Whatever good I have accomplished as an actress I believe came in direct proportion to my efforts to portray black women who have made positive contributions to my heritage.— Cicely Tyson
Sentimental Positive Role Model quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person's life in a positive light, and that's what I want to do. That's what it's all about.
I really believe that's one of the many reasons that God had put me right in the middle of the Backstreet Boys. There are so many stars today that don't realize the impact they have on young people. Being a superstar is great, as long as you can be a positive role model.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
I think once you're in the public eye, whether you're a boss, a teacher or whatever you do, that you're automatically in the position of role model. You have people looking up to you, so whether you choose to accept it or not is a different question.
I don't think of myself as a role model.
I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.
The only reason we make good role models is because you guys look up to athletes and we can influence you in positive ways. But the real role models should be your parents and teachers!
Learn to say No without explaining yourself.
For me, the most important thing is to continue to play well and to be a positive figure and hopefully a role model for kids as well.
We have to have positive male role models.
To see cartoon-me positioned (alphabetically) amongst so many of my women heroes and role models ... well, I just broke down and cried. Happy tears. I surely hope that this one-of-a-kind collection of radical American women reaches the hands of all children who want to grow up and become amazing women.
A positive attitude opens the door to positive opportunities, which leads to a positive life.
I also feel I'm a positive role model by not putting my education on hold.
I recognize that I have a unique position to be a role model to young girls because I am doing something that they consider glamorous, which is acting, and yet I took a time to really get my education and study mathematics, and I think math is the cat's meow.
I always knew I wanted to play golf and go to college.
I try hard to be a positive role model, especially on the golf course. I try to carry myself well, and don't do anything outrageous. I try to play the game like a gentleman and give everyone respect. That's how the game should be played.
Look for something positive in every day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.
I've always kind of lived my life to be as much as possible a positive role model for children.
I don't think of myself as a role model for others, but I like to live my life by my own integrity. So, in that sense, I might be a positive influence. I do believe you should get over your insecurities and just try to be the best you can.
First of all, I try to be a positive role model.
In a world where you can be anything - be kind.
Think of yourself as a role model for others-showing that you can be kind, generous, loving, and rich!
As an African-American male born with a couple of strikes against you because of your skin color, I think it's very, very important to have some positive role models around, especially male influences.
I want to play positive role models - women who mean something to other women.
Stay positive, work had and make it happen.
I make an active effort to remain a positive role model to kids.
They need people to show them there's another way.
For many people, the pope is still, to a certain extent, a positive role model and a moral force, although others feel that this aspect has suffered greatly.
Without a positive male role model in your life it is extremely difficult to become a man who benefits his family and benefits society.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
The best way to support dreams and stretch is to set apart small ideas with big potential, then give people positive role models and the resources to turn small projects into big businesses.
I want to be a positive role-model for my daughter.
The last thing I want to put out there is that it's acceptable to be too thin or have an eating disorder because you're in Hollywood.
More Asians need to be on television as a positive role model.
Distance yourself from negativity or it will deplete your well of optimism.
I like Barack Obama as a person and I think he is a sincere man.
I think he and his wife conducted themselves magnificently in the White House. There's not a better role model for American kids to watch Barack and Michelle Obama, so all of that is off-the-chart positive.
I think gender inequality is a problem that goes back a long, long time.
In human society, as a whole, women have tended to have a kind of inferior position - very often combined with playing up women as great role [models].
Basketball, and the people I have met through the game have far and away had the largest impact on my life. Almost every positive role model I have ever had was a coach, mentor, or teammate.
Be the one who makes everyone feel like someone!
I am a person of faith, so I come from a community that's involved in 360,000 churches across the country, that is an institution that could, in a relatively short period of time, provide hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of positive male role models.
I take my role as an ambassador for the sport, and as a role model for boys, girls, mommies, daddies - whoever it is - very, very seriously. I know the impact my role models have had in my life, and I'm in a really beautiful position to be able to be that for others.
People who make mistakes and learn from them are role models too.
I'm just happy to inspire growth and positivity.
Have courage and be kind.
For me, a male role model would be a man who, despite holding a leadership position, has the courage to say that he wants to reschedule a 7 p.m. meeting for 4 p.m. because he'd really like to be able to put his son to bed.
Hopefully I'm a role model for positive change for everyone - not just women.
It's very important to find balance between men and women.
I'm not attempting to be a role model but I accept that roles I've played put me in that position. I don't feel a huge responsibility as an actress to put my young fan base first.
I think we can provide better stories through providing mentors, and certainly part of my story is providing mentors to kids growing up without dads. I think positive male role models go a long way in terms of rescuing kids from a life of trouble.I think positive male role models go a long way in terms of rescuing kids from a life of trouble.
What we'd consider a positive role model, I think it's impossible to actually be a role model. You'll have your flaws or defects of character, regardless. You just speak like a positive role model, and that's just something that you're being conscious of, and you make the decision, "I want to say positive things."