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I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. Joan Rivers

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else. Sir Winston Churchill

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy... you can't build on it;
it's only good for wallowing in. Katherine Mansfield

Be as upbeat as you can be. The basic success orientation is having an optimistic attitude. John DePasquale

If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. Muhammed Ali

When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic. Charles R. Swindoll

If you can imagine it you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward

An optimist is the human personification of spring. Susan J. Bissonette

In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. Daniel L. Reardon

Gray skies are just clouds passing over. Duke Ellington

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill

Positive thinking won't let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. Zig Ziglar

Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole! Oscar Wilde

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

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

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. Oscar Wilde

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

You can make yourself enthusiastic by affirming enthusiasm and by thinking, talking, acting enthusiastic. Norman Vincent Peale, The Tough-Minded Optimist

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

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Behind every success story is usually someone who beat the obstacles because he or she refused to accept the pessimist's view. Seymour Schulich, Get Smarter Life and Business Lessons

To see the brighter side of things, you first have to imagine the very worst. from the book, Crap.

An optimist, on the other hand, experiences greater happiness and approaches life with more courage, his efforts unhindered by fear of failure or misfortune. Erik Blumenthal, Peace With Your Partner

Remember: what you think you will become - good or bad, weak or strong, defeated or victorious. Norman Vincent Peale, The Tough-Minded Optimist


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