Quotes on Negative Thinking

Drop all negative thoughts from the mind. Do not dwell on adversity but think plenty into everything, for there is power in the word. Meditate on the things you are doing as being already done - complete and perfect. Ernest Holmes

Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power. Shirley Maclaine

Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen. Pat Summitt

What is a positive attitude? The simple definition is the way you dedicate yourself to the way you think. Interestingly, it's also the definition of a negative attitude. Jeffrey Gitomer

Actually, power is like money; neither good nor bad. Its negative or positive spin depends upon how we use it. Pat Heim

I've never responded well to entrenched negative thinking. David Bowie

Stubbornness usually is considered a negative; but I think that trait has been a positive for me. Cal Ripken Jr

Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed. Bruce Lee

On days where I feel the karma is in balance I'm not afraid of death. And when I feel it's weighing heavily on the negative side, then I get very scared and just think about eternal damnation and how unpleasant that would be. Will Oldham

I don't really know how accepted I am. Nothing ever matters to me apart from the people with negative opinions. That's literally it. That always drives me on to the next thing. It's funny, you just focus on them and then the next movie. That's the only thing you're thinking about when it comes out. Robert Pattinson

Melancholy is kind of sweet sometimes, I think. It's not a negative thing. It's not a mean thing. It's just something that happens in life, like autumn. Bill Murray

Negative expectations are a quick route to dead-end thinking. John C Maxwell

If I had only a negative side of things to present, I think I would have much less of a drive to do it. Because what would be the point? John Edgar Wideman

I think the negative reinforcement really helped me in my very beginnings. David Copperfield

For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction... A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three - the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn't get you, the others are waiting in the wings. Peter Mcwilliams

Once our minds are 'tattooed' with negative thinking, our chances for long-term success diminish. John C Maxwell

Negative thinking is prevalent, in particular, among so many women in their later years, and, as a result, they live out their lives in discontent. Louise Hay

I am absolutely against positive thinking. You will be surprised that if you don't choose, if you remain in a choiceless awareness, your life will start expressing something which is beyond both positive and negative, which is higher than both. So you are not going to be a loser. It is not going to be negative, it is not going to be positive, it is going to be existential. Rajneesh

The technique of positive thinking is not a technique that transforms you. It is simply repressing the negative aspects of your personality. It is a method of choice. It cannot help awareness; it goes against awareness. Awareness is always choiceless. Rajneesh

People have one of two extreme reactions to my book. They either throw it across the room, or they rush out and buy 10 copies. The message I'm giving out, that what we think about becomes true for us, and negative thoughts mean good things don't happen, isn't always easy for some people to take. Louise Hay

The worst things in history have happened when people stop thinking for themselves, especially when they allow themselves to be influenced by negative people. That's what gives rise to dictators. Avoid that at all costs. Stop it first on a personal level, and you will have contributed to world sanity as well as your own. Donald Trump

Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results. Norman Vincent Peale

You can't live A POSITIVE LIFE thinking negative thoughts. Dwell on the POSITIVE. Joel Osteen

People think it would be fun to be a bird because you could fly. But they forget the negative side, which is the preening. Jack Handey

First, meditation should be of a negative nature. Think away everything. Analyse everything that comes in the mind by the sheer action of the will. Next, assert what we really are-existence, knowledge, and bliss-being, knowing, and loving. Swami Vivekananda

I was raised in a typical Puritan Midwestern Methodist home and there was a lot of hurt and hypocrisy in those times. And I think that whatever part Playboy played and that I managed to play in terms of the sexual revolution came out of what I saw in the negative part of that life and tried to change things in some positive way so that people could choose alternate personal ways of living their lives. Hugh Hefner

It was' so much that I was positive. I just was' fully subscribing to such a negative way of thinking anymore. Sarah Dessen

Everything that`s written about me has such a negative taint. It just has a life of its own, like an avalanche, and I don`t think there`s anything I can do to stop it. Roseanne Barr

When you go through a negative situation, do' think about it. Make it positive. Yoko Ono

I see people - they won't be negative toward other people, but inside they're negative toward themselves, and I think that holds us back. Joel Osteen

When you go through a negative situation, don't think about it. Make it positive. Yoko Ono

I think all recent music sucks, and that includes Type O Negative. Peter Steele

I don't think nostalgia has to be negative. Van Morrison

Negative thinking limits God and our potential. John C Maxwell

For many, negative thinking is a habit which, over time, becomes an addiction... Peter Mcwilliams

The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it Will Foley

Pridelessness is negative good; humility is positive good. Radhanath Swami

To respond is positive, to react is negative. Zig Ziglar

The negative cautions of science are never popular. Margaret Mead

Less volatile stocks tend to have negative abnormal profits; more volatile stocks tend to have positive abnormal profits. Robert Haugen

When the negative thoughts come - and they will; they come to all of us - it's not enough to just not dwell on it... You've got to replace it with a positive thought. Joel Osteen

You see, I think negative emotions are always trumped by positive emotions. Leonardo Dicaprio

Every time you think a negative thought, it's one step in the wrong direction, for me. Sean Paul

Negative thoughts are not protecting you. They are making you smaller. Robert Kiyosaki

