The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
My attitude on skis is different now. I have learned to put less pressure on myself and on the edges of my skis when I’m racing, to be keep myself more under control.
America won the Cold War by protecting our strategic resources from the threat of foreign control. We must bring the same attitude to our trade relationship with China.
Jo Ann Emerson
Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.
I’m taking a bit of a wait-and-see attitude towards 3D.
Chaotic people often have chaotic lives, and I think they create that. But if you try and have an inner peace and a positive attitude, I think you attract that.
I fell in love with Erica Kane the summer before my freshman year of high school. Like all red-blooded teen American boys, I’d come home from water polo practice and eat a box of Entenmann’s Pop’Ems donut holes in front of the TV while obsessively fawning over ‘All My Children’ and Erica, her clothes, and her narcissistic attitude.
In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude.
But my attitude about it is I have miles to go before I sleep.
It’s tricky. I’ve never been standing at the top of the tree with tons of money thrown at me. I’ve never really had a profile. So in a way I have this ‘nothing to lose’ attitude.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Having a child makes you strong and gives you chutzpah. It relaxed my attitude to the job my center of focus shifted, which I think is very helpful, because even if you’re not a very indulgent actor you spend a lot of time thinking about yourself. I don’t think that is particularly healthy.
I always had the attitude that I wanted to throw a no-hitter every game.
As I wrote, I found that Aibileen had some things to say that really weren’t in her character. She was older, soft-spoken, and she started showing some attitude.
My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace – it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite – it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life.
An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment, is repugnant to the natural man. Belief is an independent joy to him.
My opponents attitude is, ‘If it moves, tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it and when it stops, subsidize it.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Viktor E. Frankl
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
When you Google me, you’ll find a lot of people don’t like Richard Dreyfuss. Because I’m cocky and I present a cocky attitude. But no one has ever disagreed with the notion I represent, that we need more civic education. So far there’s 100 percent support for that.
Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.
I always said punk was an attitude. It was never about having a Mohican haircut or wearing a ripped T-shirt. It was all about destruction, and the creative potential within that.
When you are thwarted, it is your own attitude that is out of order.
When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said – and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open-minded – ‘It’s like hair color. It’s nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It’s not a subject.’ This was a very healthy attitude.
If I don’t make the team out of spring training, I’ll keep a good attitude. I’ll just go polish up the parts of my game that made me not stay in the big leagues.
Patton was living in the Dark Ages. Soldiers were peasants to him. I didn’t like that attitude.
Today, I think the attitude is that governing is not necessarily good politics, and the result is that it’s much more partisan and much more divided.
If somebody says no to you, or if you get cut, Michael Jordan was cut his first year, but he came back and he was the best ever. That is what you have to have. The attitude that I’m going to show everybody, I’m going to work hard to get better and better.
Even with, or perhaps, because of, this background, I have over the past few years sensed a very dramatic change in attitude on the part of Prince Edward Islanders towards the on-going rush for so-called modernization.
I won’t say there aren’t any Harvard graduates who have never asserted a superior attitude. But they have done so to our great embarrassment and in no way represent the Harvard I know.
Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best.
Today’s students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
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.
I haven’t seen Clones, which has been during this period when I haven’t seen much of anything, but I did see Phantom Menace, and see my feelings about it – see, first of all, I think that when you make a lot of movies, your attitude about the movies changes.
Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do.
When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.
If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings. The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars.
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
I have played on many teams throughout my career, and I know when a team has the tools, and the right positive attitude towards winning.
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
James Truslow Adams
Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.
The pool is terrible, but that doesn’t have much to do with my record swims. That’s all mental attitude.
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas – an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives.
Morris Raphael Cohen
I met my grandfather just before he died, and it was the first time that I had seen Dad with a relative of his. It was interesting to see my own father as a son and the body language and alteration in attitude that comes with that, and it sort of changed our relationship for the better.
