Optimism Quotes

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

Peace Pilgrim

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

Helen Keller

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.

Albert Schweitzer

A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are.

Chauncey Mitchell Depew

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.

Bo Bennett

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

Winston Churchill

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness

Mark Twain

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

Robert Brault

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

Kahlil Gibran

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.

Leonard Louis Levinson

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.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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.

Karl A. Menninger

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

Mary Lou Retton

It doesn't hurt to be optimistic. You can always cry later.

Lucimar Santos De Lima

Optimist: Day-dreamer more elegantly spelled

Mark Twain

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

Elbert Hubbard

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.

George F. Will

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

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.

Winston Churchill

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

Elbert Hubbard

Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count.

Kin Hubbard

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Oscar Wilde

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

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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