Quotes and Sayings about Positive



"Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Positive, Criticism)

"When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: People, Positive, Burden)

"I think a lot of times we don't pay enough attention to people with a positive attitude because we assume they are naive or stupid or unschooled."
- Amy Adams
(Related: People, Attitude, Positive, Attention)

"I believe that when you work on yourself, you are attracted by different, more positive beings."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Work, Positive)

"I have grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it's lovely to remember being so young but it's also good to know you grew up!"
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Positive, Being)

"I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this, I don't fall into the trap of changing and modifying how I do things that aren't a positive example. I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Family, Positive, Example, Want)

"I have never won a race, and that is my main disappointment - but you have to be positive."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Positive, Disappointment, Race)

"I have long been a supporter of the Head Start program because each and every year I witness the dramatic positive impact that early intervention services have on children's lives in my congressional district."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Positive, Children)

"Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Men, Lie, Positive, Lies, Lying)

"Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It's the best part of the day."
- George Allen, Sr.
(Related: Work, Positive, Day)

"I think I'm the most positive guy still going in my generation, and I'm out there to prove that."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Positive)

"Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge."
- Carl D. Anderson
(Related: Negative, Positive, Majority)

"Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!"
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Change, Experience, Power, Positive, Choice)

"I always had this non-stop drive. I had to keep sending stories out and every once in awhile I'd get something accepted or get the little trickle of positive feedback."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Positive)

"One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor. In every congregation a prayer must be said for the czar's health, or the chief of police would close the synagogue."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Love, Health, Positive, Honor, Police, Prayer)

"Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans - though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians. Most important, their attitude to immigration and ethnic minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Religious)

"His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion. Incredible how someone could have suffered that long and come back out of prison with such a good heart and positive things to say and do."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Heart, Positive, Opinion, Prison, Tenacity)

"The feedback that I get from my association with Gomez is heartwarming. It is very difficult for me to take anything but a positive view of the Gomez phenomenon."
- John Astin
(Related: Positive)

"Aside from sales, the letters from readers have been primarily positive."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Positive, Letters, Sales)

"A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me."
- David Bailey
(Related: Dreams, Attitude, Positive)

"I am conscious of my inability to grasp, in all its details and positive developments, any very large portion of human knowledge."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Knowledge, Positive)

"I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Positive, Being, Infinite, Poor, Reason, Sentiment)

"This place? Nothing positive. OK, I want to say something positive. It's positively a dump."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Positive, Nothing, Want)

"It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes."
- Tom Barrett
(Related: May, Mind, Practice, Want, Will)

"It just seems that you were talking positively about McDonald's, that they are... attempting this healthy lifestyle, and yet when we're talking right now... it seems that you're saying they need to make more responsibility."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Now, Responsibility, Right, Saying, Talking)

"I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Fancy, Nothing, Ugly)

"At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Success, Positive, Anticipation, World)

"The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Heart, Positive, Germany, World)

"I'm a very driven, ambitious, positive person. But I'm a spiritual person as well. I believe in creative visualization. So for me to go to America - which I find such a positive place - well, I took to it like a duck to water."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Positive, America, Spiritual, Visualization, Water)

"You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good."
- Hans Bender
(Related: God, Positive, Consciousness, Devil, Mind)

"Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Positive, Frustration)

"Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Saying)

"So I took it as a very positive sign that the club came to me rather than the other way round."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Positive)

"Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

"I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context."
- Joseph Beuys
(Related: Life, Society, Positive, Body, Future)

"We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn't be in this business."
- Jeff Bezos
(Related: Business, Positive)

"I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it."
- Justin Bieber
(Related: Positive, Mind)

"Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Positive, Voice)

"To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Positive, Voice)

"Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time."
- Steven Biko
(Related: Time, Life, Attitude, Positive, Consciousness, Mind, World)

"For a manager to be perceived as a positive manager, they need a four to one positive to negative contact ratio."
- Ken Blanchard
(Related: Manager, Negative, Positive)

"It gets kinda monotonous, but that's television. There are plus sides and down sides. The positive side is that you have steady work for nine months of the year for however many years your show is on TV,."
- Alexis Bledel
(Related: Work, Positive, Months, Television, Years)

"And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way."
- John Boehner
(Related: Family, Marriage, Positive, Children, Importance, Law, Needs)

"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Thoughts, Causes, Events, Results)

"I am positive that flexibility is a feminine characteristic."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Positive, Flexibility)

"To me, it doesn't matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Positive, Cricket)

"It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them."
- James Bovard
(Related: Change, Politics, People, Positive, Virtue, Being, Burden, Positive thinking)

"It will be about which candidate, which of the two candidates remaining, is best suited to make a positive difference in the lives of North Carolina families, and I submit to each of you tonight that I am that candidate and Elizabeth Dole is not."
- Erskine Bowles
(Related: Positive, Difference, Will)

"But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies until I approached my nineteenth year."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Inspiration, Positive)

"A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Success, Positive, Preparation, Self)

"Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you."
- Les Brown
(Related: People, Positive, Smile, Will)

"And I have to work so hard at talking positively to myself. If I don't, it's just real hard to get through the day, and I'll get really down, and just want to cry. My whole body language changes. I get more slumped over."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Work, Body, Day, Language, Talking, Want)

"There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Advice, Earth, Man, Will)

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Life, Positive, Focus)

"The two things I was positive about in life were that I was going to be a teacher at a boarding school or an operative with the CIA posted abroad. I could write a book about all the things I was sure about."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Life, Positive, School)

"I'm concentrating on the positive, on all the wonderful things I'm doing now."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Positive, Now)

"The overall view of the human genome project has been one of great excitement and positive press, but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable, and they are frightened of things they don't understand."
- Thomas R. Cech
(Related: People, Positive, Excitement, Press, Project)

"Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Positive, Canada, Climate, Countries, Help, Investment, states, Trade, United, World)

"When you think about the day-to-day, positive impact on the lives of U.S. citizens, there is no relationship that we have in the world that is more important than our relationship with Canada."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Positive, Canada, Day, World)

"I was surprised that my wife thought it was a good idea, then again with my agent, another woman, then my editor, another woman - in spite of the fact that all three of them reacted positively I still have this fear."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Wife, Thought, Idea, Fear, Fact, Woman)

