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Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • people

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. Robert H. Schuller, clergyman
  • positive

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. Willie Nelson, musician
  • positive

The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat. Joel Osteen, clergyman
  • positive

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

Haters never win. I just think that's true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end. Tom Hiddleston, actor
  • costs

Negative people need drama like oxygen! Stay positive! It'll take their breath away! Tony Gaskins, speaker
  • people

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom? Nhat Hanh, activist
  • positive

Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima. Pablo Picasso, painter
  • einstein

Delete the negative; accentuate the positive! Donna Karan, designer
  • positive

You should tell yourself frequently 'I will only react to constructive suggestions.' This gives you positive ammunition against your own negative thoughts and those of others. Jane Roberts, author
  • against

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, athlete
  • big

There must be a positive and negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle, without which there would be no activity, no motion. John McDonald, leader
  • activity

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. Joyce Meyer, author
  • mind

You can't live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off. Miley Cyrus, musician
  • income

I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear. Barack Obama, president
  • against

We made happy sounds because we were upset... just trying to make a positive situation out of a negative one. Ian Williams, musician
  • happy

A moment's reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative. It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force. Francis Parker Yockey, writer
  • disintegrating

Kant introduced the concept of the negative into philosophy. Would it not also be worthwhile to try to introduce the concept of the positive into philosophy? Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, poet
  • concept

For men to be virgins, we think it's negative. We think that there's something wrong with them. Joyce Brothers, psychologist
  • negative

So was it a political mistake for Obama to put so many eggs in the health-care-reform basket? Well, a negative decision from the Supreme Court will certainly make it appear so. Eric Alterman, writer
  • appear

The media loves negative spin. Chloe Sevigny, actress
  • loves

A complainer is like a Death Eater because there's a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people. Barbara Corcoran, businesswoman
  • attitude

I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office. Newt Gingrich, politician
  • attract

Every time you think a negative thought, it's one step in the wrong direction, for me. Sean Paul, musician
  • direction

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all. Rita Mae Brown, writer
  • deadline

The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways. Ansel Adams, photographer
  • comparable

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. Ram Dass, psychologist
  • expect

Evil can be a teacher, if you look at the wisdom of its negative power. Tom Brown, Jr., celebrity
  • evil

Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative. Johnny Rotten, musician
  • positive

I don't care what people call me, labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people. Michael Graves, architect
  • boundaries

It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive. Barry Mann, musician
  • amazing

Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy. Marilu Henner, actress
  • alter

It's funny, because my last record was a lot about isolation and people living in separate worlds that other people can't even understand, which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of. Aimee Mann, musician
  • addiction

The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society. Jose Mourinho, coach
  • aspects

Neutrality is a negative word. It does not express what America ought to feel. We are not trying to keep out of trouble; we are trying to preserve the foundations on which peace may be rebuilt. Woodrow Wilson, president
  • america

Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes, but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense. Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher
  • capacity

The name 'reservation' has a negative connotation among Native Americans - an intern camp of sorts. John Russell, actor
  • among

I had a couple come in with a negative amortization mortgage on a house that costs way too much relative to their income. They're consuming real estate, not investing in it. Chris Cooper, actor
  • come

I've been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I've come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, businesswoman
  • come

The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around 20,000 pounds. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child. Daniel Hannan, politician
  • born

I don't want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but he didn't pass an economic deal in the first 100 days. We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country. Rahm Emanuel, politician
  • act

I think if you're fame-hungry, go out to a nightclub and get drunk... why do that? I don't understand how some people would want fame so bad that they'd go out and get negative attention to earn it. Zac Efron, actor
  • attention

Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is, the happier I feel. The release of emotions that many would label as 'negative' is actually a liberating process for me. Grey DeLisle, musician
  • emotions

I have walked away from friendships when I've realized that someone smiles to someone's face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore. Sophia Bush, actress
  • anymore

Tax increases appear to have a very large sustained and highly significant negative impact on output. Christina Romer, economist
  • appear

The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences. George Soros, businessman
  • becoming

I don't personally try to balance my work because I operate under the assumption that anyone reading or watching my stuff isn't having a particularly balanced day anyway. But negative attitudes just amuse me more than positive ones. Lev Yilmaz, artist
  • amuse

Hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It's a platform where we could offer information, but it's also an escape. Busta Rhymes, musician
  • conceal

It's a very big mental game, all day leading up to warm-ups. You're not sure if your curveball will break, or will you be able to throw it over the plate? It's all negative thoughts going into the game. Al Leiter, athlete
  • able

It takes a lot of energy to be negative. You have to work at it. But smiling is painless. I'd rather spend my energy smiling. Eric Davis, athlete
  • energy

I had heard so much negative talk about our generation, that we're slackers and young fogies, that I knew wasn't true of the people I know. Eric Liu, writer
  • generation

We tend to think of politics as bad, full of dirty tricks, negative ads, big campaigns, but I am here to explore the original meaning of politics, which is positive and has to do with balancing competing interests and looking for solutions. Eric Liu, writer
  • ads

