Optimism Quotes

optimism quotes

Here’s a few optimism quotes to help put you in a good mood!

Optimism is the foundation of courage. -Nicholas Murray Butler

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise. -Mary Kay Ash

Positive things happen to positive people. -Sarah Beeny

To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. -Walter Chrysler

If you’re brilliant and open-minded, you can start at the top. -Uri Geller

Miracles never cease to amaze me. I expect them, but their consistent arrival is always delightful to experience. -Mark Victor Hansen

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. -Vince Lombardi

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble. -John Madden

It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not yet a winner. -Vince Lombardi

Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve. -J. K. Rowling

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. -Helen Keller

What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. -Oscar Wilde

I am a big believer that eventually everything comes back to you. You get back what you give out. -Nancy Reagan

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

If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. -Muhammed Ali

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -Winston Churchill

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done. -Bo Bennett

Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness. -Mark Twain

For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else. -Winston Churchill

I am glad I am an optimist. The pessimist is half-licked before he starts. -Thomas A. Buckner

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. -Colin Powell

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. -Mary Lou Retton

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. -Irv Kupcinet

When you have 7% unemployed, you have 93% working. -John F. Kennedy

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. -Jimmy Dean

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. -Peace Pilgrim

Do you agree or disagree with any of these?  Which ones jump out at you the most?

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    • Gary Wilson
    • June 16, 2010

    I love those quotes and any like them. Keep up the good work.

    • Gwen Kennedy
    • June 16, 2010

    The quotes for various reason are very inspirational and I look for them when they are sent to me

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      Thanks Gwen!

    • BL
    • June 16, 2010

    These are great quotes. I look for ones to pass on.

    • Lois Green
    • June 16, 2010

    Thank you Shawn. I don’t tell you often enough how much I enjoy the quotes. I fell in love with quotes in my high school English class. My teacher wrote one on the board each day. I didn’t realize until many years later what a gift he had given me. Thankfully I was able to let him know this and to Thank him for his gift. I just had my 50th class reunion and it’s amazing how many of my classmates felt the same way.

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      That’s awesome, Lois. I always think of chalk board quotes as being a very useful way to influence young minds in a positive way; I have several people who email me to say that’s how they use my collections. I assume you wrote some down from that class and still have them today?

    • Alda
    • June 16, 2010

    Some great quotes. I especially liked Martin Luther King’s and Muhammed Ali’s.

    • Laurie
    • June 18, 2010

    If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. -Peace Pilgrim. How this one jumps out at me. Thoughts are powerful and if you think good thoughts things will be good. Thanks Shawn. You always make me think.

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    • Tamanna
    • July 13, 2010

    Thanks, Bo Bennett…

    You are right…

    • keerthi
    • July 27, 2010

    Thanks Nice thoghts good keep it up dude

    • Beth R.
    • September 22, 2010

    Thank you i appreciate all the positive reinforcements.

    • Charlotte
    • November 13, 2010

    Putting some of them up in my office. Enjoy you – thanks.

    • Dave Parker
    • April 13, 2011

    An optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel, a Pessimist sees only the dark tunnel

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