mental attitude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mental attitude a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways "he had the attitude that work was fun"
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Quotations

  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas%20Jefferson
    “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The most vital thing in a man's life is his mental attitude.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time.”
  • Thomas Troward
    Thomas Troward
    “We can gradually grow into any condition we desire, provided we first make ourselves in habitual mental attitude the person who corresponds to those conditions.”

Usage

In literature:

His hands, unconsciously expressing his mental attitude, held the bench's rim tight with white knuckles.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
But no successful laboratory results can be obtained without a proper mental attitude.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
From that moment, the mental attitude of the bravest was one of apathetic indifference.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
But at supper-time there was a definite change in her aunt's mental attitude.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
To analyze the mental attitude of these people adequately would be well-nigh impossible.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
The prevailing trait in their mental attitude is incredulousness.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The success of a picnic depends upon the mental attitude, not on cool shade or purling streams.
"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung
By a simple change of mental attitude.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
There is a wide difference between the mental and social attitudes of men and women.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
That attitude should not be one of subservience, of blind believing, but should be one of mental courage and determination.
"How to Study" by George Fillmore Swain
Simply that my mental attitude has been all wrong, my views erroneous, my thinking bad.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The significance of these and other similar incidents can only be understood by recalling the mental attitude of Americans of the day.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
He knows, as man with man, what the real mental attitude of those dusky gentlemen is towards women.
"The Etiquette of Engagement and Marriage" by G. R. M. Devereux
First, will you tell me your attitude, mental and spiritual, regarding the loss of your son?
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
That evening Laurie walked across the square to Doris's studio with a decision in his stride which definitely expressed his mental attitude.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
She was too guileless to analyze his possible mental attitude save by these superficial indications.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Divining his attitude Philon mentally shrugged it off.
"The House from Nowhere" by Arthur G. Stangland
He did not want to see her suffer, but her sickness did not for one minute alter his mental attitude.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The mental attitude is that of thankfulness.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
But we understood, too, the mental attitudes that could lessen the strain.
"Stamped Caution" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
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In news:

That will help you clean out the mental clutter that's affecting your emotions, relationships and attitudes.
Chesterton's Kyle Whitaker was named the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award winner on Saturday at the IHSAA State Finals in Indianapolis.
But leaders are especially subject to risk and flux, so it's not surprising that many of them find a Stoic attitude crucial to their mental health.
When age was controlled for, self-rated successful aging increased with higher levels of education, cognitive functioning, perceived physical and mental health, attitudes of optimism and resilience, and decreased levels of depression.
It's a quote from 'The Spy Who Loved Me', where Bond is told a survival strategy: to 'have a positive mental attitude'.
He's got that mentality and attitude.
A sense of humor and flexibility in attitude and behaviors are two signs of good mental health.
Cultivate a positive attitude and you'll likely feel better, both mentally and physically.
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In science:

Ehhf does not provide language constructs for representing desires, intentions and other mental attitudes, but it may be adopted to model a BDI architecture (Bozzano et al. 1999b).
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
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