90 Positive Affirmation Quotes

Positive Affirmation Quotes

Collection of 90 positive affirmation quotes to inspire you every day. See new positive quotes each week in my affirmation gallery!.

These positive affirmation quotes will remind you daily of how to have a great 2020. Use them to change your mindset into positive thinking and live your best life.

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I don’t set out to win awards. I don’t think any musician does, but when you receive an award, it’s an affirmation: it means that people appreciate what you do. Every award I have received is a confirmation of something I have done, and that motivates me to push a little harder.

— Wadada Leo Smith

Perhaps this is one of the last remaining strands of my Catholic upbringing, but to me the word ‘worship’ means absolute unquestioning affirmation of the authority of the deity. I’ll not have that in my life. If you are wise, neither will you.

— Brendan Myers

I always wanted to be a Broadway girl. But once I got Tony-nominated, it really messed with me, because it was like, yes, I’m getting this affirmation that you’re right where you’re supposed to be, but there was still this voice saying, ‘You’re not good enough.’

— Danielle Brooks

The most rewarding thing for me has been this affirmation for me that people are basically good and smart, and if you give them a simple tool that allows them to exhibit that behavior, they’ll prove it to you every single day.

— Biz Stone

Americans are fascinated by their own love of shopping. This does not make them unique. It’s just that they have more to buy than most other people on the planet. And it’s also an affirmation of faith in their country.

— Simon Hoggart

When Landon Carter, a Virginia plantation owner, read the Declaration of Independence two days after it was issued, he wondered whether its ringing affirmation of equality meant that slaves must be freed. If so, he confided to his diary, ‘You must send them out of the country, or they must steal for their support.’

— Edmund Morgan

Life is an affirmation, not a defamation. Life means living. Life means taking that one tiny or giant leap beyond what you know you can do, or simply beyond what you know. It is in these moments that we live.

— Rick Tumlinson

Christianity and Judaism are united above all in their common affirmation and implementation of the moral teaching of the Hebrew Bible, or ‘Old Testament,’ and the traditions of interpretation of that teaching.

— David Novak

I’m an artist; affirmation is like catnip to me.

— Andrea Riseborough

For me, diverse beauty is an affirmation of every single person in his or her own skin.

— Philomena Kwao

For me, books were my source of affirmation. Alice Walker, Audrey Lord – it was these authors who wrote about their experiences. It was this weird thing where I was censored in terms of what I could watch but not in terms of what I could read.

— Dee Rees

But, unfortunately, sometimes that affirmation creates a sense that you deserve special treatment and recognition in areas where you’re not so talented.

— Taylor Hackford

As a Westerner, the child of civil rights and anti-war activists, I embraced Islam not in abandonment of my core values, drawn almost entirely from the progressive tradition, but as an affirmation of them.

— Hamza Yusuf

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.

— Jim Rohn

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.

— Martin Luther King, Jr

My favorite affirmation when I feel stuck or out of sorts is: Whatever I need is already here, and it is all for my highest good. Jot this down and post it conspicuously throughout your home, on the dashboard of your car, at your office, on your microwave oven, and even in front of your toilets!

— Wayne Dyer

Well, for one thing, in the tradition of Zen that I’ve practiced, there is no prayerful worship and there is no affirmation of a deity.

— Leonard Cohen

To give someone a blessing is the most significant affirmation we can offer.

— Henri Nouwen

I never want to lose touch with reality. I won’t push $100 candles just because. I realized that I could create a hub of positivity and affirmation.

— Meghan Markle

Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.

— Melody Beattie

That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.

— David Hume

Man is important in one sense only. He was made in the image of God: That is his importance. He is not important for his body, ego, or personality. His constant affirmation of ego-consciousness is the source of all his problems.

— Paramahansa Yogananda

Knowledge is two-fold and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.

— Charles Caleb Colton

The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.

— Simone Weil

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question.

— Niels Bohr

Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It’s about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements.

— Wynton Marsalis

However much some journalists may criticize me, I know that I look, feel, and behave several decades younger than my actual age, and much of that is because I believe you are what you think you are. This is called positive affirmation, and it’s a really strong tool.

— Joan Collins

Success is a process, a quality of mind and way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life.

— Alex Noble

Narcissists – people with an inflated self-concept and a strong sense of uniqueness and superiority – seek attention and affirmation on Facebook.

— Amy Morin

I know what it’s like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing.

— Shakira

People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause.

— Andrew Cuomo

Unlike a lot of people, I don’t need the affirmation or anything.

— Bob Seger

Black Lives Matter is really an affirmation for our people. It’s a love note for our people, but it’s also a demand. We know that the system was not designed for justice for us.

— Opal Tometi

My story is really an affirmation of my strength and my luck. To live with a great artist like Ted Hughes or Mick Jagger is a very, very destructive role for a woman trying to be herself. In fact, it can’t be done.

