50 Best Quotes On Optimism

Famous Quotes About Optimism

Optimism is required to live a positive and happy life. It helps you keep working towards realising your goals despite seeing no visible result. But sometimes, you may feel low, and need external hope. Positive quotes can come in handy to lift your spirits and make you believe in yourself and your dreams again. Here are some quotes that will help you every time you need a little pick-me-up.

Quotes About Importance of Optimism

Here you’ll find a collection of the best optimistic sayings or quotes on hope and optimism. These quotes will energise you and help you develop a positive approach to life.

  1. “Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I’m a realist.” – Margaret Atwood
  2. “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” – Benjamin Franklin
  3. “I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be, otherwise, he would simply shoot himself.” – Arthur C. Clarke
  4. “Optimism refuses to believe that the road ends without options.” – Robert H. Schuller
  5. “When you have a vision, it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  6. “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther
  7. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” – Roy T. Bennett
  8. “My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.” – Henry Rollins
  9. “I see the glass half full and thank God for what I have.” – Ana Monnar
  10. “If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” – Lucy Larcom
  11. “Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects.” – Norman Cousins
  12. “Optimism is the source of havingness.” – Meir Ezra
  13. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
  14. “Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.” – Voltaire
  15. “For myself, I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” – Winston Churchill
  16. “I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” – Antonio Gramsci
  17. “Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!” – Mark A. Cooper
  18. “I say looking on the bright side of life never killed anybody.” – Jenny Han
  19. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden
  20.  “You have this ability to find beauty in weird places.” – Kamila Shamsie
  21. “The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.”  – William Arthur Ward
  22.  “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  23. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr
  24. “I am so far from being a pessimist… on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.” – Eugene O’Neill
  25. “Pessimism never won any battle.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  26. “There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.” – Stephen King
  27. “The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  28. “I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual” – Virginia Woolf
  29. “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.” – Philip K. Dick
  30. “In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  31. “Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier.” – Colin Powell
  32. “Expect the best, prepare for the worst.” – Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  33. “Optimism is the foundation of courage.” – Nicholas M. Butler
  34. “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  35. “The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little.” – Mark Twain
  36. “I try to think about optimism. I try to look at the beautiful things in life.” – Dolores O’Riordan
  37. “The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity; the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem.” – William Arthur Ward
  38. “The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead.” – Robert Brault
  39. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” – Christine Caine
  40. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean
  41. “Be passionate, be optimistic, be grateful.” – Conor McGregor
  42. “Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.” – Rick Steves
  43. “There may be clouds in the sky, and rain may be falling, but this doesn’t mean the sun has stopped shining.” – Connor Chalfant
  44. “Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” – Brian Tracy
  45. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama XIV
  46. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston S. Churchill
  47. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
  48. “Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant – the digitalis of failure.” – Elbert Hubbard
  49. “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities, and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” – Harry S. Truman
  50. “The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.” – J. Robert Oppenheimer

Being optimistic helps you to change your life circumstances and achieve your dreams. These optimistic quotes can elevate your hope, encourage you to be and do the best in life, and overcome any challenges life throws at you.

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