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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.
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.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
Jean de La Fontaine
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
An optimist is a fellow who believes what's going to be will be postponed.
I used to be an optimist, but now I know that nothing is going to turn out as I expect.
An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it is leading somewhere. They learn from mistakes and failures, and are not afraid to fail again.
Something I've realized lately, to my shock, is that I am an optimist, in that I think humans are almost infinitely capable of self-change and self-modification, and that we really can build the future that we want if we're smart about it.
A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.
And the funny thing is, I've always been an optimist - it's practically a congenital disorder with me.
But I am an optimist about Britain; and the difference between an optimist and a pessimist is not that the optimist believes the world is wonderful and the pessimist believes it's beset by challenges; the difference is the pessimist believes we will be defeated by them; the optimist thinks the challenges can be overcome.
A lot of people over time have had this kind of pattern in their relationship with Bill Clinton. You first meet him and you're overwhelmed by his talent. He's so energetic and articulate and full of ideas and he calls himself a congenital optimist and that optimism is contagious.
Dee Dee Myers
In choosing a partner, always pick the optimist.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism.
I'm an incurable optimist and a go-getter - it's in my nature to focus much more on what makes me happy than what makes me nervous.
I've never been an optimist.
I was an optimist, a great champion of the human spirit. And I lost that for a time. I feel like I've regained a bit of that in the last few years but there was a period of my life in which I had a very low opinion of people in general.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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