Positive Quotes By Philosophers, Poets, and Authors.

Philosophers, poets, and authors have written about being positive and positive thinking through the ages in ways that even today give us more insight into how we might better live our lives.

 By 1 Vibrant Life / November 02, 2022


These quotes about being positive and positivity have come from the teachings of great philosophers, poets, and authors leave us countless gold nuggets of truth and hope. 

Those willing to seek out these wonderful quotes from the great philosophers, poets, and authors will gain a more meaningful, more fruitful, and more vibrant experience and understanding of our lives

“In order to cary a positive action we must carry a positive vision”
536 BCE or 480 BCE or 483 BCE to 400 BCE

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”
 Albert Einstein  
1879 – 1955

“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.”
Robert H. Schuller
1926 – 2015 

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“You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.”
Emmet Fox
– 1951

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.”
William James
– 1910 

“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
– 2002 

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
Zig Ziglar
– 2012

“To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
Eckhart Tolle
1948 – 

“The science of psychology has been far more successful on the negative than on the positive side… It has revealed to us much about man’s shortcomings, his illnesses, his sins, but little about his potentialities, his virtues, his achievable aspirations, or his psychological health.”
 Abraham Maslow
 1908 – 1970

“Let’s not be narrow, nasty, and negative.”
  T.S. Elliot
  1888 – 1965

“My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each others’ negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts.”
Steve Jobs
– 2011

“If you have passion, there is no need for excuses because your enthusiasm will trump any negative reasoning you might come up with. Enthusiasm makes excuses a nonissue.”
Wayne Dyer
 1940 – 2015

“As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do – anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of – your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.”
Dalai Lama

“It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative – whichever is running at the moment dominates my life, floods it.”
Sylvia Plath
1932 – 1963

“Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it.”
Colin Powell
– 2021

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”
Elbert Hubbard
1856 – 1915

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 – 1882

“The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.”
 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
1770 – 1831

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
Muhammed Ali
1942 – 2016

Martin (Marty) Ward

My Name is Marty Ward and I’m the creator and publisher of the 1-Vibrant-Life blog.

On March 8th, 1984, I sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car accident while I was driving to my day job.

At the time of the accident, I was having a fairly successful life as a musician in Chicago, which had included a recent appearance on Star Search 84′ with Ed McMahon and preparing to be included in the group’s major independent recording contract. 

However, after my accident, I was unable to perform or play my instrument. I was out of work and I had lost all confidence in myself and my abilities, felt lost and with no direction. 

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