– Robert Tew
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– Elbert Hubbard
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.
– Bo Bennett
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– Zig Ziglar
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– Bo Bennett
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– Willie Nelson
Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.
– Berenice Abbott
Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
– Tim Allen
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I HAVE grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it's lovely to remember being so young but it's also good to know you grew up!
– Jenny Agutter
Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.
– Carl D. Anderson
– David Bailey
– James A. Baldwin
– Ambrose Bierce
Well, I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don't overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified.
– Thad Cochran
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
– Robert Collier
We have been blessed with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world.
– Jim DeMint
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Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.
– King Edward VIII
That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.
– George Foreman
You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
– Emmet Fox
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– James Anthony Froude
In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?
– Jamie Foxx
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If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn't run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We're going to run on the president's strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term.
– Ed Gillespie
– Garrett M. Graff
As a person who is not confrontational by disposition I tend to see that the quality of being confrontational is a positive attribute.
– John Hall
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People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
– Thich Nhat Hanh
– Donna Karan
To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.
– Paul Klee
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– Brian Koslow
You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere.
– David Herbert Lawrence
– Lisa Leslie
I think every time I go in a game, I have added something positive. I have gotten a rebound or made a defensive play. That is what I try to focus on.
– Rebecca Lobo
– Joan Lunden
I think positive. I always think we're going to score. Two minutes is a lot of time if you have timeouts and you're throwing every down. You have to make the right decisions. I've always had great receivers, which helps. It's not just me doing it.
– Dan Marino
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You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
– Ralph Marston
There must be a positive and negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle, without which there would be no activity, no motion.
– John McDonald
Since I've been in Playboy myself in Australia, I love it, and I think it's really empowering and positive towards women, which is not a view that many women hold.
– Dannii Minogue
There's a lot of peer pressure to not do positive stories out of Iraq... I think there's a sense that the administration got a pass during the hot days of war and now that the war is over it's time to even out the deck somewhat.
– Jerry Nachman
The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
– Albert J. Nock
– Pablo Picasso
– Alexander Pope
I do like to write nasty songs. It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative.
– Lisa Marie Presley
– Thomas J. Peters
The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq.
– Bill Richardson
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
– Pat Riley
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You should tell yourself frequently 'I will only react to constructive suggestions.' This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others.
– Jane Roberts
When you come off something really disappointing, you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away.
– Andy Roddick
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
– Henry David Thoreau
Let's not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their positive effect as part of a whole solution.
– John Thune
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We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
– Alexis de Tocqueville
People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
– Raoul Vaneigem
I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble.
– Earl Warren
I don't think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.
– Barry Williams
– Les Brown
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Your best creative assets do not occur unless you do a mental shift. You have to be in a positive frame of mind because inspiration is fleeting. I walk to work for inspiration and to clear my mind.
– Ron Ben-Israel
– Nigel Rees
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– Nadia Comaneci
You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good.
– Hans Bender
You might think the thinner version of yourself is going to be the most positive or confident, but that's not how it is for me. When I'm over 200 pounds, that's when I'm the most confident version of myself.
– Garrett Hedlund
You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out.
– Fran Drescher
You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren't true, but you never hear about the positive.
– Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.
– Carlos Ghosn
– Sheryl Swoopes
You have a lot of ups and downs in coaching, especially, but I can't remember any bad times at this point. I mean, they're all good. A lot of tears when you lose, a lot of down times, but I can't remember any of them. They're all positive now. Even the bad times were good.
– Don Nelson
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– Nicholas D. Kristof
You can't live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off.
– Miley Cyrus
You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.
– Zig Ziglar
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Yes, but I think if you look at it with a sort of gay sensibility and want everything to be positive about gay life, it could be interpreted as antigay.
– John Schlesinger
– Henrietta Szold
Women tell me they are different since 21 May - the day I was arrested - it's a positive change, they believe now.
– Manal al-Sharif
Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream.
