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135 Positive Thinking Quotes For A New Perspective (2020)

This “positive thinking” quotes collection will help you maintain a positive mindset and achieve a new perspective in your daily life.

Did you know that you can increase your chances of succeeding in anything you do by just thinking positively? In order for your life to be fulfilling and happy, you have to be optimistic and develop positive vibes. In fact, most psychologists recommend positive thinking for good mental health.

Positive Thinking Quotes For A New Perspective

You may have probably heard of this idea but dismissed it. Well, truth is, positive thinking is not just mere words. Besides helping improve your mental health and general wellness, positive thinking helps boost your confidence and improves the relationships you have with other people.

There are many ways to boost your positive thinking. One way is to associate with positive people. Positive people are those with a positive attitude, the kind of people who will keep encouraging you even when you fail.

You can also maintain positivity by being enthusiastic even when you feel dull. Additionally, reading uplifting quotes can inspire you to be optimistic. In that respect, below are some inspiring positive thinking quotes and positive thinking proverbs to help you think positively and achieve a new perspective.

Don’t forget to also read our collection of positive energy quotes and these inspirational light quotes about life and happiness.

Positive Thinking Quotes For A New Perspective

1. “A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” –  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

2. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

3. “We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale

positive thinking quotes on what we become

4. “The mind is everything.  What you think you become.” – Buddha

5. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker

6. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro

7. “But you will admit that it is a very good thing to be alive.” – L. Frank Baum

8. “POSITIVE: The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” – Winston Churchill

9. “Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make it better.” – Unknown

10. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

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Positive thinking quotes to live by

11. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

positive thinking quotes to live by

12. “Much of our pain or misery in life stems from our own outlook towards the situation. A paralyzed person can also be happy, so can be a financially poor family.” – Amit Ahlawat

13. “When I got fired from my first sales job, it seemed like I had fallen at the first hurdle. As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have happened. It lead me into a job where I really learned the ropes and showed me that even disasters have positive sides.”  – Tony Clark

14. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett

15. “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.” – Swami Vivekananda

16. “The difference in winning and losing is most often…not quitting.” – Walt Disney

17. “Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.” – Jon Bon Jovi

18. “Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.” – E. Joseph Cossman

19. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

20. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

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Positive thinking quotes to inspire you everyday

21. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” — William James

Positive thinking quotes to inspire you everyday

22. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron

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

24. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan

25. “It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” – Ellen DeGeneres

26. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.” – Demi Lovato

27. “You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.” – English Proverb

28. “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

29. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

30. “Anything that’s not positive, I don’t have the energy to focus on it. Anything that’s not going in the right direction, I don’t have the time or the energy.” – DMX

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Positive thinking quotes about life and success

31. “Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Positive thinking quotes about life and success

32. “To be happy is to think positively, confidently and optimistically.” – Dr T.P.Chia

33. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen

34. “Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

35. “I’m taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive.” – Pitbull

36. “When you go through a negative situation, don’t think about it. Make it positive.” – Yoko Ono

37. “When you think positive, good things happen.” – Matt Kemp

38. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

39. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” – Emory Austin

40. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henry Matisse

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Positive thinking quotes to remind you to stay positive

41. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin

42. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

positive thinking quotes about greatness

43. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

44. “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.”- Maya Angelou

45. “Choose the positive. You have a choice. You are the master of your attitude. Choose the positive, the constructive.”– Bruce Lee

46. “The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.” – Zig Ziglar

47. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler

48. “You are the conductor of your own attitude! Nobody else can compose your thoughts for you.” – Lee J. Colan

49. “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett

50. “If you’re not positive energy, you’re negative energy.” – Mark Cuban

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51. “Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.” ― Roy T. Bennett

52. “Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.” ― Mandy Hale

53. “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” ― Dr Roopleen

54. “You willed yourself to where you are today, so will yourself out of it.”
Stephen Richards

55. “Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.” ― Amit Ray

56. “There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” ― Aaron Lauritsen

57. “If you tell yourself you feel fine, you will.” ― Jodi Picoult

58. “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.” ― Janice Trachtman

59. “You have to open up to the world and learn optimism…Contentment with the past, happiness with the present, and hope for the future. Learned optimisim.” ― Jennifer Crusie

60. “Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru

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61. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”― Walt Whitman

62. “I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.”― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

63. “It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”― Germany Kent

64. “Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.”― Tony Robbins

65. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.”― Shannon L. Alder

66. “Focus on an ocean of positives, not a puddle of negatives.”― Kevin Ansbro

67. “Think about every good thing in your life right now. Free yourself of worrying. Let go of the anxiety, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.”― Germany Kent

68. “Accept hardship as a necessary discipline.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

69. “Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.”― Charles F. Glassman

70. “Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.”― E.A. Bucchianeri

71. “Decision decides destiny. What God wants you to become is the positive person you decide to become when led by God’s spirit.”― Israelmore Ayivo

