Optimism Quotes

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Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant – the digitalis of failure. Elbert Hubbard

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

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

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted. Christine Caine. Optimism quotes

To be optimistic is to assume things will work out. To be hopeful is to realize things can work out if you work at them. Hope requires responsibility and agency; optimism relieves us of both. In rooting for your sports team, choose optimism. In rooting for democracy, choose hope. Eric Liu

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

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank, Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annex: A Collection of Her Short Stories, Fables, and Lesser-Known Writings

It is the hopeful, buoyant, cheerful attitude of mind that wins. Optimism is a success builder; pessimism an achievement killer. Orison Swett Marden

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. Hope is an internal awareness that you do not have to suffer forever and that somehow, somewhere there is a remedy for despair that you will come upon if you can only maintain this expectancy in your heart. Wayne W. Dyer

Optimism doesn’t mean that you are blind to the reality of the situation. It means that you remain motivated to seek a solution to whatever problems arise. The Dalai Lama

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with. Sonia Sotomayor

Optimism is the essence of every fighter; the belief that no matter what you’ll find a way to win. MMA

I can’t be a pessimist because I am alive. To be a pessimist means that you have agreed that human life is an academic matter. So, I am forced to be an optimist. I am forced to believe that we can survive, whatever we must survive. James Baldwin

I think I am going to have to supercharge my optimism to arm myself for the battle ahead. Rebecca Bloom

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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You really need to love something or someone in order to work hard enough to be very successful. You have to believe in something and have a certain optimism. Faith and optimism come from love. Maya Soetoro-Ng

Does saying “things are improving” imply that everything is fine, and we should all relax and not worry? No, not at all. Is it helpful to have to choose between bad and improving? Definitely not. It’s both. It’s both bad and better. Better, and bad, at the same time. That is how we must think about the current state of the world. Hans Rosling

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. Oscar Wilde

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I’m a realist. Margaret Atwood

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

There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, ‘It’s all over, don’t bother trying to do anything, forget about voting, it won’t make a difference,’ and an optimist who says, ‘Relax, everything is going to turn out fine.’ Either way the results are the same. Nothing gets done. Yvon Chouinard

Optimism is the opium of the people. Milan Kundera

Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

So many people grew up with challenges, as I did. There weren’t always happy things happening to me or around me. But when you look at the core of goodness within yourself – at the optimism and hope – you realize it comes from the environment you grew up in. Sonia Sotomayor

I am essentially optimistic. Being alive is incredible. Life is extraordinary and beautiful. It can be hard and sad and terrifying, but it’s all we’ve got. James Frey

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

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude. W. Bruce Cameron

An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it is leading somewhere. They learn from mistakes and failures, and are not afraid to fail again. Harvey Mackay

I choose to feel optimistic, because I don’t think I could get out of bed if I didn’t. Kerry Washington

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

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Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

Choose to be optimistic. It feels better. Dalai Lama

All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. Conan O’Brien

What I’ve really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership. Bob Iger

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition. Bernard Beckett

There are so many difficult things we’re living through in the world today, so many horrible events, but we cannot let them stop us. No matter what happens, I feel you must move forward with optimism and not get totally sideswiped. Gloria Estefan

While skepticism is healthy, cynicism, real cynicism, is toxic. John Oliver

Optimism – the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. Ambrose Pierce

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. Roy T. Bennett

Comedy is acting out optimism. Robin Williams

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Youthful cynicism is sad to observe, because it indicates not so much knowledge learned from bitter experiences as insufficient trust even to attempt the future. Maya Angelou

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

Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure. Roy T. Bennett

Optimism isn’t a belief that things will automatically get better; it’s a conviction that we can make things better. Melinda Gates

It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. Roy T. Bennett

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

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

I am very optimistic, and I always think positive, but within reason and never getting too far ahead of the game. Luis Fonsi

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

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. William James

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. Vaclav Havel

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Hope confronts. It does not ignore pain, agony, or injustice. It is not a saccharine optimism that refuses to see, face, or grapple with the wretchedness of reality. You can’t have hope without despair, because hope is a response. Hope is the active conviction that despair will never have the last word. Cory Booker

You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson

For me, finding hope is not some philosophical exercise or sentimental notion; it is a prerequisite for my survival. John Green

Optimism can be more powerful than a battery of artillery or squadron of tanks. It can be contagious and it’s necessary to being a leader. Gen. Rick Hillier

More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time. Norman Cousins

We can choose to wake up and grumble all day and be bitter and angry and judge others and find satisfaction in others doing bad instead of good. Or we can we wake up with optimism and love and say, ‘Just what is this beautiful day going to bring me? Margaret Trudeau

I try to think about optimism. I try to look at the beautiful things in life. Dolores O’Riordan

Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people. Roy T. Bennett

Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk

Self-belief, optimism, and hard work, these things don’t guarantee to get any of us to the top, but they at least give us a fighting chance. Jason Ayres