"He believes in romance. He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements of a man in an exciting situation. He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Life, Romance, Delight, Living)

"The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant, if not positively destructive institution, and the just-released U.N. report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan, proves the point."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Nations, United)

"We've certainly learned a lot of lessons from Katrina, from Rita. Rita was better than Katrina. We're doing a better job planning. We're closer - more closely aligned with the Department of Defense. These things would be positive things if we were to have another attack."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Positive, Defense, Job, Planning)

"I feel blessed to be here representing our country and carrying out th research of scientists around the world... I hope you could feel the positive energy that beamed to the whole planet as we glided over."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Hope, Positive, Country, Energy, Research, Scientists, World)

"There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday."
- John Clayton
(Related: Beauty, People, Positive, Christian, Holiday, May, Spirit, Thanksgiving)

"Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him."
- John Clayton
(Related: God, Positive, Fact, Grace, Man, Thanksgiving)

"We don't have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job, which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Women, Work, Positive, Children, Countries, Force, Job, Support)

"Well, I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don't overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Change, Positive, Congress, Influence, President)

"God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Negative, Positive)

"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."
- Robert Collier
(Related: People, Attitude, Negative, Positive, Difference)

"I believe that you should gravitate to people who are doing productive and positive things with their lives."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: People, Positive)

"You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people."
- Nadia Comaneci
(Related: People, Positive, Goodness)

"Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain."
- Robert A. Cook
(Related: Positive, Help, Will)

"Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay."
- William Cowper
(Related: Men, Positive, Judgment)

"An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted."
- Donald Cram
(Related: Time, Faith, Work, Idea, Negative, Positive, Research, Results)

"It demonstrates to his simple mind in the most positive manner that we have no prejudice against him on account of his race, and that while he behaves himself he will be treated the same as a white man."
- George Crook
(Related: Positive, Man, Mind, Prejudice, Race, Will)

"I think you need a really strong businessperson running the state, a person who's used to turning negatives into positives, which is what happens in business."
- Mike Curb
(Related: Business, Running, State)

"Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Life, Successful, Positive, Now, Result, Sense)

"You can't live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off."
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Life, Negative, Positive, Income, Mind)

"By doing something positive in this world, you're helping people and the future. We're all trying to help the world... make it a better place to live. We're actually still changing the world, aren't we?"
- Rick Danko
(Related: People, Positive, Future, Help, Trying, World)

"When someone is HIV-positive and his partner says, I want to have sexual relations with you, he doesn't have to do that. But when he does, he has to use a condom."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Want)

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Science, Confidence, Ignorance, Will)

"I don't know why they're doing it. I have to assume that their motives are positive, not negative. But they don't understand the severity of the problem in this state."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Negative, Positive, Motives, State)

"I'm over there filming in South Africa now, and two in five are HIV-positive now. Not many people know that."
- Bruce Davison
(Related: People, Now)

"Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Religion, Life, Positive, Christianity, Body, Culture, Destruction, Opinion)

"That's really my goal now. I'm trying to be a positive role model to my kids and to just enjoy this ride, because it's hard. It's hard to enjoy it when you're in it."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Goal, Positive, Kids, Now, Trying)

"We have been blessed with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Work, Positive, Acting, Americans, Economy, Force, Nation, World)

"I know some people will be surprised to hear it, but I've found that my music, whether its blues or rock, or whatever you want to call it, can be channeled into a positive direction that actually helps people."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Music, People, Positive, Direction, Want, Will)

"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough."
- Richard M. DeVos
(Related: Hope, Optimism, Positive, Smile, World)

"It is my mission to ensure that HIV-positive children and children with AIDS are no longer overlooked and that they begin receiving the treatment and care they deserve."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: Care, Children, Mission, Treatment)

"The large ensemble cast and the fact that it was being shot in New York, combined with a lot of strong positive images as far as African Americans are concerned, really turned me on to The Best Man."
- Taye Diggs
(Related: Positive, African, Americans, Being, Fact, Man)

"We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Power, Work, People, Positive, Mail, Privilege)

"You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Positive, Talk, Talking, Therapy)

"There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart - never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: God, Heart, Listening, Rules)

"Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet."
- King Edward VIII
(Related: Opportunity, Positive, Advice, Chance, Feet, Old, Rest, Rules)

"A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it's going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that's a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you're going to actually live."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Time, Attitude, Positive, Day, Now)

"But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Hope, Positive, Act, Effort, Living, World)

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Talent, Knowledge, Positive, Fantasy)

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Talent, Thought, Positive, Fantasy, Positive thinking)

"I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you're a lucky individual."
- Sam Elliott
(Related: People, Positive)

"A guy as great as Brett Favre has been for the length of time he's been, you would hope that he would be able to leave the game with a positive flavor in his mouth."
- John Elway
(Related: Time, Hope, Positive)

"I was so lucky to walk away with two Super Bowls and know that the last year was positive."
- John Elway
(Related: Positive)

"One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive. The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions in 40 developing nations."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Men, Positive, American, Nations)

"We manage to bounce ideas off one another. Every band fights, but at the end of the day, we're very positive about the way we fight. At least we come out with a result."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Ideas, Positive, Day, End, Fight, Result)

"A lasting solution to this problem will have an exceptionally positive influence foremost on the peoples of Palestine and Israel, as well as on the region and the international community."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Positive, Community, Influence, Israel, Palestine, Solution, Will)

"I had a great first year and Mr. MacDonald was my biggest supporter. He gave me the encouragement I needed that first year to get my career started on a positive note."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Positive, Career, Encouragement, First)

"The pace of technological change in recent years has been both impressive and positive for consumers."
- Mike Ferguson
(Related: Change, Positive, Years)

"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."
- Harvey Fierstein
(Related: Power, Positive, Care, Energy, Prayer, World)

"People are trying to live freely outside of, or within a system that maybe for them on a day-to-day level isn't as free... I definitely think we're positively orientated."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: People, Day, Trying)

