Negativity Quotes

Life has its ups and downs. But no matter how much negativity surrounds us, it is through resilience, hope, strength, and wisdom that we overcome. These powerful negativity quotes are life lessons that will motivate you to embrace positivity and light by acknowledging the dark. Let’s look towards the brighter side of life and draw inspiration from these profound words.

Best Negativity Quotes

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain. To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. Kevyn Aucoin

Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power. Shirley MacLaine

If I could teach people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children would have a smile on their face. Catriona Gray

If you attach to the negative behaviour of others it brings you down to their level. Guru Singh

It’s difficult to look on the bright side when you’re surrounded by negativity. Amy Morin

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James

I don’t want to speak negativity into existence. SZA

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

There are so many great things in life; why dwell on negativity? Zendaya

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. Michael John Bobak

Negativity is the enemy of creativity. David Lynch

Nothing counterfeit has any staying power. Cicero

We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love. Elton John

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. Will Rogers

The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous. David Icke

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity. Yoko Ono

Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use. Ruth Gordon

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Determination Over Negativity is a belief that anything is possible no matter who you are or where you come from. Donovan Mitchell

It’s time to start living the life we’ve imagined. Henry James

I have no room in my life for any form of negativity or nonacceptance. Ricky Williams

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. Helen Keller

People will try to pull you down, but you need to fight the negativity in your life. It’s always good to stay positive and think positive. Vivek Oberoi

Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are. Theodore Roosevelt

We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common which is we all want to be happy. Ellen DeGeneres

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. Seth Godin

Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. This stops you from cynicism and negativity. End your day with that same attitude you started. Renew your contract with a day well completed. Rick Pitino

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you don’t have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when you’ve finished, nothing’s changed. You’ve still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity. Rafael Nadal

It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

One thing rap and rock have in common, a lot of it is focused on negativity. I like dark stuff. Lil Uzi Vert

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Walker, there is no path. The path is made by walking. Antonio Machado

Sometimes in life, when bad things happen to us, or things aren’t going our way, or we’re faced with a challenge or a problem, it’s how you look at the problem; it’s how you do it to change your mindset, to dilute the negativity. Alesha Dixon

We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Dr. Henry Link

There’s a way that you can throw negativity out there that seems rebellious. But I’ve always taken pleasure in a different kind of rebellion, which is putting a positive spin on everything, trying to enjoy myself at all times. Zac Efron

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. Oscar Wilde

Generosity and kindness always feel good to give, and it never feels good to give grief or negativity. Jason Becker

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe

The media dwells mostly on negativity. Bill Parcells

A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. Arthur Golden

I like to keep my world positive. There’s enough negativity kicking around. Jim Root

I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. Serena Williams

If there’s not drama and negativity in my life, all my songs will be really wack and boring or something. Eminem

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou

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No matter the amount of negativity you’re presented with, five minutes from now could be your best moment. Mod Sun

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Edison

I’m hypersensitive to negativity and duplicity, and I want to push it away by writing comedy. Maybe that hypersensitivity comes across and allows me to play dastardly, multi playered people. Bob Odenkirk

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. Marilyn vos Savant

We humans absorb a lot of negativity in this world, but dogs are pure joy. Zak Bagans

Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe. Sumner Redstone

Because I was surrounded by so much negativity at some point that it took me going back and doing stand up to realize, you know, people really like me. Dave Chappelle

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy

They’ll probably start working on my movie sometime. They are doing a complete movie of my life story. It will not be based on any negativity. It will be more about my life, from a kid, how I came up and why I came through. Ike Turner

What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? Robert Schuller

My mother’s prayers protect me. Negativity, nothing reaches me. Dhanush

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Mark Caine

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The haters out there, I don’t really pay attention to them, because I feel like I’m doing the best I can, and I just don’t want that negativity into my heart and into my mind. Ainsley Earhardt

As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is a success. Tamara Taylor

We’re at maybe 1% of what is possible. Despite the faster change, we’re still moving slow relative to the opportunities we have. I think a lot of that is because of the negativity. Every story I read is Google vs someone else. That’s boring. We should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist. Larry Page

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. John O’Donohue

Whenever I am faced with someone spreading negativity in my relationship, I remember the old saying, Misery loves company. I am also reminded to be mindful of the company you keep. Sometimes you cannot see a hater until you are happy. It is then that they demonstrate their negativity. Raheem DeVaughn

Relationships with negative people are simply tedious encounters with porcupines. You don’t have the remote knowledge how to be close to them without quills being shot in your direction. Shannon L. Alder

To all the other dreamers out there, don’t ever stop or let the world’s negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible. Adam Green

Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action. Steve Maraboli

We need to start identifying the triggers that aggravate mental health issues in our society bullying, social media negativity and anxiety, gender based violence, substance abuse, stigma around issues such as maternal issues, etc., and we need to speak up about these more and get to the source of the problems. Sanam Saeed

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Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. Sara Blakely

Life is too short to spend in negativity. So I have made a conscious effort to not be where I don’t want to be. Hugh Dillon

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt

Just think of any negativity that comes at you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy. George Foreman

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. Charles Swindoll

Never let the negativity get to you. There are gonna be a lot of people you have to plow through, but as long you believe in yourself, that’s all that matters. Becky G

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. Stephen Covey

If we give something positive to others, it will return to us. If we give negative, that negativity will be returned. Allu Arjun

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. Anna Freud

I’m the kind of person who doesn’t really focus on more negativity. I’m a positive person, and I look at things in a positive way. Caster Semenya

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. Oprah Winfrey

Don’t focus on the negativity. Focus on the positivity and the people that want you to do well; then, 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 Reigns

