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Good Temperaments and Positive Outlooks

It’s all about attitude. Is this what a squeaky happy life is supposed to be about? Yes, good temperaments and positive outlooks really are a big part of a happy life. Attitudes Make a Big Difference! Have you ever thought about how many different attitudes, both good and bad we humans with our diverse dispositions have come up with? Just to jog your memory, here are some positive ones: A carefree attitude, a happy-go-lucky attitude, a laid-back attitude, a rock-and-roll attitude, or a winning attitude—these are the happy frames of mind, some to the point of being charming. And perhaps there are some stylishly elegant ones that exist that are not named here.

Then there are the negative ones! (Is it just me, or are there more of these?) You decide—here they are: a bad attitude, a bad-boy (or girl) attitude, a ballsy attitude, a defeatist attitude, a catty attitude, a belligerent attitude, a devil-may-care attitude, a holier-than-thou attitude, or a rude attitude.  If you have any of the latter, perhaps an attitude adjustment is in order. Or how about the common things we speak to others: “you have an attitude” or “drop the attitude”.

Or Maybe we should just: “Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.” Nicholas Chamfort

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Now on with the attitude quotes: 89 Attitude Quotes

“Say “Yes” to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky.
Say “Yes” to the universe and the planets become your neighbors.
Say “Yes” to dreams of love and freedom.
It is the password to utopia.”
Brooks Atkinson, ‘Once Around the Sun’

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. William Arthur Ward

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.Unknown

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

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright

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

Abundance is, in large part, an attitude. Sue Patton Thoele[pullquote]A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience. Grant Fairley[/pullquote]

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

Anywhere is paradise; it’s up to you. Unknown

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

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

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. (Has been attributed to both Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Swift)

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Katherine Mansfield

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

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. Alice Walker

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. Ralph Waldo Emerson

For every day that there is sunshine, there will be days of rain, it’s how we dance within them both that shows our love and pain. Joey Tolbert

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done. Bo Bennett

He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.
Edgar A. Guest

“I am a lucky man.” Christopher Reeve

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

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean

I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything! Sasha Azevedo

I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude. Unknown

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better. Abraham Lincoln

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein

I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go. Pearl Bailey

I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle. General Dwight David Eisenhower

I think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it? Henry Moore

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. Vince Lombardi

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad. Denis Waitley

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want. Oscar Wilde

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. Maya Angelou

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus

It is not the position, but the disposition. J. E. Dinger

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome. William James

It isn’t our position but our disposition which makes us happy. Unknown

It’s not the situation. . . . It’s your reaction to the situation. Robert Conklin

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

“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

Just because you’re miserable doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your life. Annette Goodheart

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. Chinese Proverb

Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life. Morarji Desai

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. Voltaire

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Betty Smith

Make a game of finding something positive in every situation.Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself. Brian Tracy

Mind is everything. Muscle – pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. Paavo Nurmi

No life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it. Ellen Glasgow

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. John N. Mitchell

Positive anything is better than negative thinking. Elbert Hubbard

Say you are well, or all is well with you, and God shall hear your words and make them true. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. Italian Proverb

Smile when it hurts most. Unknown

Sometimes life’s Hell. But hey! Whatever gets the marshmallows toasty. J. Andrew Helt

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr

Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you. Unknown

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. William James

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. C.C. Scott

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind. John Burroughs

The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances. Victor E. Frankl

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

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity. Winston Churchill

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

The world is full of cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it. Will Foley

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. Frederick Faber

There are two types of people – those who come into a room and say, “Well, here I am!” and those who come in and say, “Ah, there you are.” Frederick L. Collins

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

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. Art Linkletter

Those who wish to sing, always find a song. Swedish Proverb

To respond is positive, to react is negative. Zig Ziglar

Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. Alex Karras

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. William J. Bennett

To everyone is given the key to heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell. Ancient Proverb

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

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon. Konrad Adenauer

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

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them. Elbert Hubbard

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. Charles R. Swindoll

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. Unknown

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Albert Einstein

What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens. Thaddeus Golas

When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you’ve growled all day long. Unknown

Whenever you fall, pick something up. Oswald Avery

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

You must start with a positive attitude or you will surely end without one. Carrie Latet

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


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