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Optimism quotes and quotations

You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
Robert Collier

Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.
Anonymous

Optimist: A man who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.
Walter Winchell

An optimist is a fellow who believes what's going to be will be postponed.
Kin Hubbard

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Colin Powell

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

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more of it remains.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Havelock Ellis

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

I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
Paul Fussell

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

An optimist is a guy who has never had much experience.
Don Marquis

Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
Ambrose Bierce

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

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.
William Faulkner

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

Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.
Robert G. Allen

I am optimistic and confident in all that I do. I affirm only the best for myself and others. I am the creator of my life and my world. I meet daily challenges gracefully and with complete confidence. I fill my mind with positive, nurturing, and healing thoughts.
Alice Potter

Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced.
Jonathan Swift

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

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

The basis for optimism is sheer terror.
Oscar Wilde

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

An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Susan J. Bissonette

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

Do not expect the world to look bright, if you habitually wear gray-brown glasses.
Charles Eliot

Optimist: a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
Ambrose Bierce

The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year.
Samuel Johnson

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

Optimism is the opium of the people.
Milan Kundera

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

... 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

I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
Paul Fussell

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

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charled A. Beard