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Optimism Quotes

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

Author: Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937)

Profession: Italian Political Theorist

Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass.

Author: Ron Jaworski

Profession: American Football Player

When you have seven percent unemployed, you have ninety-three percent working.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Optimism is the opium of the people.

Author: Milan Kundera (1929)

Profession: Czech Author, Critic

An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve.

Author: Ring Lardner (1885-1933)

Profession: American Writer

Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.

Author: Christian D. Larsen


When fortune empties her chamber pot on your head, smile and say We are going to have a summer shower.

Author: Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891)

Profession: Canadian First Prime Minister

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

Author: Reginald B. Mansell


An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.

Author: Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist

The happy ending is our national belief.

Author: Mary McCarthy (1912-1989)

Profession: American Author, Critic

An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.

Author: George Jean Nathan (1882-1958)

Profession: American Critic

The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist knows it.

Author: Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967)

Profession: American Nuclear Physicist

... she knew in her heart that to be without optimism, that core of reasonless hope in the spirit rather than the brain, was a fatal flaw, the seed of death.

Author: Anne Perry


To be great one must be positive and gain strength from your opponents.

Author: Don Piatt


I am optimistic and confident in all that I do. I affirm only the best for myself and others. I am the creator of my life and my world. I meet daily challenges gracefully and with complete confidence. I fill my mind with positive, nurturing, and healing thoughts.

Author: Alice Potter