65 Negative Thoughts Quotes On Success In Life

These negative thoughts quotes will inspire you. Negative thoughts are cognitions about the self, others, or the world in general that are characterized by negative perceptions, expectations, and attributions and are associated with unpleasant emotions and adverse behavioral, physiological, and health outcomes.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging negative thoughts quotes, negative thoughts sayings, and negative thoughts proverbs.

Best Negative Thoughts Quotes

  1. “Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strange confidence.” ~ Bruce Lee
  2. “Your mind is like a garden – unless you cultivate flowers, weeds will flourish. To keep your mind positive, substitute positive thoughts for negative thoughts.” ~ Brian Tracy
  3. “When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  4. “The ancestor of every destructive action, every destructive decision, is a negative thought.” ~ Eknath Easwaran

  5. “The only thing that can possibly keep you from going after your dreams is the person standing in your shoes, wearing your clothes, and thinking your negative thoughts.” ~ Les Brown
  6. “Most of our stress and suffering come not from events, but from our thoughts. Reframe from negative thoughts, and stress subsides.” ~ Martha Beck
  7. “Instead of dwelling on negative thoughts, cause your mind to dwell on peace and joy.” ~ Ernest Holmes
  8. “All stress begins with one negative thought.” ~ Rhonda Byrne

  9. “When the negative thoughts come – and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it… You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.” ~ Joel Osteen
  10. “Surround yourself with positive people.” ~ Melanie
  11. “Avoid destructive thinking. Improper negative thoughts sink people. A ship can sail on water all around the world many, many times, but just let enough water get into the ship and it will sink. Just so with the human mind. Let enough negative thoughts or improper thoughts get into the human mind and the person sinks just like a ship.” ~ Alfred Armand Montapert
  12. “Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts” ~ Gautama Buddha

  13. “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” ~ Hans Selye
  14. “You can’t afford the luxury of a negative thought” ~ Peter McWilliams
  15. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  16. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” ~ Michael Jordan

  17. “Negative thoughts stick around because we believe them, not because we want them or choose them.” ~ Andrew Bernstein
  18. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  19. “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” ~ William Shakespeare“You must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought.” ~ Emmet Fox
  20. “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
  21. “If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” ~ Peace Pilgrim

  22. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson
  23. k C”When you see deterioration in the skin or the hair, you are having problems with the subtle body. You’re taking in too much bad energy, usually from people, or you’re thinking too many negative thoughts. You are pulling an energy that is not suitable for the human form.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  24. “Are you a hoarder of more negative thoughts or positive ones? Whichever ones you hoard, grow into trees and then forests.” ~ John Assaraf
  25. “Negative thoughts are the single worst health habit.” ~ Pete Egoscue

  26. “I have vision boards, and people think that I put the vision board up and I look at it all the time, but what I do is, when I’m having an emotional time and I’m stressed out or feeling bad, I go to the store and get all the stuff for a vision board. Instead of channeling the negative thoughts or being depressed, I change it around and I start making boards.” ~ Ester Dean
  27. “Most people who are on a spiritual path realize their thoughts are crucial to their experiences. If you have negative thoughts, you draw and attract negative experiences to yourself. But knowing that and ruling your behavior by it can seem like two different things.” ~ Doreen Virtue
  28. “Once I got done with my career, I knew in my soul that I don’t have any negative thoughts about myself. I just don’t because I know you say you can and you say can’t, you are right. I try to keep my mind full of really positive stuff.” ~ Diamond Dallas Page
  29. “We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude.” ~ Thomas S. Monson

  30. “I strongly believe that the more positive my vibration is, the clearer my message will be. I keep my negative thoughts from infiltrating my pathway and my dreams. Other people’s thoughts are none of my business.” ~ Erykah Badu
  31. “Do not worry at all about negative thoughts, and do not try to control them. All you have to do is begin to think good thoughts each day. Plant as many good thoughts as you can in each day. As you begin to think good thoughts you will attract more and more good thoughts, and eventually the good thoughts will wipe out the negative thoughts altogether.” ~ Rhonda Byrne
  32. “You can find God if you will only seek – by obeying divine laws, by loving people, by relinquishing self-will, attachments, negative thoughts and feelings.  And when you find God it will be in stillness.  You will find God within.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
  33. “Never think negatively, for the negative thinker does a very dangerous thing. He pumps out negative thoughts into the world around him and thus activates the world negatively.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

  34. “Fear is a negative thought in your mind. Supplant it with a constructive thought. Fear has killed millions. Confidence is greater than fear. Nothing is more powerful than faith in God and the good.” ~ Joseph Murphy
  35. “You have to look at your own thought forms. Are you sitting around and thinking a lot of negative thoughts? These injure the subtle body. When you hate, when you are angry, you bring that energy through you.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  36. “Positive minds produce positive lives. Negative minds produce negative lives. Positive thoughts are always full of faith and hope. Negative thoughts are always full of fear and doubt.” ~ Joyce Meyer
  37. “Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence -drop them.” ~ Bruce Lee

