Quotes about Attitude

"It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient."

Josh Billings was the pen name of humorist born Henry Wheeler Shaw (20 April 1818 – 14 October 1885) He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not fared so well with later generations.


"People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after."

Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1730 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish writer, poet, and physician.


"You've got to 'be' before you can 'do', and you've got to 'do' before you can 'have'."

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (born 6 November 1926) is an American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker.


"Don't give up. Keep going. There is always a chance that you stumble onto something terrific. I have never heard of anyone stumbling over anything while they were sitting down."

Ann Landers (-) was a pen name created by Chicago Sun-Times advice columnist Ruth Crowley in 1943 and taken over by Eppie Lederer in 1955. For 56 years, the Ask Ann Landers syndicated advice column was a regular feature in many newspapers across North America. Due to this popularity, "Ann Landers&qot;, though fictional, became something of a national institution and cultural icon.


"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday."

John Wayne (born Marion Robert Morrison) (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) an Academy Award-winning American film actor, director and producer. He epitomized rugged masculinity and has become an enduring American icon.


"We are the only creatures on earth who can change our biology by what we think and feel."

Deepak Chopra (born October 22, 1946) is an Indian American public speaker, and writer on Ayurveda, spirituality and mind-body medicine.


"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure."

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) a Protestant preacher and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of "positive thinking".


"Human beings, by chanching the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a medical doctor. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism.


"Only the mediocre are always at their best."

Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux (October 29, 1882 – January 31, 1944) was a French novelist, essayist, diplomat and playwright. He is considered among the most important French dramatists of the period between World War I and World War II.


"I've never said 'why me?'. That's life. I try to keep a positive attitude. If you start feeling sorry for yourself, that's when it gets bad."

Rick Schwartz (-) is an independent producer and a former senior vice president of production at Miramax Films.