47 Quotes About Negativity


Much of the negativity we experience is something that is perpetuated by our own self-talk. These quotes about negativity will encourage you to take a second look at where your emotions truly lie.

“A lot of people will ignore positive words when they are down and accept negative words. Those people never get better.”

“A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.”

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

“Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.”

“All negativity is an illusion created by the limited mind to protect and defend itself.”

“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present.”

“Criticism does not make you smarter or better than the one you are criticizing. In fact, the stuff you are critical of in others is the same stuff you don’t like about yourself.”

“Don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

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

“Fear is that little dark room where negatives are developed.”

“Forget your sadness, anger, grudges and hatred. Let them pass like smoke caught in a breeze. Do not indulge yourself in such feelings.”

“He who has never hoped, can never despair.”

“I feel uncomfortable because I’m insecure about who I am.”

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”

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

“If you don’t know the struggle, you don’t know your strength.”

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

“Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, and causes you to bump into people not going your way.”

“Negative words are powerful boomerangs so be careful what you say about people and yourself.”

“Negativity can only feed on negativity.”

“Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form… you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul. ”

“Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows.”

“Negativity is the enemy of creativity.”

“No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world.”

“Nobody can motivate himself in a positive direction by continually using negative words.”

“Nothing can doom man but the belief in doom, for this prevents the movement of return.”

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

“Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.”

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

“Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.”

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

“Stop allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions.”

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

“The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous.”

“The chip on my shoulder’s a little heavy. I have back problems now.”

“The cost of living is going up, and the chance of living is going down.”

“The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.”

“The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge.”

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.”

“The more you dwell on what you don’t have, the more you get what you don’t want.”

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”

“There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away; the battle they are fighting isn’t with you, it is with themselves.”

“To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.”

“Worry deprives you of strength and makes everything much worse, than what actually is.”

Breaking away from negative thoughts and experiences can be difficult. Finding a way to be mindful of your life and bring your future visions to fruition will offer you great success.

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