Positive sayings, affirmations, & quotes are what everyone needs from time to time to bring their mood up. Positive sayings can be repeated over and over until they start to change your behavior and mood. Repeating a positive saying over and over again is referred to as an affirmation. Affirmations don’t have to be just positive sayings. They can be an inspirational quote, phrase, expression, or anything that has a positive effect on your mood.
Affirmations are a key to quieting an ever busy mind. If you constantly repeat phrases, especially if they are negative, in your mind then you should take full advantage of positive sayings. Once you repeat something enough it will become a habit. People who have high levels of anxiety or worry always repeat things in their mind that bring down their mood. They anticipate the worst case scenario happening to them and let their imagination take over. So what if there is a possibility that something bad might happen. There is just as much a possibility that something good or neutral could happen. If you constantly anticipate the bad, then your mood will reflect this. This also raises the possibility of something bad happening.
Take full advantage of some of these saying that I am about to share with you. Feel free to copy and print the ones you like. It’s even a good idea to post some positive sayings somewhere like on your bathroom mirror. So everything you go to the bathroom you remind yourself to be positive. I hope you can find at least one good saying in here that will help you. If you find something that really has meaning be sure to repeat it over and over until it becomes a habit.
Positive Sayings, Affirmations, & Quotes
A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action. Whatever the mind expects, it finds.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.
I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they do their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change
Love what you do. Do what you love.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Live as if your prayers are to be answered.
It’s not what happens to you, It’s what you do about it.
At the center of your being you have the answer; You know who you are and you know what you want.
I firmly believe the world will sort itself out in the end. Believe it with me. At least none of us will be around to be proven wrong.
Some people see things as they are and say “Why.” I dream things that never were and say “Why not.”
Don’t think that some tomorrow you’ll see God’s Light. You see it now or err in darkest night.
The purpose of nature is the advancement and development of life.
When you get to the place where you would worry, Stop and pray.
There’s attraction…there’s infatuation… & then there’s “THE ONE.”
Within you is the divine capacity to manifest and attract all that you need or desire.
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all…that is genius…
The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein
There would be nothing to frighten you if you refused to be afraid.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life
Real life is not always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgment of what is working in our lives can help us not only survive but surmount our difficulties.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
So, I learn from my mistakes. It’s a very painful way to learn, but without pain, the old saying is, there’s no gain. I found that to be true in my life. You miss a lot of opportunities by making mistakes, but that’s part of it: knowing that you’re not shut out forever, and that there’s a goal you still can reach.
To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.
Ralph Waldo Trine
Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
Treat people as if they are what they ought to be, and you can help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann von Goethe
There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Keep a positive outlook even when faced with life challenges.
The mind is like a clock that is constantly running down. It has to be wound up daily with good thoughts.”
Fulton J. Sheen
You are limited only by your fears.
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret – curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The Dalai Lama
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
“Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”
Henri L. Bergson
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.”
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
“To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.”
St Catherine of Siena
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us”
“We don’t see the things the way they are. We see things the way WE are.”
“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.”
Norman Vincent Peale
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Dr Wayne Dyer
“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”
“Pessimist : A person who says that O is the last letter of ZERO, instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.”
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Thomas A Edison
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting”
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
“When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
Franklin D Roosevelt
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.”
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
“The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.”
“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
“So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”
“There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition.”
Steven J Ross
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
“Many of life’s failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Thomas A Edison
“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.”
“Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!”
“Success is what you attract by the person you become.”
“You have to ‘Be’ before you can ‘Do’ and ‘Do’ before you can ‘Have’.
“You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.”
“The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.”
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down.”
“Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.”
“It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.”
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
“The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the fainthearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal.”
“There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice.”
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
“Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
Henry van Dyke
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point.”
Harold B Melchart
“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”
“More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t.”
“An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.”
Pope John Paul I
“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.”
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