Quotation Explorer - 'Optimism'

The basis of optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde
Optimism is the spirit of confident soul. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The Gospel worldview equips the artist with a unique combination of optimism and realism about life. - Timothy J. Keller
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud. - Henry Rollins
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
The place where optimism flourishes the most is the lunatic asylum. - Havelock Ellis
A poet, any real poet, is simply an alchemist who transmutes his cynicism regarding human beings into an optimism regarding the moon, the stars, the heavens, and the flowers, to say nothing of the spring, love, and dogs. - George Jean Nathan
We must return to optimism in our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities. - Fred G. Gosman
The way to get started is to take the first step with dream-powered optimism. - Debasish Mridha
One would think after all the disappointment life offers us unfortunate few we would give up the trifles connected with hope, feeling, belief and optimism in our fellow souls. - Daleen Van Tonder
Optimism is like a firefly. A bright blaze of hope, unable to be captured. - Megan Jenna
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser―in case you thought optimism was dead. - Robert Brault
A new planting is like having another child, requiring patience and sacrifice and a resounding optimism for the future - David Mas Masumoto
Don't let the disappointments of today kill tomorrow's blessings, destroy the negative flashes of pessimism, and focus on the mirror of optimism. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Being an idealist is not being a simpleton; without idealists there would be no optimism and without optimism there would be no courage to achieve advances that so-called realists would have you believe could never come to fruition. - Alisa Steinberg
Inspiration moves one from Pessimism to Optimism, from Doubt to Faith, from Despair to Hope, and from Darkness to Light!- - RVM
Ignore cynicism, appreciate criticism, and embrace optimism. - Debasish Mridha
I’m happiest when I’m with young people. Their wisdom, grief, and optimism motivates me to work harder and inspires me to be better, more thoughtful and to move with increased reverence. I find joy in children. - Lateefah Simon
I discovered very quickly that criticism is a form of optimism, and that when you are silent about the shortcomings of your society, you're very pessimistic about that society. And it's only when you speak truthfully about it that you show your faith in that society. - Carlos Fuentes
An undaunted author, is the one who will succeed. There is no misfortune, that can dim their optimism. - Mary Sage Nguyen
Positive emotions, such as the feelings of love, kindness, self-worth, confidence and optimism, produce a better person and a good destiny. - Auliq Ice
What's optimism? said Cacambo. Alas, said Candide, it is a mania for saying things are well when one is in hell. - Voltaire
Stay away from conflictive, negative people that pull you down, because they contaminate your energy and impede your progress. Search for people who look at the world with optimism, that inspire you, make you happy and provide peace of mind. - Pablo
The most clear-sided view of the darkest possible situation is itself an act of optimism - Jean-Paul Sartre
Anxiety does not take away stress; it just enhances it. If you accept changes with optimism and love, anxiety will melt away. - Debasish Mridha
When you dream with optimism and trust, it becomes a reality fast. - Debasish Mridha
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. - Debasish Mridha
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence. - Helen Keller
I’m not interested in blind optimism, but I’m very interested in optimism that is hard-won, that takes on darkness and then says, ‘This is not enough.’ But it takes time, more time than we can sometimes imagine, to get there. And sometimes we don’t. - Colum McCann
Optimism, n. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. - Ambrose Bierce
It is okay to lobby for success. But it best to succeed like a royalty. Success from a position of self-respect and optimism beats success from a position of fear and insecurity anyday, anytime. The journey is also as important as the destination. - Asuni LadyZeal
Optimism is a belief and I adapt belief as a way of life. - Fe-en-Dios
To be a success, water your dream with optimism and love. - Debasish Mridha
Optimism is life with sprinkles on top. - Susan Lendroth
For success, optimism is more important than opportunity. - Debasish Mridha
The secret ingredients to true happiness? Decisive optimism and personal responsibility. - Amy Leigh Mercree
The basis for optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde
Comedy is acting out optimism. - Robin Williams
Wherever you go, be the thunder of joy and the wind of optimism. - Debasish Mridha
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. - Jack Layton
Your future will be determined not by your education or bank account, but by your optimism and attitude. - Debasish Mridha
Make enthusiasm a way of life.Make optimism a way of success.Make gratitude a way of happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Yesterday has gone, never to return. It is the past and over; learn from its mistakes and look to the future with optimism. - Marilyn L Rice
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
The true Christian can nurture a trustful optimism, because he is certain of not walking alone. In sending us Jesus, the eternal Son made man, God has drawn near to each of us. In Christ he has become our travelling companion. - Pope John Paul II
Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason. - Alain de Botton
Make hope a way toward optimism; make optimism a way of life. - Debasish Mridha
Real optimism is aware of problems but recognizes the solutions, knows about difficulties, but believes they can be overcome, sees the negatives but accentuates the positives, is exposed to the worst but exceeds the best, has reason to complain but chooses to smile. - William A. Warden
i find nothing more depressing than optimism. - Paul Fussell
Be optimistic like a flower. A flower never loses her optimism, and will bloom with all of her beauty despite tremendous adversity. - Debasish Mridha
Make enthusiasm a way of life. Make optimism a way of success. Make gratitude a way of happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push - a smile. A word of optimism and hope, a 'you can do it!' when things are tough - Richard M DeVos
Perpetual optimism is good for the mind.Perpetual hope is good for the heart.Perpetual faith is good for the heart. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier. - Colin Powell
It is not usually our ideas that make us optimists or pessimists, but it is our optimism or pessimism that makes our ideas. - Miguel de Unamuno
There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is "man" himself. If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism.
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. - Havelock Ellis
In life, nothing is impossible to achieve when you have enthusiasm, optimism, confidence, and commitment. - Debasish Mridha
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Hellen Keller
Optimism and stupidity are nearly synonymous. - Hyman G. Rickover
Love energy can revolutionize any part of life. If we are open to it, we can observe the potential energy of love in everything. That is the root of optimism. - Phil 'Philosofree' Cheney
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough.
With high hope and optimism, start swimming with time. - Debasish Mridha
Dear Optimism, nice to see you. I've got an extra room, how about you stay for a while. - Antonia Perdu
Who underestimates is buried in the optimism of the deads. (Qui sous-estime s'enterre - Dans l'optimisme des morts.) - Charles de Leusse
Faith and optimism are cousins. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Real optimism is not the pep talk you give yourself. It is earned through the labor involved in emotional housekeeping. - Augusten Burroughs
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
Optimism is the content of small men in high places. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Win them with your infectious optimism and burning smile. - Debasish Mridha
Optimism is denial for chumps with no life experience"."What's pessimism?" I said."Religion without God. - Jonathan Kellerman
There are no tragedies in life, only violent coup d’etats on the state of irrational optimism - Dean Cavanagh
I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism. - Fred White
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