  38. “One positive statement of good is more powerful than 1,000 negative thoughts; and two positive statements of good are more powerful than 10,000 negative thoughts.” ~ Catherine Ponder
  39. “Our negative thoughts are valuable messages to us about our deeper fears and negative attitudes. These usually are so basic to our thinking and feeling that we don’t realize they are beliefs at all. We assume that they are simply “the way life is.” We may be consciously affirming and visualizing prosperity, but if our unconscious belief is that we don’t deserve it, then we won’t create it. Once we become aware of our core negative beliefs, they begin to heal.” ~ Shakti Gawain , Negative thoughts life
  40. “You can accomplish so much with a strong will.  Just do your best, no matter what.  Don’t let negative  thoughts creep in. Don’t talk yourself out of anything.” ~ Rebecca Twigg
  41. “When your own mind tells you to quit, you must ignore your negative thoughts and press on.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

  42. “If you have a negative thought about a world situation, dwell upon the best that could happen in that situation.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
  43. “The best way to dispel negative thoughts is to require that they have a purpose.” ~ Robert Breault
  44. “If you want to dismiss a negative thought, the only way to do so is to think of something positive and constructive.” ~ Emmet Fox
  45. “Negative thoughts are contagious and they get passed around like a disease. I inoculate myself against the fear of failure.” ~ Bill Foster
  46. “It was thinking negative thoughts or thinking positive thoughts, leaving the house prepared or leaving the house unprepared that made the difference.” ~ Jac anfield

  47. “As long as you visualize this sphere of red energy surrounding you, negative thoughts, hostilities, anger, and aggressive feelings of other persons and situations cannot enter you.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  48. “People try so hard to let go of their negative behaviors and thoughts, and it doesn’t work, or it works only for a short time. I didn’t let go of my negative thoughts; I questioned them, and then they let go of me, and so did my addictions and depression.” ~ Byron Katie
  49. “I worked closely with Steve Peters, the British Cycling team’s psychologist, and we came up with a strategy of dealing with the pressure. It basically involved displacing the negative thoughts with visualisation. Not a complicated technique, but very effective if done properly. I just kept running through the race in my head over and over so that I wouldn’t let the distractions around me put me off.” ~ Chris Hoy
  50. “Nonviolence is not just abstention from war, fighting, or animal flesh. It is abstention from negative thoughts and negative speech.” ~ Nathaniel Altman

  51. “If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a defeatist or negative thought. Since we create through thought, we need to concentrate very strongly on positive thoughts. If you think you can’t do something, you can’t. But if you think you can, you may be surprised to discover that you can. It is important that our thoughts be constantly for the best that could happen in a situation – for the good things we would like to see happen.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
  52. “If you engage in positive thinking to overcome negative thoughts, the negative thoughts are still there acting.  That’s still incoherence.  It’s not enough just to engage in positive thoughts when you have negative thoughts registered, because they keep on working and will cause trouble somewhere else.” ~ David Bohm , Overcoming negative thoughts quotes
  53. “There’s no secret on how to attain a greater height, just keep climbing the ladder, don’t look at the dreadful distance, lock up that negative thoughts today, and fulfil your dreams.” ~ Michael Bassey
  54. “A bad day is just a day when you have been thinking more negative thoughts than positive ones. What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” ~ Eleanor Powell

  55. “It was only in university I was told that I was dyslexic. It kind of gave me the confidence to be able to pursue academia in the way that I always thought I could. I guess that was a bit of battle and just my own kind of negative thoughts about what I can achieve.” ~ Erin Richards
  56. “By means of personal experimentation and observation, we can discover certain simple and universal truths. The mind moves the body, and the body follows the mind. Logically then, negative thought patterns harm not only the mind but also the body. What we actually do builds up to affect the subconscious mind and in turn affects the conscious mind and all reactions.” ~ H. E Davey
  57. “Do you have to think specific positive thoughts about your body in order for your body to be the way you want it to be? No. But you have to not think the specific negative thoughts. If you could never again think about your body and, instead, just think pleasant thoughts – your body would reclaim its place of Well-being.” ~ Esther Hicks
  58. “If you think of thoughts of success and back them up with hard work, then you will be a winner. If you cherish doubts, negative thoughts, then you won’t be a winner at all.” ~ Frederick Lenz

  59. “I’m reconnecting, I’m deepening, I’m opening, I’m releasing negativity and negative thoughts and all the limitations I carry around with me – again and again and again and again and again and again. And again! And that’s the only thing that keeps me alive.” ~ Krishna Das
  60. “Those who practice lower sorcery hurt themselves the most because they interact with negative thoughts and apply power to them; they devastate their own consciousness and their own lives.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  61. “Most power is lost in one’s own mind by thinking negative thoughts, by worrying about the future, by focusing on the past, as opposed to thinking positive, strong, and happy thoughts.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  62. “The replacement of negative thought with positive thought brings about a spiritual and physical change that can heal.” ~ Betty Shine

  63. “Children, do not listen to those who malign masters and sages. Never listen to or indulge in derogatory talk about anyone. When we harbor negative thoughts about others, our minds become impure.” ~ Mata Amritanandamayi
  64. “If you hold a negative thought, then it will become more powerful and not only will it send bad energy to the person, but it will crash your consciousness. All the hard work of meditating is sabotaged.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  65. “What Richard is talking about is instead admitting to the existence of negative thoughts, understanding where they came from and why they arrived, and then – with great forgiveness and fortitude – dismissing them.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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