20 Empowering Quotes About Positive Thinking

Nelson Mandela in 2009.
Nelson Mandela (June 2, 2009). (Photo by Media24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

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 Mandela
I 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 Waitley
When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb.

Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.

Thomas Edison
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Dr. Joyce Brothers
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Mahatma Gandhi
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.

Norman Vincent Peale
Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Dale Carnegie
If we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. If we think miserable thoughts, we will be miserable.

I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.

Henry Ford
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.

Winston Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Oprah Winfrey
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

T. S. Eliot
Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.

Henri Matisse
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

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

Bill Meyer
Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.

Ellen Glasgow
No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.

Hubert Humphrey
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

Susan Longacre
Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus.

Emory Austin
Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.