80 negative quotes to help you live a more positive life (2023)

80 negative quotes to help you live a more positive life (1)

Negativity can drag you down. hitting you makes every situation seem worse than it really is.

I know. When I was younger, I often fell into the trap of pessimism and negativity.

But in the 15 years since I started this site, I've learned to adopt a more positive mindset (you can find many of my favorite habits for thisin this post).

And today I want to share other people's perspectives on negativity and how to deal with it. These are 80 of the strongest negative quotes that will help you live a more positive and successful life.

I hope you find something uplifting and a change of perspective here.

And if you want more helpOvercome Negative Thinking Check out this postcontains my best advice andthe one who gives you positive energy.

Quotes about negativity to help you live a better life

"If you accept others' expectations, especially negative ones, you will never change the outcome."
Michael Jordan

“No one can create negativity or stress in you. Only you can because of how you process your world."
Wayne Dyer

“Life is too short to spend it on negativity. So I made a conscious effort not to be where I don't want to be."
hugh dillon

"Your beliefs, whether positive or negative, helpful or harmful, largely determine everything you do and how you do it."
Brian Tracy

“People tend to worry more about the negative things than the good ones. Then the mind becomes obsessed with negative things, judgments, guilts and fears caused by thoughts about the future, etc.
Eckhart Tolle

"When we become aware of our weaknesses or negative tendencies, we open up the possibility of working on them."
crazy allan

"Nobody can motivate themselves in a positive direction with constant negative words."
Juan C Maxwell

"There's a way to spread negativity that feels rebellious. But I've always liked a different kind of rebellion that puts a positive spin on everything and tries to have fun all the time."
Zac Efron

"Negativity, in general, is one of the things that holds people back, and you have to see what's holding you back to get away from it."
lucy dakus

“You cannot think about your self-defeating thoughts; one must resolve them through action.”
Martin Rubin

"The best way out is always through."
Roberto Frost

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“If you find yourself complaining a lot, then you are problem oriented. Focus on what you can do, not what you can't do, to become solution-oriented.”
akiroq brost

“Curiosity keeps me open to hope. Avoid negativity."
Carrie Brownstein

“Negative results are exactly what I want. They are just as valuable to me as the positive results. I can never find what works best until I find what doesn't."
Thomas Edison

"Negativity is the enemy of creativity."
david lynch

“Just as negative beliefs eventually entered your subconscious and began to shape your life in subtle ways, so too can new positive beliefs be “planted” there – beliefs that gradually begin to improve your behavior, thinking, feelings and behavior. his life"
David Bolton

"It only takes one positive thought to survive and thrive to dominate an army of negative thoughts."
Roberto H. Schuller

“When we give something positive to others, it comes back to us. If we are negative, that negativity will be returned."
allu arjun

"Negativity is an addiction to the dark shadow that envelops every human form, and you can reshape negativity by turning it to the light of your soul."
John O'Donohue

"It's better to focus on the good things in life than the negative ones."
Lailah Gifty Akita

"Negative words are powerful boomerangs, so be careful what you say about people and yourself."
Mary J. Blige

“Here is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is an intricate, painstaking and thorough work of dedication and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and bounce, flow and beautify! And yet you'd rather keep an eye on the fly that landed on it! Why are you doing this?"
C.JoyBell C.

“If your thoughts are negative, you are likely to attract negative events into your life. You will see the bad, not the good. Rather, thoughts of creating a positive life originate from a positive mind.
Byron Pulsifer

"However vast the darkness, we must feed it with our own light."
Stanley Kubrick

“Bad times have scientific value. These are opportunities that a good student should not miss.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I feel like the bad times have lifted my spirits: Negativity needs to be turned into positivity."
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"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to be your best self, you will eventually overcome your immediate problems and find yourself ready for bigger challenges."
Pat Riley

“Many people ignore the positive words when they are depressed and accept the negative ones. These people will never get better."
Travis J. Dahnke

"The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop positive and opposing emotions that are stronger and more powerful."
Dalai Lama

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"Don't let negative thoughts about the past or the future spoil your today."
avina celeste

"What I've learned is that there really is no joy and nothing good will come from negativity. These are thoughts that even if you present an honest version of yourself, it just doesn't make sense to share."
Stephen amell

"The right attitude can turn negative stress into positive."
Dr. Hans Selye

"I will always use negativity as motivation to work even harder and be even stronger."
Tim Tebow

“Don't focus on the negativity. Focus on positivity and people who want you to be well; So do it for them and for yourself. Sometimes I do things for myself. Sometimes I do things for my family. Sometimes I do things for my friends."
roman dominion

“Gratitude can transform any situation. It changes your vibration and moves you from negative to positive energy.”
Oprah Winfrey

"Emphasizing the negative only increases its power."
Shirley MacLaine

“There is a lot of negativity in the world. Staying positive is a better investment.”
Markus Kostabi

