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Definition of Optimism

Optimism

  1. The opinion or doctrine that everything in nature, being the work of God, is ordered for the best, or that the ordering of things in the universe is such as to produce the highest good.
  2. A disposition to take the most hopeful view; -- opposed to pessimism.

Optimism Quotations

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Colin Powell

Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.
Tom Hanks

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
William James

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Lucille Ball
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Optimism Translations

optimism in Dutch is optimisme
optimism in French is optimisme
optimism in German is Optimismus
optimism in Italian is ottimismo
optimism in Spanish is optimismo
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