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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.'
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 is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
I don't think in terms of optimism and pessimism when writing a story. I am telling a story.
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.
Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise - whatever appeals to you.
I believe I have a sunny disposition, and am not naturally a grouch. It takes a lot of optimism, after all, to be a traveler.
Only the really young are fearless, have the optimism, the romanticism to take unimaginable risks.
Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it's all at, it's what lights the fire.
Good things are associated with blue, like clear days, more than singing the blues. Just the word 'blue' in the singular is full of optimism and positive connotation to most people.
On Australia Day 2010, as we enter this second decade of the 21st century, Australians can be optimistic about our future, but we cannot afford to mistake optimism for complacency.
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas M. Butler
Always the eternal optimist, President Reagan instilled confidence and optimism at a time both were in short supply in our country.
The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable.
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.
I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with.
So many people grew up with challenges, as I did. There weren't always happy things happening to me or around me. But when you look at the core of goodness within yourself - at the optimism and hope - you realize it comes from the environment you grew up in.
What I've really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.
There is no problem that doesn't have some underlying need for more optimism, stamina, resilience and collaboration. And games are, I believe, the best platform we have for providing that.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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