Positivity Quotes

Jul 25, 2022 | Character Quotables | 1 comment

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“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
-Buddha

“I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.”
-Michael Jordan

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

“A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.”
-Unknown

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

Francesca Reigler

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.”
-Wade Boggs

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
—Barack Obama

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
-Winston Churchill

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”
-Lucille Ball

“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

“A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.”
-Chuck Norris

“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”
-Winston Churchill

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”
—Anne Lamott

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
-Helen Keller

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
-Colin Powell

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

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”
-Lee Iacocca

“Optimism is the foundation of courage.”
-Nicholas M. Butler

“Don’t let your failures define you—let them teach you.”
-Barack Obama

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”
—Robert H. Schuller

“Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”
—Lucille Ball

How can you use Quotes?

  • Start a discussion: Quotes can start a discussion about a character trait at the beginning of a meeting or the dinner table. You can ask questions about what it means, how they have seen the trait demonstrated in their own lives, or how they can develop it themselves.
  • Provide a model: Quotes can provide a model of good character. When you read a quote from a famous person or historical figure, you show that people they admire also value the same character traits.
  • Use quotes as writing/journal prompts: Ask them to write a short essay about a quote to help them think more deeply about its implications for their lives.
  • Post quotes: You can post quotes where they will be seen/heard often – classroom, breakroom, lobby, dining room, email signatures, video bulletin boards, morning announcements, social media, etc.
  • Read quotes aloud: You can read quotes aloud to your children during mealtimes, bedtime, or any other time you spend together.
  • Make it fun:  You can make it even more fun by incorporating games, activities, or crafts. Let children decorate signs with the quotes to hang in the classroom or a bedroom door. Record children saying it and post it on social media.