— Marianne Faithfull

As hard as it is, owning who you are and knowing what you want is the only sure path to affirmation… I want women to know they can get out of any situation if they return to their core source of strength: themselves.

— Ashley Graham

I’m not the type to demand affirmation or to worry that I’ll be forgotten. I’m more the type to dare the world to forget me.

— David Berman

If you want your dream more than you have to have people’s affirmation, that’s how you break through your border bullies.

— Bruce Wilkinson

A lot of the themes that I write about are an affirmation of our existence on earth and making people feel like they are not alone, and making them feel like it is OK to be a little bit insane. That has always been sort of my credo in life.

— Grace Potter

A home should be an intimate autobiography of the things that you like. One of the things I’m so keen on expressing is that, if you don’t do it for yourself, if you’re always seeking affirmation from outside, you’ll never have a home. It’ll just be a house.

— Alexandra Stoddard

In Divine unity and the affirmation of it, Divine beauty and dominical perfection become apparent. If there was no unity, that pre-eternal treasury would remain hidden.

— Said Nursi

You will be a failure until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which ‘clicks.’

— Florence Scovel Shinn

I’ve always felt like I belonged, and you need affirmation every now and then.

— Jimmy Walker

Food sovereignty is an affirmation of who we are as indigenous peoples and a way, one of the most surefooted ways, to restore our relationship with the world around us.

— Winona LaDuke

Belief is not restricted to a brief affirmation based on imitation; rather, it has degrees and stages of development. It is like a seed growing into a fully grown, fruit-bearing tree; like the sun’s image in a mirror or in a drop of water to its images on the sea’s surface and to the sun itself.

— Said Nursi

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.

— Romain Gary

It’s a career that’s enticing because you go on stage, for example, and people clap. You get that affirmation, but you can’t go into acting for that because it’s really your own self-belief that’s going to get you through.

— Miranda Otto

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.

— Alexander Haig

The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren’t simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences.

— Pierre Bourdieu

The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen.

— Ellen Key

We rich people have been falsely persuaded by our schooling and the affirmation of society, and have convinced ourselves, that we are the main job creators. It’s simply not true.

— Nick Hanauer

We must look to an open, tolerant, inclusive England, which embraces the values of a Britain that still leads the world in terms of an open democracy, as well as an understanding of the needs for responsibilities and obligations to run alongside the affirmation of individual rights.

— David Blunkett

I don’t think quotas are necessarily an evil. I think when we look at industry in general back to the ’60s and the ’50s, the way more diverse people like my dad and mom’s generation were able to break into industry was because of affirmation action, because of quotas.

— Kimberly Bryant

Trump’s Twitter flood of late-night mendacity is an unhindered celebration of fragile manhood, a ceaseless summons to the millions for affirmation, a proclamation to vulnerable men across the land that endless preening and stroking is a normal and imitable way of life.

— Timothy D. Snyder

I’ve always looked for my affirmation through my peers, the people I race against, and within my team.

— Jimmie Johnson

I don’t set out to win awards. I don’t think any musician does, but when you receive an award, it’s an affirmation: it means that people appreciate what you do.

— Wadada Leo Smith

Choosing one’s leaders is an affirmation that the person making the choice has inherent worth.

— Linda Chavez

Being an actor somehow can be a perverse extension of that feeling we generally all have as children, that feeling of wanting to please. Of course you’re looking for affirmation, encouragement.

— Gina McKee

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.

— Roy T. Bennett

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.

— Roy T. Bennett

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create

— Roy T. Bennett

It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform

— Roy T. Bennett

More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate

— Roy T. Bennett

Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands

— Roy T. Bennett

Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind

— Roy T. Bennett

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people

— Roy T. Bennett

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down

— Roy T. Bennett

Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.

— Roy T. Bennett

Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others

— Roy T. Bennett

The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living

— Roy T. Bennett

Believe in Your Heart
Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles

— Roy T. Bennett

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.
If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more

— Roy T. Bennett

Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention

— Roy T. Bennett

Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people

— Roy T. Bennett

Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think

— Roy T. Bennett

Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure

— Roy T. Bennett

Acts of Kindness:
A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life

— Roy T. Bennett

Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes

— Roy T. Bennett

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy

— Roy T. Bennett

Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey

— Roy T. Bennett

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine

— Roy T. Bennett

Keep Going
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end

— Roy T. Bennett

Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone

— Roy T. Bennett

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved

— Roy T. Bennett

You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it

— Roy T. Bennett

Don’t Just
Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live

— Roy T. Bennett

Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life

— Roy T. Bennett

To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are

— Roy T. Bennett

Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.

— Roy T. Bennett

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world

— Roy T. Bennett

Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying

— Roy T. Bennett
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