143 Quotes About Optimism (Optimism Quotes)

Quotes About Optimism

quotes about optimism

  1. “Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.” – Rick Steves

  2. “I am an optimist. It does not seem to much use being anything else.” – Wiston Churchill

  3. “What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won’t always be bleak and there’s a way to rise above the present circumstances.” – Wayne W. Dyer

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

  5. “Optimism is the most important human trait because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” – Seth Godin

  6. “Optimist is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas Murray Butler

  7. “I have never encountered a problem that optimism couldn’t solve.” – Robert M. Hensel

  8. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama

  9. “An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it’s leading somewhere. They learn from mistakes and failures, and are not afraid to fail again.” – Harvey Mackay

  10. “Begin each day with optimism and end each day with forgiveness. Happiness in life begins and ends within your heart.” – Doe Zantamata 

  11. “The optimist thinks this world is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimst fears it is true.” – J. Robert Oppenheimer

  12. “An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion by enjoys the scenary.” – Waler Winchell

  13. “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

  14. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

  15. “Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.” – Stephen King

  16. “It’s actually cool to be positive and optimistic and idealistic. It’s cool to see yourself doing beautiful, great things.” – Tom Delonge

  17. “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Steve Maraboli

  18. “Sorrow, anger and resentment look back, worry looks around, while faith, hope and optimism look to the future.” – Dan Miller

  19. “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell

  20. “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney

  21. “Optimism is a strategy for making a better future because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” – Noam Chomsky

  22. “When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive, or negative. An optimist or a pessimist. I chose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.” – Harvey Mackay

  23. “Inspiration comes from within. One has to be positive. When you’re positive good things happen.” – Deep Roy

  24. “Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” – Brian Tracy

  25. “Today is good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” – Dr. Suess

  26. “When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.”

  27. “Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs. The future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.”

  28. “Everything will fall into place, just be patient.”

  29. “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”

  30. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan

  31. “Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.” – Bo Bennett

  32. “A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.” – Don Marquis

  33. “Optimism refuses to believe that the road ends without options.” – Robert H. Schuller

  34. “Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing through in hot water up to it’s nose.”

  35. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

  36. “Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce wees that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” – Lao Tzu

  37. “May you begin your day with confidence and optimism. May at the end of the day you be satisfied with all that you did today. Have a great morning.”

  38. “No one knows enough to be a pessimist about anything.” – Wayne Dyer

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

  40. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

  41. “Being an optimistic is like a muscle that gets stronger with use.” – Robin Roberts

  42. “The only way to have a great life is to decide I am going to find beauty in anything that happens in my life.” – Tony Robbins

  43. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell

  44. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

  45. “I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” – Antonio Gramsci

  46. “I find, when you’re an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.” – Simon Sinek

  47. “To fight pain apply optimism, to survive failure exercise optimism. When heart is broken, glue it with optimism, when feeling down then look up with optimism.” – Anuja

  48. “Optimism is better than reality, pessimism means worse than reality, I’m a realist.” – Margaret Atwood

  49. “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being an 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 an could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” – Nelson Mandela

  50. “Hope is like the sun, which as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” – Samuel Smiles

  51. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.”

  52. “Life is not waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

  53. “The optimistic mind achieves more and lives happier.”

  54. “The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.” – Havelock Ellis

  55. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. IF you believe it won’t. you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

  56. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” – Christine Caine

  57. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton

  58. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

  59. “If today you are a little better than you were yesterday, that is enough.” – David A. Bednar

  60. “No pessimist every discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” – Helen Keller

  61. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London

  62. “Optimism is a philosophy based on the belief that basically life is good, that, the the long run, the good in life overbalances the evil.” – Norman Vincent Peale

  63. “Optimism, pessimism, f*** that, we’re going to bake it happen. As God as my bloody witness, I’m hell bent on making it work.” – Elon Musk

  64. “What we want is not blind optimism, but flexible optimism. Optimism with it’s eyes open. We must be able to use pessimism’s keen sense of reality when we need it, but without having to dwell in it’s dark shadows.” – Marin Seligman

  65. “Being an optimist really has nothing to do with happiness, it’s just taking whatever life chucks at you and not letting it break you down.”

  66. “Optimism is an alienated form of faith, pessimism an alienated form of despair.” – Erich Fromm

  67. “Pessimism of the spirit, optimism of the will.” – Antonio Gramsce “You can complain that roses have thorns, or rejoice that thorns have roses.” – Ziggy

  68. “Both optimists and pessimists, contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.” – George Bernard Shaw

  69. “Optimism is not a destination, it’s the journey.”

  70. “An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. The pessimist sees only the read light. But the truly wise person is color blind.” – Dr. Albert Schweitzer

  71. “For every dark night, there’s a brighter day.” – Tupac Shakur

  72. “There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out.” – Hilary Clinton

  73. “I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.”

  74. “My life is a gift, I will use this gift with confidence, joy and exuberance.”

  75. “One cannot think crooked and walk straight.”

