen will happen anyway. So why break my head over it? —Katrina Kaif
  127. Everyone has attitude, and I think everyone should have attitude. But I know I have attitude, but that’s just, I think if you don’t have attitude, it comes only with self confidence. So if you don’t have self confidence, you won’t have attitude, and I think there’s a difference when you have attitude and when you have arrogance. —Sania Mirza
  128. The last of human freedoms – the ability to chose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances. —Viktor E. Frankl
  129. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. —William James
  130. Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. —Venus Williams
  131. I love everybody. One of the great things about me is that I have a very positive attitude. —Imelda Marcos
  132. A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it’s going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that’s a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you’re going to actually live. —Elizabeth Edwards
  133. My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace – it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty. —Aung San Suu Kyi
  134. A black suit can be classic and timeless and certainly for most occasions. But remember, it’s not so much the color of suit as it is about the fit, cut, style, and, of course, attitude you have when wearing it. —John Varvatos
  135. It’s sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity. It’s about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way. —Adam Savage
  136. 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
  137. Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes. —E. F. Schumacher
  138. Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. —John N. Mitchell
  139. You can do everything you can to try to stop bad things from happening to you, but eventually things will happen, so the best prevention is a positive attitude. —Marie Osmond
  140. Always have an attitude of gratitude. —Sterling K. Brown
  141. I’m only going to stand before God and give an account for my life, not for somebody else’s life. If I have a bad attitude, then I need to say there’s no point in me blaming you for what’s wrong in my life. —Joyce Meyer
  142. Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. —W. Clement Stone
  143. My attitude is, a monument, a statue, ought to signify unity instead of division. —Bill Nelson
  144. My motto is more, ‘If you want to find something new, look for something new!’ There is a certain amount of risk in this attitude, as even the slightest failure tends to be resounding, but you are so happy when you succeed that it is worth taking the risk. —Yves Chauvin
  145. It’s not true that clothes look better on skinny girls; what counts is the attitude. —Sonia Rykiel
  146. Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time. —Elberd Hubbard
  147. Natural ability is important, but you can go far without it if you have the focus, drive, desire and positive attitude. —Kirsten Sweetland
  148. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. —Michael Jordan
  149. Success is falling nine times and getting up ten. —Jon Bon Jovi
  150. A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it. —Joan Lunden
  151. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. —Ayn Rand
  152. The prevailing – and foolish – attitude is that a good manager can be a good manager anywhere, with no special knowledge of the production process he’s managing. A man with a financial background may know nothing about manufacturing shoes or cars, but he’s put in charge anyway. —W. Edwards Deming
  153. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want. —Oprah Winfrey
  154. We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets. —Marilyn Monroe
  155. A good attitude is really important. And a sense of optimism, someone who has ideas and isn’t afraid to pitch them no matter what level she is. Someone who is proactive. Someone with efficiency and common sense. They don’t always go hand-in-hand, common sense and, well, everything else. —Eva Chen
  156. When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. —Malala Yousafzai
  157. If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I’m going to show everybody, I’m going to work hard to get better and better. —Magic Johnson
  158. I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. —Walter Anderson
  159. Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. —Nora Ephron
  160. I am just as comfortable in sweats and sneakers as I am in a dress and heels. Attitude is everything! —Blac Chyna
  161. Happiness is in our own hearts. I have no regrets of anything in the past. I’m totally cheerful and happy, and I think that a lot of your attitude is not in the circumstances you find yourself in, but in the circumstances you make for yourself. —Maeve Binchy
  162. Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. —Bruce Lee
  163. It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray. —Billy Graham
  164. I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may. —Leonard Nimoy
  165. Happiness is in our own hearts. I have no regrets of anything in the past. I’m totally cheerful and happy, and I think that a lot of your attitude is not in the circumstances you find yourself in, but in the circumstances you make for yourself. —Maeve Binchy
  166. Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. —Henry Rollins
  167. 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. —Denis Waitley
  168. It is the hopeful, buoyant, cheerful attitude of mind that wins. Optimism is a success builder; pessimism an achievement killer. —Orison Swett Marden
  169. 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
  170. The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. —Steve Jobs
  171. A ship is always safe at shore, but that’s not what it’s built for. —Albert Einstein
  172. Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. — Francesca Reigler

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