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Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
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.
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.
World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist.
Only the really young are fearless, have the optimism, the romanticism to take unimaginable risks.
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.
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.
I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism.
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
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 understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism.
At a time of such hope and optimism in the Middle East, we cannot let the Libyan government violate every principle of international law and human rights with impunity.
Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life.
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with.
Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
Optimism is normal, but some fortunate people are more optimistic than the rest of us. If you are genetically endowed with an optimistic bias, you hardly need to be told that you are a lucky person - you already feel fortunate.
Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
These days I wonder more and more why people are pessimistic when American history actually supports optimism.
I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism.
The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.
L.A. runs on optimism, enthusiasm and flattery. I think you can go a little bit crazy. I've heard people say there's a limit to the number of years you can stay in this city without going slightly mad. It's just too damn sunny in every dimension - weather-wise, socially and professionally.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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