73+ Best Negativity Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Negativity is a tendency to be downbeat, disagreeable, and skeptical. It’s a pessimistic attitude that always expects the worst. Inspirational negativity quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Most Famous Negativity Quotes

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. – Criss Jami

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. – Ansel Adams

Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows. – Bobby Darnell

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The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. – Chinese Proverb

I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves. – Lord Byron

Nobody can motivate himself in a positive direction by continually using negative words. – John C. Maxwell

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – Nido Qubein

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. – Michael Jordan

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. – Anonymous

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. – Abraham Lincoln

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. – Michael Jordan

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. – Mahatma Gandhi

Letting go of negative people doesn’t mean you hate them. It just means that you love yourself. – Anonymous

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. – Michael Jordan

A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. – George Bernard Shaw

Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around… Just get lost and get saved! – Israelmore Ayivor

All negativity is an illusion created by the limited mind to protect and defend itself. – Ambika Wauters

Stop allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions. – Steve Maraboli

Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out. – Robert Tew

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you. – Goi Nasu

Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows. – Bobby Darnell

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

Some people can’t function without negativity because bringing down others makes them feel better. – Anonymous

Do not allow negative people to turn you into one of them. – Anonymous

When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic. – Carl Rogers

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. – Aesop

I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history. – Humphrey Bogart

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston S. Churchill

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. – Clint Eastwood

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. – Mark Twain

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

Negativity is the enemy of creativity. – David Lynch

Nothing can doom man but the belief in doom, for this prevents the movement of return. – Martin Buber

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

All negativity is an illusion created by the limited mind to protect and defend itself. – Ambika Wauters

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

To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself. – Francis Crawford

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. – Sophocles

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

The heaviest thing I can carry is a grudge. – Anonymous

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions. – Will Smith

Worry deprives you of strength and makes everything much worse, than what actually is. – Dr Anil Kr Sinha

Fear is that little dark room where negatives are developed. – Michael Pritchard

He who has never hoped, can never despair. – George Bernard Shaw

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. – George Baker

The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it. – Bhagavad Gita

Stop allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions. – Steve Maraboli

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. – Iyanla Vanzant

The more you dwell on what you don’t have, the more you get what you don’t want. – Anonymous

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment. – Carl Jung

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. – Clint Eastwood

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

Fall seven times and stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb

When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray. – Rumi

If a person finds negative people in his life, then he needs to mend his own nature than that of others, for his own basic grounding decides the level of acidic or toxicity surrounding him. – Anuj Somany

Sensitive souls draw in the negativity of others because they are so open. – John Gray

The more you dwell on what you don’t have, the more you get what you don’t want. – Anonymous

Worry and negativity are a misuse of your imagination. – Anonymous

Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back. You must rid yourself of negativity, so you can learn to fly. – Leon Brown

Negativity is the enemy of creativity. – David Lynch

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

No matter how valuable you are and your ideas, fools will certainly play both of you down, so exclude yourselves from the inflammatory environs of fools. – Michael Bassey Johnson

When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. – Karen E. Quinones Miller

Negativity may knock at your door, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it in. – Anonymous

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

Remember…Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. – Anonymous

If someone tells you, “You can’t” they really mean, “I can’t. – Sean Stephenson

You hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent Van Gogh

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. – Brian Tracy

You only have control over three things in your life – the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take. – Jack Canfield

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