Optimism Quotes And Sayings


Optimism Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of optimism quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by BELIEVING that they can upset us.”
– Albert Ellis

“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

“A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.”
– Aldous Huxley

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.”
– Anais Nin

“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!”
– Andrew Carnegie

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.”
Art Linklette

“Optimism will grow like a flower if the soil be properly prepared.”
– Arthur Lync

“The future seems a little gloomy! Go to bed early, sleep well, eat moderately at breakfast; the future looks brighter. The world’s outlook may not have changed, but our capacity for dealing with it has. Happiness, or unhappiness, depends to some extent on external conditions, but also, and in most cases chiefly, on our own physical and mental powers. Some people would be discontented in Paradise, others … are cheerful in a graveyard.”
– Arthur Lynch

“Optimism is not only a false but also a pernicious doctrine, for it presents life as a desirable state and man’s happiness as its aim and object. Starting from this, everyone then believes he has the most legitimate claim to happiness and enjoyment. If, as usually happens, these do not fall to his lot, he believes that he suffers an injustice, in fact that he misses the whole point of his existence.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“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

“As I look forward, I’m very optimistic about the things I see ahead.”
– Bill Gates

“The predominant quality of successful people is optimism…. Your level of optimism is the very best predictor of how happy, healthy, wealthy, and long-lived you will be.”
Brian Tracy

“If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.”
– Calvin Coolidge

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
– Charles Dickens

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

“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”
– Charlotte Bronte

“A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad.  An optimist is a man who hopes they are. ”
– Chauncey Mitchell Depew

“One never knows what The Universe has in store for us. Personally, I believe that IT IS ALL GOOD … though we may have to spend some time in reflection to discover how many blessings in disguise have resulted in the evolution of our soul.”
– Chelle Thompso

“If we fall asleep every night counting and acknowledging our blessings — we ‘give permission’ for The Universe to keep bringing them. When we show appreciation and give thanks for those blessings, we invite more of the same into our personal world.”
– Chelle Thompson

“There’s a powerful State of Mind that I believe we can all reach … eventually. I learned to move out of a survival-no-matter-what upbringing into positive thinking and action. However, it was only when I finally embraced my serene, inner KNOWINGNESS that miracles began to happen everywhere in my life.”
– Chelle Thompson

“Optimists are nostalgic about the future.”
– Chicago Tribune

“If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.”
– Chinese Proverb

“There is abundant reason to believe that optimism – big, little, and in between – is useful to a person because positive expectations can be self-fulfilling.”
– Christopher Peterson

“Optimism works in conjunction with your life energy, strengthening your roots and keeping you grounded, stimulating the growth of new shoots and the development of new branches that form your life, energizing the creation that is you.”
– Dana Lightman

“The near cousin of optimism is hope: knowing the steps needed to get to a goal and having the energy to pursue those steps. It is a primal motivating force, and its absence is paralyzing.”
– Daniel Goleman

“If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say in a pleasant and hopeful voice, “Well this isn’t too bad, I don’t have a left arm anymore but at least nobody will ever ask me if I’m left-handed or right-handed” but most of us would say something more along the lines of “Aaaaaa! My arm! My arm!”"
– Daniel Handler

“In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.”
– Daniel L. Reardon

“Like pride, blind optimism may go before a fall.”
– David G. Myers

Success requires enough optimism to provide hope and enough pessimism to prevent complacency.”
– David G. Myers

“When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities.”
Deepak Chopra

“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

“Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.”
– Douglas Jerrold

“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.”
– Douglas Macarthur

“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.”
– Dr. Jonas Salk

“There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.”
– Dr. Kurt Hahn

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