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Distance yourself from negativity or it will deplete your well of optimism.

Picture quote by Bruce Lee about optimism

Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed. ⏤ Bruce Lee

Picture quote by Dalai Lama about optimism

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. ⏤ Dalai Lama

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Optimism is the foundation of courage. ⏤ Sayings

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Optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after a step forward is not a disaster, it's more like a cha-cha. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Colin Powell about optimism

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. ⏤ Colin Powell

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Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. ⏤ Sayings

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I am and always will be - The Optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes. The dreamer of improbable dreams. ⏤ Sayings

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Make your optimism come true. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Helen Keller about motivational

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face. ⏤ Helen Keller

Picture quote by Eleanor Roosevelt about optimism

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist. ⏤ Eleanor Roosevelt

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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss, author

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

Dalai Lama, leader

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

Jack Layton, politician

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

Helen Keller, author

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough.

Richard M. DeVos, businessman

I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

Romain Rolland, novelist

My sun sets to rise again.

Robert Browning, poet

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.

Winston Churchill, politician

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

Walt Disney, cartoonist

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

Victor Hugo, author

Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts.


Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas M. Butler, philosopher

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill, politician

I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more games by being anything else.

Earl Weaver, coach

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

Antonio Gramsci, politician

These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.

Virginia Woolf, author

Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist knows it.

J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

Lucille Ball, comedian

An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.

Don Marquis, poet

Optimism is the foundation of courage.

Nicholas Murray Butler,

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning.

Carl Sandburg, poet

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin Powell, statesman

The road to positivity is strewn with the abandoned vehicles of the faint-hearted.

Peter McWilliams, writer

Nothing bad is going to happen to us. If we get fired, it's not failure; its a midlife vocational reassessment.

P. J. O'Rourke, comedian

An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.

George Jean Nathan, editor

These are not dark days: these are great days -- the greatest days our country has ever lived.

Winston Churchill, politician

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

Mark Twain, author

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn

Lucille Ball, comedian

Be an optimist -- at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.


Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.

Jane Austen, writer

A man who calls bullshit fertilizer.

Frank Dane,

For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise - whatever appeals to you.

Krzysztof Kieslowski, director

Don't be too optimistic. The light at the end of the tunnel may be another train.


If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity. Is there any need to choose between them?

Francis Parker Yockey, writer

Oh yet we trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill!

Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet

The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.

Peter Ustinov, actor

An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve.

Ring Lardner, comedian

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.


An optimist is a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Robert Frost, poet

The place where optimism flourishes most is in the lunatic asylum.

Havelock Ellis, psychologist

The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil.

Francis H. Bradley,

Optimism is the opium of the people.

Milan Kundera, writer

The happy ending is our national belief.

Mary McCarthy, author

Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.

Thomas L. Friedman,

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

Robert Brault, operatic tenor

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism.

Roberto Rossellini, director

The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable.

Margery Allingham, writer

We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities.

Fred G. Gosman,

So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas.

Dave Eggers, writer

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

Raymond Aron, philosopher

... she knew in her heart that to be without optimism, that core of reasonless hope in the spirit rather than the brain, was a fatal flaw, the seed of death.

Anne Perry, novelist

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

Reginald B. Mansell,

When fortune empties her chamber pot on your head, smile and say We are going to have a summer shower.

Sir John A. Macdonald,

Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass.

Ron Jaworski,

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong.Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?

Thich Nhat Hanh, monk

Many of the most successful men I have known have never grown up. They have retained bubbling-over boyishness. They have relished wit, they have indulged in humor. They have not allowed dignity to depress them into moroseness. Youthfulnesss of spirit is the twin brother of optimism, and optimism is the stuff of which American business success is fashioned. Resist growing up!

B. C. Forbes, journalist

Too cheerful a morality is a loose morality; it is appropriate only to decadent peoples and is found only among them.

Emile Durkheim, sociologist

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

Voltaire, writer

But before looking to the future, let's glance back at the road we've traveled these past two years because that is the source of much of the optimism we are all feeling about the future.

