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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
I'm not an overnight sensation. I'm a Texan. And I'm a Texas success story. I am the epitome of hard work and optimism.
There's nothing particularly wrong with being more pessimistic than optimistic. Optimism is broad-based, non-detail-oriented thinking; pessimism is detail-oriented thinking.
Optimism is not inherently a superior way of viewing the world. Certainly doctors will say it might be better for one's physical health to be an optimist. But, morally speaking it may not be appropriate in certain circumstances.
But before looking to the future, let's glance back at the road we've traveled these past two years because that is the source of much of the optimism we are all feeling about the future.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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