Negative thinking will always lead to failure and nervous prostration; but positive faith- positive thinking -will lead you towards happy, healthy, and abundant living. Albert E Cliffe

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. Joyce Meyer

Negative thinking is always expensive-dragging us down mentally, emotionally, and physically-hence I refer to any indulgence in it as a luxury. Peter Mcwilliams

Most people think that I am too optimistic, but my optimism is based on the thought that negative thinking is a luxury that we can't afford. Yoko Ono

Negative thinking blows everything out of proportion. John C Maxwell

Negative thinking hinders others from making a positive response. John C Maxwell

Negative thinking keeps us from enjoying life. John C Maxwell

The best way to dispel negative thoughts is to require that they have a purpose. Robert Breault

Are you a hoarder of more negative thoughts or positive ones? Whichever ones you hoard, grow into trees and then forests. John Assaraf

I'm a firm believer in anxiety and the power of negative thinking. Gertrude Berg

We often just accept the things that we like, and complain a lot about the things that we don't like. But if we could, like, intensely dwell on the really great things in life the way we intensely dwell on the negative things in life; I think that would be fantastic. Hank Green

As Shantideva says, suffering has many good qualities because it purifies our negative karma, increases our renunciation and compassion, reduces our pride, and helps us to overcome our bad mental habits. If we think in this way we will feel that difficult circumstances are our best friends. When our mind is balanced in this way it becomes as stable as Mount Meru, and nothing can cause it to shake. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Thinking in mythological terms helps to put you in accord with the inevitables of this vale of tears. You learn to recognize the positive values in what appear to be the negative moments and aspects of your life. The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. Joseph Campbell

A man goes to the village to visit the wise man and he says to the wise man, "I feel like there are two dogs inside me. One dog is this positive, loving, kind, and gentle dog and then I have this angry, mean-spirited, and negative dog and they fight all the time. I don't know which is going to win." The wise man thinks for a moment and he says, "I know which is going to win. The one you feed the most, so feed the positive dog. Jon Gordon

One cannot walk into an April day in a negative way. With spring, each man's plans and hopes result in new efforts, fresh actions. All of which has a mighty important bearing on the economy. There are those of us who think that the psychology of man, each and together, has more impact on markets, business, services and building and all the fabric of an economy than all the more measurable statistical indices. Malcolm Forbes

How many times, in any actor's life, do you get to be a part of something that has a legacy like [Buffy]? I think that's only fortunate. I don't see the negative. Sarah Michelle Gellar

I fell in love with the pageant world. People that don't compete in pageants, I think they have a negative feeling for them, but really, they are incredible. Abbey Curran

A bad day is just a day when you have been thinking more negative thoughts than positive ones. What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. Eleanor Powell

I think George W. Bush's personality was overwhelmingly shaped in negative ways by his upbringing. Ralph Nader

Right," she said, "We're going to the Land of the Dead and I shouldn't think negative. Rick Riordan

I don't think this debate is negative, it is enriching Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

I don't think it's possible to write a good novel around a negative personality. Alberto Moravia

I wish I could think of a positive point to leave you with. Will you take two negative points? Woody Allen

I think I'll have a large order of prognosis negative. Bette Davis

Few things are more negative than thinking positive for no reason. Dov Davidoff

You think you're being given all of these things: phones that can communicate with other devices, car service that's better than a taxi, all of these amazing things that are available to you at any time. It isn't until you've swum across the river that you can start to see the negative aspects of it all. Neil Gaiman

For those saying they live in fear, again, I think they should be part of the conversation. They should reach out and try to not be so presumptively accusatory, frankly, or presumptively negative towards the president-elect, and instead try to build that trusting relationship and try to, frankly, explain their case to him and to his advisers. Kellyanne Conway

I have to say, the other day I was reading some negative comments, and I was thinking they were really funny. So I guess they don't anymore. Kate Upton

I think a fear of portraying something negatively ends up creating more stereotypes. Like a fear of going into these negative feelings that I have had and a lot of women that I've spoken to have had creates these sort of plasticky women. Sophia Takal

I think vulnerable is something you should always be. [It] makes you open to each experience. I try not to see vulnerability as a negative. Lenny Jacobson

I think positivity also brings determination and wanting to explore more and wanting to do more with your life. Because if you come to that point of having to think about your life in that way you don't want it to be negative. John Newman

I can't think of any negative [aspects of working in the wrestling industry]. The positive are the money, the comradery, the prestige, the notoriety. A lot of pluses. Ric Flair

I think the changes that have happened, there have been come positive, but by and large, you have to say the changes have been negative. The situation has reached a fairly critical stage in Afghanistan. Khaled Hosseini

[Barack Obama] has been a very negative force. I think you see this when you see the tremendous division in the country, when you see Baltimore, when you see Ferguson and St. Louis. Donald Trump

[Donald] Trump will be who it is that changes their names, and if Trump succeeds, and they don't change their minds, then it's hopeless. Then they don't want to change their minds and they don't want to think anything other than negative things. Rush Limbaugh

I think the messages are very positive. You know, "Make America great again" is a very positive message. It's not a negative message. Donald Trump



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