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60+ Optimism Quotes

Optimism is a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. Optimism refers to the belief that goodness pervades reality. Optimism defines a tendency to believe that good things will always happen. This is a collection of 60+ Optimism quotes and sayings.


1. The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism. Brian May
2. Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time. Norman Cousins
3. Optimism is the foundation of courage. Nicholas M. Butler
4. Comedy is acting out optimism. Robin Williams
5. Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. Margaret Atwood
6. Post-modernism is modernism with the optimism taken out. Robert Hewison
7. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell
8. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
9. Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. William James
10. Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Nicholas M. Butler
11. There's a lot of optimism in changing scenery, in seeing what's down the road. Conor Oberst
12. The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. Havelock Ellis
13. Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. Ambrose Bierce
14. Optimism can be relearnt. Marian Keyes
15. Optimism is the key. Will Champion
16. Optimism is the opium of the people. Milan Kundera
17. The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable. Margery Allingham
18. Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will. Antonio Gramsci
19. Counterpoint is a component that gives real energy, and it is about optimism. Twyla Tharp
20. True hopefulness and optimism is what leads one to dare. It is also what lifts one back up to dare again after a failed attempt. Bibi Bourelly
21. Sometimes pessimism or optimism gets popular, and it's contagious. Edward C. Prescott
22. What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error. Raymond Aron
23. Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure. Elbert Hubbard
24. You have a lot of optimism when you are young. Alec Baldwin
25. Sports uplift us. It's celebratory, gives us optimism and joy. Travis Kalanick
26. If you can't give children optimism, then what are you doing? Matt Haig
27. There's probably a little greater case for pessimism than optimism. But I do not rule out optimism. Jim Leach
28. Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius
29. Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world. Roy T. Bennett
30. Great things happen to those who don't stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.
31. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life. Roy T. Bennett
32. Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey. Roy T. Bennett
33. To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are. Roy T. Bennett
34. Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others. Roy T. Bennett
35. For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else. Winston S. Churchill
36. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. Dalai Lama XIV
37. Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities. Roy T. Bennett
38. Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Noam Chomsky
39. Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists. Thomas L. Friedman
40. Pessimistic" is a word for "realistic" that optimists use to make themselves feel better (about their unrealisticness). Claire
41. In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning. Carl Sandburg
42. Stay strong, stay positive, and never give up. Roy Bennett
43. Pessimism never won any battle. Dwight D. Eisenhower
44. An optimist is a man who has never had much experience. Don Marquis
45. An optimist is a braver cynic. John Paul II
46. Optimism and stupidity are nearly synonymous. Hyman G. Rickover
47. Be the positive impact on someone’s life. Roy T. Bennett
48. The optimist sees the glass half full. The pessimist sees the glass half empty. Weike Wang
49. When you have optimism and love, you create ultimate healing emotions. Debasish Mridha
50. I'm an optimist about myself and a pessimist about the world. Marty Rubin
51. If history teaches one thing, it's not to be too optimistic. Marty Rubin
52. Focus on positive and optimistic thoughts. John Burley
53. During the course of your temporary hurdles, keep searching for a tad of optimism. Charmaine J Forde
54. Be someone who empowers and fills others with hope optimism and positivity. Latika Teotia
55. The optimist's hope and the pessimist's despair: reciprocal illusions. Marty Rubin
56. Be optimistic and don’t ever get discouraged or give up no matter how vain it may seem initially
57. The optimistic nature finds joy in the very feeling for life; the pessimistic nature finds a feeling for life only in joy. Lou Andreas-Salomé
58. I can assure you that the life outside the front door is full of optimism and energy.
59. I embrace, I veritably hug and cuddle, the concept of optimism. It is the core of my approach to my existence. Shane Peacock
60. Seeing the mud around a lotus is pessimism, seeing a lotus in the mud is optimism. Amit Kalantri
61. Life belongs to optimists. Pessimists are just viewers. Making it real, starts with our attitude. Cathy Burnham Martin
62. One can find optimism in others if only if he is optimistic.
63. Cynicism is a disease. Optimism is the cure. Aakashvani
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