Math has a lot of negative stereotypes, but it can actually be fun and incredibly empowering. Danica McKellar, actress
  • empowering

I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music. Chester Bennington, musician
  • able

Maybe it's because I'm English, but in terms of how people perceive us I only pick up on the negative side of it. Chris Martin, musician
  • english

People are so involved with immediate care, but at the same time there needs to be investment in educating people as adolescents when they're still HIV negative. Charlize Theron, actress
  • care

You do get certain publications in the States where, if things don't go according to plan, they flip the story and it becomes very negative. Drake, musician
  • according

I used to play football at school, and I enjoyed really physical sports, but I now try to avoid any sports that might build up different muscles. That might have a negative impact on my archery. Im Dong-Hyun, athlete
  • archery

People look up to me as somebody who is able to switch the image of our country from negative to positive. Novak Djokovic, athlete
  • able

It's wonderful to feel supported, but there's a lot of negative energy towards me as well. So I ignore it, to be honest. If I started to read it all it would completely mess up my head. Sienna Miller, actress
  • completely

Evil exists to glorify the good. Evil is negative good. It is a relative term. Evil can be transmuted into good. What is evil to one at one time, becomes good at another time to somebody else. Mencius, philosopher
  • another

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, author
  • barrier

Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation and yours. Brian Koslow,
  • anyone

Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof. Mary McCarthy, author
  • america

Everyting negative - pressure, challenges - is all an opportunity for me to rise. Kobe Bryant, athlete
  • challenges

There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father - and how come that's not as newsworthy? Will Smith, actor
  • black

People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem. Mitt Romney, politician
  • creates

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
  • affirmation

In war, the army is not merely a pure consumer, but a negative producer. Louis Mumford, historian
  • army

In our music, in our everyday life, there are so many negative things. Why not have something positive and stamp it with blackness? Jamie Foxx, actor
  • blackness

We cannot and will not ban the creation of violent video games. But, we can prevent the distribution of these disturbing games to children, where their effects can be negative. Herb Kohl, politician
  • ban

Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles. John Kasich, politician
  • action

You must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought. Emmet Fox, author
  • allow

None can be more negative in its impact than the limitation on human resource capacity. Said Musa, statesman
  • capacity

Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why? Abdul Kalam, statesman
  • achievements

There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life. Albert Bandura, psychologist
  • countless

The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom. Montgomery Clift, actor
  • blossom

Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use. Sai Baba, leader
  • emotions

Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible. Bell Hooks, critic
  • accessible

The rate of return on Social Security for people nearing retirement is about 1.5 percent. By the time young children like mine are ready to retire, that rate of return will be a negative percentage. Paul Ryan, politician
  • time

I don't really look at myself as a role model. And I just am the way I am and if people want to look up to me, they do. By no means do I like to give a negative image either. Jordan Knight, musician
  • either

I think that the majority of messages are validating messages to confirm the survival of conscious. And many times that validation message is negative or sad. John Edward, entertainer
  • confirm

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. W. Clement Stone, businessman
  • attitude

Bondage is - subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes. W. Clement Stone, businessman
  • attitudes

Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability. Claude Shannon, mathematician
  • information

You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere. David Herbert Lawrence, writer
  • love

I do like to write nasty songs. It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative. Lisa Marie Presley, musician
  • anger

I hate negative songs; I won't sing them. It doesn't matter if it's sold 2 million more albums. Ricky Skaggs, musician
  • albums

Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge. Carl D. Anderson, scientist
  • charge

So the question is, First, Whether the civil magistrate hath power to force men in things religious to do contrary to their conscience, and if they will not to punish them in their goods, liberties, or lives? this we hold in the negative. Robert Barclay, writer
  • civil

If people have a basic understanding of right from wrong, possess a strong desire to better themselves and persist in there cause, they can break the chain of any negative environment. Dave Pelzer, writer
  • basic

The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don't give up. I don't beat myself up about negative things. Phylicia Rashad, actress
  • beat

Negative feedback effected amplifier performance significantly. Harold Stephen Black, inventor
  • amplifier

The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a kind of aggressive complacency, that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity, I think, of a lack of confidence. Douglas Dunn, poet
  • aggressive

Blaming mother is just a negative way of clinging to her still. Nancy Friday, author
  • blaming

Electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative. The difference is, I presume, that one comes a little more expensive, but is more durable; the other is a cheaper thing, but the moths get into it. Stephen Leacock, economist
  • cheaper

I'm really thankful to God, man. Like now, I'm really making a real comeback with my group. With or without a record, with or without a movie. And behind all the negative press behind this movie. Ike Turner, musician
  • behind

It just happened that the course of the campaign went negative we actually went positive for a little over a week and you do the tracking of poll numbers and it hurt us. So the public responded to those type of ads. Scott McCallum, politician
  • ads

Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children's books. Berkeley Breathed, cartoonist
  • books

