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Optimism And Quotes About It

Claudia Miclaus Mar 22, 2020
Where does optimism come from? Is it something we are born with, or is it learned? It lies within us; choose, whether to stay under the pessimism effect and curse our lives, or rise like a phoenix in adverse situations with optimism.
It is nice and pleasant to be around people who see the full part of the glass, isn't it? Fortunately, for those who don't naturally see it, optimism is an attitude that can be learned and practiced by recognizing it inside themselves. Optimism reflects when an individuals chooses it.
First of all, avoid negative environment. Celebrate your strengths. To reach your highest potential, focus on what you do best, and don't try to do everything yourself. Learn to delegate responsibility in particular cases. You have to keep your motivation fresh, keep the inner fire burning by feeding your mind with encouraging and motivating books.
The Bible is on of the best books, so don't underestimate the power of a word from God. Manage what you cannot change, focusing on the silver lining of the dark cloud, instead on the heaviness of the situation, and see the good in the circumstances that is you encounter. Adapt your language and outlook. Learn to reword.
Every successful person has a source outside him/herself, a source of power to go on. When God is your source, your resources become incommensurable. Cultivate spontaneity, get out of the box at times (in the good sense) and experience the benefits of a heartfelt compliment or a generous smile.
☀ "An optimist is a person who sees only the lights in the picture, whereas a pessimist sees only the shadows. An idealist, however, is one who sees the light and the shadows, but in addition sees something else: the possibility of changing the picture, of making the lights prevail over the shadows."
― Felix Adler
☀ "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 Bonhoeffer
☀ "It was his optimism that Freud bequeathed to America and it was the optimism of our youthfulness, our freedom from the sterner, sadder tradition of Europe which enabled us to seize his gift."
― Karl A. Menninger
☀ "A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them."
― Leonard Louis Levinson
☀ "Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. And you can do it when things are tough."
― Richard M. DeVos

☀ "An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight ... The truly wise person is color-blind."
― Albert Schweitzer
☀ "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."
― James Branch Caball

☀ "The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead."
― Robert Brault
☀ "Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done."
― Bo Bennett
☀ "The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come."
― Peter Ustinov

☀ "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
― Winston Churchill
☀ "For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else."
― Winston Churchill

☀ "The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose."
― Kahlil Gibran

☀ "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
― Helen Keller
☀ "If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought."
― Peace Pilgrim
☀ "It's better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right."
― Unknown

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

☀ "Optimist: Person who travels on nothing from nowhere to happiness."
― Mark Twain
☀ "The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum."
― Havelock Ellis

☀ "Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant-the digitalis of failure."
― Elbert Hubbard

☀ "Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects."
― Norman Cousins
☀ "An optimist is the human personification of spring."
― Susan J. Bissonette
☀ "Optimism is the content of small men in high places."
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

☀ "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."
― Colin Powel