"Enthusiasm, optimism, and contentment are among the keys
that can free us from such chaos."
Peter Vegso, Feeling Great: Creating a Life of Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment
"The challenge: can we keep youthful optimism in our hearts and
minds while letting our faces follow their natural course?"
Vivian Diller, PH, D, face it
"Life is a balance, take time for play not just work. Life is a joy
for those who are optimistic. Life is a bundle of possibilities if you
just look for them."
Catherine Pulsifer, Life Is A
"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 Discouraged |
"The optimist turns the impossible into the possible; the pessimist turns
the possible into the impossible."
William Arthur Ward
"The difference between an optimist and a pessimist?
An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh."
Tom Bodett Laughter |
"At home we don't structure our comments positively, as we
generally try to do at work. And yet we know that people,
our families included, respond much better to positive,
optimistic, and hopeful comments than to negative ones. "
Adam Hamilton, Love to Stay Book Home |
"I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."
Jimmy Dean Change |
"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism."
Colleen Wilcox Teacher |
"I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will."
Antonio Gramsci Determination
"I am optimistic and confident in all that I do. I affirm only the best for
myself and others. I am the creator of my life and my world.
I meet daily challenges gracefully and with complete confidence.
I fill my mind with positive, nurturing, and healing thoughts."
Alice Potter Confidence |
"Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll.
The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!"
Oscar Wilde Funny |
"The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
William Arthur Ward Complaining |
"Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present."
Rudy Giuliani Leadership |
"The essence of optimism is that it takes no account
of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of 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 Hope |
"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push.
A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And you can do it when
things are tough."
Richard M. DeVos Positive |
"The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns;
they pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose."
Kahlil Gibran Optimistic Thinking |
"Explain to people that everything they say is an affirmation.
Everything they think is an affirmation. Everything!
What you want to do is to get control of what you are saying
and thinking, so these things bring you good experiences
in life rather than rotten experiences."
Louise Hay Good |
"For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be
much use being anything else."
Winston Churchill If All Else Fails |
"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit."
Helen Keller Weaving Habits |
"Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness."
Mark Twain Happiness |