Favorite Quotations ~  Optimism, 3 Ten Poems to Set You Free

"I am glad I am an optimist. The pessimist is half-licked before he starts." ~ Thomas A. Buckner


If the sky falls we shall catch larks. ~ American Proverb

To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic. ~ Albert Schweitzer

If there is a more optimistic holiday than July Fourth, I don't know what it is: the food, the spectacle, the picnics, the reminder that there are still a delicious nine weeks left until the end of the summer. ~ Betsy Carter, Nothing to Fall Back on

As the devil said to Noah, "It's bound to clear up." ~ English Proverb

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. ~ Mary Lou Retton

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. ~ Kirk Douglas, Esquire

Flowers grow out of darker moments. ~ Corita Kent

My quest is ultimate positivity--spreading it and helping others feel it. ~ Ms. Dynamite, Teen People, 2003

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. ~ Jan Goldstein, Sacred Wounds

Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. ~ Norman Cousins

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. ~ Lloyd Alexander

Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count. ~ Frank Mckinney Hubbard

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