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There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
Clare Boothe Luce

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make
it worth the effort.
Herm Albright

Optimism is an intellectual choice.
Diana Schneider

Desire and determination must overcome disappointment.
Walter Alston

People need resistance, for it is resistance which gives them their awareness of life.
Karl Ritter

Perpetual optimism is a force mutliplier.
Colin Powell

One of the sources of pride in being a human being is the ability to bear present frustrations
in the interests of longer purposes.
Helen Merell Lynd

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

You begin by always expecting good things to happen.
Tom Hopkins

It doesn't hurt to be optimistic. You can always cry later.
Lucimar Santos de Lima

I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely
living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin,
but to give up wrinkles the soul.
Douglas Mac Arthur

The optimist is the kind of person who believes a housefly is looking for a way out.
George Jean Nathan

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Duke Ellington

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Claude McDonald

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. And swing!
Leo Buscaglia

Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the
terrible squirrel cage of self.
Millicent Fenwick

If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise.
Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure,
more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
Swami Sivananda

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