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud. Henry Rollins

My optimism has helped me through some hard times. If you try to send out good things, good things come back to you. Jan Brett

Hope is contagious! Greta Thunberg

The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism. Brian May

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Keep Going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell

I’m a bubbling brew of emotions, but mostly, I’m an optimistic person. Carlene Carter

Sports uplift us. It’s celebratory, gives us optimism and joy. Travis Kalanick

Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Qualities you need to get through medical school and residency: Discipline. Patience. Perseverance. A willingness to forgo sleep. A penchant for sadomasochism. Ability to weather crises of faith and self-confidence. Accept exhaustion as fact of life. Addiction to caffeine a definite plus. Unfailing optimism that the end is in sight. Khaled Hosseini

It is in col­lec­tiv­i­ties that we find reser­voirs of hope and optimism. Angela Davis

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

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

I’m continually inspired by nature, and the rainbow is one of nature’s greatest optical phenomenons. The sighting of a rainbow never fails to bring a smile to people’s faces. They signify optimism and positivity: with them comes the sunshine after the rain. Matthew Williamson

I am an optimist… I choose to be. There is a lot of darkness in our world, there is a lot of pain and you can choose to see that or you can choose to see the joy. If you try to respond positively to the world, you will spend your time better. Tom Hiddleston

Being truthful about the state of our nation and world does not equal losing hope. Hope sees truth and still believes in better. That which dismisses or does not seek truth, but grins, saying “It will be okay,” is naivete, not hope. Bernice King

Short optimism quotes: My optimism for life carried through my work. John Dyer

Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude. Michael Jordan

Understanding that this is America shouldn’t evoke hopelessness. Hope and truth are connected. Hope is not naïveté. It is bearing witness to truth, still believing in better and yielding the energy to contribute to better. Bernice King

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

I find nothing more depressing than optimism. Paul Fussell

Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Stephen Colbert

Urgent optimism is the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle, combined with the belief that we have a reasonable hope of success. Jane McGonigal

Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs – loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love – can be elusive to humans. John Grogan

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While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. Benjamin Franklin

Can we overcome apathy? Yes, but only if we have hope. Jane Goodall

It’s not that optimism solves all of life’s problems; it is just that it can sometimes make the difference between coping and collapsing. Lucy MacDonald, Learn to Be an Optimist

Believe in Your Heart. Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

I do have reasons for hope: our clever brains, the resilience of nature, the indomitable human spirit, and above all, the commitment of young people when they’re empowered to take action. Jane Goodall

Optimism, then, is a fact within my own heart. But as I look out upon life, my heart meets no contradiction. The outward world justifies my inward universe of good. Helen Keller, Optimism: An Essay

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.

If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns. The pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. Khalil Gibran

No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do. Dorothy Day

Optimism is joyful searching; pessimism is a prison of fear and a clutching at illusionary safety. Kathleen A. Brehony

Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

True hopefulness and optimism are what leads one to dare. It is also what lifts one back up to dare again after a failed attempt. Bibi Bourelly

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

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. Mary Lou Retton

Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

My life has been a series of well-orchestrated accidents; I’ve always suffered from hallucinogenic optimism. Evan Williams

You have to look to the future with optimism instead of negative ideas. Take the good and the bad and face it head-on. Goldie Hawn

No one wants to follow a pessimist… You can be skeptical, you can be realistic, but you can’t be cynical. If your boss is Eeyore, do you want to work with someone like that? Oh, bother. Bob Iger

Optimism inspires, energizes, and brings out our best. It points the mind toward possibilities and helps us think creatively past problems. Price Pritchett, Hard Optimism

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Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble. John Lewis‍

Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

A good attitude is really important. And a sense of optimism, someone who has ideas and isn’t afraid to pitch them no matter what level she is. Someone who is proactive. Someone with efficiency and common sense. They don’t always go hand-in-hand, common sense and, well, everything else. Eva Chen

The way you look at life can determine your success. As they say, look on the bright side. Have an optimistic attitude. Catherine Pulsifer

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. Winston Churchill

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. Lucy Larcom

Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable. Margery Allingham

Hope is an embrace of the unknown and the unknowable, an alternative to the certainty of both optimists and pessimists. Optimists think it will all be fine without our involvement; pessimists adopt the opposite position; both excuse themselves from acting. Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark

Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking. Rick Steves

Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Pessimism: We have a problem, but we can’t solve it.
Optimism: We have a problem, and we can solve it.
Responsibility: We have a problem. Can I help solve it? 
Initiative: We have a problem. Here’s how I’m solving it. Adam Grant

I am enjoying my life because things aren’t going the way I planned. Rohit Pandita

Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life. Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

The most fearless hearts, the audacious dreamers, have always maintained a sense of optimism that often flies in the face of the available evidence. Martin O’Malley

I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will. Clint Eastwood

It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning. Gene Roddenberry

To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are. Roy T. Bennett

In the hour of adversity, be not without hope; for crystal rain falls from black clouds. Nizam

Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to act. Howard Zinn

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

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