We live in a country that used to have a can-do attitude, and now we have a ‘what-can-you-do-for-me?’ attitude, and what I try to do is find ways that we can develop common ground.
In regard to music, I just think that it’s always best to have an attitude of being a perpetual student and always look to learn something new about music, because there’s always something new to learn.
Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them.
There does not seem to be that collegiality I referred to, there seems to be much more of a them versus us attitude, rather than we all have a role to play in this process so let’s get on with it.
Len G. Murray
Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear.
I need that aggressive attitude to play my music and more men have that attitude than women.
Listen, whatever makes the movie better. That’s the attitude you have to have.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
I just want to go in with the right attitude and from Day 1 make a difference.
I mean, the shoe – there is a music to it, there is attitude, there is sound, it’s a movement. Clothes – it’s a different story. There are a million things I’d rather do before designing clothes: directing, landscaping.
Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude!
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.
I’m not a music lover in the sense that I look for something to have on. I’ve never had that attitude to music.
What sculptors do is represent the essence of gesture. What is important in mime is attitude.
Fame can be just so annoying because people are so critical of you. You can’t just say, ‘hi’. You say hi and people whisper’ man did you see the way she said hi? What an attitude.
I separated from the Southern Baptists when they adopted the discriminatory attitude towards women, because I believe what Paul taught in Galatians that there is no distinction in God’s eyes between men and women, slaves and masters, Jews and non-Jews – everybody is created equally in the eyes of God.
A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
Norman Vincent Peale
Look, everything that you experience as a kid is the foundation of how you are today. I was brought up in a working class family in Leeds and when it comes to money both my parents worked hard and instilled the same attitude into me.
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.
Too many people say to their brokers, I can’t deal with this. Take my money. Do what you want. That’s the worst attitude you can have.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
What irritates me is the bland way people go around saying, ‘Oh, our attitude has changed. We don’t dislike these people any more.’ But by the strangest coincidence, they haven’t taken away the injustice the laws are still on the books.
The Senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to bear on vital issues of national security.
I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar.
Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for. This country is basically built on an attitude. It’s a way of life. It’s not because you’re born here. It’s not that you’re supposed to take from those who have and give to those who haven’t. That kills a country. It killed Russia.
I’ve never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn’t have the right attitude, didn’t give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it wasn’t prepared and didn’t have the whole program worked out.
Attitude is everything.
Diane von Furstenberg
There is definitely something sexy about a girl with an attitude and a pair of leather pants.
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it’s about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong.
I am shocked by the easy attitude of many in the media towards disclosing our Nation’s secrets.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
At home in Ireland, there’s a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.
Hence, within the space of two generations there has been a complete revolution in the attitude of the trades-unions toward the women working in their trades.
Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
It really was hand-to-mouth and you can say, ‘Poor little me, how dreadful, what a deprived childhood’, but I didn’t feel that way at all. It’s all about the attitude at home.
I’ve always considered myself to be fiercely patriotic. I love Britain – its history and the down-to-earth attitude people have.
If a site is done with pleasure and a fun attitude, it’s a great way to communicate with your fans.
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
Fairness is not an attitude. It’s a professional skill that must be developed and exercised.
I came on to the film with a very happy-go-lucky attitude which I think my character, Charlie, did when she went into the house. I expected it to be good, and then slowly things started to change for us all.
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.
Tommie Aaron taught me how to have a good attitude, to be easy going and not get uptight.
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
J. Donald Walters
Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church is often labeled today as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching, look like the only attitude acceptable to today’s standards.
Pope Benedict XVI
The attitude of independence toward a constructed language which all national speakers must adopt is really a great advantage, because it tends to make man see himself as the master of language instead of its obedient servant.
It’s a question of keeping one’s eyes and ears open and watching how other people play the game. They’re watching me too, to see what my attitude is like.
I think it has something to do with being British. We don’t take ourselves as seriously as some other countries do. I think a lot of people take themselves far too seriously I find that a very tedious attitude.
