Quotes on Attitude

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Your Attitude is Contagious

"Pray that you will have good and correct attitudes about all your experiences ----be they good or bad."

Dallin H. Oaks

A newspaper subscriber commented:

"Since reading that report, I've made a conscious effort to recall my blessings nearly every hour. Instead of dreading the drudgery of cleaning house, I express gratitude for my home. I've found so many things to be grateful for, little things like running water and electricity. A few weeks ago, I complained because my knees ached; now I say how grateful I am that I can walk. I think it's important to express our gratitude out loud. The positive focus on gratitude has pushed out of my mind the negative thoughts that were dragging me down."

"I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days."

Lance Armstrong

"Our attitudes determine how we evaluate our life's experiences. They determine how we evaluate ourselves. They also govern how we look at other people. Are we inclined to judge an eternal soul by the appearance of an earthly body? Do we see the beautiful soul of a brother or sister, or do we only see that person's earthly tabernacle? Bodies can be distorted by handicap, twisted by injury, or worn by age. But if we can learn to see the inner man and woman, we will be seeing as God sees, and loving as He loves."

Dallin H. Oaks

"Be content with your lot--one cannot be first in everything."


"Your Attitude is contagious........Is yours worth catching?"

"Through the lens of spirituality, we see all the commandments of God as invitations to blessings."

Dallin H. Oaks

"If you think you are beaten--you are.
If you think that you dare not--you don't.
If you'd like to win, but fear you can't
It's fifty to one you won't."

"One does not have to be an especially brilliant student of the likes and dislikes of the Diety to be confident that the Lord loves a cheerful man".

"God somehow seems to put on this earth a sufficient number of joyful persons to keep the rest of us from drowning in our own tears."

"The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do. "

"I asked God for all things, that I might enjoy life. God gave life, that I might enjoy all things."

Do you believe "the cup's half full" or "the cup's half empty?"

"For years it's been known that positive thinking can improve a person's health and well-being. Now research suggests that avoiding negative thinking may be even more important than positive thinking. A study of 224 middle-aged and older adults found that those who AVOIDED pessimism (but were not necessarily optimistic) experienced less anxiety, stress and overall poor health than optimists."

Study by Ohio State University. Reprint from Taking Care, Vol. 20, Issue 6, June 1998

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."

Albert Einstein

Roles - and How We Play Them

Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott. Jamie was trying out for a part in a school play. His mother told me that he had his heart set on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen. On the day the parts were announced, I went with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining, with pride and excitement. "Guess what, Mum," he shouted, and then said those words that remain a lesson to me: "I've been chosen to clap and cheer."

Marie Curling

"At the center of our agency is our freedom to form a healthy attitude toward whatever circumstances we are placed in!"

Neal A. Maxwell

"You can either have a wrecked car and be sad, or have a wrecked car and be happy.... either way you have a wrecked car, and frankly I would choose to be happy."

"Your attitude shall determine your altitude."

"Whether you think you can or think you can't—you're right."

Henry Ford

"Greatness is best measured by how well an individual responds to the happenings in life that appear to be totally unfair, unreasonable, and undeserved."

Marvin J. Ashton (Ensign, November 1984, page 22)

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."

Norman Vincent Peale

"Be someone who finds something good in each day——Then give it to others."

Elder James E. Faust - October 1982 General Conference

"The Blessings we receive as we meet the challenges of economic stress:

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine."

( Proverbs 17:22)

"All things shall work together for your good."

(Doctrine and Covenants 90:24.)

"The attitude with which we submit to 'all things' is important. Maintaining a positive attitude and being cheerful are helpful. A belief that 'all these things shall give thee experience, and . . . be for thy good' is like a spiritual stabilizer.' "

(Doctrine and Covenants 122:7.)

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure."

Norman Vincent Peale

"The almost universal gift everyone can develop is the creation of a pleasant disposition, an even temperament. "

Elder L. Tom Perry - Ensign, Nov. 1998, 74

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."

William James

"As critical and judgmental as we often must be, as much as we will have to correct, as truly as we must face unpleasant realities all of our days, let us recognize and praise the thousands of beauties of life around us; the many wonderful examples of virtuous living; the strengths and the courage of so many souls; the exceptional talents and achievements of our family members, neighbors, and associates; the countless blessings that we have been given. As has been quoted by so many, but seems to fit well here, 'Two
men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars'."

(Frederick Langbridge, A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts, cited in The Oxford
Dictionary of Quotations, 2d ed., London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1966, p. 310)
Paul H. Dunn, Ensign, May 1987