Optimism Quotes

Childbirth is full of optimism, full of light, of faith in Christ, of battling and overcoming.

Hugo Chavez

Inflation does not lubricate trade but by rescuing traders from their errors of optimism or stupidity.

John Kenneth Galbraith

[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.


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

Norman Cousins

I ... allowed my memory to journey back to the days when I was a boy of ten, full of health and optimism, when my wonder at the great game of living had yet to give way to disillusionment at its shabbiness.

Ruskin Bond

Optimism is a psychological disorder exhibited by those out of touch with reality.

Oliver Pell

To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgment.

Eleanor Perenyi

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream

Lao Tzu

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.


Optimism is the opium of the people.

Milan Kundera

Our drive, our ruggedness, our unquenchable optimism and zeal and elan go back to the challenges of the untrammeled wilderness. Britain won its wars on the playing fields of Eton. America developed its mettle at the muddy gaps of the Cumberlands, in the swift rapids of its rivers, on the limitless reaches of its western plains, in the silent vastness of primeval forests, and in the blizzard-ridden passes of the Rockies and Coast ranges.

Harvey Broome

The mistakes made by doctors are innumerable. They err habitually on the side of optimism as to treatment, of pessimism as to the outcome.

Marcel Proust

Through regular practice of concentration and meditation you attain clarity of mind, increased grasping power, retentive memory, increased intelligence, confidence, peace, optimism and control of the senses

Swami Sivananda

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

Helen Keller

OPTIMISM, n. The doctrine, or belief, that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly, everything good, especially the bad, and everything right that is wrong. It is held with greatest tenacity by those most accustomed to the mischance of falling into adversity, and is most acceptably expounded with the grin that apes a smile. Being a blind faith, it is inaccessible to the light of disproof --an intellectual disorder, yielding to no treatment but death. It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious.

Ambrose Bierce
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