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up. Vince Lombardi

I am someone who can’t hold on to negativity or hold on to grudges. I might feel something at a certain point, but I get tired after that. I don’t carry it with me. I forgive and forget very easily, and that’s the only way to be happy and peaceful. Deepika Padukone

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Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot

It’s important that we meet any sort of hate and negativity with joy and celebration. Simu Liu

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker

There’s so much negativity on social media, I don’t want to add to that. Shawn Mendes

The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we see ourselves successfully acknowledged by the world. Arlene Rankin

Using social media to hurt and destroy is callous, acted out by cowards hiding behind computers. My advice is to ignore negativity. Focus on the love around. Martin Garrix

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

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

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

The amount of negativity I hear on a daily basis is unbelievable. But that’s the kind of stuff you have to tune out, focus, stick with your vision and keep plugging every day. Dana White

With all the negativity going on in the world right now, people need an escape. When you give them a hit record or a great record, it allows them to escape for at least three to four minutes. They’re not thinking bills or economy or immigration or war when you create that kind of ambiance. Pitbull

I work from a position of positivity always. I don’t dwell on negativity, and I always believe something better’s on the horizon. Joe Maddon

I do not have bad days. I don’t wake up in the morning and think that I’m going to get AIDS. I don’t dream bad dreams about it. If I did, I’d be giving in to the negativity. Magic Johnson

Sometimes my negativity worked to my advantage, and early in my career, it got me going. But you need to understand that you’re not just fighting opponents, you’re also fighting yourself. John McEnroe

You don’t want to have any negativity in your life. Continue to push. Continue to be patient. And when your time comes, then you’ve got to do everything you can, that’s all. Stefon Diggs

I used to be affected by criticism thrown at me, and I would get really down. But I got to a point where I just decided to go for it, no matter what negativity is around you. Yuna

I don’t feed into negativity. I thankfully don’t. That’s just me. Lil Yachty

Having the strength to tune out negativity and remain focused on what I want gives me the will and confidence to achieve my goals. Gisele Bundchen

Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it. Vernon Howard

I’m a realist. Where I come from, phenomenons don’t exist. I’m from a land where people make mistakes and try again, harder, faster; where negativity is not an option. Akshay Kumar

The planet is ill, everyone knows that. But I need to be optimistic, otherwise I would just be adding to the negativity. So every night I come on Madrid TV and read a piece of good news. Alejandro Jodorowsky

The thing that I’ve learned is that there really is no joy, and nothing ever good is going to come from negativity. Those are thoughts that, even if you were presenting an honest version of yourself, there’s just no point in sharing. Stephen Amell

There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there’d be something I’d miss that was funny in the future. If there’s a chance I’m going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that. Dave Navarro

I felt vulnerable and very much between friends. I remember walking down the hallway and thinking I had no way of knowing what was coming, literally. This wasn’t because I had some horrific bullying story, but because of a steady drip of negativity. Rebecca Stead

Obviously, you want to be universally adored in what you’re doing, and especially just because other incredible people are involved in the Annette project, you hate to see there be any kind of negativity about it. Ron Mael

I feel good about being able to take bluegrass on to television like Letterman and The View, and I’ve heard nice things about being able to do that. I really haven’t felt any negativity toward me or my music. Steve Martin

Although I don’t believe in censorship, I believe an artist is very responsible for his actions. Especially if he’s a young artist whom young kids listen to, there’s almost a sense of his being like the Bible. The kids listen to what he says and live by it. That’s why I don’t believe in negativity. Al B. Sure

I feel like the bad times have fired me up you have to turn negativity into positivity. Tulisa

There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce. Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen. Laying blame is so easy. I don’t have time for hate or negativity in my life. There’s no room for it. Reese Witherspoon

I hate negativity. I hate people who say the phrase I hate. I really don’t like the word hate. Dislike, frightened of, terrified of, or yukky  but not hate. Kevin McCloud

ou may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou

If there’s anyone who makes you feel badly about yourself or anything that’s bringing you down, you don’t need it in your life. Negativity begets negativity, but positivity begets positivity. Stephanie McMahon

After reading the book The Secret, it really changed my life because they made it visual and you saw how when someone thinks negative they attract negativity. A self fulfilling prophecy whether it was negative or positive is basically the whole concept. Whatever you think, your mind is going to reproduce. Redfoo

I credit the women who came before me and credit New Zealanders for welcoming me having a child positivity outweighed negativity. I’m proud of the nation. Jacinda Ardern

The tone did take on a negativity that I didn’t like and when you make the decision to go the other way as we did it very directly had an impact, you can see it with the tracking. Scott McCallum

I just don’t deal with the negativity. I can’t get involved in that side of it. I don’t understand it, and you can’t let it take away from your life and what you are trying to do. Rick Pitino

I just need somewhere to dump all my negativity. Van Morrison

That’s just my family’s mentality. We are a very loving, hugging and kissing kind of family. And we grew up in a church atmosphere and still have that atmosphere. There is no negativity. Eric Davis

The world is full of a lot of fear and a lot of negativity, and a lot of judgment. I just think people need to start shifting into joy and happiness. As corny as it sounds, we need to make a shift. Ellen DeGeneres

There has been a shift to what may be defined as a culture of negativity which goes well beyond coverage of politics. Alastair Campbell

Political consultants are pugilists, masters in the dark art of negativity. Which is why it’s surprising to hear Democrats such as Steve McMahon and Republicans like Rich Galen urging their presidential candidates to be more, well, positive. Ron Fournier

Obama shows no sign of easing up on negativity. Ron Fournier