Optimists see the positive side of life. It’s an attitude of an overall positive look on life.
Our collection of optimistic quotes may help you feel more positive, expect things to work out, trust good things will happen, and express gratitude.
10 Best Optimistic Quotes
1. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
2. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
3. The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity; the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem.
William Arthur Ward
4. While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
5. There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.
6. An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it is leading somewhere. They learn from mistakes and failures and are not afraid to fail again.
7. The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns. The pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
8. Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
9. It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.
10. If you try to send out good things, good things come back to you.
Good Optimistic Sayings
It’s not that optimism solves all of life’s problems; it is just that it can sometimes make the difference between coping and collapsing.
Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.
Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
Gratitude makes you happier and more optimistic, improving your health and relationships and boosting your overall well-being.
Love, truth, and the courage to do what is right should be our own guideposts on this lifelong journey. Martin Luther King, Jr. showed us the way; he showed us the Dream – and we responded with full hearts. Martin was an optimist.
Coretta Scott King
Watch the Donut, not the Hole
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.
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Short Quotes on Optimism
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.
Optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.
Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
If you can’t give children optimism, then what are you doing?
Optimism is the opium of the people.
Optimism – is the belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant – the digitalis of failure.
Optimism makes life happier and more meaningful.
I try to think about optimism. I try to look at the beautiful things in life.
Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see a shadow.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
A good laugh is a sunshine in the house.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.
Sunny-side of the Road Quotes
Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.
Motivation comes from working on things we care about.
Be Optimistic – People want to be around others who view life as a positive venture.
Don’t listen to the defeatists. Instead, accept the encouragement of the hopeful, the optimistic, and the people who dream.
It is the hopeful, buoyant, cheerful attitude of mind that wins. Optimism is a success builder; pessimism is an achievement killer.
Orison Swett Marden
Self-belief, optimism, and hard work, these things don’t guarantee getting any of us to the top, but they at least give us a fighting chance.
We can choose to wake up and grumble all day and be bitter and angry and judge others and find satisfaction in others doing bad instead of good. Or we can wake up with optimism and love and say, ‘Just what is this beautiful day going to bring me?’
Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.
Inspirational Optimism Quotes
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, 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.
Optimism is the essence of every fighter; the belief that no matter what you’ll find a way to win.
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret to success.
There is a lot of optimism in changing scenery, in seeing what’s down the road.
Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it is not a character attribute. It is the expectation of a positive outcome.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
True hopefulness and optimism are what lead one to dare. It is also what lifts one back up to dare again after a failed attempt.
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.
Mary Lou Retton
You have to look to the future with optimism instead of negative ideas. Take the good and the bad and face it head-on.
Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs – loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love – can be elusive to humans.
Optimism is essential to achievement, and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas M. Buttler
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Whether your day was full of progress or crushing setbacks, optimism is the choice to value experiences and continue believing better will come.
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.
I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with blind, furious optimism.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.
Good Attitude Takes
Optimism can be more powerful than a battery of artillery or a squadron of tanks. It can be contagious and it’s necessary to be a leader.
Gen. Rick Hillier
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A “you can do it” when things are tough.
Richard M. DeVos
For me, optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise – whatever appeals to you.
My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
Optimism comes less easily today, not because democracy is less vigorous but because democracy’s enemies have refined their instruments of repression.
Optimism: A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing even though it has hot water up to its nose.
Positive thinking is the notion that if you think good thoughts, things will work out well. Optimism is the feeling of thinking things will be well and be hopeful.
Positivite Optimistic Quotes
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
You really need to love something or someone in order to work hard enough to be very successful. You have to believe in something and have a certain optimism. Faith and optimism come from love.
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.
These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect of the sun. Hence my optimism.
Qualities you need to get through medical school and residency: Discipline. Patience. Perseverance. Willingness to forgo sleep. Penchant for sadomasochism. Accept exhaustion as fact of life. Unfailing optimism that the end is in sight.
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.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas M. Butler
Roy T. Bennet Optimistic Quotes
Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.
A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.
Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.
Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.
Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.
Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, and stop caring about what others think.
By Emma Johnson
Emma is a quote curator who writes about quotations and literature.
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