OPTIMISM Quotations

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A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. - William A Ward

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist. - Elbert Hubbard

A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun. - Robert A. Heinlein

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his or her opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his or her difficulties. - Harry S Truman

A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks. - Oscar Wilde

A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them. - Leonard L. Levinson

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. - Herm Albright

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. - Patricia Neal

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Always be optimistic! This could be the day you turn your life around! - Che Garman

An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to. - Laurence Peter

An optimist is a man who sees everything half as bad and twice as good as it is. - Heinz Ruehman

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. The pessimist sees only the red light. But the truly wise person is color blind. - Dr. Albert Schweitzer

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. - Irv Kupcinet

An optimist is the human personification of spring. - Susan J Bissonette

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?. - Rene Descartes

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. - Bill Vaughan

Be an optimist - at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral. - Unknown

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities. - Norman V Peale

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. - Charles F Kettering

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. - George Bernard Shaw

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. - Gil Stern

Children are born optimists and we slowly educate them out of their heresy. - Louise Imogen Guiney

Every morning is a new beginning, a new chance for you to rewrite the story of your life. - Tina Su

Expect a miracle! - Norman Vincent Peale

For every dark night, there's a brighter day. - Tupac Shakur

Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will. - Robert Anthony

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. - Winston Churchill

I don't design clothes. I design Dreams. - Ralph Lauren

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. - J B Priestley

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. - Thomas Jefferson

If you can't see the bright side of life, buff up the dull side. - Unknown

I'm in a wonderful position; I'm unknown, I'm underrated, and there's nowhere to go but up. - Pierre S. Dupont

I’m so optimistic I'd go after Moby Dick in a row boat and take the tartar sauce with me. - Zig Ziglar

Impossible is a word humans use far too often. - Seven of Nine (Star Trek Voyageur)

In the long run, the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. - Unknown

It better befits a man to laugh at life rather than to lament over it. - Seneca

It takes no more effort to expect the best, than to fear the worst. It's healthier, more productive, and a lot more fun! - Philip E Humbert

It's better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right. - Unknown

I've always been the opposite of a paranoid. I operate as if everyone is part of a plot to enhance my well-being. - Stan Dale

Knowing how pessimism and optimism affect one's happiness, why would I ever chose the former over the latter? - Che Garman

Let your light shine. Be a source of strength and courage. Share your wisdom. Radiate love. - Wilferd Peterson

No matter what you are experiencing in life right now, trust that all is unfolding in your best interests. - Robin Sharma

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller

Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time. - Norman Cousins

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you - Mary Lou Retton

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure. - Elbert Hubbard

Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose. - Unknown

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Helen Keller

Optimism is the foundation of courage. - Nicholas Murray Butler

Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness. - Mark Twain

Optimist: someone who isn't sure whether life is a tragedy or a comedy but is tickled silly just to be in the play. - Robert Brault

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. - Colin Powell

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. - William James

Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams. - Ann Landers

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead. - Robert Brault

The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. - Gil Stern

The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist, the hole. But the realist sees the calories. - Unknown

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. - Kahlil Gibran

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. - J. Robert Oppenheimer

The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimist lends encouragement. - William Arthur Ward

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. - Ayn Rand

The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done. - Allard Lowenstein

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. - Henri Matisse

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. - Frederick Faber

There is a good side to every situation. - David J Schwartz

There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change. - Euripides

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. - Art Linkletter

Turn bad news into good by focusing on how you can make things better. There is always a way. - Che Garman

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. - Maori Proverb

What you must do, do cheerfully. - H. Jackson Brown

When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade. - Dale Carnegie

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. - Unknown

When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic. - Charles R. Swindoll

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. - Anthony D'Angelo

Write on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. - Ralph Waldo Emerson



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