Quotes about Attitude

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187– 24 January 1965) was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (WWII). He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as prime minister twice (1940-1945 and 1951-1955). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer, and an artist. To date, he is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.


"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."

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


"Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude."

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills.


"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude."

Ralph Fulsom Marston () was a professional football player who spent a season in the National Football League with the Boston Bulldogs in 1929. He is now best known for his regularly updated Twitter account.


"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."

William Clement Stone (May 4, 1902– September 3, 2002) was a businessman, philanthropist and self-help book author.


"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 (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.


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

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.


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

Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was a professional tennis player. During his career, he won three Grand Slam titles,putting him among the best ever from the U.S. Ashe, an African American, is also remembered for his efforts to further social causes.


"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an Anglo-American novelist and screenwriter who had an immense stylistic influence upon the modern private detective story, especially in the style of the writing and the attitudes now characteristic of the genre.


"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities."

Sir Walter Scott (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.