The attitude of physiological psychology to sensations and feelings, considered as psychical elements, is, naturally, the attitude of psychology at large.
Attitude determines the altitude of life.
Edwin Louis Cole
Muslims have a very bad attitude to homosexuality, they’re very intolerant.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
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.
Global political conditions make a direct American intervention difficult, but President Reagan’s messianic and visceral attitude toward the Nicaraguan revolution could mean it will happen as an act of desperation.
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray
If you take the contempt some Americans have for yuppies and multiply it by 10 you might come close to understanding their attitude towards the City, as they call it – London, the people of the south.
Martin C. Smith
Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude, not a policy.
If you can attribute your success entirely to your own mental effort, to your own attitude, to some spiritual essence that you have that is better than other people’s, then that must feel pretty good.
The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it’s an example of freedom from religion.
The biggest challenge is how to affect public attitudes and make people care.
That term’s definitely got a negative aura to it, because people think a diva is somebody with an attitude who demands things all the time. Of course there is that type of diva, but my idea of a diva has always been a singer – whether male or female – who gets on that stage and captivates you with their presence and their voice.
There is a single thread of attitude, a single direction of flow, that joins our present time to its early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization.
In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized.
My attitude is, if someone’s going to criticize me, tell me to my face.
A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.
I’ve never been out with any of the cast of Coronation Street. We’re all very close friends so it’s very much a professional attitude.
The world is full of musicians who can play great, and you wouldn’t cross the road to see them. It’s people who have this indefinable attitude that are the good ones.
I cannot say that the attitude of the United Nations always is for the Israeli attitude. Israel, I think, has been under severe attacks by members of the United Nations many times.
Elvis Costello had a brand new bag. He was a musician, but he knew all about the attitude part of it.
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.
Yes, we’re still five little people with a noisy attitude.
Becoming an author changes your attitude too. Once you see where books come from, and how they’re made, they never seem quite as sacred again.
It got very tedious saying the same jokes in the same way with the same attitude.
I can’t believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it’s the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice.
I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude I’ll admire it but I wouldn’t copy their style.
I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude.
My parents have a strong work ethic, but their attitude to life, their philosophy, is: ‘whatever makes you happy.’
Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.
I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn’t have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living.
A complainer is like a Death Eater because there’s a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people.
That attitude does not exist so much today, but in those days there was a very sharp distinction between basic physics and applied physics. Columbia did not deal with applied physics.
My grandmother is this amazingly theatrical woman. She acted like a movie star, as far as looks and attitude, kind of like Susan Hayward.
Attitudes are more important than facts.
That attitude toward women as objects may have worked for the late Sixties, but it doesn’t do so now.
I went to England in the ’70s, and I was in my early 20s. There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn’t regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
You can have a laugh in Los Angeles, or you can weep in Los Angeles, depending on your attitude towards it.
To so enter into it in nature and art that the enjoyed meanings of life may become a part of living is the attitude of aesthetic appreciation.
George H. Mead
My attitude about Hollywood is that I wouldn’t walk across the street to pull one of those executives out of the snow if he was bleeding to death. Not unless I was paid for it. None of them ever did me any favors.
The attitude of the people proves that not only do we want to, but that we can succeed in pulling our country out of the difficult position it finds itself in. The banking system of our country will survive and grow.
So at a time in which the media give the public everything it wants and desires, maybe art should adopt a much more aggressive attitude towards the public. I myself am very much inclined to take this position.
Design is about point of view, and there should be some sort of woman or lifestyle or attitude in one’s head as a designer.
Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.
Our spiritual attitude is determined by our conception of our relation to infinite spirit.
Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude. It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself, but always some manner of life.
But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.
The Dolls were an attitude. If nothing else they were a great attitude.
But I think bands that rolled in with a big attitude, like they were some big deal, I just found that very strange.
If a person can be said to have the wrong attitude, there is no need to pay attention to his arguments.
