20 Empowering Quotes About Positive Thinking Share PINTEREST Email Print Nelson Mandela (June 2, 2009). (Photo by Media24/Gallo Images/Getty Images) By Simran Khurana Simran Khurana Education Expert MBA in Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S. in Commerce, Accounting, and Finance, University of Mumbai Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 01/14/20 Do you feel that life has been unfair to you? Do you feel that people and situations have let you down? Don't hover on these bad thoughts. Instead, embrace the power of positive thinking. Here are a few quotes that might pep you up. Nelson MandelaI learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Denis WaitleyWhen you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb. Abraham LincolnMost folks are about as happy as they make up their mind to be. Thomas EdisonMany of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Dr. Joyce BrothersSuccess is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. Mahatma GandhiA man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Norman Vincent PealeChange your thoughts and you change your world. Dale CarnegieIf we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. If we think miserable thoughts, we will be miserable. HenleyI am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. Henry FordWhether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. Winston ChurchillA pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Oprah WinfreyThink like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. T. S. EliotKeep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it. Henri MatisseThere are always flowers for those who want to see them. Robert H. SchullerIt takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. Bill MeyerEvery thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. Ellen GlasgowNo life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it. Hubert HumphreyOh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. Susan LongacreReach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus. Emory AustinSome days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.