If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And you can do it when things are tough.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
A pessimist sees only 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.
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are.
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is color-blind.
It's better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else
An optimist is a person who sees only the lights in the picture, whereas a pessimist sees only the shadows. An idealist, however, is one who sees the light and the shadows, but in addition sees something else: the possibility of changing the picture, of making the lights prevail over the shadows.
I am glad I am an optimist. The pessimist is half-licked before he starts.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects.
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Optimism is the content of small men in high places.
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant-the digitalis of failure.
It was his optimism that Freud bequeathed to America and it was the optimism of our youthfulness, our freedom from the sterner, sadder tradition of Europe which enabled us to seize his gift.
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