In Scotland over many years we have cultivated through our justice system what I hope can be described as a ‘culture of compassion.’ On the other hand, there still exists in many parts of the U.S., if not nationally, an attitude towards the concept of justice which can only be described as a ‘culture of vengeance.’
The war changed everybody’s attitude. We became international almost overnight.
W. Averell Harriman
The attitude is very important. Because, your behavior radiates how you feel.
My agent says that I’m a ‘repeat business guy.’ If you hire me to come do a movie, I’ll be on time, know all my material, be ready to go, have a good attitude. I’m here to work, so I get hired over and over again by the same producers. If you just be a team player on set you can work so much more often.
My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I’m very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I’d save it for like five months. And then I’d spend it on Christmas presents. I’d save up like eight pounds. It’s nothing, but we did that.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
I have a political attitude, but I’m certainly not a politician.
The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
Harold S. Geneen
I just think that people take me a little more seriously as a brunette. I don’t know if that’s just because of a societal preconceived notion that all blondes are stupid, but it’s a different kind of attitude.
The money is in a different league these days, of course, but I have special memories of the 60s and 70s which players today don’t have. There wasn’t the same celebrity attitude and media exposure. We had a bit more freedom.
Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it’s looks, most women know otherwise.
We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect.
In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken.
In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. We need to change this attitude toward failure – and celebrate the idea that only by falling on our collective business faces do we learn enough to succeed down the road.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture.
I like actors that are good with pantomime and that can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more than through their dialogue.
Guillermo del Toro
There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker if sad, it must not scream or curse.
We can do better in higher education. And it is more than just technology. It’s also an attitude on the part of faculty. We need to think through how we can produce a better quality product at less cost.
I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing.
The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.
My attitude towards drawing is not necessarily about drawing. It’s about making the best kind of image I can make, it’s about talking as clearly as I can.
I don’t think people are fools, and I think they deserve a good attitude and smart entertainment.
An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.
I thought I was going to be killed. The casualties were so heavy, it was just a given. I learned to take each day, each mission, as it came. That’s an attitude I’ve carried into my professional life. I take each case, each job, as it comes.
Prayer is talking with God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart.
I think it has other roots, has to do, in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life… nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance, inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist, unjust attitude that is pervasive.
Being a part of SKECHERS is exciting. It is such a hip company with a great attitude and image.
Our new attitude is how can we put you in front of our customer.
Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.
Henry S. Haskins
The artist is not responsible to any one. His social role is asocial… his only responsibility consists in an attitude to the work he does.
What a stupid attitude we have in this country to personal stories.
Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.
Somehow, the greater the public opposition to the health care bill, the more determined they seem to force it on us anyway. Their attitude shows Washington at its very worst – the presumption that they know best, and they’re going to get their way whether the American people like it or not.
I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet. That attitude is something that’s put into your head. You are never thin enough.
With my talent, I can make people laugh and give them another attitude about life. What a blessing that is for me.
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
The place of chess in the society is closely related to the attitude of young people towards our game.
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.
Lead singers not only do the majority of the work, but their personalities are singled out and taken as the general attitude of the unit.
My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression.
In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs.
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
Charles R. Swindoll
The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training.
With just about every player in Australia, his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia. That’s why they’re playing first class cricket. It’s just a different attitude.
What reader wants to be told what attitude to strike?
The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
Willem de Kooning
You can’t study comedy it’s within you. It’s a personality. My humor is an attitude.
I also had a mistaken attitude towards certain comrades.
It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that’s not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique.
Jazz in itself is not struggling. That is, the music itself is not struggling… It’s the attitude that’s in trouble. My plays insist that we should not forget or toss away our history.
I have such an extreme attitude about work, where I can just completely be derelict of my responsibilities and then when I am not derelict, I am completely indulged in it. I swing pretty wildly from the two extremes.
I know a lot of Eastern Europeans, and because of what they have been through and what they have seen, they have an attitude where they are not easily fooled.