– Patricia Ireland
With what all these people are saying, do you think that anybody wants to be around me? They all think that I did this on purpose? That I knew that I was positive, for so many years? I feel now that I'm going to be attacked if anybody sees me or if I go to the office.
– Marc Wallice
With everything that's thrown at you, whether it be problems at home, problems at work - whatever - basically, if you remain positive, you can see your way out of that.
– Sean Paul
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– Brian Tracy
Why should conservationists have a positive interest in... farming? There are lots of reasons, but the plainest is: Conservationists eat.
– Wendell Berry
While the wider global environment is worrying, we are seeing some positive results in our economic affairs.
– Michael D. Higgins
While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for, the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him.
– Robert Teeter
– William Cowper
Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited.
– Gottfried Leibniz
When you're growing up, it's always nice to have someone you can relate and look up to. I'm proud of how I conduct my business and how I have accomplished all that I have accomplished, and hope that I can be a positive influence on not only the Mexican community but also young boxers and people all around the world.
– Victor Ortiz
When you're a houseguest and you leave, it's nice to straighten something up or send your hosts a useful gift. And when you leave the planet, it's nice to have made a positive contribution.
– Alexander Payne
When you think about the day-to-day, positive impact on the lives of U.S. citizens, there is no relationship that we have in the world that is more important than our relationship with Canada.
– Paul Cellucci
– Paulo Coelho
When the media defines something, you have to question: Is it the definition that you want applied to your culture? I'm trying to determine who's leaving the legacy, and if the legacy that is being left is a positive one.
– Tim Reid
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When the going got tough, I really had to draw on many of the same competitive instincts I did when I was skating. I really had to put my head down and stay positive. I had to fight.
– Peggy Fleming
– Juice Newton
When people ask me about my story, I just go through the positive stuff: the tent-pole moments, the big landmark checkpoints.
– Shia LaBeouf
When I've had hard times in my life, the one thing about being in TV is that it's positive. I withdrew to 'Cheers,' it was familiar in that it was family. It had a kind of realistic positiveness to it.
– Bruno Heller
When I was campaigning, I told the people if nothing happens under my mandate it will still be a positive thing because my mandate will be used as a rupture between the past and the future.
– Michel Martelly
When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
When I got into the film business, my aim was to adopt a positive persona, of a guy who fights against injustice. And it saved me, because my acting was atrocious to say the least!
– Chuck Norris
When children are very young, you read them books that are positive to help them go to sleep. But there comes a moment when they begin to understand the difficulties of the world. They know there are problems and the books they read should reflect that, not gloss over them.
– Michael Morpurgo
When a positive exchange between a brand and customers becomes quantifiable metrics, it encourages brand to provide better service, customer service to do a better job, and consumers to actively show their gratitude.
– Simon Mainwaring
When a person tests positive for HIV, it is not a test for the virus itself but for antibodies to the virus, and the test is not able to distinguish between HIV antibodies and a multitude of other antibodies. Many conditions can lead to a false positive result, including flu shots, hepatitis, and pregnancy.
– Nate Mendel
What none of the critics, positive or negative, grasped was that 'The Searchers' was a different kind of Western, something much darker and more disturbing than the usual fare.
– Glenn Frankel
What I really like is an intelligent review. It doesn't have to be positive. A review that has some kind of insight, and sometimes people say something that's startling or is so poignant.
– Patti Smith
What I have is P.H. positive chronic myeloid leukemia, which is an aberration in your white blood cells.
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Well, you know, a lot of people look at the negative things, the things that they did wrong and - which I do. But I like to stress on the things I did right, because there are certain things that I like to look at from a positive standpoint that are just positive reinforcement.
– Tiger Woods
We've certainly learned a lot of lessons from Katrina, from Rita. Rita was better than Katrina. We're doing a better job planning. We're closer - more closely aligned with the Department of Defense. These things would be positive things if we were to have another attack.
– Michael Chertoff
We would like to ease the life of the Palestinians. I prepared a new plan that we call a positive agenda.
– Silvan Shalom
We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that.
– Roma Downey