Quotes about Attitude

"Gentlemen, those are my principles and if you don't like them... I've got others."

Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American film director and film producer in both silent and sound films.


"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."

Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983) was an American social writer and philosopher. He produced ten books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 by President of the United States Ronald Reagan.


"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."

James Allen (November 28, 1864 – 1912) was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass produced since its publication in 1903. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors.


"We don't need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it."

Donald Horban (-)


"By stretching yourself beyond your perceived level of confidence you accelerate your development of competence."

Michael J. Gelb (born 1952) is a writer and trainer who specializes in personal development and corporate training seminars. Gelb is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning and innovative leadership.


"We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it."

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union, ending slavery, and rededicating the nation to nationalism, equal rights, liberty and democracy.


"Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you."

Tom Hopkins (-) is an authority on the subject of selling. He is known as America's #1 sales trainer and developed many successful selling techniques from his own experiences in sales.


"..one of the few things in life over which we have total control is our own attitude...our attitude determines whether we love or hate, tell the truth or lie, act or procrastinate, advance or recede, and by our own attitude we, and we alone, actually decide whether we succeed or fail."

Jim Rohn (September 17, 1930 - December 5, 2009) was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.


"Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it."

Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (April 22, 1873 - November 21, 1945) was an American novelist.


"Principle without practice is useless but practice without principle is dangerous."

Japanese proverb (-)