"I think that generally music should be a positive thing, I like Bob Marley's attitude: he said that his goal in life was to single handedly fight all the evil in the world with nothing but music, and when he went to a place he didn't go to play, he went to conquer."
- Jon Fishman
(Related: Life, Music, Goal, Positive, Evil, Fight, Nothing, Play, World)

"When the going got tough, I really had to draw on many of the same competitive instincts I did when I was skating. I really had to put my head down and stay positive. I had to fight."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Positive, Fight)

"Be sure you positively identify your target before you pull the trigger."
- Tom Flynn
"That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy."
- George Foreman
(Related: Positive, Negativity, Water)

"In the annals of history, few men have left a more positive imprint on the world than Pope John Paul II."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Men, History, Positive, World)

"You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind."
- Emmet Fox
(Related: Thought, Positive, Mind)

"In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness?"
- Jamie Foxx
(Related: Life, Music, Negative, Positive)

"I don't think, until the end, I had read a positive review of Boy Meets World."
- Will Friedle
(Related: Positive, End, World)

"In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Sacrifice, Positive, Duty, Law)

"I've come to understand that there's always something positive, even in a negative situation."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"It is amazing that something I did 23 years ago still has an audience that people respond to and I am touched and surprised that people are still very positive about."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: People, Positive, Years)

"The real drawback to the simple life is that it is not simple. If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else. There is not time."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Life, Time, Living, Nothing)

"But I think there was a sense amongst the House Republicans especially that we didn't just want to be opposed to Bill Clinton; that we wanted to tell the country what we were for and to brand ourselves in a more positive manner."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Positive, Country, Republicans, Sense, Want)

"If Ralph Nader runs, President Bush is going to be re-elected, and if Ralph Nader doesn't run, President Bush is going to be re-elected. We're going to run on the president's strong and principled leadership and his positive agenda for a second term."
- Ed Gillespie
(Related: Leadership, Positive, President)

"Design can have such a positive impact on the way people live and on their relationships and moods."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Design, People, Positive, Moods, Relationships)

"I had the idea for the show like a year and a half, two years ago. And it was all about the things that I didn't like about TV. I was trying to create a positive solution for it. And it actually worked."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Idea, Positive, Solution, Trying, Years)

"Really you just gotta keep chugging along and keep a positive attitude and get through all the problems. You gotta face them, otherwise you don't get through."
- Lesley Gore
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Problems)

"I have long recognized a link between fitness and mental health and I think we need to encourage young people to take part in sports and team activities because we know it has such positive results."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Fitness, Health, Sports, People, Positive, Mental health, Results)

"He is a very positive captain; he is proactive as well as reactive. He is keen to read the game, to get in there, and he never stops thinking about the game, the situation, and trying to turn it to his advantage. He has been very good for the game."
- David Gower
(Related: Positive, Thinking, Trying)

"The influence of blogging is overall a very positive force in the media."
- Garrett M. Graff
(Related: Positive, Force, Influence, Media)

"Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Fear, Positive, Consciousness, Evolution, Healing, Personality)

"Either positive or negative comments are good because it shows I am still relevant."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"The only reason we make good role models is because you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways. But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!"
- Dante Hall
(Related: Positive, Athletes, Influence, Parents, Reason)

"As a person who is not confrontational by disposition I tend to see that the quality of being confrontational is a positive attribute."
- John Hall
(Related: Quality, Positive, Being)

"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?"
- Nhat Hanh
(Related: People, Negative, Positive, Wrong)

"I really struggle with that feeling of helplessness. That's why I really try to get my blogs, and even myself, to point to the positive and look at all the inspiring things that are happening."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Positive, Feeling, Inspiring, Struggle)

"Of course, a positive growth rate might be taken as evidence that a population is below its optimum."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Growth, Positive, Population)

"Indeed, our particular concept of private property, which deters us from exhausting the positive resources of the earth, favors pollution."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Positive, Earth, Favors, Pollution, Property)

"It's nice to help remember somebody who really made a very positive difference in the world."
- Mary Hart
(Related: Positive, Difference, Help, World)

"As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Positive, Realism, Sense, Writers)

"The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Positive, Fault, Merit)

"Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Attitude, Positive)

"Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients - foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes - contribute to greater energy and positive emotions."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Negative, Positive, Emotions, Energy)

"The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series, was the conclusion that the relationships obviously had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought, for the effects were so varied that no obedience to any law could be discovered."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: Thought, Positive, First, Law, Obedience, Relationships)

"During this period at the Department of Education, my working relationship with Judge Thomas was positive."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Education, Positive)

"It's a problem for him because he's got - like Edward VII had - nearly all his lifetime to wait until he becomes Monarch. What is he going to do with it? So he wants to do something positive but he always courts those dangers."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Positive)

"In the case of Iraq, notwithstanding the violence there at the moment, the very fact that a hideous regime - responsible for genocide, for the use of chemical and biological weapons, aggression against two neighbors - has been removed in itself is a positive development."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Development, Positive, Aggression, Fact, Genocide, Iraq, Neighbors, Violence, Weapons)

"Only fools are positive."
- Moe Howard
(Related: Positive, Fools)

"Positive anything is better than negative nothing."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Negative, Positive, Nothing)

"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Success, Positive, Day, End, Key, Parents)

"We measure very carefully what the positives are and I think it is less than one tenth of one percent, so we are very pleased with the accuracy of our biometric checks and we continue to monitor that."
- Asa Hutchinson
(Related: Accuracy, Measure)

"Those churches have closed down or have been merged with a church that has a more positive vision."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Positive, Vision, Church, Churches)

"The news is what it is. It's going to be good, it's going to be positive, it's going to be negative. It's going to have all sorts of effects on candidates always."
- Mark E. Hyman
(Related: Negative, Positive, News)

"The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Change, Positive, Being, Lies, Service)

"In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Anger, Positive, Adversity, Energy, Stress)

"Music and songs are written at different periods of time, at different times in your life. They reflect the feelings you have and to be honest, I quite like having positive emotions."
- Scott Ian
(Related: Music, Life, Time, Feelings, Positive, Emotions, Songs)

"Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, Dream, Progress, Positive, Vision, Want)

"The birth of democracy in Iraq is one of the great positive changes of our era."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Positive, Democracy, Iraq)

