Optimistic Quotes

Let these optimistic quotes give you examples of this type of thinking. When you show optimism you are show that you are hopeful and have confidence about the future; you find the good in situations.

"To find optimism, look for the good things in life."
Good   |  

"Be Optimistic - People want to be around others who view life as a positive venture." Ace McCloud, Coaching: Coaching Strategies
Inspirational Quotes  |  

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

Optimism: A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose. Author Unknown
"Optimism: A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose." Author Unknown
Funny Quotes   |  

"The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity; the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem." William Arthur Ward
Fear   |  

"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
Martin Luther King Jr.   |  

"Hope isn't the same as optimism. It isn't the belief that something bad will turn out well. It's the absolute confidence that every part of your life ultimately makes sense regardless of how it turns out this side of eternity." Rick Warren
Rick Warren Quotes   |  

"Optimism can move big trains even when the engine pulling it is very small. I hope as you pull some of the big trains in your life, you'll be like the Little Engine and persevere. Eventually, you'll make it over the mountain and laugh, and smile, and cheer on the way down." Buffy Andrews, A Grandmother's Legacy: 365 Notes to Live By
Perseverance   |  

"Optimism can be more powerful than a battery of artillery or squadron of tanks. It can be contagious and it's necessary to being a leader." General Rick Hillier
Leadership   |  

"It is necessary to completely retrain our thought processes to reject pessimistic or contrary thoughts." Quirky Grandma, Love the Person You See in the Mirror!
Positive Attitude   |  

"Would we choose our environment, and were desire in human undertakings synonymous with endowment, all men would, I suppose, be optimists. Certainly most of us regard happiness as the proper end of all earthly enterprise." Helen Keller, Optimism
Happiness   |  

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. Sir Winston Churchill
"An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity." Sir Winston Churchill
Opportunity   |  

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
Nelson Mandela Quotes

"I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle." Dwight Eisenhower
Attitude   |  

"The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth more than a thousand pounds a year." Samuel Johnson
Positive Thinking Quotes   |  

"Be more optimistic. Pessimism is a kind of behavior that you learn . Hoping for the best and believing that everything is going to be fine in the end helps to reduce stress." David Brown, Habit Stacking
Hope Quotes   |  

"Building a practice of gratitude is the best way I know to create an optimistic approach to life. Start each day by lying in bed for five minutes and mentally acknowledging what you are grateful for." Silken Laumann
Thanksgiving   |

"When you're focused on finding a positive angle to challenges or looking for the bright side to life, you find yourself being more optimistic." Alex Uwajeh, Taming the Tongue
Focus   |  

"If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation." Helen Keller
Quotes about Being Happy   |  

Learning to think positively, to be an optimist, is like strengthening a muscle. Krista KK Weatherspoon
"Learning to think positively, to be an optimist, is like strengthening a muscle." Krista "KK" Weatherspoon, 50 Things To Know
Positive   |  

"And he (Walt Disney) was resourceful and optimistic enough to persevere in the face of loss and failure - indeed, early on, he suffered a series of bad breaks that seems a reverse mirror image of the dazzling successes that followed." Timothy S. Susanin, Walt before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928
Walt Disney Quotes   |  

"As a smile can literally relax and lighten a tight face (it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown), so an inner smile can help relax a tight mind. It is a small way in which to make the optimist's choice." Candy Paull, The Heart of Abundance: A Simple Guide to Appreciating and Enjoying Life
Choices   |  

"Positive thinking, simply put, can be defined as the process of taking on an optimistic lens in order to manage stress in a better manner." Jessica Minty, Codependency: Self Confidence
Stress   |

"Recent studies have found that people tend to behave more nicely and feel more generous if they are in a clean smelling room. This means you will feel more positive and optimistic about the world in general if you just keep your home clean." Linda Westwood, Healthy Habits Vol 3
Home   |  

". . .it is important that you stick with people who are positive and cheerful. Even if you were once a negative thinker, spending more time with them will transform you into an optimistic person." Stephens Hyang, Positive Thinking
Time   |  

Optimists choose to look at life from a positive perspective with hope and the belief that they are capable of achieving whatever they desire. They understand that what is and what can be are not necessarily the same. Deirdre A.McClarin, Optional Optimism: It's All in How You Look at It
Believe   |  

. . . a negative attitude possesses a pessimistic view of life, no matter how good it is. Stephen Obasun
"A positive attitude adopts an optimistic view of life in which every situation, circumstance or challenge is seen as a means of creating positive results, no matter how bad it is, while a negative attitude possesses a pessimistic view of life, no matter how good it is." Stephen Obasun, Unleash Your Energy
Quotes about Life   |

"Can you imagine what a pessimist who lived only 200 years ago would think about the world we live in? Airplanes, electricity, automobiles, television, remote controls, the Internet, fax machines, telephones, cellular phones, and so on - and all available to us because of that spark of open-mindedness that allowed progress, growth, and creativity to flourish. Wayne Dyer 21 Days to Master Success and Inner Peace
Possibilities   |

"Make sure that your mind only entertains the constructive, positive and optimistic thoughts. Dispel negative thoughts and caution yourself with the utmost awareness on the fact that positive and negative cannot and will never ever coexist at the same time in the same place." Paul Odafe Akpomukai, Life without Stress and Pain
Inspirational Thoughts   |

"If you give it a little thought, it is optimism, as well as hope, that's kept all of us going - all throughout the ages." Shana Jahsinta Walters, Fall In Love With Yourself In 60 Minutes Or Less
Poems of Hope   |  

