Top Optimism Quotes

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1. "I was also built from delusional optimism and folly."
Author: A.S. King
2. "Eritrean people are strong and caring. And despite all that we had been through we were brimming with optimism. Our country was on the verge of huge change."
Author: Abeba Habtu
3. "I like my coffee with cream and my literature with optimism."
Author: Abigail Reynolds
4. "Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason."
Author: Alain De Botton
5. "She leaves an empty hole behind her. There was this feeling of optimism and joy in the house when she was around that's now turned into void. Like Vincent, I feel hollow. Sad. And as the days pass, I begin to realize I've grown to care for Kate. Not as my best friend's girlfriend, but as someone in and of herself. And I realize I miss her."
Author: Amy Plum
6. "Everyone lies to themselves, but many people do it with good intentions. They want to believe what they tell themselves, it is oftentimes the best possible version of reality for them. Although it may not be accurate, it is a mural of their desires, aspirations, optimism and passion. These people usually either need time or a new experience to discover the truth. People who lie to themselves for different reasons are oftentimes trying to avoid something or escape blame for things they have done."
Author: Ashly Lorenzana
7. "Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear, and superstition. By the year 2050, when the conflict began, the world had fallen upon fearful, superstitious times."
Author: Bernard Beckett
8. "[E]in Werk, und sei es eines der Verzweiflung, kann immer nur den Optimismus, den Glauben ans Leben zur letzten Substanz haben."
Author: Christa Wolf
9. "In all probability the Human Genome Project will, someday, find that I carry some recessive gene for optimism, because despite all my best efforts I still can't scrape together even a couple days of hopelessness. Future scientists will call it the Pollyanna Syndrome, and if forced to guess, I'd say that mine has been a way-long case history of chasing rainbows."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
10. "Optimism is the first symptom that any disease is fatal."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
11. "So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas."
Author: Dave Eggers
12. "That is why, with optimism instead of fear, all those who want to see Puerto Rico's status resolved should seek the truth about each option, including the upside and the downside of each."
Author: Dick Thornburgh
13. "He found that the business of optimism was no mean task."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
14. "We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities."
Author: Fred G. Gosman
15. "I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism."
Author: Fred White
16. "Keprihatinan, seperti halnya kebanggaan, juga kecemasan, seperti halnya optimisme—semua itu adalah pertanda rasa ikut memiliki. Atau rasa terpanggil. Barangkali karena tanah air memang bukan cuma sepotong geografi dan selintas sejarah. Barangkali karena tanah air adalah juga sebuah panggilan"
Author: Goenawan Mohamad
17. "There is no fun in psychiatry. If you try to get fun out of it, you pay a considerable price for your unjustifiable optimism."
Author: Harry Stack Sullivan
18. "I wished I could share my own optimism."
Author: Jasper Fforde
19. "Always the eternal optimist, President Reagan instilled confidence and optimism at a time both were in short supply in our country."
Author: Jim Ramstad
20. "A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty."
Author: John Grogan
21. "I always admired Walt's optimism. He seemed to know the direction he was going to. When I was at the studio, I remember he kept driving all of us back down to a more fundamental level all the time."
Author: John Hench
22. "He had in abundance youth's most dangerous qualities: optimism and relentlessness. He would risk everything he had to fly the plane that could carry the bomb within him."
Author: John Irving
23. "The incurable optimism of the farmer who throws his seed on the ground every spring, betting it and his time against the elements, seemed inextricably to blend with the creed of her pioneer forefathers that "it is better farther on"-- only instead of farther on in space, it was farther on in time, over the horizon of the years ahead instead of the far horizon of the west."
Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
24. "Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life."
Author: Leni Riefenstahl
25. "The crash did not cause the Depression: that was part of a far broader malaise. What it did was expose the weaknesses that underpinned the confidence and optimism of the 1920s - poor distribution of income, a weak banking structure and insufficient regulations, the economy's dependence on new consumer goods, the over-extension of industry and the Government's blind belief that promoting business interests would make America uniformly prosperous."
Author: Lucy Moore
26. "But the resurrection without the crucifixion is empty optimism, an optimism that gives credence to Freud's notion that wishful thinking is the sum and substance of our faith. Include the crucifixion--and our role in that bloody moment--and the whole picture changes."
Author: Mark Galli
27. "Optimism was for children. Once you reached adulthood then you had to join the rest of the world as a realist - life was a bag of shit you were expected to pay for."
Author: N.C. Thomas
28. "They were tales of commonplace courage and optimism, for I knew from my own experience that everyday virtues endure best, and that quiet courage is worth more than the grandest derring-do."
