200+ Best Attitude Quotes, and what Attitude Really Means

One of my best quotes on attitude is by Zig Ziglar, “Our attitude, not our aptitude, determines our altitude”, this simply means having a positive attitude is very important if you want to be great or successful in life.

Most successful people always have a positive vibe. They have a can-do attitude and their words which are normally positive are actually today’s attitude quotes that we all love to read and share.

You can also read our collection of Albert Einstein’s Quotes here.

Attitude Definition

According to the Cambridge dictionary; Attitude is a feeling or opinion about something or someone or a way of behaving that is caused by this. Simply put; It’s the mental state you choose to take regarding situations around you. Some attitude synonyms are; belief, character, demeanor, mindset, mood, opinion, frame of mind, perspective, and point of view.

Short Quotes on Attitude

Quotes on Attitude
  • “You Are the Master of Your Attitude.” – Unknown
  • “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius
  • “I am a part of all that I have met.”Alfred Tennyson
  • “I love those who can smile in trouble” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude!” – Miley Cyrus
  • “Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.”–  Roy T. Bennett
  • “A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy.” –  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • “Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.” – Ralph Marston
  • “Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” – Irving Berli
  • “Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ” – Mary Ellen Chase
  • “Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.” – Marcus Aurelius
  • “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” –  Winston S. Churchill
  • “When you take control of your attitude, you take control of your life.” –  Roy T. Bennett
  • “Positive expectations are the mark of the superior personality.” –  Brian Tracy
  • “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” Zig Ziglar
  • “To know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know a man’s mind.” –  Geraldine Brooks
  • “Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.” –  Cormac McCarthy
  • “Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.” –  Marcus Aurelius

Inspirational Attitude Quotes

Quotes on Attitude
  • “Ah, pay no heed if your enemies laugh. They’ll not be able to once you lop off their heads.” –  Christopher Paolini
  • “Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho
  • Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.” – Bo Bennett
  • “The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • “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
  • “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude.” –  Roy T. Bennett
  • “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy

“Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit. –  Shannon L. Alder

Attitude Quotes
  • “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” ― Marcus Aurelius
  • “The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focused on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.” – Dr. Roopleen
  • “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” –  Martha Washington
  • “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”-  Dale Carnegie
  • “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell
  • “Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. In the past, whenever I had fallen short in almost any undertaking, it was seldom because I had tried and failed. It was because I had let the fear of failure stop me from trying at all.”– Arthur Gordon

Quotes on Attitude About Having a Bad Attitude

Quotes on Attitude
  • “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” –  Kurt Vonnegut
  • “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy ” –  H.L. Mencken
  • “No, I am not bitter, I am not hateful, and I am not unforgiving. I just don’t like you.” – C. JoyBell C.
  • “When a man is a prey to his emotions, he is not his own master.” – Benedict de Spinoza
  • “My attitude is if someone’s going to criticize me, tell me to my face.” – Simon Cowell
  • “It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.” – Aeschylus
  • “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” – Dr. Roopleen
  • “The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.”– Louis E. Boone
  • “I’ve had it with being nice, understanding, fair, and hopeful. I feel like being negative all day. The chip on my shoulder could sink the QE2. I’ve got an attitude problem and nobody better get in my way…I’m in a bad mood and the whole stupid little world is gonna pay!”  – John Waters
  • Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams
  • Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”– Marilyn Monroe

Quotes About Being Positive

Quotes on Attitude
  • “Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.” – Loretta Young
  • “Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.” – Elbert Hubbard
  • “Stop this attitude that older people ain’t any good anymore! We’re as good as we ever were – if we ever were any good.” – Dolly Parton
  • “But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.” – Alan Watts
  • “If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.” –  Criss Jami
  • “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen
  • “Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people.” – Joe Biden
  • “When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.” – Michael Bassey Johnson
  • “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”– Gail Devers
  • “Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.” – Wade Boggs
  • “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor E. Frankl

Popular Quotes About Attitude

Quotes on Attitude
  • “You must decide if you are going to rob the world or bless it with the rich, valuable, potent, untapped resources locked away within you.”
    ― Myles Munroe
  • “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz
  • “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.” – William James
  • “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs
  • “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
  • “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”– Neil Gaiman
  • “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.”– Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”– Lucille Ball
  • “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”– Helen Keller
  • “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell
  • “Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – William James

Anyone who teaches me deserves my respect, honoring and attention.” – Sonia Rumzi

Winston Churchhill quotes
  • “You are a human with one life and it’s up to you to make it the best life you can.” – Dan Howell
  • “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” – Aldous Huxley
  • “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”– Stephen Chbosky
    “Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success, and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results. ”– Germany Kent
  • “We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
    ― Charles R. Swindoll

“Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.” – Alicia Witt

  • “Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.” – John Cal
  • “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.” – Khalil Gibran
  • “You don’t cry when someone pushes you down. You get up and you fight back. And pretty soon nobody’s going to shove you anymore because they’ll see it’s not worth it.” ― Morgan Rhodes
    “Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”– Pope Paul VI
  • “The true definition of mental illness is when the majority of your time is spent in the past or future, but rarely living in the realism of NOW.” –  Shannon L. Alder
  • “Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: “What’s good in my life?” and “What needs to be done?”– Nathaniel Branden
  • “If your ego starts out, ‘I am important, I am big, I am special,’ you’re in for some disappointments when you look around at what we’ve discovered about the universe. No, you’re not big. No, you’re not. You’re small in time and in space. And you have this frail vessel called the human body that’s limited on Earth.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

I hope these positive attitude quotes have inspired you. Thanks for reading.

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