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The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Perhaps believing in good design is like believing in God, it makes you an optimist.
I'm an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
I became an optimist when I discovered that I wasn't going to win any more games by being anything else.
I try not to be too optimistic or pessimistic. If you're a pessimist then that's depressing all the time; if you're an optimist and things don't work out then that's depressing, too.
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.
I've always believed my success in the entertainment business is an inevitability. You have to believe that; you have to be an optimist.
I'm an optimist.
I'm basically an optimist because I do think there's this historical modernisation process, and by and large it's been very beneficial to people. But there are blips. History doesn't proceed in a linear way.
The optimist underestimates how difficult it is to achieve real change, believing that anything is possible and it's possible now. Only by confronting head-on the reality that all progress is going to be obstructed by vested interests and corrupted by human venality can we create realistic programmes that actually have a chance of success.
I'm quite an optimist, quite happy in life, quite smiley.
Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
Well, you know, I'm the forever optimist.
I find, when you're an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.
Which is, I'm an optimist that two people can be together to work out their conflicts. And that commitment, I think, might be what love is, because they both grow from their relationship.
I am an optimist, and I believe that people are inherently good and that if you give everyone a voice and freedom of expression, the truth and the good will outweigh the bad.
A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
I've got to confess I'm a pragmatic optimist myself.
Most people consider me an optimist because I laughingly state that I would take my last two dollars and buy a money belt.
It might interest you to know that the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary identifies the optimist in complimentary terms, but says nothing about the pessimist. The word 'pessimist' was not in our vocabulary at that time. It's a modern 'invention' which I believe we should 'dis-invent.'
An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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