"To have someone to relate to and hopefully enjoy the music and get a positive message out of it, to make the best music that we possibly could, those were the goals."
- Janet Jackson
(Related: Music, Goals, Positive)

"Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results."
- William James
(Related: Men, Success, Successful, Attitude, Failure, Positive, Act, Reality, Results, Will)

"Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass."
- Ron Jaworski
(Related: Success, Business, Education, Positive, Football, Key, Positive thinking)

"First of all, I try to be a positive role model."
- Bruce Jenner
(Related: Positive, First)

"The world is really figuring BSE out, and that's positive."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Positive, World)

"I try to stay positive by focusing on how much I'll appreciate my health if I get better."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Health, Positive)

"Success, for me, is being able to provide information that will help to change someone's life positively."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Change, Life, Success, Being, Help, Information, Will)

"I try to give positive energy in all my shows."
- Curtis Jones
(Related: Positive, Energy)

"From reading over the notes for each session it was apparent that there had been improvement by more or less regular steps from almost complete terror at sight of the rabbit to a completely positive response with no signs of disturbance."
- Mary C. Jones
(Related: Positive, Improvement, Reading, Sight, Terror)

"We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise and reality of America can one day be finally closed. We believe that."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Belief, Positive, Vision, America, Day, Future, Promise, Reality)

"Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"Suffering is the positive element in this world, indeed it is the only link between this world and the positive."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Positive, Suffering, World)

"I've had a lot of very positive feedback about those stories, and seem to have struck upon something that most people feel. I can also tap dance, and don't know many other authors who can."
- Paul Kane
(Related: People, Dance, Positive)

"I've been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I've come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Sports, Negative, Positive, Winning, Language, Losing)

"The '80s seem a real positive force. The '70s were deadening, in a lot of ways."
- Paul Kantner
(Related: Positive, Force)

"There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: God, Religion, Authority, First, State, Understanding)

"Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!"
- Donna Karan
(Related: Negative)

"Accent your positive and delete your negative."
- Donna Karan
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer's image, but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Impression, Positive, Americans, Popular)

"That something extra, I believe, is a certain humanity that comes from upbeat and positive human interest letters and success stories. Advertisers like to be associated with those qualities."
- Casey Kasem
(Related: Success, Positive, Humanity, Interest, Letters)

"I'd like to feel that an advertiser gets something extra when they advertise with us - a certain humanity that comes from upbeat and positive human interest letters and success stories."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Success, Positive, Humanity, Interest, Letters)

"The result is - document destruction - we're really not going to be able to prove beyond a truth the negatives and some of the positive conclusions that we're going to come to. There will be always unresolved ambiguity here."
- David Kay
(Related: Truth, Positive, Ambiguity, Destruction, Result, Will)

"I'm not sure what the future holds but I do know that I'm going to be positive and not wake up feeling desperate. As my dad said "Nic, it is what it is, it's not what it should have been, not what it could have been, it is what it is"."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Dad, Positive, Feeling, Future)

"It was a very emotional dinner... Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave her words of encouragement and inspiration. Everyone tried to remain positive."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Inspiration, Positive, Encouragement, Words)

"To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world - that I am able to change it in positive ways."
- Maxine Hong Kingston
(Related: Change, Success, Ideas, Positive, Values, World)

"To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Positive, Numbers)

"Television is much better crafted today then in the 70s. The content is less positive but I'm one of those that feel our entertainment reflects our world, it's not a driver - art imitates life."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Art, Life, Positive, Content, Entertainment, Television, Today, World)

"We found out tonight how important and how crucial momentum swings can be. I thought we were playing very well. We were doing a lot of positive things but then we lost the puck two times in our zone and things swung their way. You can't afford to give teams momentum."
- Saku Koivu
(Related: Thought, Positive, Zone)

"The most important thing is to stay positive."
- Saku Koivu
(Related: Positive)

"Composing a piece of music is very feminine. It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative. By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine."
- Barbara Kolb
(Related: Music, Housework)

"There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast."
- Brian Koslow
(Related: Positive, Reputation, Traveling)

"College was especially sweet because of the positive, hopeful atmosphere of a college campus."
- Jerry Kramer
(Related: Positive, College)

"You don't need to invade a place or install a new government to help bring about a positive change."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Change, Government, Positive, Help)

"Her beauty didn't do her any good and she couldn't use it in any positive way or manipulative way. I just hope that people will look and see and believe in that hope of love, that hope of freedom, even if it was just for a limited time."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: Beauty, Time, Love, People, Hope, Positive, Freedom, Will)

"In high school, in sport, I had a coach who told me I was much better than I thought I was, and would make me do more in a positive sense. He was the first person who taught me not to be afraid of failure."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Thought, Failure, Positive, Coach, First, School, Sense)

"I had a really bad temper, when I was growing up. Sport helped me channel that temper into more positive acts."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Positive, Growing up, Temper)

"The positive heuristic of the programme saves the scientist from becoming confused by the ocean of anomalies."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: Positive, Ocean)

"Research programmes, besides their negative heuristic, are also characterized by their positive heuristic."
- Imre Lakatos
(Related: Negative, Positive, Research)

"I believe that the profits will come from the quality of your creative products. Since the beginning, I've always wanted to develop a self-feeding circle of creative productions: the positive financial returns from one show would be used to develop and create a new show, and so on."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Quality, Financial, Positive, Beginning, Self, Will)

"Modern Orthodoxy has a highly positive attitude toward the State of Israel. Our Ultra-Orthodox brethren recognize only the Holy Land, but not the state."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Israel, Land, State)

"I mean, you know, I get a tremendous positive charge every day just from knowing these kids and who they are. I mean, Larry, my 12-year-old son is my hero in life. Could there be a greater privilege than that? I mean, I can't imagine anything that would be more exciting."
- Jim Lampley
(Related: Life, Son, Positive, Day, Kids, Privilege)

"Aside from all that, we recall that antibodies to malaria and other diseases prevalent in Africa show up as HIV-positive on tests."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Tests)

"Congress must take responsibility for a new positive direction - an innovative agenda that will lead to a more secure America. Secure communities, secure economies, and a secure quality of life."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Life, Quality, Positive, America, Congress, Direction, Responsibility, Will)

