Optimism Quotes

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

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


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

I am glad I am an optimist. The pessimist is half-licked before he starts.

Thomas A. Buckner

Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects.

Norman Cousins

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

F Scott Fitzgerald

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

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