60 Positive Thinking Quotes to Strengthen Your Mind

positive thinking quotesHere are 60 Positive Thinking Quotes for you to read in order to strengthen your mentality. As you may already know, when you think positive, your life will tend to reflect that. Likewise, if you think negative, life will tend to reflect that as well so it’s important to keep your thoughts positive especially in the face of challenges.

It’s not always easy but you’ll benefit a lot more from thinking positively than negatively.


1. “If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want.” – Unknown

2. “Fear is faith that it won’t work out.” – Sister Mary Tricky

3. “Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.” – Cullen Hightower

4. “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.” – Leonardo da Vinci

5. “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” – Raymond Lindquist

6. “What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

7. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

8. “Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” – Jacques Maritain

9. “Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment.” – Vince Lombardi

10. “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security” – John Allen Paulos

11. “We are torn between a craving to know and the despair of having known.” – Unknown

12. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

13. “The only real failure in life is one not learned from.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

14. “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens

15. “Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.” – Tagore

16. “To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.” – Katherine Paterson

17. “If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible.” – John Kanary

18. “People only see what they are prepared to see.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. “Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying.” – Christian Gellert

20. “Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” – Erica Jong

21. “Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.” – Brian Tracy

22. “In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

23. “I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.” – Rita Mae Brown

24. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” – W. Clement Stone

25. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Meg Cabot

26. “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

27. “Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.” – Barbara Sher

28. “If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” – Zig Ziglar

29. “Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.” – Ben Hecht

30. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

31. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Herman Hesse

32. “I am realistic – I expect miracles.” – Wayne Dyer

33. “In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” – David Ogilvy

34. “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard

35. “I’ve always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.” – Alan Bond

36. “Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.” – George Bernard Shaw

37. “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” – Jim Rohn

38. “The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” – Carrie Jones

39. “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

40. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

41. “Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.” – Chinese proverb

42. “Believe while others are doubting.” – William Arthur Ward

43. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.” – Mary Lou Retton

44. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Larry Elder

45. “Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.” – Jerome Fleishman

46. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

47. “There will be sleeping enough in the grave.” – Benjamin Franklin

48. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

49. “Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death, but to inspire yourself to life.” – Adele Brookman

50. “Success is a journey not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland

51. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

52. “The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.” – John Wooden

53. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

54. “When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” – JFK

55. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

56. “Stop thinking gratitude as a buy product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view.” – Bryan Robles

57. “Fear is a part of life. It’s a warning mechanism. That’s all. It tells you when there’s danger around. Its job is to help you survive. Not cripple you into being unable to do it.” – Jim Butcher

58. “Everyone faces defeat. It may be a stepping-stone or a stumbling block, depending on the mental attitude with which it is faced.” – Napoleon Hill

59. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” – Mike Murdock

60. “We can do anything we want as long as we stick to it long enough.” – Helen Keller

Here’s a video of Will Smith on the power of positive thinking:

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