Negative quotes about dealing with toxic families and people

"No matter how valuable you and your ideas are, fools will certainly belittle you both, so exclude yourself from the rowdy environment of fools."
Michael Bassey Johnson

"I won't let anyone get into my head with dirty feet."
Mahatma Gandhi

"Stay away from people who try to downplay your ambitions. Little people always do that, but big people make you feel like you too can grow."
Mark Twain

"When we choose to spread negativity or bad vibes, or focus too much on spreading rumors and gossip about the other person, it doesn't show who that other person is, but it shows who we are to the world." "
Jyoti Patel

"Don't let people who do so little for you control your mind, feelings and emotions so much."
Will Smith

“People who project negativity often have low self-esteem. They feel bad about themselves and their negativity is just a reflection of those feelings."
hendri weisinger

"Some people are in such total darkness they'll burn you up just to see a light. Try not to take it personally."
Kamand Kojouri

“Negative people can only bring you down when they find you around. Just go out and be rescued.
Israelmore Ayivor

"People will try to put you down, but you have to fight negativity in your life. It's always good to stay positive and think positive."
vivek oberoi

"If you hold on to other people's negative behavior, you put yourself on their level."
guru singh

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"Life is too short to waste time wondering what others think of you. First, if they had better things ahead of them in life, they wouldn't have time to sit around and talk about you. I don't care what others think of you. people think of you. Me, what matters to me is what I think of myself".
C.JoyBell C.

“Don't let negativity affect your vision. A lot of people said harsh things, but I didn't let that get to me. It actually gives me more enthusiasm and encourages me to improve my career so I can prove them wrong.
Nicole Polizzi

"Sensitive souls attract negativity from others because they are so open."
Johannes Grau

“I think we manifest exactly what we put out. If you send out negativity, you'll get the same feeling back. When you radiate joy, it comes back to you.
petrojo wright

"Arguing with a toxic person is like trying to argue with an actor in a play. No matter what you say, they toe your line because it's the only role they know."
Antonio Gucciardi

“To all other dreamers, never stop or let the world's negativity bring you or your mind down. When you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible."
green adam

"Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others."
H.Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Protect your skin from the caustic acids in the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you talk bad about someone else might help someone else talk bad about you."
Israelmore Ayivor

"The most important thing is trying to inspire people to be great at whatever they want to do."
Kobe Bryant

“Spend time with people who know how to use their days well. Just as iron sharpens iron, positive people will inspire you to be positive."

If you want more help dealing with negative people, check outThis post with timeless advice about toxic people.

Positive Quotes to Walk Away or Ignore Negativity

“There are so many wonderful things in life; Why bother with negativity?

"Having the power to block out negativity and focus on what I want gives me the drive and confidence to achieve my goals."
Gisele Bündchen

“There are small differences between people, but that small difference makes a big difference. The small difference is the attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”
W. Clemens Stein

"If I could teach people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity cannot grow and be encouraged and children would have smiles on their faces."
Catriona Grau

"A strong sense of self-discipline helps us avoid negativity and achieve the greatness we desire."
amr okasha

“Negativity is cannibalism. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it gets."
Bobby Darell

"Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results."
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"It's hard to let go of all that negativity, which will seriously drain your motivation, but you have to let go."
Oscar Auliq-Ice

"If you're plagued by a recurring worry, train yourself to think about something else. Your consciousness can only focus on one thought at a time, and pushing out the negativity frees you to move forward."
harvey mackay

"We can work with the negatives and turn them into positives, or we can accept that the negative is negative and leave it at that."
jennifer n smith

"When you have a lot of stress and negativity around you and you remove it, you're cleaning yourself up."
little jon

"Negativity doesn't pay my bills."
Michelle Q Chu

"This is my gift. I let negativity wash off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I don't listen. If you can get past that, the fights are easy."
George Vorman

"I believe in bad energy and I don't want to be around negativity."
kyle richards

"An entire sea of ​​water cannot sink a ship unless it penetrates the ship. In the same way, the negativity of the world cannot bring you down unless you allow it to invade you."
goi nasu

"The amount of negativity I hear on a daily basis is unbelievable. But these are the kinds of things you need to switch off, focus on, keep your vision and keep investigating every day.
Dana White

"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."
Roberto H. Schuller

“It would be easy to become a victim of our circumstances and continue to feel sad, anxious or angry; Or, instead, we could choose to treat injustice humanely and break the chains of negative thoughts and energies and not get trapped in them.
Erin Gruwell

“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Restlessness, fear, tension, stress, worry, all forms of fear arise from too much future and too little presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of unforgiveness are caused by too much past and too little present.
Eckhart Tolle

"Your positive action combined with positive thinking leads to success."
Shiv Khera

"Don't despair. Refuse to be pessimistic or negative. Don't let challenges and situations steal your joy. Don't let anything or anyone take away your peace."
belonging dsouza

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and produces extraordinary results.”
wading swamps

"I've had a lot of problems in my life, most of which never happened."
Mark Twain

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