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A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.

General Douglas MacArthur

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

Benjamin Franklin

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

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

Carl Sandburg

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

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right.

Kirk Douglas, Esquire

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

There is an optimism which nobly anticipates the eventual triumph of great moral lows, and there is an optimism which cheerfully tolerates unworthiness.

Agnes Repplier

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

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

Marcus Aurelius

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.

Theodore Roosevelt

Memorable Quotes

An optimist is the human personification of spring.

Susan J. Bissonette

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin Powell

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

George Eliot

I want to see how life can triumph.

Romare Bearden

If the sky falls we shall catch larks.

American Proverb

Flowers grow out of darker moments.

Corita Kent

Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects.

Norman Cousins.

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

Jan Goldstein, Sacred Wounds

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

Dalai Lama XIV

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It doesn't hurt to be optimistic. You can always cry later.

Lucimar Santos De Lima

I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains.

Anne Frank

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.

Havelock Ellis

No person ever ended his eyesight by looking on the bright side.

Zig Ziglar

I am glad I am an optimist. The pessimist is half-licked before he starts.

Thomas A. Buckner

My quest is ultimate positivity--spreading it and helping others feel it.

Ms. Dynamite, Teen People
It was his optimism that Freud bequeathed to America and it was the optimism of our youthfulness, our freedom from the sterner, sadder tradition of Europe which enabled us to seize his gift.
Developing a cheerful disposition can permit an atmosphere wherein one's spirit can be nurtured and encouraged to blossom and bear fruit. Being pessimistic and negative about our experiences will not enhance the quality of our lives.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is color-blind.
Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself.
Don't ever become a pessimist, Ira; a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun and neither can stop the march of events.
I could never be cynical, not that I think there's anything wrong with cynicism. I think it can be quite funny at times. But I just feel so grateful to be alive.

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