Quotations The Best Quotes About Optimism  

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A list of the best optimism quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous optimism quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic optimism quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational optimism quotes from that same writer.

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My sun sets to rise again. Robert Browning

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Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. Jane Austen

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Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. Ambrose Bierce

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Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. Robert Jarvik

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These are not dark days: these are great days -- the greatest days our country has ever lived. Winston Churchill

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An optimist is a proponent of the doctrine that black is white. Ambrose Bierce

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If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man. Albert Camus

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A man who calls bullshit fertilizer. Frank Dane

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The world is the best of all possible worlds, and everything in it is a necessary evil. F. H. Bradley

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I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. William Faulkner

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

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When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working. John F. Kennedy

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Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts.

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Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

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An optimist is a man who has never had much experience. Don Marquis

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Optimism is the opium of the people. Milan Kundera

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One could do worse than be a swinger of birches. Robert Frost

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The happy ending is our national belief. Mary McCarthy

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Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake. Edward Dahlberg

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The place where optimism flourishes most is in the lunatic asylum. Havelock Ellis

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Too cheerful a morality is a loose morality; it is appropriate only to decadent peoples and is found only among them. Émile Durkheim

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The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little. Mark Twain

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There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist. Mark Twain

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Oh yet we trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill! Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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Nothing bad is going to happen to us. If we get fired, it's not failure; its a midlife vocational reassessment. P. J. O'Rourke

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Don't be too optimistic. The light at the end of the tunnel may be another train.

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

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An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out. George Jean Nathan

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Be an optimist -- at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.

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

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As both capitalist and communist states -- not to mention the technological world --have evolved under the illusion that men purposefully built them, ideological optimism seeps into every niche of our lives. It is made worse by mass culture which feeds our Stephen Vizinczey

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“The trick in life (and sales) is to learn from everybody, even those with less credentials than you. It could mean the difference between being number two ... and being number One!” Reginald V. Johnson

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Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced. Jonathan Swift