"We need a positive economic agenda that invests in the innovation and growth that will create jobs for middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Leader, Growth, Positive, America, Class, Innovation, Jobs, Middle class, Will, World)

"You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Love, Negative, Positive, Want)

"Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Negative, Positive, Difference, Electricity, Moths)

"But, I would be naive not to recognize the number of musicians who tell me they have been influenced by me and sight me - as well as Alex and Neil - as a musician who has been a positive influence on their playing."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Positive, Influence, Musicians, Sight)

"Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: God, Positive, Limits, Nothing, Perfection, Reality, Sense)

"A buoyant, positive approach to the game is as basic as a sound swing."
- Tony Lema
(Related: Positive, Sound)

"Being famous is having the power to really implement positive change in the world, and it gives you the power to do what you want. I'm really grateful for it because I can play music and people will listen."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Change, Music, Power, People, Positive, Being, Famous, Play, Want, Will, World)

"For me, being tall was very positive because I thought my mom was the most beautiful person ever."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Mom, Thought, Positive, Being)

"Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation's Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America's flag and the ideals it represents."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Religion, Positive, America, Congress, Freedom, Independence, Ideals, Nation)

"I try to keep it light and positive most of the time, whereas earlier on I didn't always do that."
- Gordon Lightfoot
(Related: Time, Positive, Light)

"I really believe that's one of the many reasons that God had put me right in the middle of the Backstreet Boys. There are so many stars today that don't realize the impact they have on young people. Being a superstar is great, as long as you can be a positive role model."
- Brian Littrell
(Related: God, People, Positive, Being, Boys, Right, Stars, Today)

"I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the secular and Christian markets. People seem to be receiving it with open arms and hearts, and are interested in the stories I want to share about my relationship with God and my faith."
- Brian Littrell
(Related: Faith, God, People, Positive, Christian, Open, Want)

"Gay culture is surviving and thriving. Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Success, Positive, Culture, Gay, Violence)

"The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn't."
- Greg Louganis
(Related: Sports, People, Opportunity, Positive, Games, Self)

"I did this role in Life Goes On as an HIV positive character and so emotionally that was the most challenging."
- Chad Lowe
(Related: Life, Character, Positive)

"A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it."
- Joan Lunden
(Related: Work, Attitude, Positive)

"After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what I thought about this country, both negative and positive. I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously, biting my tongue in the past."
- Robert MacNeil
(Related: Thought, Negative, Positive, Country, Past, Tongue)

"A lot of victims, for example, have become addicted to alcohol and drugs. It seems to me that the church's healing ministry is going to be enhanced through this in much broader strokes. That's good, it's all positive."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Positive, Church, Alcohol, Drugs, Example, Healing, Victims)

"The work completed during the special session was just the beginning. During those six days we lit a spark that will positively impact the lives of our children and grandchildren, but the full fire is yet to come."
- Joe Manchin III
(Related: Work, Beginning, Children, Fire, Will)

"Instead of hating, I have chosen to forgive and spend all of my positive energy on changing the world."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Positive, Energy, World)

"It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Nature, Negative, Positive)

"The reality is that what you find out is that your head is the medicine. If your head is not in the right place and you don't think positively, all the medicine technology in the world is not going to work."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Technology, Work, Medicine, Reality, Right, World)

"But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer - that word means to most people ultimate death - I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Negative, Positive, Cancer, First, Paranoia, Word)

"For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Positive, Act, Aggression, Endurance)

"The Wreckoning is a darker song. But the record is positive."
- Taryn Manning
(Related: Positive, Song)

"I think positive. I always think we're going to score. Two minutes is a lot of time if you have timeouts and you're throwing every down. You have to make the right decisions. I've always had great receivers, which helps. It's not just me doing it."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Time, Positive, Decisions, Right)

"You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination."
- Ralph Marston
(Related: Determination, Positive, Energy, Frustration, Now, Possibilities)

"It just happened that the course of the campaign went negative we actually went positive for a little over a week and you do the tracking of poll numbers and it hurt us. So the public responded to those type of ads."
- Scott McCallum
(Related: Negative, Positive, Hurt, Numbers, Public)

"There must be a positive and negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle, without which there would be no activity, no motion."
- John McDonald
(Related: Negative, Positive, Order, Universe)

"I'm not here to discuss the past... I'm here to be positive."
- Mark McGwire
(Related: Positive, Past)

"It is a weird feeling to have people go, "Hey Chris" like they know me. But, number one, 99 percent of my experiences have been really cool. People couldn't be nicer and more positive."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: People, Positive, Feeling)

"Together, often by unanimous vote, the council has worked quickly to get positive results."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Positive, Results, Vote)

"Dallas is a positive, get-it done city."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Positive)

"I look to longevity. I just consider myself an actress and getting good roles. If being a 'superstar' gets me good roles, then that's a positive thing. But my goal isn't just to be a superstar. It's to act for a long time."
- Penelope Ann Miller
(Related: Time, Goal, Positive, Act, Being, Longevity)

"The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,... Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don't want to do that and that's their decision."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Government, Decision, Positive, Veterans, Vietnam, Want, Wounds)

"Since I've been in Playboy myself in Australia, I love it, and I think it's really empowering and positive towards women, which is not a view that many women hold."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Love, Women, Positive)

"I spent two years in the Army. And my older brother, who was also a great positive influence on me, encouraged me to think about law school, and I said - well, I didn't have any money."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Money, Brother, Positive, Army, Influence, Law, School, Years)

"Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Faith, Power, People, Control, Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Fate, World)

"As Bob Dole found out, you can't keep a positive image while being your party's mouthpiece in Congress. That's why no legislative leader since James Madison has ever been elected president."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Leader, Positive, Being, Congress, Party, President)

"Facing the press is not easy, but because you have to go, you have to try to take a lot of positive things for yourself from these face-to-face meetings."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Positive, Meetings, Press)

"I'm totally into new age and self-help books. I used to work in a bookstore and that's the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Age, Power, Work, Positive, Books, Positive thinking, Self)

"Do we care about these people that are HIV-positive whose lives have been ruined? Those are the people I'm the most concerned about. Every night I think about this."
- Kary Mullis
(Related: People, Care, Night)

