Optimism Quotes

Most popular optimism quotes

Optimist: person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness.
Optimism is an intellectual choice.
Trust that dots will somehow connect.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

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An optimist is the human personification of spring.
A storm outdoors is no reason for gloom in the house.
An optimist is a guy
that has never had much
experience.
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.

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It doesn't hurt to be optimistic. You can always cry later.
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
Cheerfulness, like spring, opens all the blossoms of the inward man.
A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.

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There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.

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The sad thing about the optimist is his state of mind concerning himself.

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I always prefer to believe the best of everybody—it saves so much trouble.
Rosiness is not a worse windowpane than gloomy gray when viewing the world.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Two men look through the same bars;
One sees the mud, and the other the stars.
An optimist is a person who smells the roses without worrying about the thorns.
Perpetual optimism is annoying.  It is a sign that you are not paying attention.
An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.

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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.

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It is an all-too-human frailty to suppose that a favorable wind will blow forever.

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Pessimists are usually kind. The gay, bubbling over, have no time for the pitiful.

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The optimist is the kind of person who believes a housefly is looking for a way out.

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Although optimism is the result of an illusion, it is a desirable distortion of reality.

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An optimist thinks this is the best of all worlds. A pessimist fears the same may be true.

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Things will probably come out all right, but sometimes it takes strong nerves just to watch.
Our motto is still alive and to the point: Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.

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

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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
An optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds.  A pessimist fears the same may be true.

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The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.

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The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns, the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.

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Optimism is a cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

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The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
The optimist already sees the scar over the wound; the pessimist still sees the wound underneath the scar.

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

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A pessimist looks at his glass and says it is half empty; an optimist looks at it and says it is half full.

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The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser—in case you thought optimism was dead.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

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The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.

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'Twixt optimist and pessimist
The difference is droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist, the hole.

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

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

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I will say this about being an optimist—even when things don't turn out well, you are certain they will get better.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.

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A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

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My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.

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My deepest impulses are optimistic; an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect.
How happy is the Optimist
To whom life shows its sunny side
His horse may lose, his ship may list,
But he always sees the funny side.
Optimism is good for overcoming obstacles that are part of daily life, but over-optimism can blind us to adversities that need addressing.

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An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.

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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.
Stay in college, get the knowledge, stay there until you are through. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something of you!

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What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won't always be bleak, there's a way to rise above the present circumstances.

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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.
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.

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Nobody can go off to battle unless he is fully convinced of victory beforehand. If we start without confidence, we have already lost half the battle and we bury our talents.

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The near cousin of optimism is hope: knowing the steps needed to get to a goal and having the energy to pursue those steps. It is a primal motivating force, and its absence is paralyzing.
Eradicate the optimist
who takes the easy view
that human values will persist
no matter what we do.
Annihilate the pessimist
whose ineffectual cry
is that the goal's already missed
however hard we try.

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Believe that things will work out somehow, follow your intuition and curiosity, and trust your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.
Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
The essence of optimism is not its view of the present, but the fact that it is the inspiration of life and hope when others give in; it enables a man to hold his head high when everything seems to be going wrong; it gives him strength to sustain reverses and yet to claim the future for himself instead of abandoning it to his opponent.