Favorite Quotations ~  Optimism, 2 Ten Poems to Change Your Life

"Don't ever become a pessimist, Ira; a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun and neither can stop the march of events." ~ Robert Heinlein

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Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. ~ Colin Powell

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

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand. ~ George Eliot

I could never be cynical, not that I think there's anything wrong with cynicism. I think it can be quite funny at times. But I just feel so grateful to be alive. ~ Drew Barrymore

I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains. ~ Anne Frank

I want to see how life can triumph. ~ Romare Bearden

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. ~ Havelock Ellis

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. ~  Lucille Ball

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

There is an optimism which nobly anticipates the eventual triumph of great moral lows, and there is an optimism which cheerfully tolerates unworthiness. ~ Agnes Repplier

No person ever ended his eyesight by looking on the bright side. ~ Zig Ziglar

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

The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist. ~ J. Harold Wilkins

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