45 Quotes About Staying Optimistic


Being positive is said to make miracles happen in your life. These quotes about staying optimistic can give you the encouragement you need to maintain a positive vibe.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

“Always something new, always something I didn’t expect, and sometimes it isn’t horrible.”

“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”

“Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.”

“Beyond each impenetrable expanse of thundercloud obscurity reigns a boundless canopy of brilliant sapphire blue.”

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

“Don’t let your failures define you—let them teach you.”

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.”

“Everything great was accomplished by fools who dreamed. No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.”

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

“Faithless I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”

“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.”

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

“I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself.”

“I am enjoying my life because things aren’t going the way I planned.”

“I am so far from being a pessimist…on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.”

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

“I think I am going to have to supercharge my optimism to arm myself for the battle ahead. Trust me, it is going to be a battle.”

“I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.”

“If I can’t joke about imminent death, then I might as well just resign.”

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”

“If this is the best of possible worlds, what then are the others?”

“In the hour of adversity, be not without hope; for crystal rain falls from black clouds.”

“It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.”

“It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

“Keep a light, hopeful heart. But ¬expect the worst.”

“Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down.”

“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.”

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

“Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.”

“Pessimism never won any battle.”

“Relax. They’re not going to kill us. They’re going to TRY and kill us. And that is a very different thing.”

“The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead.”

“The basis of optimism is sheer terror.”

“The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little.”

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

“These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.”

“They can because they think they can.”

“Those who wish to sing, always find a song.”

“To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic.”

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

“We’ll never survive! Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”

“When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.”

Some of the biggest secrets of success of entrepreneurs throughout history surrounded the ability to be optimistic.