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If you are looking for the 100 best and most inspirational quotes on attitude then you have come to the right place!


Years ago, as a teenager, I read a quote that went as follows:

Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

At the time I thought this was the wisest thing I had ever heard and it prompted me to choose my future partner carefully (just for the record I picked well!).

But now that I'm older I think that the truth is actually even more refined.

What matters most (even more your future partner in life) is your ATTITUDE.

This too determines whether you will be happy or miserable in life.

So to help you realize just how important having a good attitude is I have compiled the BEST OF THE BEST inspirational quotes on attitude. 


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Without further ado, here they are: the 100 most inspirational quotes on attitude…


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

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

3 – Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.  Roy T. Bennett

4 – Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thoughts, and habits can be acquired. An action repeated becomes an attitude realized. Paul Myer

5 – Attitudes are more important than facts. George MacDonald

6 – The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind."

7 – Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right. Henry Ford

8 – Our life is what our thoughts make it.  Marcus Aurelius

9 – Your problem isn’t the problem; it’s your attitude about the problem. Ann Brashares

10 – Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. Hans Selye



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

12 – Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. John C. Maxwell

13 – The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks. Christopher Hitchens

14 – If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison

15 – Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.  Tom Stoppard

16 – Control your attitude or it will control you. Karen Mikhai

17 – 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 E. Frankl

18 – You become what you think about. Napoleon Hill

19 – Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself. Mark A. Cooper

20 – Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Nora Ephron



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21 – You are a human with one life and it’s up to you to make it the best life you can. Dan Howell

22 – It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. William James

23 – A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

24 – 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

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

26 – Attitude determines the altitude of life. Edwin Louis Cole

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

28 – The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Scott Hamilton

29 – I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavours. 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

30 – A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings and destiny from finding you. Don’t be the reason you don’t succeed.



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

32 – 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

33 – 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

34 – Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Albert Einstein

35 – Whatever happens, take responsibility. Tony Robbins

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

37 – 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

38 – Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible. Rodolfo Costa

39 – Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. Mahatma Gandhi

40 –What you think means more than anything else in your life. More than what you earn, more than where you live, more than your social position, and more than what anyone else may think about you. George Matthew Adams



41 – If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude. Reda Bedeir

42 – We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. Santosh Kalwar

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

44 – We all make choices but in the end our choices make us.

45 – All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything. Gary W. Goldstein

46 – Your attitude determines how you experience the world. Sanaya Roman

47 – How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking. David J. Schwartz

48 – Having a positive attitude isn’t wishy-washy; it’s a concrete and intelligent way to view problems, challenges, and obstacles. Jeff Moore

49 – There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. Miguel Ruiz

50 – For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Walter Scott



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51 – We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are. Anais Nin

52 – To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.  Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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

54 – If life gives you lemons add vodka and have a party.

55 – You can't always change your situation, but you can always change your attitude.  Larry Hargraves

56 – It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous — even death is terrible only if we fear it.  Epictetus

57 – Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.  W. C. Fields

58 – Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars. Frederick Langbridge 

59 – We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. Abraham Lincoln

60 – Your attitude is everything, and it determines how you experience every aspect of your life. Gerald G. Jampolsky



61 – A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don’t change it, you’ll never go anywhere.

62 – The most significant change in a person's life is a change of attitude. Right attitudes produce right actions. William J. Johnson

63 – Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost. Robert H. Schuller 

64 – To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst.

65 – Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thought. John C. Maxwell

66 – As long as you think that the cause of your problem is ‘out there’ – as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise. Byron Katie

67 – People may hear your words but they feel your attitude. John C. Maxwell

68 – Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee

69 – A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.

70 – You can’t climb uphill by thinking downhill thoughts?



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71 – A ship is always safe at shore, but that’s not what it’s built for. Albert Einstein

72 – It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you. Zig Ziglar 

73 – You don’t have to do this. You GET to do this. Tom Kubis

74 – 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

75 – 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

76 – Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. Emerson

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

78 – A bad attitude is merely a reflection of how you feel about yourself. David Roppo

79 – Your attitudes and the choices you make today will be your life tomorrow, build it wisely. Unknown 

80 – 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 



81 – If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

82 – If I could have one wish for you it is for success in all you do. You demonstrate an attitude that is always full of gratitude. Catherine Pulsifer 

83 – We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

84 – I believe your attitude is the most important choice you can make. Lou Holtz

85 – A consistent positive mental attitude is a force that enables the beholder to overcome even the deepest of hindrances. Lincoln Patz

86 – The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.

87 – 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

88 – Your entire life can change in one instant, but how you handle this one instant is up to you. Laurie Cornell 

89 – Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be. Anthony Robbins

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



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

92 – Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen. Pat Summitt

93 – Our attitudes determine whether we experience peace or fear, freedom or limitation, and to a large extent, whether we are well or sick. Gerald G. Jampolsky

94 – Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.

95 – 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

96 – Some people live in a bitter, angry, hate-filled world. Some people live in a friendly, caring, love-filled world. Same world. Joel N. Harris

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

98 – A ship is always safe at shore, but that’s not what it’s built for. John A. Shedd

99 – Life is a bowl of cherries. Some cherries are rotten while others are good; it’s your job to throw out the rotten ones and forget about them while you enjoy eating the ones that are good! There are two kinds of people: those who choose to throw out the good cherries and wallow in all the rotten ones, and those who choose to throw out all the rotten ones and savour all the good ones. C. JoyBell

100 – 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







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