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Optimism Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Optimism:

An optimist is merely an ex-pessimist with his pockets full of money, his digestion in good condition, and his wife in the country.
~ Helen Rowland.

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

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
~ James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion, 1926.

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
~ Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life, 1923.

The realist sees reality as concrete. The optimist sees reality as clay.
~ Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com.

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
~ Elbert Hubbard, The Note-Book, 1927.

A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are.
~ Chauncey Mitchell Depew.

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
~ Irv Kupcinet.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
~ Bill Vaughan.

Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count.
~ Kin Hubbard.

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

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
~ Nicholas Murray Butler.

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.
~ Gil Stern.

If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, "Well, this isn't too bad. I don't have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed," but most of us would say something more along the lines of "Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!"
~ Lemony Snicket.

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
~ Jack Nicholson.

It's still possible to be a cockeyed optimist these days - you just have to be a little more cockeyed.
~ Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com.

Optimists are nostalgic about the future.
~ Chicago Tribune.

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
~ Harry Truman.

A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.
~ Leonard Louis Levinson.

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

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