"There's a lot of peer pressure to not do positive stories out of Iraq... I think there's a sense that the administration got a pass during the hot days of war and now that the war is over it's time to even out the deck somewhat."
- Jerry Nachman
(Related: Time, War, Positive, Iraq, Now, Pressure, Sense)

"If I can inspire someone to go in a positive way and pursue a dream, it can only be good."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: Dream, Positive)

"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug."
- Patricia Neal
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Miracles, Will, Wonder)

"The only country where you see any positive movement within domestic consumption is Brazil, where you really do have a variety of coffees to make blends with."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: Positive, Brazil, Country, Variety)

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
- Willie Nelson
(Related: Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Results)

"More Americans own their home than ever before. Nearly 70 percent of American's are homeowners. So it is a good time for us to asses the positive impacts of homeownership on families, communities and on the nation's economy."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Home, Time, Positive, American, Americans, Economy, Nation)

"So there was a fire inside me. And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form. And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way."
- John Newcombe
(Related: Negative, Positive, Fire)

"I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images."
- Huey Newton
(Related: Positive, Media)

"When the audience leaves, I'd like them to feel positive when they go."
- Juice Newton
(Related: Positive)

"I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well."
- Yannick Noah
(Related: Positive, Karma)

"The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: History, Positive, Conquest, State)

"A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can't do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do."
- Chuck Norris
(Related: People, Negative, Positive)

"It has been argued that British girls are incapable of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament. This, I am positive, is not true."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Positive, Acting, Deep, Feeling, Girls, Temperament)

"We asserted ourselves as a music community, and showed legislators that music is positive. Especially if you've sold 300 million records worldwide and pay taxes."
- Krist Novoselic
(Related: Music, Positive, Community, Legislators, Taxes)

"From what we've heard about George W., he has a lot issues that he wants to run on. They're positive. They're good. He thinks he's got a good vision for America."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Positive, Vision, America)

"I would love to hear all types of Christian artists played all over the world. I'd love to hear good, positive mainstream music played all over the place. I'd love to be able to bring music together. But I have not deserted Christ. I have not deserted my faith."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: Faith, Love, Music, Positive, Christian, Artists, Deserted, World)

"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."
- Joel Osteen
(Related: Life, Attitude, Positive)

"We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State."
- Major R. Owens
(Related: Education, Hope, Children, Giving, Law, Letters, Lies, Parents, Responsibility, Sound, State, states, Will)

"It comes down to building your own world out here on the road. It's who you surround yourself with. My band and crew are really positive guys."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Positive, Building, Road, World)

"In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians, both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively the proposal of evolution."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: Evolution)

"The only way that we're going to feel secure in this country again and that we're going to feel good about ourselves is if we use these systems we've put into place to create positive change around the world. I really believe we can do that."
- John Perkins
(Related: Change, Positive, Country, World)

"The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity."
- Thomas J. Peters
(Related: People, Positive, Act, Attention, Productivity)

"Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Genius, Negative, Positive, Value)

"So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it's a positive one."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Positive, Obligation, Reflection, Responsibility)

"I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father's life."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Life, Father, Nothing)

"I'll give you my answer calmly and sensibly, my final answer. My final answer is finally no. The answer is no! Absolutely and finally no! Finally and positively no! No! No! No! N - O!"
- Abraham Polonsky
"The most positive men are the most credulous."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Men, Positive)

"So long as you've got your friends about you, and a good positive attitude, you don't really have to care what everyone else thinks."
- Gail Porter
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Care, Friends)

"I do like to write nasty songs. It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Art, Anger, Negative, Positive, Songs)

"If it's great stuff, the people who consume it are nourished. It's a positive force."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: People, Positive, Force)

"It's an important thing to have a relationship with the director, and have it be a positive one."
- Trevor Rabin
(Related: Positive)

"And they said if we help with the crisis, they would do a lot of positive acts. After we helped in those crises, they showed negative acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Negative, Positive, Crisis, Help)

"I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Time, Positive, Americans, Behavior, Evil, Will)

"Sexy in India is not considered positive. But, with today's crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena, being sexy is an asset."
- Aishwarya Rai
(Related: Positive, Being, Faces, Today)

"Now is the time for the U.S. and the nations of Western Europe who engaged in the slave trade throughout this hemisphere to come forward in a positive way to assist in undoing the harm that was caused by their past colonial policies in the hemisphere."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Time, Positive, Europe, Harm, Nations, Now, Past, Trade)

"The characteristic political attitude of today is not one of positive belief, but of despair."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Attitude, Belief, Positive, Despair, Today)

"I am a positive person and do not allow things to get on top of me."
- Jamie Redknapp
(Related: Positive)

"But in fact if you look at film as a metaphor, only through the negative can you have the positive print. What I'm trying to get to is the positive value of negation."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Negative, Positive, Fact, Film, Metaphor, Trying, Value)

"When the media defines something, you have to question: Is it the definition that you want applied to your culture? I'm trying to determine who's leaving the legacy, and if the legacy that is being left is a positive one."
- Tim Reid
(Related: Positive, Being, Culture, Media, Trying, Want)

"Everyone I have spoken with so far recognises the need for the IRA to respond positively and every has said sooner is better than later and I think there is some concern if it does continue to delay much longer that the situation isn't going to remain the same."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Concern, Delay)

"We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Positive, Community, Prison, Want, Will, Years)

"If we can produce more ethanol and bio-diesel to help fuel our vehicles, we will create jobs, boost local economies and produce cleaner burning fuels. This will keep dollars here at home where they can have a positive impact on our economy."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Home, Positive, Economy, Help, Jobs, Will)

"The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Positive, Democracy, Freedom, Hatred, Help, Iraq, President, Sentiment, Talking)

"Instead of yelling and spanking, which don't work anyway, I believe in finding creative ways to keep their attention - turning things into a game, for instance. And, when they do something good, positive reinforcement and praise."
- Patricia Richardson
(Related: Work, Positive, Attention, Praise)

"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Effort, Problems, Will)

"I thought we were going to win the game but we won't take the disappointments, we will take the positives."
- Graham Roberts
(Related: Thought, Disappointments, Will)

