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Positive Thinking Quotes

Shalu Bhatti Mar 14, 2020
Here are some positive thinking quotes that provide positive inspiration, which you need to overcome the negativity of this world.

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This world in which we reside, is filled with both positives and negatives. In fact, it is the existence of both that has now made us more open towards a 'gray' perspective of life. But to be really frank, looking at the gray side is just adjusting, isn't it? Lately, I have been listening to a lot of people who keep emphasizing on 'positive thinking'.
Trust me, I was a pessimist. I believed that thinking negative prepares you to face the worst. But I was wrong.

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Negativity only takes away your ability to have faith, to be patient, to believe in achieving what seems difficult at first, to see the beauty of life, to see how mysteriously amazing life is... all these aspects being the most important pillars of true happiness and success in life.
So, if life isn't in its best phase right now, just have a look at some of the quotes and phrases on positive thinking written below. They might not change the situation, but they will surely give you immense strength to face and conquer the difficulties of life.
This reminds me of the quote by Herm Albright, "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."

Quotes and Sayings on Positive Thinking

Here are some of the best positive quotations and sayings that I came across.
Though I was looking for them to assemble them into this story, I actually realized how powerful an impact these quotes can have on your mind and outlook. No matter how or what your state of mind is right now, these will surely do a good job motivating you at every phase of life.

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"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi
"The difference between can and cannot are only three letters. Three letters that determine your life's direction." ~ Remez Sasson
"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." - Muhammad Ali
"There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there's virtually no competition." - Steven J Ross
"Many of life's failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas A Edison
"The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the fainthearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal." ~ Victor Hugo
"You can close the windows and darken your room, and you can open the windows and let light in. It is a matter of choice. Your mind is your room. Do you darken it or do you fill it with light?" - Remez Sasson
"If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience." - Swami Vivekananda
"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
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." - Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Fill your mind with light, happiness, hope, feelings of security and strength, and soon your life will reflect these qualities." - Remez Sasson
"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
"Say you are well, or all is well with you, And God shall hear your words and make them true." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities always see them, for they're always there." - Norman Vincent Peale
"You are capable of much more than you are presently thinking, imagining, doing or being." - Myles Munroe
"No vision and you perish;
No ideal, and you're lost;
Your heart must ever cherish
Some faith at any cost.
Some hope, some dream to cling to,
Some rainbow in the sky,
Some melody to sing to,
Some service that is high." - Harriet Du Autermont

Positive Thinking Quotes for Women

Women are the more sensitive gender. They tend to get worried because they care too much, they tend to panic because they want everything to be right not only for them, but also for their loved ones. This special section is dedicated to these special women.
"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses." - Alphonse Karr
"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness." - Oprah Winfrey
"Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours" - Swedish Proverb
"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
"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." - Henri Matisse
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." - Rabindranath Tagore
"Do not let circumstances influence your thoughts and moods. By rising over them mentally, you will eventually rise over them materially." - Remez Sasson
"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom." - Earl Shoaf
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life's about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." - Helen Keller
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us." - Hellen Keller
"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting" - Elizabeth Bibesco
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down." - Oprah Winfrey
"Life appears to me to be too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrong". - Charlotte Bronte
"The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily. "So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately." - A.A. Milne
"When you say, "I can't" and expect the worst, you become weak and unhappy. When you say "I can", and expect success, you fill yourself with confidence and happiness." - Remez Sasson
"I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is." - Nicole Kidman
So these were some of my favorite quotes on thinking positive. Just reading them and understanding their depth inspires me to move forward in life, no matter how many hurdles come on the way. My advice to you would be to keep quotes handy.
Put them on your wall (be it at work, home, or Facebook), and make sure that you don't let non-positive thoughts slip into your mind even for a split second. Positive thinking has helped each and everyone, and I know for a fact that these inspirational quotes will help you too. Enjoy!