51 attitude quotes by famous personalities

The right attitude goes a long way!

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Attitude is all about the right intentions, right motivations and right approach to things. Getting up in the morning with a positive attitude that things will be better and if they are not “I” will work towards making them favourable is like winning half the battle!

Here are some of the most inspiring sayings, by famous personalities in the world, that can affect your attitude.

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Take responsibility

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“Whatever happens, take responsibility.”

Write a small piece on what kind of attitude works in the world (according to you, of course). Discuss it with your friends and share views on attitude with each other! 🙂

He chants incantations to stay positive.

No justifications

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“Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself.”

Set time aside for a vent out session. It works wonders to let loose!

He knows many languages!


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“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Give yourself a pep talk and remember to emphasise on the fact that you are a go getter!

He was famed for his way with the ladies.

Change is key

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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Try a new attitude today instead of a new outfit! You might be surprised. 😉

She was an avid chef and even wrote cookbooks!

Good people

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“It is good people who make good places.”

Declutter your thoughts today. Choose to keep the good ones and get rid of the bad ones!

Sewell wasn’t published until she was 57 years old.

Look at the stars

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“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Try seeing the good in people and situations instead of the bad qualities. Reverse how you perceive.

He was born inside what is now called Trinity College!

The right attitude

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“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”

Start working on your attitude skills! Hone yourself to be positive and a doer & believer!

His first book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by 1970, with a total circulation of over five million copies worldwide success and is now regarded as a cult book.

Attitude & Character

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“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”

Take a psychology attitude test with your friends. It’s a fun activity and you get to know yourself better too!

He couldn’t swim!

Laws of attraction

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“Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”

Pick up a challenging task and give it your best! If you succeed you’ll be super happy but if you fail you’ll gain more confidence cause you will realise trying is even better than not trying! 🙂

He was known as a pioneer of the self-help movement.


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“The weak make others feel inferior. The strong make others feel equal.”

Uplift someone who is feeling low. You’ll feel much better about yourself in making them feel better.

He can speak fluent French.

Don't be foolish

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“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”

Set a goal that no matter what happens you won’t get angry for a day. Sometimes trying your own patience is a good exercise!

He was partly German.

Choose your battles

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“What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else.”

List down your pros and cons. Get to know yourself better.

In 1999, she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.


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“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”

Take a break. We all deserve it!

He was one of the most influential philosophers of the late Stoa.

Through the heart

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“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.”

Find out what inspires you and keep it close! That way you’ll never have to look elsewhere for inspiration.

Goethe took much of his entire adult life to complete his work on Faust.

Attitude matters

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“Your problem isn’t the problem, it’s your attitude about the problem.”

Attend a problem solving workshop! It truly widens your vision even if you don’t get exact solutions!

She published a non-fiction work centering on the life of Steve Jobs in 2001.

Excellent attitude

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“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.”

Go out on a picnic with your dear ones and spend some quality time.

He has a fondness for interior Mexican, Tex-Mex and southwest cuisine.


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“We lost because we told ourselves we lost.”

Soak yourself in a warm bubble bath. Sometimes that is all the attitude adjustment you need!

He was a self-improvement junkie!

Caring is changing

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“You really can change the world if you care enough.”

Try meditation! Light a few scented candles (if you aren’t allergic) and turn inwards.

Her honours include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1985) and several humanitarian awards.

Knowing better

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“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

Befriend someone you don’t know all that well or have a certain bias against.

Honest Abe was the tallest president at 6 feet 4 inches tall.

Decisions, decisions

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“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”

Take a decision you have kept pending for too long and trust your instincts!

He serves as Advisory Board Chairman for the Human Performance Institute.

Human liberty

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“A discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty.”

Trash all judgements about anyone or anything and approach with a positive attitude.

Twain briefly served with a Confederate militia.

Good mood

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“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.”

Have a hot cup of coffee with your favourite dessert to begin your morning. This will put you in a good mood for the day!

Many of his most famous works were banned.

Invincible summers

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

Call your parents. They love those random calls by their kids.

He was the second youngest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.


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“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.”

Watch an all time favourite movie of yours. Sometimes all you need is a reminder of the good ‘ol times.

She has a magazine titled “Enjoying Everyday Life”.

Big difference

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“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Do a kind deed. Help someone in need.

He was actually born in a room in a palace named Blenheim Palace.

Habits of thought

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“Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thought.”

Find a new hobby for yourself. You have to keep refreshing your memory with new things.

His books sold nearly twenty million copies between 1987 and 2012.

