Optimistic quotes


An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?

René Descartes

An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.

George Jean Nathan

The future has many names: For the weak, it means the unattainable. For the fearful, it means the unknown. For the courageous, it means opportunity.

Victor Hugo

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Martin Luther


An optimist is simply a man who hasn't heard the news.

Gambit (movie)

The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.

Maya Angelou


A pessimist to an optimist is a realist.

Mass Effect

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

Oscar Wilde

When you're still too young to shave, optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.

Stephen King


The pain didn't bother me. In fact, I welcome it: It meant I was alive.

Darren Shan

The place where optimism flourishes most is the lunatic asylum.

Henry Havelock Ellis


I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.

Thomas Paine

Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.


A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Herm Albright

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

Oscar Wilde


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