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Optimism Sayings - Optimism Quotes
Sayings about Optimism

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If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Gardening is all about optimism.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Optimism is the harmony between man's spirit
and of God pronouncing His works good.
- Helen Keller

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you want to be happy,
put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.
- Anonymous

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Have the will to be well, to be happy, and to live in joy.
- Ernest Holmes

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we are happy and serene,
time loses its power over us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to feel supremely happy at this very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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