Optimism Quotes (41) Spiritual Sayings

===> Optimism Quotes. A Collection of some of the best sayings offering words of wisdom

Summary: Definition of Optimism. Optimism is a mental attitude or world view that interprets situations and events as being best (optimized), meaning that in some way for factors that may not be fully comprehended, the present moment is in an optimum state. The concept is typically extended to include the attitude of hope for future conditions unfolding as optimal as well. The more broad concept of optimism is the understanding that all of nature, past, present and future, operates by laws of optimization along the lines of Hamilton's principle of optimization in the realm of physics. This understanding, although criticized by counter views such as pessimism, idealism and realism, leads to a state of mind that believes everything is as it should be, and that the future will be as well. A common idiom used to illustrate optimism versus pessimism is a glass with water at the halfway point, where the optimist is said to see the glass as half full, but the pessimist sees the glass as half empty. The word is originally derived from the Latin optimum, meaning "best." Being optimistic, in the typical sense of the word, ultimately means one expects the best possible outcome from any given situation. This is usually referred to in psychology as dispositional optimism.
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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
~ Anne Frank

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“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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

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“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV

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“It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible.”
~ Nicholas Sparks

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“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”
~ Albert Einstein

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“We can become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future, and when we do, miracles happen.”
~ James Redfield, The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision

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We become more successful when we are happier and more positive.
~ Shawn Achor

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Look at the optimism of Nature. Nothing can stop it. Only the ego makes humans pessimistic, and this causes suffering.
~ Amma

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Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and of true progress.
~ Nicholas Murray Butler

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And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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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. If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.
~ Norm Chomsky

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I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
~ Winston Churchill

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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
~ Winston Churchill

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You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
~ Robert Collier

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Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A you can do it when things are tough.
~ Richard M. DeVos

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There are some days I practice positive thinking, and other days I'm not positive I am thinking.
~ John M. Eades

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Pessimism never won any battle.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Use the word perhaps to change your negative beliefs to possibilities that invite action and, ultimately, to positive beliefs and probabilities.
~ Anita Foley

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I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

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People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong…Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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I promise myself…to be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind; to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet; to make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them; to look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true; to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best; to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own; to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future; to wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet; to give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others; to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble; to think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds; to live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.
~ Christian D. Larson

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As you experience success in applying kaizen to clear goals like weight loss or career advancement, remember to hold onto its essence: an optimistic belief in our potential for continuous improvement.
~ Robert Maurer

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A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
~ Patricia Neal

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For every negative imagining (worry thought), practice positive pretending (imagining the most wonderful outcome).
~ Marta Davidovich Ockuly

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The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
~ J. Robert Oppenheimer

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There is a basic law that like attracts like. Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results. Conversely, if a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully, his positive thinking sets in motion creative forces – and success, instead of eluding him, flows toward him.
~ Norman Vincent Peale

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It’s such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have!
~ Gilda Radner

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I have resolved from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
~ W. Clement Stone

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I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

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There is a positive you and there is a negative you. When you begin to realize which you is responsible for specific actions that you take, you can finally eliminate the negative and build upon the positive.
~ Michelle C. Ustaszeski

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An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
~ Bill Vaughn

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The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement.
~ William Arthur Ward

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Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
~ Colleen Wilcox

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Every birthday, you decide whether to mark it the end of your greatest days or the beginning of your finest hour.
~ Oprah Winfrey

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A pessimist is a person who is seasick during the entire voyage of life.
~ Zig Ziglar

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Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
~ Zig Ziglar

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