Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope and confidence.helen keller
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.Carl Sandburg
Grab your coat, and get your hat,
Leave your worry on the doorstep,
Just direct your feet
To the sunny side of the street.
Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming: feedback is the treatment.Kent Beck, Extreme programming explained: embrace change] ISBN 9780201616415
I came out of my mom’s stomach thinking I was going to own America.Caprice Bourret (b. 1971), American model and businesswoman. Stated by her in her appearance on the chat show Live from Studio Five, Channel 5 (UK) television, 18th November 2009
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.james branch cabell
The essence of my optimism is constructive pessimism .Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Quotes we cherish. Quotations from Fausto Cercignani, 2013, p. 5.
For myself I am an optimist it does not seem to be much use being anything else.Winston Churchill, speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet, London, November 9, 1954
Look up and not down; Look forward and not back; Look out and not in; Lend a Hand.Edward Everett Hale, motto of the Lend a Hand Society. The first Lend a Hand Club was founded in 1871, followed by the incorporation of a league of clubs, the Lend a Hand Society, in 1891. Edward E. Hale, who founded the first club in Boston, Massachusetts, later became chaplain to the United States Senate.
Always look on the bright side of life.Eric Idle; song written for the film, Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979).
Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars.Frederick Langbridge (1849–1923), A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts.
Despite the cautions just raised, there is abundant reason to believe that optimism – big, little, and in between – is useful to a person because positive expectations can be self-fulfilling.Christopher Peterson, American Psychologist, ISSN 0003-066X, January 2000, p. 51.
Optimism is good for overcoming obstacles that are part of daily life, but over-optimism can blind us to adversities that need addressing.Michael Shermer (22 February 2012). Defying the Doomsayers. Wall Street Journal.
My deepest impulses are optimistic; an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect.Ellen Willis, "Tom Wolfe's Failed Optimism" (1977), Beginning To See the Light: Pieces of a Decade (1981).
You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world, and you will be something. I cannot, never accomplished anything: I will try, has wrought wonders.Joel Hawes, as quoted in Thoughts On The Business of Life at .
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