"You should tell yourself frequently 'I will only react to constructive suggestions.' This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others."
- Jane Roberts
(Related: Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Will)

"Play like you're positive on the victory, even though they're leading big now."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Positive, Victory, Leading, Now, Play)

"When you come off something really disappointing, you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away."
- Andy Roddick
(Related: Positive, Right, Want)

"Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Positive, Conservatism, Economy, Security, Thinking)

"Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: Society, Negative, Positive)

"We have used the presence of UNMIK, as well as other European and American agencies to establish a legal framework compatible with the European Union and that is already an advantage. We have seen the positive effects of this and our parliament will continue to go this way."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Legal, Positive, American, Parliament, Will)

"The different Ministries have to work more on the promotion of the country, to build Kosovo's public image. Concrete projects must be assembled, in order to activate our businessmen to have more contacts. We have to create a positive image about ourselves."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Work, Positive, Country, Order, Projects, Promotion, Public)

"Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Art, Truth, Positive, Reality, Study)

"And I'm a believer that you take a negative and turn it into a positive, and as it turned out, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And so I do appreciate the Ranger staff and the Ranger organization for giving me that opportunity."
- Nolan Ryan
(Related: Opportunity, Negative, Positive, Giving)

"It's also a question of finding good material and interesting roles. I'm not the only actress out there, and good parts just don't fall into your lap that easily. But I like most of the films I've made recently and so I'm pretty positive about the future."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Positive, Future, Pretty, Question)

"Tennis has had a very positive impact on my life."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: Life, Positive, Tennis)

"I didn't and don't go to Internet for any business purposes. The book sales for me by this point are way beyond any influence I might have, positively, or others might have, negatively."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Business, Influence, Internet, Sales)

"Also, there are authors and publicists using the Internet to manipulate opinion, both positively for a work and negatively against the competition. I don't do this and can't stomach it, honestly."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Work, Competition, Internet, Opinion)

"To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman."
- George Santayana
(Related: War, Quality, Positive, Crime, Delight, Merit)

"I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Cliches, Doubt, Heroes, Literary, Literature, Uncertainty)

"I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects of the North American cultural world. These are well known to all. But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous effects of the industrial and commercial process of 'cultural lamination' that the USA is perpetrating on the planet."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Positive, American, Forget, Will, World)

"I want to come across as a positive person."
- Greta Scacchi
(Related: Positive, Want)

"Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy?"
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Negative, Positive, Philosophy)

"Yes, but I think if you look at it with a sort of gay sensibility and want everything to be positive about gay life, it could be interpreted as antigay."
- John Schlesinger
(Related: Life, Positive, Gay, Sensibility, Want)

"Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Life, Positive, Freedom, Pain, Satisfaction)

"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
(Related: Thought, Negative, Positive, Thoughts, Army, Chance)

"You learn far more from negative leadership than from positive leadership. Because you learn how not to do it. And, therefore, you learn how to do it."
- Norman Schwarzkopf
(Related: Leadership, Negative, Positive)

"Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact with a family when you are working with them."
- Richard G. Scott
(Related: Family, Goal, Positive)

"Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question."
- Willard Scott
(Related: Family, Feelings, Positive, Being, Personality, Question)

"The British system had requirements, including Latin. I'm not positive you ever had to know Greek, but there are certainly kinds of curricula where you had to know Greek too. I think in Britain there was the most mindless, repetitive sort of learning."
- William Scott
(Related: Positive, Learning)

"What if you threw a protest and no one showed up? The lack of angst and anger and emotion is a big positive."
- Jay Alan Sekulow
(Related: Anger, Positive, Emotion, Protest)

"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one."
- Hans Selye
(Related: Attitude, Negative, Positive, Right, Stress)

"I don't like to read about myself, whether it be positive or negative."
- Chloe Sevigny
(Related: Negative, Positive)

"We would like to ease the life of the Palestinians. I prepared a new plan that we call a positive agenda."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: Life, Positive)

"We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective, to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: People, Decision, Positive, Perspective, Result)

"However, I must say that I am very happy to see that we have such a positive result for our first referendum in our history and that gives me more confidence in Taiwan's democracy."
- Chen Shui-bian
(Related: History, Positive, Confidence, Democracy, First, Result)

"For, to be a stranger is naturally a very positive relation; it is a specific form of interaction."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Positive)

"I took some me time. I think that's a really important thing to do for yourself, especially in this business. And now I feel like I'm in a really good, positive place in my life."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: Life, Business, Time, Positive, Now)

"The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important than the amount."
- B. F. Skinner
(Related: Positive)

"I want my life to effect the balance to the positive."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: Life, Positive, Balance, Effect, Want)

"Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career. He was real and he bore witness to it. The things he said to you, he lived them."
- Terence Stamp
(Related: Positive, Career, First, Influence)

"I just hope it grows into where it was before because I want my son to see it. I want him to have a positive memory of it going forward, so he can be proud of his daddy."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Son, Hope, Positive, Memory, Want)

"By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric field and thus giving them a certain velocity, it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral, stationary atoms."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Positive, Atoms, Giving)

"An external electric field, meeting it and passing through it, affects the negative as much as the positive quanta of the atom, and pushes the former to one side, and the latter in the other direction."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Negative, Positive, Direction, Meeting)

"Thus at the beginning of 1906 it seemed to be established that the emitters of the spectral series of chemical elements are their positive atomic ions."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Positive, Beginning)

"We can in fact first place the beam of rays of moving positive atomic ions in a plane perpendicular to the axis in which we see the spectral lines emitted by them."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Positive, Fact, First)

"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
(Related: People, Attitude, Negative, Positive, Difference)

"Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Experience, Success, People, Attitude, Failure, Positive, Thoughts, Learning, Order)

"So much money and energy is expended making a film that I think it should be used for positive ends."
- David Strathairn
(Related: Money, Positive, Energy, Film)

"If someone's going to talk about me, I'd want it to be positively. The way many write, you'd think only bad things were interesting. If we don't think positive, what's the use? It's a lot more fun, you know."
- Dorothy Stratten
(Related: Positive, Fun, Talk, Want)

"Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Quality, Thoughts, Public, Will)

