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Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Author: Colin Powell (1937)

Profession: American Army General

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning.

Author: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

Profession: American Poet

Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced.

Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist

Oh yet we trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill!

Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

Profession: British Poet

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.

Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Profession: American Humorist, Writer

Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts.

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Optimism is the content of small men in high places.

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Be an optimist -- at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.

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Don't be too optimistic. The light at the end of the tunnel may be another train.

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The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.

Author: Peter Ustinov (1921)

Profession: British Actor, Writer, Director

As both capitalist and communist states -- not to mention the technological world --have evolved under the illusion that men purposefully built them, ideological optimism seeps into every niche of our lives. It is made worse by mass culture which feeds our

Author: Stephen Vizinczey (1933)

Profession: Hungarian Novelist, Critic

I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more games by being anything else.

Author: Earl Weaver

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