"A great workplace clear-out can have many advantages for you and your colleagues. A clear workplace creates a optimistic working atmosphere and means that you can higher focus." Geoffrey Lucas, Habits of Highly Effective People
Work   |  

"People who begin a task or go through it with an optimistic perspective tend to find themselves being more successful than those who doubt or believe in failure before even starting." Ronald Valentino, Habits: The Ultimate Habit Creating Guide
Doubt   |  

"Researchers have found that optimistic people live longer, live healthier, have more energy, have more successful careers, make better decisions, are more productive, are less stressed, have healthier relationships, and (not surprisingly) are much happier than pessimists. Darrin Donnelly, Relentless Optimism: How a Commitment to Positive Thinking Changes Everything
Health   |  

Be appreciative, optimistic and positive about life. Maggie Thompson
"Be appreciative, optimistic and positive about life." Maggie Thompson, Codepency: You're Codependent - How To Stop Worrying and Love Yourself
Appreciation   |  

Optimism is not just a philosophical viewpoint. It's not irrational cheerfulness, and it's not blind positivity. Optimism is a powerful and pragmatic strategy for accomplishing goals and living a fulfilling life. Bert Jacobs, Life is Good: The Book
Accomplishment   |  

There is another kind of optimism that has built civilization. It could well be called deep optimism. Deep optimism has strong roots in the goodness of God. It is anchored in love, hope, courage and faith. The deep optimist responds heroically to every test. He realize that he cannot control everything that happens to him but that he can control his response to what happens to him.
Wilfred Peterson Quotes

"People don't want to be around those who are in the dumps. Be friendly and cheerful. Learn to develop an optimistic spirit." Carl Sommer, Teen Success in Career and Life Skills
Cheerful Gets The Call   |  

"I think to be successful on both a personal and professional level you need to be a REALISTIC OPTIMIST: a person who takes in full account the reality of any situation and then using the THE POWER OF OPTIMISM, creates the energy and commitment necessary to achieve higher levels of performance or strives to find an effective solution." Robert Stevenson, Raise Your Line: Success Is About a Higher Line Mentality
Commitment   |  

"If you truly want to exit the comfort zone and live a life that makes you truly happy, you can start by changing your attitude and adopting an optimistic outlook on life." Zak Khan, Break Out
Comfort Zone   |  

"Being a pessimist closes the door to a learning opportunity while being an optimist opens wide the door for a better future, one of personal and professional development." Jeff Ribman, Fail Better the Next Time
Future   |  

"You see, I am an optimist still, rejoicing in the good that comes out of evil." Helen Keller
Joy   |  

Optimists hope for the best whereas pessimists always think the negative aspect of everything. Commander VK Jaitly
"Optimists and pessimists, both are thinkers. But they are two different types of thinkers. Optimists hope for the best whereas pessimists always think the negative aspect of everything." Commander VK Jaitly, We Can! We Can!
Hope and Decide   |  

Optimalists... derive great emotional benefit, and are able to lead rich and fulfilling lives, by accepting reality. Because they accept failure as natural - even if they do not enjoy failing - they experience less performance anxiety and derive more enjoyment from their activities. Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy: You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life: You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life
Experience   |  

"The optimist sees a glass that is half-full, and the pessimist sees a glass that is half-empty. If we really want to understand a situation or problem, then we need to see both sides." Rudi Zimmerer, Enjoy Your Life Now!
Problem   |  

"Deep down, despite their chuckles, people like to see other people lead hopeful, optimistic, authentic lives that they hope to someday emulate if only they had the strength of character." Justin Todd, How to Create Anything Despite Limitations
Character   |  

Be optimistic: Everyone around you in the office will be always tensed due to the work pressure. Exude positivity and make your optimism infectious. Prachi Prabhu, Manage Your Image Like A Pro
Optimistic Thinking   |  

You need to keep your emotions in balance, treading that fine line between commitment to your goals and disappointment when they do not come to fruition, whilst still being optimistic and positive about the future. Tom Laurie, Goal Setting: 12 step guide to achieving goals and realizing real success (Business Success, Successful Habits, Goal Setting) (Kindle Location 107). . Kindle Edition.
Goals   |  

"Also, with positivity and optimism, it is much easier to turn your problems into opportunities for growth." Ilya Alexi, Mind Over Money
Personal Development Quotes   |  

Above all, it's important to be optimistic and enthusiastic when developing ourselves and those around us. Richard Hill, PhD
Above all, it's important to be optimistic and enthusiastic when developing ourselves and those around us. Richard Hill, PhD: The Academic Coach
Enthusiasm   |  

The defining characteristic of pessimists is that they tend to believe bad events will last a long time, will undermine everything they do, and are their own fault. The optimists, who are confronted with the same hard knocks of this world, think about misfortune in the opposite way. They tend to believe defeat is just a temporary setback, that its causes are confined to this one case. Martin E.P. Seligman, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
Encouraging   |  

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
George Bernard Shaw Quotes

It's important to be optimistic and proud of who you are. Show yourself the respect you deserve. People enjoy being around others who are positive and confident. Zane Rozzi, Always Know What to Say Next
Confidence   |  

The way you look at life can determine your success. As they say, look on the bright side. Have an optimistic attitude. Catherine Pulsifer
Success   |  

Happy and positive people have a stable sense of optimism, and they choose to maintain this no matter what situation lies ahead. Because of their choice to remain positive and optimistic, they interpret failures only as opportunities to grow and learn. Carla Loving, Recovering From Control Issues: How to Rebuild Your Self-Esteem and Confidence
Failure   |  

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

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