Brighten Your Day With These Quotes About Optimism

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Brighten Your Day With These Quotes About Optimism

Optimism Quotes***

“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

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” -Lyndon B.Johnson

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” -Victor Hugo

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.” -Daniel J.Boorstin

“Pessimists are second rate people. They do not believe in life. All they want to do is drag you down and appease their own feeling of mediocrity and fear.” -Uell Stanley Andersen

“It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.” -Winston Churchill

“Building a practice of gratitude is the best way I know to create an optimistic approach to life. Start each day by lying in bed for five minutes and mentally acknowledging what you are grateful for.” -Silken Laumann

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

“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

“Every problem has a gift for you on its hands.” -Richard Bach

“Pessimism never won any battle.” -Dwight D.Eisenhower

• “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns. The pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.” -Khalil Gibran

“Positive things happen to positive people.” -Sarah Beeny

“Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.” -Voltaire

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” -Charlie Chaplin

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” -Dale Carnegie

“The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.” -William Arthur Ward

“Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” -Nelson Mandela

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” -Deepak Chopra

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S.Lewis

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

“Don’t let what you don’t know scare you because it can become your greatest asset. And if you do things without knowing how they have always been done, you’re guaranteed to do them differently.” -Sara Blakely

“Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.” -James Stephens

“Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.” -Norman Vincent Peale

“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

“There is no such thing as expecting too much.” -Susan Cheever

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” -John Wooden

“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

“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” -Mary Browne

“If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.” -John Templeton

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” -George Burns

“It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.” -Confucius

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean

“Forget the mistakes of the past and press on the greater achievements of the future.” -Christian D.Larson

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” -Vince Lombardi

“Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success, that may come tomorrow.” -Helen Keller

 “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” -Corrie Ten Boom

 

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