Linda Lingle, politician

Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life.

Leni Riefenstahl, director

I am so far from being a pessimist...on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.

Eugene O'Neill, dramatist

It is not possible, given any degree of optimism and generosity in regard to people in general, to set a time limit on creative reflection or a limitation on the number of people involved in the creation.

Earle Brown, composer

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

James Branch Cabell, novelist

I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual

Virginia Woolf, author

There is no fun in psychiatry. If you try to get fun out of it, you pay a considerable price for your unjustifiable optimism.

Harry Stack Sullivan, psychologist

There's probably a little greater case for pessimism than optimism. But I do not rule out optimism.

Jim Leach, politician

You would have to say his number one accomplishment has been to inspire a sense of confidence in the country. That confidence, that optimism, not only gives President Obama a political cushion, but it could have a real world economic impact.

George Stephanopoulos, journalist

If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man.

Albert Camus, philosopher

The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.

Mitch Daniels, politician

Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake.

Edward Dahlberg, novelist

I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism.

Tom Hanks, actor

Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.

Tom Hanks, actor

As both capitalist and communist states -- not to mention the technological world --have evolved under the illusion that men purposefully built them, ideological optimism seeps into every niche of our lives. It is made worse by mass culture which feeds our

Stephen Vizinczey,

Even in a gleefully negative comic, there is optimism, although it's slightly hidden: It comes out through a comic character's sheer tenacity. He keeps going and trying to find some sort of fulfillment regardless of his perpetual failure record. That's a form of hope, a form of optimism. Really hokey I know, but it's true.

Lev Yilmaz, artist

Hope and optimism have defined my political career, and I continue to be hopeful and optimistic about Canada. Young people have been a great source of inspiration for me.

Jack Layton, politician

A lot of people over time have had this kind of pattern in their relationship with Bill Clinton. You first meet him and you're overwhelmed by his talent. He's so energetic and articulate and full of ideas and he calls himself a congenital optimist and that optimism is contagious.

Dee Dee Myers, public servant

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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

Elbert Hubbard, writer

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. 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.

Nelson Mandela, statesman

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.

Havelock Ellis, psychologist

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, theologian

No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.

William Ralph Inge, clergyman

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.

Stephen Hawking, scientist

There was just this amazing individuality. It's just a whole different world of optimism and fearlessness, women taking off their bras and dancing around naked, and a political hopefulness and involvement.

Jill Clayburgh, actress

My optimism for life carried through my work.

John Dyer, artist

When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working.

John F. Kennedy, president

Optimism is inevitably the last hope of the defeated.

Albert Meltzer, activist

Always the eternal optimist, President Reagan instilled confidence and optimism at a time both were in short supply in our country.

Jim Ramstad, politician

I always admired Walt's optimism. He seemed to know the direction he was going to. When I was at the studio, I remember he kept driving all of us back down to a more fundamental level all the time.

John Hench, artist

God surely did not create us, and cause us to live, with the sole end of wishing always to die. I believe, in my heart, we were intended to prize life and enjoy it, so long as we retain it. Existence never was originally meant to be that useless, blank, pale, slow-trailing thing it often becomes to many, and is becoming to me, among the rest.

Charlotte Bronte, novelist

But Walt and him shared the same kind of optimism. Walt believed in himself, and he was optimistic about what he wanted to do. He just knew it will be okay, and Dali was the same way. They had a great deal in common that way.

John Hench, artist

The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.

Brian May, musician

Emerson then incarnated the moral optimism, the progress, and the energy of the American spirit.

Howard Mumford Jones, writer

With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.

Studs Terkel, journalist

Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.

Twyla Tharp, dancer

That is why, with optimism instead of fear, all those who want to see Puerto Rico's status resolved should seek the truth about each option, including the upside and the downside of each.

Dick Thornburgh, politician

I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.

Patricia Ireland, activist

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.

Henry Rollins, musician

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