Optimism Quotes

Raymond claud ferdinan aron - what passes for optimism is most often the effect...
Optimism is the content of small men in high places.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have a habit of comparing the phraseology of communiqus, one with another across the years, and noting a certain similarity of words, a certain similarity of optimism in the reports which followed the summit meetings and a certain similarity in the lack of practical results during the ensuing years.
Margaret Hilda Thatche
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - - The digitalis of failure.
Elbert Hubbard
Oscar wilde - the basis of optimism is sheer terror....
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.
V? clav Havel, Disturbing the Peace, ch. 5 (1986; tr. 1990).

Comedy is acting out optimism.
Robin Williams
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Lloyd Alexande
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Kelle
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Havelock Ellis
I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
Paul Fussell
The basis for optimism is sheer terror.
Oscar Wilde
The place where optimism flourishes the most is the lunatic asylum.
Havelock Ellis
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. A you can do it when things are tough.
Richard M. DeVos
American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralise every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good - will, complacency thoughtlessness, and optimism.
James Harvey Robinson
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Colin Powell
Optimism is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.
Voltaire, Candide