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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 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
Positive thinking is the notion that if you think good thoughts, things will work out well. Optimism is the feeling of thinking things will be well and be hopeful.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise - whatever appeals to you.
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.
Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life.
I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism.
The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.
There are two things in Indian history - one is the incredible optimism and potential of the place, and the other is the betrayal of that potential - for example, corruption. Those two strands intertwine through the whole of Indian history, and maybe not just Indian history.
With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist.' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven.
There's a lot of optimism in changing scenery, in seeing what's down the road.
I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.
Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist.
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.
I'm not interested in blind optimism, but I'm very interested in optimism that is hard-won, that takes on darkness and then says, 'This is not enough.'
Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism.
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
I don't think in terms of optimism and pessimism when writing a story. I am telling a story.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas M. Butler
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.
John C. Maxwell
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