Quotes of Optimism

“ Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. ”

- Colin Powell

“ The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. ”

- Havelock Ellis

“ The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. ”

- James Branch Cabell

“ The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ I find nothing more depressing than optimism. ”

- Paul Fussell

“ The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come. ”

- Peter Ustinov

“ Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist. ”

- Robert G. Allen

“ For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. ”

- Sir Winston Churchill

“ An optimist is the human personification of spring. ”

- Susan J. Bissonette

“ Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough. ”

- Richard M. DeVos

“ The place where optimism flourishes the most is the lunatic asylum. ”

- Havelock Ellis

“ Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ”

- Helen Keller

“ The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come. ”

- Peter Ustinov

“ In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight… The truly wise person is colorblind. ”

- Albert Schweitzer

“ I find nothing more depressing than optimism. ”

- Paul Fussell

“ Optimism is the content of small men in high places. ”

- Francis Scott Fitzgerald

“ Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. ”

- Vaclav Havel

“ Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. ”

- Colin Powell

“ If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. ”

- Unknown

“ Optimism is essential to achievement and is also the foundation of courage and of true progress. ”

- Nicholas Murray Butler

“ Optimism is the opium of the people. ”

- Milan Kundera

“ Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. ”

- Colleen Wilcox

“ One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. ”

- Lucille Ball

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

- Robert Brault

“ Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know. ”

- Jean Paul

“ I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end. ”

- Drew Barrymore
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