Quotations on Positive

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Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.
- Berenice Abbott
(Keywords: Death, Life, Positive, Act, Living, Photography, Song, Word)

When I was a kid, no one would believe anything positive that you could say about black people. That's a terrible burden.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: People, Positive, Burden)

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)

I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this, I don't fall into the trap of changing and modifying how I do things that aren't a positive example. I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Family, Positive, Example, Want)

Men are liars. We'll lie about lying if we have to. I'm an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Men, Lie, Positive, Lies, Lying)

Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It's the best part of the day.
- George Allen, Sr.
(Keywords: Work, Positive, Day)

Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.
- Carl D. Anderson
(Keywords: Negative, Positive, Majority)

Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Experience, Power, Positive, Choice)

One positive command he gave us: You shall love and honor your emperor. In every congregation a prayer must be said for the czar's health, or the chief of police would close the synagogue.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Love, Health, Positive, Honor, Police, Prayer)

Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans - though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians. Most important, their attitude to immigration and ethnic minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Attitude, Positive, Religious)

His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion. Incredible how someone could have suffered that long and come back out of prison with such a good heart and positive things to say and do.
- Maurice Ashley
(Keywords: Heart, Positive, Opinion, Prison, Tenacity)

At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further.
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Keywords: Success, Positive, Anticipation, World)

The World Cup tournament overall and, naturally, the new stadiums at its heart, are the ideal platform to portray Germany as a positive and exceptional location, and above all of course, as a highly capable economic location.
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Keywords: Heart, Positive, Germany, World)

You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good.
- Hans Bender
(Keywords: God, Positive, Consciousness, Devil, Mind)

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Success, Positive, Frustration)

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Attitude, Positive, Saying)

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
- Isaiah Berlin
(Keywords: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context.
- Joseph Beuys
(Keywords: Life, Society, Positive, Body, Future)

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)

It gets kinda monotonous, but that's television. There are plus sides and down sides. The positive side is that you have steady work for nine months of the year for however many years your show is on TV,.
- Alexis Bledel
(Keywords: Work, Positive, Months, Television, Years)

And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Family, Marriage, Positive, Children, Importance, Law, Needs)

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.
- Wade Boggs
(Keywords: Attitude, Positive, Thoughts, Causes, Events, Results)

It is important to recognize and politics positive thinking is often the slaves' virtue - something that people do to con themselves about the burden and change being placed upon them.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Change, Politics, People, Positive, Virtue, Being, Burden, Positive thinking)

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
- Joyce Brothers
(Keywords: Success, Positive, Preparation, Self)

Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: People, Positive, Smile, Will)

Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.
- Matt Cameron
(Keywords: Life, Positive, Focus)

The two things I was positive about in life were that I was going to be a teacher at a boarding school or an operative with the CIA posted abroad. I could write a book about all the things I was sure about.
- Tucker Carlson
(Keywords: Life, Positive, School)

The overall view of the human genome project has been one of great excitement and positive press, but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable, and they are frightened of things they don't understand.
- Thomas R. Cech
(Keywords: People, Positive, Excitement, Press, Project)

I feel blessed to be here representing our country and carrying out th research of scientists around the world... I hope you could feel the positive energy that beamed to the whole planet as we glided over.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Hope, Positive, Country, Energy, Research, Scientists, World)

There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: Beauty, People, Positive, Christian, Holiday, May, Spirit, Thanksgiving)

Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.
- John Clayton
(Keywords: God, Positive, Fact, Grace, Man, Thanksgiving)

We don't have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job, which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Women, Work, Positive, Children, Countries, Force, Job, Support)

Well, I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don't overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified.
- Thad Cochran
(Keywords: Change, Positive, Congress, Influence, President)

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)

You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people.
- Nadia Comaneci
(Keywords: People, Positive, Goodness)

Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
- William Cowper
(Keywords: Men, Positive, Judgment)

An investigator starts research in a new field with faith, a foggy idea, and a few wild experiments. Eventually the interplay of negative and positive results guides the work. By the time the research is completed, he or she knows how it should have been started and conducted.
- Donald Cram
(Keywords: Time, Faith, Work, Idea, Negative, Positive, Research, Results)

Getting sober just exploded my life. Now I have a much clearer sense of myself and what I can and can't do. I am more successful than I have ever been. I feel very positive where I never did before, and I think that's all a direct result of getting sober.
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Keywords: Life, Successful, Positive, Now, Result, Sense)

You can't live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off.
- Miley Cyrus
(Keywords: Life, Negative, Positive, Income, Mind)

By doing something positive in this world, you're helping people and the future. We're all trying to help the world... make it a better place to live. We're actually still changing the world, aren't we?
- Rick Danko
(Keywords: People, Positive, Future, Help, Trying, World)

I don't know why they're doing it. I have to assume that their motives are positive, not negative. But they don't understand the severity of the problem in this state.
- Gray Davis
(Keywords: Negative, Positive, Motives, State)

Moreover, behind this vague tendency to treat religion as a side issue in modern life, there exists a strong body of opinion that is actively hostile to Christianity and that regards the destruction of positive religion as absolutely necessary to the advance of modern culture.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Religion, Life, Positive, Christianity, Body, Culture, Destruction, Opinion)

That's really my goal now. I'm trying to be a positive role model to my kids and to just enjoy this ride, because it's hard. It's hard to enjoy it when you're in it.
- Taylor Dayne
(Keywords: Goal, Positive, Kids, Now, Trying)

We have been blessed with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world.
- Jim DeMint
(Keywords: Work, Positive, Acting, Americans, Economy, Force, Nation, World)

I know some people will be surprised to hear it, but I've found that my music, whether its blues or rock, or whatever you want to call it, can be channeled into a positive direction that actually helps people.
- Rick Derringer
(Keywords: Music, People, Positive, Direction, Want, Will)

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough.
- Richard M. DeVos
(Keywords: Hope, Optimism, Positive, Smile, World)

We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that.
- Roma Downey
(Keywords: Power, Work, People, Positive, Mail, Privilege)

Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.
- King Edward VIII
(Keywords: Opportunity, Positive, Advice, Chance, Feet, Old, Rest, Rules)

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)

But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Keywords: Hope, Positive, Act, Effort, Living, World)



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