Optimism Quotes

Oscar wilde - the basis of optimism is sheer terror....
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Colin Powell

Optimism is the content of small men in high places.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Optimism is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.
Voltaire, Candide
Elbert hubbard - optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - - the...
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Havelock Ellis

Comedy is acting out optimism.
Robin Williams
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
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
I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
Paul Fussell
The basis for optimism is sheer terror.
Oscar Wilde
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Kelle
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Lloyd Alexande
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
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).
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
What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.
Raymond Claud Ferdinan Aron