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Top 15 Power of Positive Thinking Quotes

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Top 15 Quotes on the Power of Positive Thinking

…And how a change in thoughts can lead to a change in life.


“The day is what you make it! So why not make it a great one?” ~ Steve Schulte


“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours.” ~ Tom Hopkins


“You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.” ~ Zig Ziglar


“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~ John Wooden


“We can’t escape pain; we can’t escape the essential nature of our lives. But we do have a choice. We can give in and relent, or we can fight, persevere, and create a life worth living, a noble life. Pain is a fact; our evaluation of it is a choice.” ~ Jacob Held


“Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.” ~ Joseph Sugarman


“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” ~ Oprah Winfrey


“Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” ~ Seth Godin


“I have for many years endeavored to make this vital truth clear; and still people marvel when I tell them that I am happy. They imagine that my limitations weigh heavily upon my spirit, and chain me to the rock of despair. Yet, it seems to me, happiness has very little to do with the senses. If we make up our minds that this is a drab and purposeless universe, it will be that, and nothing else. On the other hand, if we believe that the earth is ours, and that the sun and moon hang in the sky for our delight, there will be joy upon the hills and gladness in the fields because the Artist in our souls glorifies creation. Surely, it gives dignity to life to believe that we are born into this world for noble ends, and that we have a higher destiny than can be accomplished within the narrow limits of this physical life.” ~ Helen Keller


“Nothing truly stops you.  Nothing truly holds you back.  For your own will is always within your control.  Sickness may challenge your body. But are you merely your body? Lameness may impede your legs. But you are not merely your legs. Your will is bigger than your legs. Your will needn’t be affected by an incident unless you let it.” ~ Epictetus


“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” ~ Anthony Robbins


“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx


“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.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.” ~ Og Mandino


Bonus: 5 Positive Thinking Quotes in Pictures!



I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.


An amazing analogy by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer:


Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.


This is you...


If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. ~ Roald dahl

79 Responses to Top 15 Power of Positive Thinking Quotes

  • Reallllllllly suprb

  • Lance Armstrong. Erm….

    • hi matt thank you for sharing really love yo quotes keeping people shining their live just reading your awesome stuff 😉 God bless you :-)

  • The one by Oprah is actually not by Oprah…I think it is important to make sure the right credits are given…It was William James! And by the way what happened to Norman Vincent Peale…uh!

    • Agreed! Giving the right credits is crucial. We have confirmed several online sources that say Oprah did in fact say that quote. However, if you have evidence confirming otherwise, please let us know! Also, if you have another quote suggestion, possibly from Norman Vincent Peale, comment it and we’ll consider adding it to our list! We’re happy to update it if we see that there’s a better quote on the Power of Positive Thinking!

      • Wikiquote says that this quote is misattributed to William James so it may be one of Oprah’s.

      • Imagine if your mind had no set boundaries. Now imagine all the times you said you can’t, when you never even tried!

        Ernesto Mariscal

  • its helpful…….nice

  • These are great quotes. Oprah’s is my favorite – I only recently started to learn the power of positive thinking…but it works! Thanks for sharing these Matt. And by the way, great site!


  • The one with Seth Godin. I like that. I mean why do some people focus on the negative? But I don’t blame them, we all have to go through this once in a while. I guess these quotes would help them. I’d like to share these to people. Perhaps it could help. I do think so. Cheers for a great post!

    • That’s the entire premise behind our site! To share motivational and inspirational quotes in order to push people to keep moving forward in a positive and uplifted way! Thank you David for your great feedback and thank you for sharing our message!

  • truly enlights positive thinking………..excellently chosen quotes,,,,,,,

  • im starting new things in my life to flip negatives into positives, one thing i will do is to read one of the quotes every morning to start the day on a positive note! rather than filling my head with some of the shallow crap on TV and the NET id rather appreciate inspiring words! great list !

    • Thanks Kristy for the feedback! Starting the day off with a positive quote every day is a great way to reinforce positive changes in your life! It’s SO easy to get sucked into the negativity brought forth by the news and media – replacing that with powerful quotes and blog posts is a great solution – Glad to hear our list helped :) Stay strong and keep moving forward!

  • its great to be done.think positively. tq matt

  • Hello matt and everyone that seeks, inspiration my name is ashton rodgers! And I say that. proudly I have not only use pistive thinking I have changed my whole life around from being hopelessly addicted to pain killers, not having a job for three years just free loading on people. I over came my emontional pain of my father being murdered to breaking the chains of my addiction to truelly using the law of attraction and now my annual monthly income is inexcess of $10,000 a month simply just. By beleiving in the law of attraction. Here is my quote. For inspiration”transcendence is hidden deep within only the true and mysef belivers will reap and know what it means to be a legend” true stars belong in the sky!

  • I particularly like the quote from Og Mandino; indeed whether it is the light or the darkness, there is always the goodness in it depending on how we see them.

  • I recently had been diagnosed with herpes and at first i felt like my life was over. These quotes have helped me tremendously to realize that my life is so much more then this disease. Thank you for this and I will stay positive.,.:-)

    • That is really powerful to hear. Thank you for sharing, Erica. I wish you nothing but the best on your journey forward and hope that inspirational words, like these, will continue to find you well and will continue to keep you focused on all of the positive that this life really does have to offer!

  • Comments and feedback of readers are also equally helpful n encouraging..:)

  • i always learn this lession which is my best lession

  • I start my day seeing these wonderful quotes… inspiring…

  • So fabulous! Thank you for sharing these amazing quotes!

  • Hi,great words and a great collection.Keep up the good work.


  • Thank you for taking the time to make a difference in the world.

    • It is a wonderful privilege to have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of anybody. One thing that I’ve always remembered is that if you want to make a difference in the lives of many, start by making a difference in the lives of the few :) So, thank YOU for the kind feedback and for listening to my message! All the best!

      “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

  • Today has mark the beginning of a positive journey in my life, for I have found the answer to my negative thinking and I have choose to change the negative thought in me into a positive thought and this will bring success to me by God grace…………………………thanks to the founder of MoveMeQuotes.

  • Awesome stuff, Matt! Thanks for posting it.

  • Essence of Bhagavath Gita:

    Why are you unnecessarily worrying? Whom do you fear? Who can kill you? The Soul is not born not does it die. What has happened has happened for the best. What is happening is happening for the best. What will happen will happen for the best. Do you brood over the past? Do not worry about the future the present is on.

    What have you lost that your weeping? What have you brought that you have lost? What have made that is destroyed? You have not brought anything. What you have you got from the Universe. What was given was given here. What you took you took from the Universe. What you gave you gave unto the Universe.

    You came empty handed and shall leave empty handed. What is your today was someone else’s in the past and will be someone else’s in the future. You think it belong to you and you are deeply engrossed in it. This is the cause of all your sorrows.

    Change is Constant in the Manifest. Constant is the Change in the Un-manifest.

    Lord Krishna

    • Thank you to post your thoughts! very uplifting and the essence of Gita summed beautifully.Many blessings.

  • Great collections of positive thinking quotes Matt! I found several good ones from them!

  • Any way you can post the picture of the little boy with prostatic legs running !!! That picture is soooo moving for me, it makes me thankful for what I have! And if he can do that I can sure get my butt out of bed and make the most of the day!!

  • Very nice collection of positive thinking quotes. We totally believe that “We become what we think about”

  • Thanks for pump me up with positive feeling… Take Care… : )

  • hai! everybody have a wonderful day by; anuj chandel

  • wow truely amazing thoughts there someone tell me how to get positive i seem to have to find it again today .

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