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)

Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on.
- Paula Abdul
(Keywords: Positive, Criticism)

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 have grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it's lovely to remember being so young but it's also good to know you grew up!
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Positive, Being)

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)

I have never won a race, and that is my main disappointment - but you have to be positive.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Positive, Disappointment, Race)

I have long been a supporter of the Head Start program because each and every year I witness the dramatic positive impact that early intervention services have on children's lives in my congressional district.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Positive, Children)

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)

Aside from sales, the letters from readers have been primarily positive.
- Jean M. Auel
(Keywords: Positive, Letters, Sales)

But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Positive, Being, Infinite, Poor, Reason, Sentiment)

This place? Nothing positive. OK, I want to say something positive. It's positively a dump.
- Charles Barkley
(Keywords: Positive, Nothing, Want)

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)

I'm a very driven, ambitious, positive person. But I'm a spiritual person as well. I believe in creative visualization. So for me to go to America - which I find such a positive place - well, I took to it like a duck to water.
- Victoria Beckham
(Keywords: Positive, America, Spiritual, Visualization, Water)

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)

I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.
- Justin Bieber
(Keywords: Positive, Mind)

Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Positive, Voice)

To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Positive, Voice)

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)

I am positive that flexibility is a feminine characteristic.
- Emma Bonino
(Keywords: Positive, Flexibility)

To me, it doesn't matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win.
- Ian Botham
(Keywords: Positive, Cricket)

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)

It will be about which candidate, which of the two candidates remaining, is best suited to make a positive difference in the lives of North Carolina families, and I submit to each of you tonight that I am that candidate and Elizabeth Dole is not.
- Erskine Bowles
(Keywords: Positive, Difference, Will)

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)

I'm concentrating on the positive, on all the wonderful things I'm doing now.
- Tia Carrere
(Keywords: Positive, Now)

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)

Canada and the United States are also working at the World Trade Organization and in our own hemisphere with negotiations for a Trade Area of the Americas to try to help countries create a positive climate for investment and trade.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: Positive, Canada, Climate, Countries, Help, Investment, states, Trade, United, World)

When you think about the day-to-day, positive impact on the lives of U.S. citizens, there is no relationship that we have in the world that is more important than our relationship with Canada.
- Paul Cellucci
(Keywords: Positive, Canada, Day, World)

We've certainly learned a lot of lessons from Katrina, from Rita. Rita was better than Katrina. We're doing a better job planning. We're closer - more closely aligned with the Department of Defense. These things would be positive things if we were to have another attack.
- Michael Chertoff
(Keywords: Positive, Defense, Job, Planning)

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)



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