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Optimism Quotes


These are some of the best 'Optimism' quotations and sayings.

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A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.

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

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.

And for all my rampant technological optimism, sometimes I think I'd be more comfortable if I were regarding these transcendental events from one thousand years remove... instead of twenty.

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.

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.

Comedy is acting out optimism.

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

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.

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

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

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

I am not a prophet in any sense of the word, and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the foregoing mixture of optimism, fatalism, and conservatism.

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.

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

I find nothing more depressing than optimism.

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

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

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


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