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Quotes About Optimism
•“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” 
― Winston Churchill
•“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” 
Helen Keller 
•“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” 
― Louis Dembitz Brandeis
•“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi
•“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 
•“The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.” 
― William Arthur Ward
•“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
•“There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.” 
Stephen Hawking 
•“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” 
― Marcus Aurelius
•“There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism.” 
Edward Steichen 
•“For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” 
― Winston Churchill
•“You have to open up to the world and learn optimism...Contentment with the past, happiness with the present, and hope for the future. Learned optimisim.” 
― Jennifer Crusie
•“I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread.” 
Robert Anton Wilson 
•“You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down” 
― Charles Chaplin
•“The closed mind is a disease. You need to have an open mind; otherwise life will just pass you by.” 
― Danny Wallace
•“A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.” 
― George Bernard Shaw
•“Optimism is inevitably the last hope of the defeated.” 
Albert Meltzer
•“It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible.” 
― Nicholas Sparks
•“I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.” 
Harry Nilsson 
•“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” 
― Albert Einstein
•“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 
“there's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst.” 
― Stephen King
•“Optimism is the foundation of courage.” 
Nicholas M. Butler 
•“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” 
― Noam Chomsky
•“A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad.  An optimist is a man who hopes they are.”  
― Chauncey Mitchell Depew
•“if you live feeling like Your glass is half empty, well, It may as well be empty all the way.” 
― Mattie J.T. Stepanek
•“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” 
― Helen Keller
•“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” 
― Nicholas M. Butler 
•“Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.” 
― Thomas L. Friedman
•“Pessimistic" is a word for "realistic" that optimists use to make themselves feel better (about their unrealisticness).” 
― Claire
•“Optimism," said Cacambo, "What is that?" "Alas!" replied Candide, "It is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.” 
― Voltaire
•“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
•“In the middle of the night, things well up from the past that are not always cause for rejoicing--the unsolved, the painful encounters, the mistakes, the reasons for shame or woe. But all, good or bad, give me food for thought, food to grow on.” 
― May Sarton
•“An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?” 
― Michael De Saint-Pierre
•“Remember, you see in any situation what you expect to see.” 
― David J. Schwartz
•“Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.” 
― Rick Steves
•“In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning” 
― Carl Sandburg
•“Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.” 
― Ambrose Bierce 
•“I will be the first to admit that I am a pessimist by nature. It is, after all, the wisest way to be. We pessimists have everything to gain, whereas optimists have a fifty-fifty chance of being disappointed.” 
― Tamar Myers
•“We can become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future, and when we do, miracles happen.” 
― James Redfield
•“I was saying yes because when you're in love, the world is full of possibilities, and when you're in love, you want to take every single one of them.” 
― Danny Wallace
•“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push - a smile. A word of optimism and hope, a 'you can do it!' when things are tough” 
― Richard M DeVos
•“Just when normal life felt almost possible - when the world held some kind of order, meaning, even loveliness (the prismatic spray of light through an icicle; the stillness of a sunrise), some small thing would go awry and veil of optimism was torn away, the barren world revealed. They learned, somehow, to wait those times out. There was no cure, no answer, no reparation.” 
― David Wroblewski
•“I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself.” 
― Arthur C. Clarke
•“The spirit of the gospel is optimistic; it trusts in God and looks on the bright side of things. The opposite or pessimistic spirit drags men down and away from God, looks on the dark side, murmurs, complains, and is slow to yield obedience.” 
― Orson F. Whitney
•“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
•“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 
•“One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything's fine today, that is our illusion” 
― Voltaire
•“It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse.” 
― Ezra Pound
•“Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.” 
― Voltaire 
•“The longest way must have its close - the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.” 
― Harriet Beecher Stowe
•“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
•“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” 
― Victor Hugo
•“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 
•“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” 
― Dr. Seuss
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