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Optimistic Quotes and Sayings

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.
Oscar Wilde

2. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank

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.
Benjamin Franklin

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5. There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.
William Barclay

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.
Harvey Mackay

7. The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns. The pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
Khalil Gibran

8. Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
Maya Angelou

9. It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.
John Guare

10. If you try to send out good things, good things come back to you.
Jan Brett

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.
Lucy MacDonald

Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.
Deep Roy

Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
Twyla Tharpe

Gratitude makes you happier and more optimistic, improving your health and relationships and boosting your overall well-being.
Brenda Nathan

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.
Lucille Ball

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.
Vaclav Havel

Short Quotes on Optimism

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
William James

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.

Optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.
Bob Iger

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Marthe Troly-Curtin

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Colin Powell

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Henry Rollins

Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.
Dalai Lama

Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?
L.M. Montgomery

If you can’t give children optimism, then what are you doing?
Matt Haig

Optimism is the opium of the people.
Milan Kundera

Half-Full Insights

Optimism – is the belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
Ambrose Pierce

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant – the digitalis of failure.
Elbert Hubbard

Optimism makes life happier and more meaningful.
M.K. Soni

I try to think about optimism. I try to look at the beautiful things in life.
Dolores O’Riordan

Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see a shadow.
Helen Keller

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.
Brian May

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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.
Christine Caine

Motivation comes from working on things we care about.
Sheryl Sandberg

Be Optimistic – People want to be around others who view life as a positive venture.
Ace McCloud

Don’t listen to the defeatists. Instead, accept the encouragement of the hopeful, the optimistic, and the people who dream.
Helen Mayhew

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.
Jason Ayres

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?’
Margaret Trudeau

Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.
Markus Zusak

Inspirational Optimism Quotes

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
Marcus Aurelius

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.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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.
Swami Sivananda

There is a lot of optimism in changing scenery, in seeing what’s down the road.
Conor Oberst

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.
Bibi Bourelly

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.
Goldie Hawn

Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs – loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love – can be elusive to humans.
John Grogan

Hopeful Quotes

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.
Oscar Wilde

I 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

Whether your day was full of progress or crushing setbacks, optimism is the choice to value experiences and continue believing better will come.
Zander Tsadwa

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

I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with blind, furious optimism.
Sylvester Stallone

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

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.
Michael Jordan

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.
Robin Williams

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.
Krzysztof Kieslowski

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.
Oscar Wilde

Optimism comes less easily today, not because democracy is less vigorous but because democracy’s enemies have refined their instruments of repression.
Ronald Reagan

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.
Martin Seligman

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.
Douglas Adams

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

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.
Maya Soetoro-Ng

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

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.
Virginia Woolf

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.
Khaled Hosseini

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

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas M. Butler

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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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