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120 Most Optimistic Quotes to Stop Being So Negative

Quotes About Optimism

Top 10 Optimism Quotes

“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

“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

“You have this ability to find beauty in weird places.” – Kamila Shamsie

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

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

“When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“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

“Motivation comes from working on things we care about.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.” – Markus Zusak, “I Am the Messenger”

“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

What is Optimism?

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

“Optimism is the source of havingness.” – Meir Ezra

“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” – Brian Tracy

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

“Optimism is the foundation of courage.” – Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

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

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

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

Funny Optimism Quotes

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“The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” – Hafez

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

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

“It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.” – John Guare, “Landscape of the Body”

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” –

“If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.” – Philip K. Dick

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau

“I’m nothing if not optimistic about all the wrong things.” – Janci Patterson

“I see the glass half full and thank God for what I have.” – Ana Monnar

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther

“He is a psychopath who is unnecessarily optimistic.” – Prashant Bhushan Tyagi

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams, “The Long Dark Tea

“I have a habit of comparing the phraseology of communiques…noting a certain similarity of words, a certain similarity of optimism…and a certain similarity in the lack of practical results during the ensuing years.” – Margaret Thatcher

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

“I am so far from being a pessimist…on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.” – Eugene O’Neill

Famous Optimism Quotes

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“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

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

“We are a strong, robust, and prosperous nation. Optimism is the essence of our success. It drives our creativity and emboldens our entrepreneurial spirit. It is what makes us invest in the future and accomplish our highest aims.” – Bill Frist

“To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic.” – Albert Schweitzer

“For myself, I am an optimist—it does not seem to be much use being anything else.” – Winston Churchill

“Cultivate optimism by committing yourself to a cause, a plan or a value system. You’ll feel that you are growing in a meaningful direction which will help you rise above day-to-day setbacks.” – Robert Conroy

“Cultivate an optimistic mind use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” – Rodolfo Costa

Short Optimism Quotes

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“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

“My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.” – Henry Rollins

“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

“Be patient with yourself. Nothing in nature blooms all year.” –

“Be passionate, be optimistic, be grateful.” – Conor McGregor

“Everything will fall into place, just be patient.” –

“Expect the best, prepare for the worst.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

“Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” – Dalai Lama

Inspirational Optimism Quotes

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“When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” –

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin, “Phrynette Married”

“there’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.” – Stephen King

“There may be clouds in the sky, and rain may be falling, but this doesn’t mean the sun has stopped shining.” – Connor Chalfant

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“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

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” – Deep Roy

“In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“If your dreams are to hard to achieve, just achieve.” – Benny Bellamacina

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Hope And Optimism Quotes

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“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

“What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won’t always be bleak [and] there’s a way to rise above the present circumstances.” – Wayne W. Dyer

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” – Winston Churchill

“I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself.” – Arthur C. Clarke

Optimism Quotes About Life

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“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay

“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 things you think are the disasters in your life are not the disasters really. Almost anything can be turned around: out of every ditch, a path, if you can only see it.” – Hilary Mantel

“Some folks go through life pleased that the glass is half full. Others spend a lifetime lamenting that it’s half-empty. The truth is: There is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. From there, it’s up to you!” – Dr. James S. Vuocolo

“Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.” –

“Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!” – Mark A. Cooper

“Life doesn’t get much better than this.” – Stanford Wong

“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

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

“I say looking on the bright side of life never killed anybody.” – Jenny Han

“I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual” – Virginia Woolf

“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

“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

“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

“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.” – Linda Lingle

Optimism And Pessimism Quotes

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“Pessimism never won any battle.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

“Be more optimistic. Pessimism is a kind of behavior that you learn . Hoping for the best and believing that everything is going to be fine in the end helps to reduce stress.” – David Brown

“The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.” – J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

“The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity; the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem.” – William Arthur Ward

“The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.” – William Arthur Ward

“The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little.” – Mark Twain

“Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.” – Thomas L. Friedman

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

“Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It’s up to you to choose which you will be.” – Harvey Mackay

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

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

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

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

“I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” – Antonio Gramsci

“I shield to one who is pessimistic and shield to one who is optimistic leaving this in a wandering state.” – Josh Cathey

“An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.” – Zig Ziglar

“All of my days are held in your hand, crafted into your perfect Plan.” – Moosa Rahat

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston S. Churchill

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” – Harry S. Truman

“A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” – Arundhati Roy

“Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it ‘the eaten by wolves factor.’ If I do something, what’s the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don’t worry about, because I have a plan in place if they do.” –

“And imagine acquiring a new language and only learning the words to describe a wonderful world, refusing to know the words for a bleak one and in doing so linguistically shaping the world that you inhabit.” – Rosamund Lupton

“Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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

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