In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality so that the risk from a false negative was significant. John Cameron, scientist
  • false

I play out negative fantasies for people. I'm the guy people love to hate. And they always remember the bad guy. Brion James, actor
  • bad

When you act dramatically in that way it often has a consequence that is very negative. George Woodcock, writer
  • act

For sure, you don't believe the good stuff. I mean, the good stuff is just insane - wacky. If you don't take it too much to heart, it does help when the negative stuff hits. And you know the negative stuff is coming. It's got to! What comes up must come down. Julia Ormond, actress
  • believe

We were working with this lousy print and it just wasn't going to be good enough. I said that we should get the original negative and do it from that. Well, a couple guys pointed out that the negative was locked up over at Deluxe. David Fincher, director
  • couple

The oldest theory of contract is I think negative. Frederick Pollock, judge
  • contract

Music has become a bigger business, and with that there is more pressure to succeed; I think that it creates a negative pressure for being creative. Jerry Harrison, musician
  • become

I've come to understand that there's always something positive, even in a negative situation. Leif Garrett, musician
  • come

Most performers don't admit this, because it sounds negative and performers are not supposed to be negative, but when I was on the road, I was lonely. Tom Glazer, musician
  • admit

But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful. Alan Watts, philosopher
  • power

I do my job in Type O Negative. Josh Silver, musician
  • job

I lean towards traditionally what people would consider the more negative side of life. Josh Silver, musician
  • consider

My tastes lean toward the more negative, angry and eclectic. Josh Silver, musician
  • angry

Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients - foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes - contribute to greater energy and positive emotions. Marilu Henner, actress
  • bad

I don't like the negative of reality tv - the 'you're no good, so you have to leave, I choose you, but I thought you really loved me.' It's all about how bad people are and I just hate that. I like Pimp my Ride where someone is helping somebody. Bob Saget, actor
  • bad

Terrorism is a real despair. These are people for whom life has been so negative that they're willing to die if they can take down some of their enemies. John Shelby Spong, clergyman
  • despair

It's a clique that I've never been a part of. It's not like I identify them in a negative way. Randy Harrison, actor
  • clique

It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There's not a lot of love going around. Jennifer Beals, actress
  • antagonistic

There exist thousands of Americans who have AIDS-defining diseases but are HIV negative. Serge Lang, mathematician
  • diseases

Unfortunately my career began in Hollywood, doing a negative pickup for Universal pictures. Alex Cox, director
  • career

I'm perplexed, though, by your application of the term 'negative' to my figural imagery. Brian Ferneyhough, composer
  • application

I don't know why they're doing it. I have to assume that their motives are positive, not negative. But they don't understand the severity of the problem in this state. Gray Davis, politician
  • assume

They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment, so I was never under pressure from my parents; I could do whatever I wanted. I never had a negative word from them, nothing whatsoever. Shimon Peres, statesman
  • judgment

If you sit in a position where decisions that you take would have a serious effect on people, you can't ignore a lot of experience around the world which says this drug has these negative effects. Thabo Mbeki, statesman
  • decisions

I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn't call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision... this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light. Billy Corgan, musician
  • body

Negative things, and they were all deliberate and I'm not going to say who they were but I know who they were and it was in the business, and that's not a good sign. Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer
  • business

An external electric field, meeting it and passing through it, affects the negative as much as the positive quanta of the atom, and pushes the former to one side, and the latter in the other direction. Johannes Stark, physicist
  • affects

I don't want to talk about negative, dark things. The only thing I've got against stuff like Marilyn Manson is, they make unbelievable videos and unbelievable images. Sammy Hagar, musician
  • against

The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control? James Hillman, psychologist
  • control

No tools have yet been met with in any of the gravels occurring at the higher levels of the valley of the Seine; but no importance can be attached to this negative fact, as so little search has yet been made for them. Charles Lyell, lawyer
  • attached

This also turned out to be negative, so there is no material in the Central Intelligence Agency, either in the records or in the mind of any of the individuals, that there was any contact had or even contemplated with him. Richard M. Helms, celebrity
  • agency

For each of us who appear to have had a successful experiment there are many to whom their own experiments seem barren and negative. Melvin Calvin, scientist
  • appear

I think if you go beyond a year - if this continues into the system in the out years, I think there is a risk and that - that we could have a negative reaction in the bond market and that will offset the good that was attempted to be done. Franklin Raines, businessman
  • attempted

The news is what it is. It's going to be good, it's going to be positive, it's going to be negative. It's going to have all sorts of effects on candidates always. Mark E. Hyman, celebrity
  • candidates

Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence. Bruce Lee, actor
  • negative

Positive anything is better than negative thinking. Elbert Hubbard, writer
  • anything

The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score and the print the performance. Ansel Adams, photographer
  • equivalent

Worry is a form of negative goal setting. Brian Tracy, author
  • setting

We were built to overlearn from negative experiences, but underlearn from positive ones. Rick Hanson,
  • overlearn

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