Optimism quotes page 1
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary:
For myself I am an optimist. It does seem to be much use being anything else.
Sir Winston Churchill
No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some
point, "If this isn't nice, I don't know what is."
Adversities, no matter what they are, simply don't hit us as hard as we think they will.
knowing this quirk of human psycholgy - that our fear of consequences is always worse than
the consequences themselves - can help us move toward a more optimistic interpretation of
the downs we will inevitably face.
I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Where something becomes extremely difficult and unbearable, there we also stand already
quite near its transformation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
If you always fear misfortune, you'll miss out on happiness.
I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do
anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of
the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to
A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.
Optimism, when applied to your life, develops strength and peace within you.
Norman Vincent Peale
My philosophy is this, it always was - see things as they are, but not worse than they are.
And that's what a lot of people do - they see things worse than they are. And they tell that
story, "Ah, it's so terrible... only a madman would possibly take action!" So that's their excuse
for not doing anything about their problems. So - see things as they are, not worse than
they are. Then see them better than they are, and make them that way.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be
narrow-minded and too prudent.
Vincent van Gogh
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. An adventure is an inconvenience
G. K. Chesterton
When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open.
In life you have a choice: Bitter or Better? Choose better, forget bitter.
Bad things are not the worst things that an happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can
happen to us.
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
Resolve says, "I will." The man says, "I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high,
too steep, too rocky, and too difficult. But it's my mountain. I will climb it. You will soon see
me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying."
The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in
the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist
adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who
builds best when called upon to build greatly.
John F. Kennedy
Beliefs are very powerful, so you've got to be careful about what you choose to believe,
especially about yourself. I can tell that throughout the years, there are certain beliefs that
have really helped me:
"There's always a way to turn things around if I'm committed."
"There are no failures in life. As long as I learn anything from something, then I've succeeded."
"God's delays are not God's denials."
"The past does not equal the future."
"In any moment, I can change my entire life by making a decision."
If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you just better give
Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just
say, "So what." That's one of my favorite things to say. "So what." "My mother didn't love
me." So what. "My husband won't ball me." So what. "I'm a success but I'm still alone." So
what. I don't know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick.
It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded by worry,
fret and anxiety.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
There are no optimistic or pessimistic personalities. There are only single, individual choices
for optimistic or pessimistic thoughts.