  76. “A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes, a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs, and optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all, he’s walking on them.” – Leonard Lewis Levinson

  77. “Train your mind to see the good in everything.”

  78. “Everything will be okay, trust your journey.”

  79. “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

  80. “Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects.” – Norman Cousins

  81. “Never regret a day in your life, good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.”

  82. “In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.” – Carl Sandburg

  83. “The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.” – J. Robert Oppenheimer

  84. “A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.” – Don Marquis

  85. “Optimism is true moral courage.” – Ernest Shackleton

  86. “An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keeping aiming.”

  87. “When life gives you every reason to be negative, think of all the reasons to be positive. There’s always someone who has it worse.”

  88. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” – Muhammad Ali

  89. “Entropy and optimism, the twin forces that makes the world go around.”- Neil Gaiman

  90. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

  91. “Being optimistic doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means taking what the world throws at you and saying ‘Bring it on. I’m unbeatable!’

  92.  “I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far flung hopes and the dreams of impossible dreams.”

  93. “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” – Charlie Chaplin

  94. “Every day is a fresh start.”

  95. “Optimism is key. If you expect the worst, the worst will happen. You are your own stress, your own anger, your own sadness and frustration. If you let things bother you, they will, so don’t let them, just be happy. Nothing if life is easy, so make the best of all of it. Don’t dwell on the negatives, optimism is key.”

  96. “No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side”

  97. “Never think you are weak. If you cry, every tear is replaced with wisdom and strength.” – Byrant McGill

  98. “Optimism is the staunchest worshiper of life.” – Kedar Joshi

  99. “Optimism is the essence of every fighter, the belief that no matter what, you’ll find a way to win.” – MMA

  100. “Optimism is the best way to see life.”

  101. “In optimism there is magic, in pessimism there is nothing.” – Abraham Hick

  102. “Do not let circumstances defeat you. You can if you think you can. Optimism is the tool to help you get up after a fall, and to keep going toward the life you really want.”

  103. “An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.”

  104. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”

  105. “It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that you have a glass and grateful there’s something in it.”

  106. “A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.” – Chauncey Depew

  107. “I was reminded that my blood type is Be Positive.”

  108. “It doesn’t hurt to be optimistic, you can always cry later.” – Lucimar Santos de Lima

  109. “If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity, is there any need to choose between them?” – Francis Parker Yockey

  110. “Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson and best people give you memories.”

  111. “The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds.” – J. Robert Oppenheimer

  112. “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” – Winston Churchill

  113. “Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter

  114. “One must have reasonable optimism. It is the force that makes the world go.” – Milton  Hershey

  115. “The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn’t matter.” – Edward Albee

  116. “Your ladder of success has no limits, keep climbing.” – Tamara Williams

  117. “Optimism is invaluable for the meaningful life. With a fir belief in a positive future, you can throw yourself into the service that which is larger than you are.” – Martin E.P. Seligman

  118. “My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.” – Henry Rollins

  119. “Optimism isn’t funny unless you are laughing at the person, whereas extreme pessimism is extremely funny. It’s exaggeration.” – Steve Toltz

  120. “Radiate positivity. This world could use it.”

  121. “Optimism is important. You have to be a little silly about the goals you are going to set. There is a phrase I learned in college called ‘having a healthy disregard for the impossible’. That is a really good phrase. You should try to do things that most people would not do.” – Larry Page

  122. “I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far flung hopes. The dreamer of improbable dreams.”

  123. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

  124. “I appreciate life, talk a lot, love to laugh and am very optimistic.” – Kiana Tom

  125. “The primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The unwavering belief that something can be better drives the human race forward.” – Simon Sinek

  126. “Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant, the digitalis of failure.” – Elbert Hubbard

  127. “In spite of unreasonable wind, snow and unexpected weather or all sorts, a gardener still plants. And lends what they have planted believing that spring will come.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

  128. “Through optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life.” – Leni Riefenstahl

  129. “Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  130. “Optimism is the last resort of those in deep despair. There can’t be any optimists is in heaven.” – Alice Thomas Ellis

  131. “Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.” – Twyla Tharp

  132. “Optimism is the content of small me in high places.” 

Optimistic Love Quotes

  1.  I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love.”  – Jennifer Lopez

  2. “The best feelings of happiness is when you’re happy because you’ve made somebody else happy.”

  3. “Be with someone who would drive five hours, just to see you for one.”

  4. “It’s hard to close the door on optimistic expectations when you love someone.” _ Dennis Lehane

  5. “The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life, and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of people.”

Funny Optimistic Quotes

  1. “Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster. It’s more like a cha-cha.”

  2. “I am not pessimistic. I am optimistic that a bunch of crappy things will continue to happen.” 

  3. “I’m going to stand outside, so if anyone asks I am outstanding.” 

  4. “Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called “All the things that could go wrong.” – Marianne Williamson

  5. “I try to be an optimist. When life gives me lemons, I make lemonade. And spike it with vodka.” 

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