72. “Being positive doesn’t happen by chance. It’s a decision.”― Diamante Lavendar

73. “Today’s present is tomorrow’s past, so make this present a beautiful one.”― Luffina Lourduraj

74. “It’s not only our capacity but also our belief that defines our ability to move forward.”― Mozella Ademiluyi

75. “If you are waking up believing that there is more to life than there is — then there is more for you out there.”― Oscar Auliq-Ice

Positive thinking quotes to inspire success

76. “Do good, live in the most positive and joyful way possible every day.”
Roy T. Bennett

77. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.”― Germany Kent

78. “Never allow your mind to wander untamed like a wild animal that exists on the basis of survival of the fittest. Tame your mind with consistent focus on your goals and desires.”― Stephen Richards

79. “Instead of saying, “I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues” say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.”― Horacio Jones

80. “Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

81. “Positive energy is attracted to positive energy.”― Deborah Day

82. “Thoughts Become Things… Choose The Good Ones!”― Mike Dooley

83. “Its a mathematical fact that two negatives make a positive so even under adverse circumstances think positively.”― Dr. Amit Abraham

84. “It’s not strength, it’s PERCEPTION that makes you stronger. If you change how you SEE it, you’ll change how you FEEL about it.”― Yvonne Pierre

85. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”— Winston Churchill

Other positive thinking quotes to inspire you

86. “Grateful souls focus on the happiness and abundance present in their lives and this in turn attracts more abundance and joy towards them.”― Stephen Richards

87. “Don’t step backward toward nothing, step forward toward something, better awkward steps forward, than coward steps backward.”― Victoria Addino

88. “Be the kind of person who dares to face life’s challenges and overcome them rather than dodging them.”― Roy T. Bennett

89. “Appreciate every little beautiful moment in every day of your life. Give it a try and you’ll see the world from another perspective.”― Thea Kristine May

90. “Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.” – Aaron Lauritsen

91. “Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.”― Rodolfo Costa

92. “It is better to dwell on the beautiful things in life than the negative.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

93. “You are blessed, You are great. You are not alone. You are powerful.”― Amit Ray

94. “If you ever walk down a path surrounding by negative energy, look for the fork in the path then cross over to the positive side.”― Victoria Addino

95. “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”— Colin Powell

Positive thinking quotes to put a smile on your face

96. “If you call a thing bad you do little, if you call a thing good you do much.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

97. “When you think and say “I can”, confidence and happiness will fill your entire being.” – Unknown

98. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

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

100. “If you have an open, loving, positive attitude, anything burdensome in life can be lightened!” – James Van Praagh

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

102. “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

103. “Positive thinking produces more energy, more initiative, and more happiness.” – Unknown

104. “Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” – Benjamin Franklin

105. “I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” – William Allen White

Positive thinking quotes to elevate your perspective

106. “Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I’m going to complete every pass.” – Ron Jaworski

107. “Positive thinking helps you become decisive and courageous in small matters and in big matters.” – Unknown

108. “Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.” – Roy T. Bennett

109. “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers

110. “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert H Schuller

111. “To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun?” – Katharine Graham

112. “A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.” – Grant Fairley

113. “Happy thoughts fill your life with happiness.” – Unknown

114. “Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.” – John N. Mitchell

115. “If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.” – Cavett Robert

Positive thinking quotes to lift your mind

116. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

117. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

118. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

119. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

120. “One small positive thought can change your whole day.” – Zig Ziglar

121. “Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.” – Stephen Covey

122. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton

123. “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell

124. “The less you respond to negative people, the more positive your life will become.” – Paulo Coelho

125. “One of the most efficient ways you can improve your life is by simply thinking in a more positive way.” – Robert Norman

More positive thinking quotes to inspire you

126. “Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.” – Jenn Proske

127. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey

128. “Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.” – Tena Desae

129. “Each day, I come in with a positive attitude, trying to get better.” – Stefon Diggs

130. “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

131. “I will keep smiling, be positive and never give up! I will give 100 percent each time I play. These are always my goals and my attitude.” – Yani Tseng

132. “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” – Hans Selye

133. “You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” – Joyce Meyer

134. “Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.” – Les Brown

135. “I surround myself with good people who make me feel great and give me positive energy.” – Ali Krieger

Which of these positive thinking quotes was your favorite?

Some days we wake up with our own sunshine of excitement and good feeling, while on other days we wake up feeling dull and have to cultivate our own sunshine.

Being optimistic is a precious attribute that we all need in order to thrive in this chaotic world. Be sure to cultivate positivity so you can remain in your best mood even on your worst days. Hopefully, these positive thinking quotes have reminded you that happiness lies within you.

Which of these positive thinking quotes resonated best with you? Do you have any other favorite quote to add? Feel free to share with us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.


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