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Optimistic Quotes - Optimism Quotes

Welcome to these quotes and sayings about optimism and the benefits of keeping an optimistic outlook on life.

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Quotes about Optimism and being Optimistic

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right.
- Henry Ford

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

We have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
- Charles Swindoll

Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
With an optimistic, positive attitude toward life,
the possibilities for your second prime are tremendous.
- Art Linkletter expressed these thoughts on smiling, positive attitude and a second prime when he was 94.

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gardening is all about optimism.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.
- Denis Waitley

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
- Mark Twain

We can train ourselves to view life from more joyful perspectives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

Attitude is everything.
- Charles Swindoll

Happiness is mostly a result of choosing a positive outlook on life
rather than being controlled by circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities even more sharply by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you nurture your mind, body, and spirit, your time will expand.
You will gain a new perspective that will allow you to accomplish much more.
- Brian Koslow

We see Life through the fun-house mirrors of our point-of-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Optimistic Sayings

Many of the most common sayings about optimism are of unknown origin (anonymous). These are some of my favorites.

Follow Your Dreams.

The best things in life are free.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Life is what you make of it.

Where there is a will, there is a way.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Be the best that you can be.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Reach for the stars.

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift. That is why it is called Present.

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.

Happiness is a state of mind.

It's always darkest before the dawn.

Change comes from within.

Smile! and the world will smile with you!

You Create Your Own Reality.

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.

This is the first day.... of the rest of your life.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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