The theatre only knows what it’s doing next week, not like the opera, where they say: What are we going to do in five years’ time? A completely different attitude.
It’s not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.
I think it’s your mental attitude. So many of us start dreading age in high school and that’s a waste of a lovely life. ‘Oh… I’m 30, oh, I’m 40, oh, 50.’ Make the most of it.
There are a lot of female artists my age around at the moment, but they’re all American and blonde and blue-eyed and smiley. I’m totally the opposite of that. I want to show a bit more attitude and I have an opinion.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
Spend some time this weekend on home improvement improve your attitude toward your family.
Any time I need to get a serious attitude adjustment, I put on one of their records, and there are examples there for all time to keep us honest and keep us reaching they’ll never be eclipsed.
Not to discriminate every moment some passionate attitude in those about us, and in the very brilliancy of their gifts some tragic dividing on their ways, is, on this short day of frost and sun, to sleep before evening.
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold S. Geneen
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
The key to life is your attitude. Whether you’re single or married or have kids or don’t have kids, it’s how you look at your life, what you make of it. It’s about making the best of your life wherever you are in life.
The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.
The townspeople outside the reservations had a very superior attitude toward Indians, which was kind of funny, because they weren’t very wealthy they were on the fringes of society themselves.
Funny is an attitude.
Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.
That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.
Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don’t, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.
Vernon A. Walters
When I was in my 20s it did occur to me that there was something perverted about an attitude that thought that killing somebody was a minor offence compared to kissing somebody.
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.
You can measure a programmer’s perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
I try and have a relaxed attitude and stay quite switched off until about an hour before kick-off.
You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.
I think whether you’re having setbacks or not, the role of a leader is to always display a winning attitude.
Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in ‘Black Mask’ magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft and developed a distinct literary style and attitude toward the modern world.
I like England more than I did when I left. It’s become a bit of a better country in the last ten years, in the attitude of it. A bit more Americanized, which is both good and bad. At least when you order a cup of coffee they don’t give you a hard time.
I was always the guy getting kicked out of my classes at school for having an attitude problem.
As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I’m still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.
The music is first and foremost everything – no egos, no attitude, nothing – it’s about the music.
People are patronizing the theatres with renewed enthusiasm – there is an entire picnic-like attitude when families go out to see movies, which is a very good sign. They want to see larger-than-life characters on the big screen and not just watch movies on television or on DVDs.
No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude – he wasn’t a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant.
The time I spent thinking about how I was better than somebody else or worrying about somebody else’s attitude was time I could put to better use.
I’m not anti-fashion, but I’ve always had a bit of a punk attitude. That’s important, I think. I do my own thing.
When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing. It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way. It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.
No one’s going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude.
In 1977, at least, he wished to have people believe that he shared and was proud of an attitude toward women that is not acceptable in a politician. In 2003, all he has said is that he doesn’t remember the interview.
I do support a sex-positive attitude for young people. Use condoms, that’s important. I love the idea that promiscuity can be healthy but it’s got some dodgy crevasses. Ooh, that’s a bad reference! But it’s got some dangerous cavities there. You know what I’m saying.
If you go on stage with the wrong attitude, or something in your performance is off, you can lose an audience in the first minute. That first minute is crucial.
By making a comeback, I’m changing the attitude of people toward me. If I’d known that people would react so enthusiastically, I’d have done it years ago.
My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect.
I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.
A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
My denial and irresponsible attitude about asthma put me at great risk and caused me so much needless suffering. My hope is that the kids I talk to learn to open up about their asthma, become educated about their condition, and seek help.
Bob Altman had this relaxed but serious attitude. Everybody loved him. I wanted him to adopt me.
The jokes are great but what really matters for a comedian is his performance, his whole attitude, and the laughs that he gets between the jokes rather than on top of the jokes.
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.
Surfers have the most attitude.
I don’t think it’s a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem.
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