Quotations on Attitude

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Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear.
- Alvin Adams
(Keywords: Government, Fear, Attitude, Press, Suspicion, Workers)

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
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Positive, Attention)

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, Discovery, Man, Mind)

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
- Jane Addams
(Keywords: Men, Civilization, Attitude, Living, Respect)

Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Nature, Attitude, Friends, Light, Nothing)

I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life.
- Walter Anderson
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, May)

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.
- Gemma Arterton
(Keywords: Money, Mother, Attitude, Christmas, Fact, Months, Nothing)

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

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.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Life, People, Attitude, End, Living, Theory)

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.
- Maria Bartiromo
(Keywords: Money, People, Attitude, Want)

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.
- Georg Baselitz
(Keywords: Work, Attitude, Artist, Responsibility)

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.
- Leonard Baskin
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, Possibility, Anxiety, Bombs, Chance, Inequality)

People have often asked if I'm gay because I don't go out of my way to spit and scratch and give people attitude.
- Jason Bateman
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Gay)

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
(Keywords: Faith, Attitude, Church, Teaching, Today, Wind)

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Family, Home, Time, Attitude, Improvement, Weekend)

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.
- Henri Bergson
(Keywords: Art, Attitude, Eye, Man)

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
(Keywords: Time, Life, Attitude, Positive, Consciousness, Mind, World)

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.
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Keywords: Time, Attitude, Opera, Theatre, Years)

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.
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Keywords: Music, Attitude, Sense)

For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
- Joseph Brodsky
(Keywords: Patriotism, Attitude, Language, Writer)

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.
- Scott Brown
(Keywords: Health, People, Attitude, American, Care, Force, Opposition, Public, Washington)

Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time.
- John Cale
(Keywords: Time, Attitude, Decision, Decisions)

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.
- Alex Campbell
(Keywords: Change, Attitude, Past, Years)

You know, who cares about seeing the girls when everybody wants to see the band. That's what's important, KISS is important. I think we look great, and the attitude is there, and I'm real happy with it.
- Eric Carr
(Keywords: Kiss, Attitude, Girls)

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
- Raymond Chandler
(Keywords: Motivation, Attitude, Ability)

The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.
- Raymond Chandler
(Keywords: Business, Attitude, Gentleman, Integrity, Talk)

All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude; some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person.
- Graham Chapman
(Keywords: Ideas, Attitude, Causes, Emotion, Observation)

Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
- Agatha Christie
(Keywords: Soul, Attitude, Actions, Crime, Habits, Mind, Will)

It is impossible to exaggerate the wide, and widening, gulf between the American attitude on the Iraq war and the view from our friends across the Atlantic.
- Nick Clooney
(Keywords: War, Attitude, American, Friends, Iraq)

In terms of work I've always had a Bad Attitude in that I won't work anywhere which requires me to work strict hours or follow a dress code. I don't know if that's an Asperger's thing or not, I think it's just being reasonable.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Work, Attitude, Being, Dress)

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
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Negative, Positive, Difference)

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.
- Joan Collins
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Being, Countries)

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.
- Charles Dance
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Eyes, Open, Play, Question)

I've always been a guy who's pretty supportive, its just my nature, so I came in to the situation with the attitude that I wanted to support Johnny and make it work.
- Rick Derringer
(Keywords: Work, Nature, Attitude, Pretty, Support)

I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
- Neil Diamond
(Keywords: Inspiration, Attitude, Perfection)

All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Keywords: Change, Attitude, Mind)

We must advertise to U.S. business that we are there, that our attitude has changed, and that we care. When we are asked to help, we have to perform and provide the right advice.
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Keywords: Business, Attitude, Advice, Care, Help, Right)

An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth - in short, materialism - does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.
- Charles Edwards
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, Wealth, Environment, Fulfillment, Materialism, Pursuit, World)

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
(Keywords: Time, Attitude, Positive, Day, Now)

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
(Keywords: War, Attitude, Control, America, Trade)

There is a single thread of attitude, a single direction of flow, that joins our present time to its early burgeoning in Mediterranean civilization.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Time, Civilization, Attitude, Direction, Present)

But I do think that we approach music, in of itself, with a religious attitude.
- Jon Fishman
(Keywords: Music, Attitude, Religious)

The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally.
- Steve Forbes
(Keywords: Home, Government, Attitude, American, Example, Numbers, Parents, Public, Schools)

I need that aggressive attitude to play my music and more men have that attitude than women.
- Lita Ford
(Keywords: Men, Music, Women, Attitude, Play)

If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor.
- Teri Garr
(Keywords: Humor, Attitude, Sense, Therapy)

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
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Performance)

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
- Harold S. Geneen
(Keywords: Leadership, Attitude, Actions, Words)

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.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: Life, Attitude, Living, Mind)

If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
- Billy Graham
(Keywords: Life, Money, Attitude, Help, Will)

It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray.
- Billy Graham
(Keywords: Heart, Attitude, Body)

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