Author: Nancy Atherton
29. "I find nothing more depressing than optimism."
Author: Paul Fussell
30. "Drizzt Do'Urden had followed a line of precepts based upon discipline and ultimate optimism. He fought for a better world because he believed that a better world could and would be made. He had never held any illusions that he would change the world, of course, or even a substantial portion of it, but he always held strongly that fighting to better just his own little pocket of the world was a worthwhile cause."
Author: R.A. Salvatore
31. "The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead."
Author: Robert Brault
32. "Worry causes your precious mental energy and potential to leak, just like air leaking out of an inner tube. Soon, you have no energy left. All of your creativity, optimism and motivation has been drained, leaving you exhausted."
Author: Robin Sharma
33. "What we can borrow from Ronald Reagan... is that great sense of optimism. He led by building on the strengths of America, not running America down."
Author: Rudy Giuliani
34. "Optimism is a disease"
Author: Salman Rushdie
35. "Burnout is nature's way of telling you, you've been going through the motions your soul has departed; you're a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system."
Author: Sam Keen
36. "If we define optimism broadly as the tendency to maintain a positive outlook, then realistic optimism is the tendency to maintain a positive outlook within the constraints of the available "measurable phenomena situated in the physical and social world" (DeGrandpre, 2000, p. 733). With respect to fuzzy meaning, realistic optimism involves enhancing and focusing on the favorable aspects of our experiences. Examples include being lenient in our evaluation of past events, actively appreciating the positive aspects of our current situation, and routinely emphasizing possible opportunities for the future. With respect to fuzzy knowledge, realistic optimism involves hoping, aspiring, and searching for positive experiences while acknowledging what we do not know and accepting what we cannot know."
Author: Sandra L. Schneider
37. "Kesempatan emas dalam hidup datang dr optimisme & usaha yg kuat, didorong dgn doa yg sungguh2. Ia tidak datang tiba2."
Author: SBYudhoyono
38. "You have the optimism of a child. (Julian)Peter Pan all the way. (Grace)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
39. "Gibarian belonged to what may well have been the last generation of researchers who had the courage to refer back to the glory days of optimism and were not averse to their own kind of faith, which went beyond the boundaries laid"
Author: Stanisław Lem
40. "Having a child at 55... that's optimism."
Author: Steve Earle
41. "With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven."
Author: Studs Terkel
42. "Dicen que la depresión te hace ver todo de una forma negativa. Yo no estoy de acuerdo. La depresión te hace ver las cosas como son. Hace que te quites la venda de los ojos y voltees a tú alrededor para ver el mundo como en realidad es: cruel, duro e injusto. Te hace ver a las personas como son en realidad- estúpidas, superficiales y egoístas. Todo ese ridículo optimismo, todo ese ''Carpe diem'' y ''la vida es lo que tú haces de ella''. Palabras. Solo palabras vacías en un intento para darle significado a una existencia que es condenada e inútil a la vez."
Author: Tabitha Suzuma
43. "You have no idea," he says to me, "what it means to truly suffer. Sometimes I think you live in some fantasy land where everyone survives on optimism-- but it doesn't work that way out here. In this world, you're either alive, about to die, or dead. There's no romance in it. No illusion. So don't try to pretend you have any idea what it means to be alive today. Right now. Because you don't."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
44. "To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is."
Author: Thích Nhất Hạnh
45. "Optimism is not inherently a superior way of viewing the world. Certainly doctors will say it might be better for one's physical health to be an optimist. But, morally speaking it may not be appropriate in certain circumstances."
Author: Todd Solondz
46. "I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism."
Author: Tom Hanks
47. "Renouncing false beliefs will not usher in the millennium. Few things about the strategy of contemporary apologists are more repellent than their frequent recourse to spurious alternatives. The lesser lights inform us that the alternative to Christianity is materialism, thus showing how little they have read, while the greater lights talk as if the alternative were bound to be a shallow and inane optimism. I don't believe that man will turn this earth into a bed of roses either with the aid of God or without it. Nor does life among the roses strike me as a dream from which one would not care to wake up after a very short time."
Author: Walter Kaufmann
48. "Optimism is the key."
Author: Will Champion
49. "Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power."
Author: William James
50. "Optimisme yang sesungguhnya adalah menyadari masalah serta mengenali pemecahannya. Mengetahui kesulitan dan yakin bahwa kesulitan itu dapat diatasi. Melihat yang negatif, tetapi menekankan yang positif. Menghadapi yang terburuk, namun mengharapkan yang terbaik. Mempunyai alasan untuk menggerutu, tapi memilih untuk tersenyum."
Author: Zig Ziglar

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