Pick your attitude

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“Attitude is everything, so pick a good one.”

Journal your feelings today. Make space for some new thoughts in your mind.

His Chinese zodiac is a Dragon.

Get it right

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“Attitude is altitude.”

No matter what happens keep the positivity going and keep your head high gorgeous. It will become a habit with time.

Nick proposed to his wife, Kanae, on a yacht in Santa Barbara in 2011.

Consent, first

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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Write a thank you list in which you can jot down every single thing you are thankful for.

She was orphaned at a very young age.

Direct yourself

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“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

Read a new book. Lose yourself in someone else’s imaginations.

He is considered the father of Chinese Taoism.

Be the change

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“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

Find out more about your favourite personalities and their life choices.

He was the 1930 Time Magazine Man of the Year.


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“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

Change your opinion. Try a dish you never thought you would even taste, talk to someone you don’t really know, or wear a colour that you thought you won’t be able to carry.

He wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets.

Sunny side

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“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”

Do yoga in the morning before you start your day. It will relax you and set the pace for your day.

She was called an ‘unruly child’ when she was young.

Attitude over aptitude

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“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

Ideate. Sometimes for no reason at all!

He was happily married for 65 Years.

Hundred possibilities

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“Your aspirations are your possibilities.”

Don’t think of the outcomes. Just do whatever comes to your mind and see how it works out. At least by the end of the day you’ll not have to say ‘if’ even once!

In February 1767, Johnson was granted a special audience with King George III.

Define yourself

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“Attitude will always define who we are in life.”

Make it a cheat day! Order an extra large pizza and binge to your heart’s content!

He grew up on the West Coast of Scotland, where he spent much of his time exploring the Scottish Highlands.

NO bad vibes

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“A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing.”

Don’t say NO to a job just because you feel you can’t do it. Give it a shot!

He was reputed to have the biggest wardrobe of all professional golfers and was a favourite of photographers because of his flamboyant attire!

Be your own hero

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“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”

Rearrange your room! Change should reflect in every aspect of life.

She was raised by her grandmother.

Own your story

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“If you own this story you get to write the ending.”

Practice mindfulness! Pay close attention to every single detail of your life. You’ll discover your own trade secrets.

She was named one of Houston’s most influential women in 2009.

Seeing is believing

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“People only see what they are prepared to see.”

Keep an open mind. Don’t judge, perceive.

He criticised Jane Austen’s writing!

Reflections of self

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“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

Play with your pets. It’s an uplifting feeling to watch them shower you with love!

Her work is trending 39 years after her death.

Physically loose, mentally tight

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

Play a game of scrabble with your gang! It opens up your mind and is the best mental exercise ever.

Ashe was the first black man to win Wimbledon in 1975 and the U.S Championship in 1968.

Character building

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

Learn a new skill. It could be baking, writing, singing, any sport, language, absolutely anything!

Elbert held a number of jobs starting from working on a farm, a cub reporter and a teacher.

Live in the moment

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“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”

Celebrate honesty day at home! Be honest to one another about your feelings, thoughts and emotions. It will open up a new space of communication.

She never saw her mother or sister again after leaving home to become a missionary.

State of mind

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“The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.”

Spend a day outdoors. Nature really speaks if we listen carefully!

He was close friends with poet Walt Whitman, as well as President Theodore Roosevelt.

Be optimistic

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“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”

Dance your blues away! Switch on the radio and dance to the melodies coming out of it without any inhibitions. It’s reinvigorating!

He took the throne at age 4 at an enthronement ceremony in Lhasa, Tibet and became a monk at age 6.

Attitude miracles

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“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.”

Stay in bed if you feel like a day to yourself. It’s alright to spend days with yourself once in a while!

She devoted much of her time to charitable and religious causes.

Attitude attraction

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“Your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.”

Smile at everyone you meet. Some of them might not smile back but that’s okay, you will feel happy the whole time!

His writing career began when he was 13 when he worked as a ‘mountain reporter’ for a Wise County newspaper in Virginia.

Disabilities of life

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“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

Spend a day with specially challenged people. You learn a lot from them!

He was adopted.

The good & bad

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“Good talent with bad attitude equals bad talent.”

Be kind to people who are unkind to you. It might be difficult but you will feel your mind shifting towards more positive aspects.

Bill Walsh was selected to the Pro Bowl twice.

Change is good

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“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.”

Eat a doughnut. Sometimes the smallest things make you the happiest! <3

Her mother took Amy and her younger brother, John, to Europe, to see the world before a curse killed them all.

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