Summary: Definition of Attitude. An attitude is an expression of favor or disfavor toward a person, place, thing, or event (the attitude object). Prominent psychologist Gordon Allport once described attitudes "the most distinctive and indispensable concept in contemporary social psychology."
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
~ Maya Angelou
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.”
~ Brian Tracy
A child’s attitude toward everything is an artist’s attitude.
~ Willa Cather
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
~ Winston Churchill
Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.
~ Alan Cohen
I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one's own attitude, no matter how difficult the situation.
~ Dalai Lama
I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect.
~ Dalai Lama
The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than external factors. If you own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.
~ Dalai Lama
There are some days when I think I'm going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
~ Salvador Dali
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
Joy is not dependent on circumstances.
~ Faith Duck
I have the greatest of all riches: that of not desiring them.
~ Eleonora Duse
Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
~ Wayne Dyer
Creativity is an attitude that transcends paradigms and beliefs.It's a soul level yearning to fulfill a purpose, uniquely contribute and leave a mark.
~ Janice Francisco
The last of human freedoms – the ability to chose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.
~ Viktor Frankl
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
~ Harold S. Geneen
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
~ Kahlil Gibran
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
~ Lena Horne
Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.
~ J. Isham
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
~ William James
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, This is the real me, and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
~ William James
The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. As you think, so shall you be.
~ William James
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
~ Thomas Jefferson
The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.
~ Samuel Johnson
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose.
~ Maureen Killoran
When it rains it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to great experiences; we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it.
~ Joan Marques
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
~ Marshall McLuhan
One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
~ Henry Miller
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.
~ John Homer Miller
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
~ John Milton
We cannot choose the things that will happen to us. But we can choose the attitude we will take toward anything that happens. Success or failure depends on your attitude.
~ Alfred A. Montapert
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
~ Patricia Neal
The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.
~ M. Scott Peck
You can adopt the attitude there is nothing you can do, or you can see the challenge as your call to action.
~ Catherine Pulsifer
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
~ Francesca Reigler
A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn
There is very 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
Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.
~ C. Neil Strait
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what other people think or say or do. It is more than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the 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 the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
~ Chuck Swindoll
If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
~ Amy Tan
An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.
~ Sir John Templeton
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
~ Leo Tolstoy
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves.
~ Alexander Von Humboldt
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition, and not our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
~ Martha Washington
Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
~ John Wooden
As we transcend our past in the things we do, we also become who we can be. Thus creativity is those attitudes by which we fulfil ourselves.
~ John G. Young
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