Sunday, 31 March 2013

Optimist / Optimism

A pessimist gets nothing but pleasant surprises, an optimist nothing but unpleasant surprises. - Rex Stout

Although optimism is the result of an illusion, it is a desirable distortion of reality. - Susan C. Vaughan

An optimist is like a kettle – up to its neck in hot water, and still whistling. - Unknown

An optimist is one who makes the best of it when he gets the worst of it. - Unknown

An optimist is the human personification of spring. - Susan J. Bissonette

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

Faith and optimism are contagious. - Thom S. Rainer

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

I have become my own version of an optimist. If I cant make it through one door, Ill go through another door – or Ill make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. - Rabindranath Tagore

It doesnt hurt to be optimistic. You can always cry later. - Lucimar Santos De Lima

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

Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. - Lucille Ball

Like pride, blind optimism may go before a fall. - David G Myers

My optimism is grounded in two worlds, myself and what is about me. I demand that the world be good, and lo, it obeys. I proclaim the world good, and facts range themselves to prove my proclamation overwhelmingly true. - Helen Keller 

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesnt pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. - Lucille Ball

Optimism and pessimism are mere matters of optics, of how you look at things, and that can change from day to day, or with a new prescription for your glasses – or with a new set of ideological filters. - George Weigel

Optimism can be prescribed and applied as a medicine, and is a remedy in proportion to its purity and the wisdom displayed in its use. - Horace Fletcher


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

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. - Unknown

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 essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. - Nicholas M. Butler

Optimism is life – Pessimism, slow suicide. - William Crosbie Hunter

Optimism is not the result of blinding oneself to problems, but of always believing there is a solution. - Unknown

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

Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow. - Seth Godin

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

Optimism refuses to believe that the road ends without options. - Robert H. Schuller

Optimism will grow like a flower if the soil be properly prepared. - Arthur Lynch

Optimism, unaccompanied by personal effort, is merely a state of mind and not fruitful. - Unknown

Put on the glasses of optimism and you will see a world of potential. - Unknown

Stick with the optimists. Its going to be tough enough even if theyre right. - James Reston

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