Positive Self Talk Quotes & Sayings

Positive self-talk quotes are a great way to illustrate the importance of what we say to ourselves and the impact it has on our lives.

What is self-talk? 

Self talk is what we say to ourselves internally. It’s the thoughts and beliefs that ‘chitter chatter’ in our own minds. These internal conversations are powerful, in that they dictate our words, our feelings, our actions, and how we perceive the world around us.

Our thoughts and the things we tell ourselves, have the power to drive us to create what we want in life, but they also have the power to create what we don’t want in life.

In fact, it can be argued that our actions and outcomes in life are a direct reflection of our own self-talk and whether or not the things we tell ourselves are positive or negative.

Powerful right?

What is positive self-talk?

Positive self-talk is simply choosing to talk to yourself in a way that inspires and encourages you. It is by actively directing your thoughts and words to boost you up and encourage self love, confidence and compassion.

When we keep our self talk positive, we are more likely to take inspired action towards our goals and the actions we want to achieve in life.

Positive Self Talk Quotes

Often we forget that we have full control over what thoughts we think, and that therefore, we hold more power over our lives than we think. The following quotes help to show the importance of keeping our self talk positive.


“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” Henry Ford




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“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” Confucius



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“I monitor my self-talk, making sure that it is uplifting and supportive of myself and others.” Louise Hay



“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.” Vince Lombardi



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“Words matter. And the words that matter most are the ones you say to yourself.” David Taylor-Klaus




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“If human emotions largely result from thinking, then one may appreciably control one’s feelings by controlling one’s thoughts – or by changing the internalized sentences, or self-talk, with which one largely created the feeling in the first place.” Albert Ellis



“Be mindful of your self-talk. It’s a conversation with the universe.” David James



“Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings.” Dr. Asa Don Brown



Quotes About Positive Self Talk


“Your self-talk is the channel of behavior change.” Gino Norris



“The thoughts in your mind will always be more important than the things in your life. Choose happiness.” John C. Maxwell



“Be very careful what you say to yourself because someone very important is listening . . . YOU!” John Assaraf



“I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.” Mike Ditka



“Brain wave tests prove that when we use positive words, our “feel good” hormones flow. Positive self-talk releases endorphins and serotonin in our brain, which then flow throughout our body, making us feel good. These neurotransmitters stop flowing when we use negative words.” Ruth Fishel



“More fundamentally, I’m interested in memory because it’s a filter through which we see our lives, and because it’s foggy and obscure, the opportunities for self-deception are there. In the end, as a writer, I’m more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened.” Kazuo Ishiguro



“Either you must control your thoughts or the outside forces will control them and be warned that the outside forces usually consist of fears, worries and doubts.” Maddy Malhotra



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“Consequences are connected to our actions. Therefore, it is crucial to be ever conscious and aware of what we think, do, and say. Those thoughts, action, and words will literally define who we are.” Michael G Sawaya



“Start listening to what you say. Are your comments and ideas negative? You aren’t going to become positive if you always say negative things. Do you hear yourself say “I could never do that”,”I never have any luck“,”I never get things right“. Wow – that’s negative self-talk! Try saying “I am going to do that“,“I am so lucky“, “I always try to get things right“. Can you hear how much better that sounds?” James Arthur



“Don’t be a victim of your thoughts.” Darlene Lancer


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Self-talk quotes


“The only thing that can come in your way is YOU! If you think you can, you will do it. If you think you can’t, you are right too!” Sanchita Pandey



“Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.” W. Clement Stone



“I believe one of my strengths is my ability to keep negative thoughts out. I am an optimist.” John Wooden



“The language used in telling our personal story affects us. We reflect our mind chatter.” Kilroy J. Oldster



“Don’t believe everything you tell yourself.” Lidia Longorio


quotes about positive self talk
Quotes about positive self talk


“Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.” Denis Waitley


“Evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance.” Zig Ziglar



It’s hard to believe that something as simple as positive self talk can have such a big impact on our lives, but it does.

We all know how important positive reinforcement is when we are trying to reach goals, so why not apply this same concept internally? Positive self talk will help you become more confident and less stressed by encouraging yourself every day. If you’re looking for more inspiring words, be sure to check these posts out:



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