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Optimist Quotes

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If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

 

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

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In these times you have to be an optimist to open your
eyes when you awake in the morning.
- Carl Sandburg

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
- Irv Kupcinet

Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God,
it makes you an optimist.
- Terence

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
- Don Marquis

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence,
but an optimist because of will.
- Antonio Gramsci

An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve.
- Ring Lardner

I'm very much an optimist.
I don't think I could do my work if I didn't believe
there was some kind of hope for humanity.
- Sandra Bernhard

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

Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.
- Robert G. Allen

The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer.
- Will Rogers

I have to be an optimist and say that it might get better.
- Roger Moore

An optimist is a fellow who believes what's going to be will be postponed.
- Kin Hubbard

I am an optimist because I want to change things for
the better and I know that blood has to be spilled
and disharmony and cruelty are necessary to do that.
- Henry Rollins

In choosing a partner, always pick the optimist.
- Tony Lema

The difference between an optimist and a pessimist?
An optimist laughs to forget,
but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
- Tom Bodett

A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately
acquainted with an optimist.
- Elbert Hubbard

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

I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't
going to win any more games by being anything else.
- Earl Weaver

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

Don't ever become a pessimist...
a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist,
but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.
- Robert A. Heinlein

An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space
at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.
- Jules Renard

A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad.
An optimist is one who hopes they are.
- Chauncey Depew

A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse;
so much the better.
- Jean de La Fontaine

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist.
Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
- Jack Nicholson

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

An extreme optimist is a man who believes that humanity
will probably survive even if it doesn't take his advice.
- John McCarthy

I may be an optimist.
- Rebecca De Mornay

An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is
looking for a way to get out.
- George Jean Nathan

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds,
and the pessimist fears this is true.
- James Branch Cabell

I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat.
- Harold Wilson

The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
- William Arthur Ward

I guess I'm a hopeful optimist, because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal.
- Peter Benchley

I'm sort of a pessimist about tomorrow and an optimist
about the day after tomorrow.
- Eric Sevareid

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.
A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
- Bill Vaughan

Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count.
- Kin Hubbard

The point of living and of being an optimist is to
be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
- Peter Ustinov

I think I probably hoped for it a little bit,
but I'm not an optimist.
I'm a realist...
or maybe even a pessimist.
- Clay Aiken

An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.
- Walter Winchell

I think you have an obligation to be an optimist.
Because if you're not, nothing will change.
- Ron Silver

I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail.
I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you
wait to the end of the story,
you get to see the good people live happily ever after.
- Cat Stevens

I am a cynical optimist.
Big opening weekends are like cotton candy.
The films you will remember over time are the films
that stick in the consciousness of the audience in a good way.
- Robert Redford

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god,
still speaking almost gently.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds;
and the pessimist fears this is true.
- James Branch Cabell

I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant.
After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must
know how sad a place the world can be.
It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.
- Peter Ustinov

Which is, I'm an optimist that two people can be together
to work out their conflicts.
And that commitment, I think, might be what love is,
because they both grow from their relationship.
- Garry Shandling

He and Reagan were not at all alike,
because Reagan is an optimist and Dick Nixon wasn't.
Yet in some ways they were alike.
Neither really liked to talk on the telephone,
for instance.
And, in a lot of respects, both of them were very much loners.
- Lyn Nofziger

With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things.
People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.'
I never said I was an optimist.
I have hope because what's the alternative to hope?
Despair? If you have despair,
you might as well put your head in the oven.
- Studs Terkel

I have had the good fortune to see how my articles
have directly benefited some farmers and helped build
markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development.
That makes me a hopeless optimist.
- Michael Pollan

There is only one optimist.
He has been here since man has been on this earth,
and that is man himself.
If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry
us through all these things,
we wouldn't be here.
We have survived it on our optimism.
- Edward Steichen

You can do anything you think you can.
This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods,
for through it you can solve every human problem.
It should make of you an incurable optimist.
It is the open door.
- Robert Collier

Optimism is not inherently a superior way of viewing the world.
Certainly doctors will say it might be better for one's
physical health to be an optimist.
But, morally speaking it may not be appropriate in certain circumstances.
- Todd Solondz

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Stick with the optimists.
It's going to be tough enough even if they're right.
- James Reston

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and
optimists about the past.
- Lewis Mumford

A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
- Don Marquis

Leaders need to be optimists.
Their vision is beyond the present.
- Rudy Giuliani

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
- Winston Churchill

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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