100 Attitude Quotes To Improve Your State Of Mind

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the best attitude quotes I could find. What’s my goal? To inspire you to keep your smile and your head up. After all, your attitude is what makes the difference between a good and a great life. You’ll discover quotes by Einstein, Bruce Lee, Confucius, and more. Enjoy!

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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill

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Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself. Robert Greene

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If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle

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If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

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It is good people who make good places. Anna Sewell


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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

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

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Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. Benjamin Disraeli

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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Albert Einstein

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Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. Mahatma Gandhi


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Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are. James Allen

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The weak make others feel inferior. The strong make others feel equal. Maxime Lagacé

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A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. Bruce Lee

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What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else. Lucille Clifton

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It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus


The Best Attitude Quotes

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A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Your problem isn’t the problem, it’s your attitude about the problem. Ann Brashares

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. Ralph Marston

We lost because we told ourselves we lost. Leo Tolstoy

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

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden

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The most effective attitude to adopt is one of supreme acceptance. Robert Greene

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. Stephen Covey

A discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty. Mark Twain

The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. Voltaire

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People only see what they are prepared to see. Ralph Waldo Emerson

What others think of me is none of my business. Unknown

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

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. Abraham Lincoln

When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails. H. Jackson Brown Jr

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

Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. George Bernard Shaw

No one will hit you harder than life itself. It doesn’t matter how hard you hit back. It’s about how much you can take, and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward. That’s how you win. Sylvester Stallone

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

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. Joyce Meyer

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The Most Famous Attitude Quotes

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Searching for a famous attitude quote? Check out the ones below by Einstein, Keller, Shakespeare, Henry Ford, etc.
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Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. John C. Maxwell

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey

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

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. Harry S. Truman

The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress. Confucius

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

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford

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

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu

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

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean

You must be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

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I’ve developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time. Charlie Brown

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. William Shakespeare

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller

Attitude is everything, so pick a good one. Wayne Dyer

Pessimism never won any battle. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar

Related: 8 Ways to Improve Your Attitude (inc.com)

Short Attitude Quotes

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One-liners, short attitude quotes, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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Attitudes are more important than facts. George MacDonald

I will not take “but” for an answer. Langston Hughes

Attitude will always define who we are in life. Mark A. Brennan

Preparation + Attitude + Opportunity + Action = Luck. John C. Maxwell

Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing. Payne Stewart

Attitude is altitude. Nick Vujicic

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell

You become what you think about. Napoleon Hill

Attitude determines the altitude of life. Edwin Louis Cole

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett

I don’t get lucky. I make my own luck. Harvey Specter (Suits)


Inspirational Attitude Sayings

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Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Napoleon Hill

If you own this story you get to write the ending. Brené Brown

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. Og Mandino

The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, “Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary”. Unknown

The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth. M. Scott Peck

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Whatever happens, take responsibility. Tony Robbins

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

The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self-confidence and good humour. Charles Dickens

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 price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill

When you’re backed against the wall, break the goddamn thing down. Harvey Specter (Suits)

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. Demosthenes

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank

Wise Attitude Sayings

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

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes. E. F. Schumacher

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. Samuel Johnson

Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities. Jack Ma

Attitude gives you no advantage during good times because, during good times, everybody has a good attitude. John Maxwell (fs.blog)

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

Don’t spend your precious time asking “Why isn’t the world a better place?” It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is “How can I make it better?” To that there is an answer. Leo Buscaglia

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

The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight. Arthur Ashe

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time. Elbert Hubbard

It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens. Pema Chödrön

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations. Zig Ziglar


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Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us. Earl Nightingale

Key Takeaways

  • You control only a handful of things in your life: your effort and your attitude.
  • For all the other things you don’t control, don’t take them seriously. Loosen up. Light up. Life will get better.
  • Want to be more positive? Use the right words when you talk to yourself. Be kind to yourself.
  • How you take things changes everything. Be patient. Be smiling. Be Stoic.
  • You attract what you are, not what you want.

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

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March 6, 2022

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