Optimism

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

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

“To find optimism, look for the good things in life.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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

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

“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

“Optimism is the opium of the people.”– Milan Kundera

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell

“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

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

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

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

“If you can’t give children optimism, then what are you doing?” – Matt Haig

“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

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

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

“Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects.” – Norman Cousins

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

“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

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

“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

“Optimism makes a life happier and meaningful.” – M.K. Soni

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

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

“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

“My optimism for life carried through my work.”– John Dyer

“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.”– Sylvester Stallone

“Optimism can be relearnt.” – Marian Keyes

“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

“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

“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

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

“Optimism. It’s not just a mind-set, it is behavior.” – Larry Elder

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

“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

“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

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

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

“They can because they think they can.” – Virgil

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

“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

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

“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 let your failures define you—let them teach you.” – Barack Obama

“No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.”– David Hume

“In the hour of adversity, be not without hope; for crystal rain falls from black clouds.”– Nizami

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”– Dr. Seuss

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

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

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