Favorite Quotations ~  Optimism Keeping a Nature Journal

"A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding." ~ Douglas MacArthur

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It was his optimism that Freud bequeathed to America and it was the optimism of our youthfulness, our freedom from the sterner, sadder tradition of Europe which enabled us to seize his gift. ~ Karl A. Menninger

It doesn't hurt to be optimistic. You can always cry later. ~ Lucimar Santos De Lima

Developing a cheerful disposition can permit an atmosphere wherein one's spirit can be nurtured and encouraged to blossom and bear fruit. Being pessimistic and negative about our experiences will not enhance the quality of our lives.  ~ Barbara W. Winder

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is color-blind. ~ Albert Schweitzer

An optimist is the human personification of spring. ~ Susan J. Bissonette

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself. ~ Berenice Abbott

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

It's the attitude about life, man. Looking at the light instead of the dark. Looking at love instead of fear. ~ Quincy Jones

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

I was born optimistic…I was laughing from the beginning of my life. ~ Alice Herz Sommer

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