"Women were freed from positive duties when they could not perform them, but not when they could."
- Henrietta Szold
(Related: Women, Positive)

"STAR TREK is a show that had a vision about a future that was positive."
- George Takei
(Related: Positive, Vision, Future)

"It was great fun. We had gone on tour in between the sessions and reconnected with the audience and got a lot of energy back from them, a lot of positive energy."
- Roger Andrew Taylor
(Related: Positive, Energy, Fun)

"There are not enough people out talking about the President positively."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: People, President, Talking)

"While only about half of the voters feel they know very much about Reagan or what he stands for, the Republicans who do have a very positive perception of him."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Perception, Positive, Republicans)

"Music is pretty much the lifestyle, not the music itself. The lifestyle really pulled me off the street. Made me want to do something organized and positive."
- Brandon Thomas
(Related: Music, Positive, Pretty, Want)

"The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld."
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Faith, Idea, Force)

"Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Life, Positive, Mankind)

"Let's not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their positive effect as part of a whole solution."
- John Thune
(Related: Ideas, Positive, Being, Chance, Effect, Solution)

"We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Positive, Succeed)

"More Asians need to be on television as a positive role model."
- Kiana Tom
(Related: Positive, Television)

"That's what makes Linux so good: you put in something, and that effort multiplies. It's a positive feedback cycle."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Positive, Effort, Linux)

"Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Habit, Positive, Expectations, Manufacturing)

"No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: People, Successful, Goals)

"People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth."
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Love, Life, People, Positive, Class, Revolution, Struggle, Talk, Understanding)

"I'm getting positive feedback for my acting so we'll see if any other interesting parts come up."
- Johnny Vegas
(Related: Positive, Acting)

"Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it."
- Stephen Vizinczey
(Related: Education, Cure, Learning, May, Stupidity)

"I have always viewed the mission of Wikipedia to be much bigger than just creating a killer website. We're doing that of course, and having a lot of fun doing it, but a big part of what motivates us is our larger mission to affect the world in a positive way."
- Jimmy Wales
(Related: Positive, Fun, Mission, World)

"The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I se it, is service to a fellow human being."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Change, Positive, Being, Lies, Service)

"I want people to use Perl. I want to be a positive ingredient of the world and make my American history. So, whatever it takes to give away my software and get it used, that's great."
- Larry Wall
(Related: History, People, Positive, American, Software, Want, World)

"If I knew I was positive, why would I have ever gone to PAW to take a test?"
- Marc Wallice
(Related: Positive)

"Nobody could've ever known I was positive because I didn't know."
- Marc Wallice
(Related: Positive)

"With what all these people are saying, do you think that anybody wants to be around me? They all think that I did this on purpose? That I knew that I was positive, for so many years? I feel now that I'm going to be attacked if anybody sees me or if I go to the office."
- Marc Wallice
(Related: People, Positive, Purpose, Now, Office, Saying, Years)

"But nobody is listening to those points. They are just listening to the gossip which is saying that I knew I was positive for all these years because I had a faked test a few years ago."
- Marc Wallice
(Related: Positive, Gossip, Listening, Saying, Years)

"I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Positive, Banks, Care, First, Hate, Nothing, Trouble)

"Sometimes you're not even sure which of your stories were failures. There are things I've written that I thought were complete catastrophes when I finished with them that have gone on to generate some of my most positive feedback."
- Len Wein
(Related: Thought, Positive, Catastrophes)

"I think Gadhafi is on the mark. And up until this point in time, I think they truly want to turn this around and become a positive player with the West after years and years of terrorism and stagnation."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Time, Positive, Terrorism, Want, Years)

"Players should know that if you can't make the contribution of the winning shot, that your attitude every day when you come to practice, or the positive contribution you make through cheering and keeping up team morale, is just as important in the overall picture."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: Attitude, Positive, Winning, Day, Practice)

"I was very pleased that the positive things about me and my game outshone the aggressive style of play I use. I would never tone that down, because I believe in that style of play, and I believe that you can play rough on the court and still be a good sport."
- Sue Wicks
(Related: Positive, Court, Play, Style)

"I don't think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion."
- Barry Williams
(Related: Love, Positive, Advice, Joy, Passion)

"One thing that hasn't changed, though, is that we still have to hear the new ad 2 or 3 times before it begins to affect us, even when we're already familiar with the advertiser in question and have a positive opinion of them."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Positive, Opinion, Question)

"The actual danger is nothing, and the positive advantages very great."
- William John Wills
(Related: Positive, Danger, Nothing)

"The most positive step is to try to expand the employment base by making it, if not economically friendly, at least not economically disastrous, for studios to take on deficits."
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Positive)

"My grandmother always told me you must keep to your old roads and stick to your original friends and just go through smooth, be careful and stay positive."
- Wayne Wonder
(Related: Positive, Friends, Old)

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
- John Wooden
(Related: Positive, Mistakes)

"If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person's life in a positive light, and that's what I want to do. That's what it's all about."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Life, Positive, Chance, Influence, Light, Want)

"Some people never contribute anything positive to society, they may even drain our resources, but most of us try to do something better, to give back."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Society, People, Positive, May)

"We are determined that our nation shall cease to be a burden on other countries but shall contribute positively to world prosperity, while observing fully the fair trade practices in international commerce."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Burden, Commerce, Countries, Nation, Prosperity, Trade, World)

"I am aware that my name has been connected with all the bank robberies in the country; but positively I had nothing to do with any one of them. I look upon my life since the war as a blank, and will never say anything to make it appear otherwise."
- Cole Younger
(Related: Life, War, Country, Name, Nothing, Will)

"Talk politics, talk about study and talk positively."
- Jiang Zemin
(Related: Politics, Study, Talk)

"Americans try to talk about positive family values, although the actual state of things is disastrous."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Family, Positive, Values, Americans, State, Talk)

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."
- Zig Ziglar
(Related: Negative, Positive, Positive thinking, Will)

"It's useless to try and make rhyme or reason of it, because one guy thinks one thing and the other guy sees a whole other thing. So I try not to take them too seriously. Lately I have them screened so I only read the positive ones."
- David Zucker
(Related: Positive, Reason)