39 Quotes About Being Negative

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How we perceived how others view us can effect how we view ourselves. These quotes about being negative will remind you to maintain a positive view of your own self and other the world around you.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

“An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it is leading somewhere. They learn from mistakes and failures, and are not afraid to fail again.”

“Avoid negative people, for they are the greatest destroyers of self confidence and self-esteem. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you!”

“Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.”

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”

“Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.”

“Don’t let people pull you into their storms. Pull them into your peace.”

“Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.”

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

“Expect while reaching for the stars, people to whirl by with their dark clouds and storm upon you.”

“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm, Let go of the friends who are no longer uplifting you. Spend time with people who inspire you to be better.”

“I don’t have time to distinguish between the unfortunate and the incompetent.”

“If they disrespect you to your face imagine what they’re doing behind your back.”

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”

“If you attach to the negative behavior of others it brings you down to their level. ”

“It is easier to avoid the effects of others’ negativity when we question if an action or attitude is appropriately directed at us. If it isn’t, we can choose to sidestep it and let it pass.”

“Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positve, it will take their breath away.”

“Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours”

“No matter how good you are, someone is always going to be against you. But never let them be the limit of your success.”

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

“Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects.”

“Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant―the digitalis of failure.”

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.”

“Optimism refuses to believe that the road ends without options.”

“People who project negativity typically have low self-esteem. They feel badly about themselves, and their negativity is simply a reflection of those feelings.”

“People who try to bring you down everyday aren’t important in your life, so you better treat their opinions as such.”

“Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.”

“Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you.”

“Sensitive souls draw in the negativity of others because they are so open.”

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”

“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”

“The whole world can gossip about you, and if you don’t take it personally you are immune.”

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

“Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always have something negative to say.”

“You cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang with negative people.”

“You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.”

Breaking away from negative thoughts and experiences can change how your perspective and outlook is on life.

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