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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough.
Richard M. DeVos
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
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.
I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.
Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
I don't doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong's spirit is still with us: that unique blend of optimism, humility and the utter confidence that when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American.
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.
My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.
The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.
There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
If I advocate cautious optimism it is not because I do not have faith in the future but because I do not want to encourage blind faith.
Aung San Suu Kyi
I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
I learned a good deal about economics, and about America, from the author of the Reagan tax reforms - the great Jack Kemp. What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people, in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair. We need that same optimism right now.
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