Quotation Explorer - 'Optimist'

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. - Harry S Truman
To an optimist loneliness is freedom, to all others it is prison. - Amit Kalantri
A pessimist finds the darkness around the light but an optimist becomes the light in the darkness. - Debasish Mridha
I am an optimist, I always hope for the best. - Debasish Mridha
In the Soviet Union we have a saying, a pessimist is someone who believes things can't get any worse. An optimist thinks maybe they can. - Abel Aganbegyan
This world is unreal and ever-changing. Only an optimist with optimum love can adjust and grow with joy. - Debasish Mridha
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
Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist. - Robert G. Allen
When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective. - Harvey MacKay
I am not an optimist, but a great believer of hope. - Nelson Mandela
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston S. Churchill
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. - James Branch Cabell
An optimist is the human personification of spring. - Susan J. Bissonette
I am by nature an optimist and by intellectual conviction a pessimist. - William Golding
I am, and always will be, the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams. - Eleventh Doctor
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves. - Bill Vaughan
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning - Carl Sandburg
An optimist sees the beauty in the midst of ugliness. - Debasish Mridha
An optimist sees a failure as an opportunity to excel, but a pessimist sees a failure as an opportunity to quit. - Debasish Mridha
The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole. - Oscar Wilde
I was too pessimistic for an optimist to live with - Kurt Vonnegut
The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are. - Karl Kraus
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimist. - Don Marquis
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't makeit through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'llmake a door. Something terrific will come no matter how darkthe present. - Joan Rivers
For an optimist life is beautiful, for a pessimist life is beautiful for the fool. - Debasish Mridha
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 optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision. - William Arthur Ward
A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist. - Elbert Hubbard
A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose. - Kahlil Gibran
Be an optimist. Nobody wants to follow a sourpuss.
A pessimist says the glass is half empty, an optimist says the glass is half full, and an engineer says the glass is too big. - Scott Edward Shjefte
A pessimist sees the darkness around the light, but an optimist looks for the light in the darkness. - Debasish Mridha
Job is an optimist. He shakes the pillars of the world and strikes insanely at the heavens; he lashes the stars, but it is not to silence them; it is to make them speak. - G.K. Chesterton
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist. - Mark Twain
The pessimist may call the optimist a fool; but who is more foolish, the happy individual who expects more happiness or the one who fills his life with bitterness and has only more despair to look forward to? - Wayne Gerard Trotman
An optimist is a man who has never had much experience. - Don Marquis
I am an optimist... I choose to be. There is a lot of darkness in our world, there is a lot of pain and you can choose to see that or you can choose to see the joy. If you try to respond positively to the world, you will spend your time better. - Tom Hiddleston
An optimist is a man who plant two acorns and buy a hammock. - Jean de Lattre de Tassigny
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else. - Winston S. Churchill
You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door. - Robert Collier
I'm a realist, I'm not an optimist. I don't want false hope. I don't know where this is going for me.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
The optimist sees the glass as half full, the pessimist as half empty. What I see is water that can save someone's life. - Abhijit Naskar
The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it. - J. Robert Oppenheimer
I am an optimist and when I am too sure of something or someone, well, of course it turns out that I am wrong .. at other situations, I imagine the worst and needless to say, I am again wrong - Sanhita Baruah
From Jeff Greenfield: "I once asked "Are you an optimist or a pessimist?" "An optimist," he said. "I have to be. - Elie Wiesel
The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come. - Peter Ustinov
I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself. - Arthur C. Clarke
Stress builds character and failure breeds motivation. I guess I'm a Optimist. - Noel DeJesus
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. - Sir Winston Churchill
PESSIMISM, n. A philosophy forced upon the convictions of the observer by the disheartening prevalence of the optimist with his scarecrow hope and his unsightly smile. - Ambrose Bierce
I must be an optimist, because a pessimist is never disappointed. - Janis Joplin
A Cynic is what an Optimist calls a Realist
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them. - Leonard Louis Levinson
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little. - Mark Twain
RAILROAD, n. The chief of many mechanical devices enabling us to get away from where we are to wher we are no better off. For this purpose the railroad is held in highest favor by the optimist, for it permits him to make the transit with great expedition. - Ambrose Bierce
Optimist, n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white. - Ambrose Bierce
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
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