Optimism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old optimism quotes, optimism sayings, and optimism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The basis of optimism is sheer terror. Oscar Wilde
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant ? the digitalis of failure. Elbert Hubbard
Optimism is the foundation of courage. Nicholas Murray Butler
Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard
Optimism: The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. Ambrose Bierce
My sun sets to rise again. Robert Browning
I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. William Faulkner
Optimism is the content of small men in high places. unknown
Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Bernhard Berenson
Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. Mary Lou Retton
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. Mahatma Gandhi
If you can imagine it you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward
Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism. Twyla Tharp
Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. Alan Cohen
The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow. Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Optimism helps us persevere. Life isn't easy. But life is always good. John Jacobs
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will. Norman Vincent Peale
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. Benjamin Franklin
Every cloud has a silver lining. English Proverb
When things are at the worst, they begin to mend. English Proverb
Sin is behooved, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well. Julian of Norwich
In this best of possible worlds...all is for the best. Voltaire
In front, the sun climbs slow, how slowly, / But westward, look, the land is bright. Arthur Hugh Clough
Twixt the optimist and pessimist / The difference is droll: / The optimist sees the doughnut / But the pessimist sees the hole. McLandburgh Wilson
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true. James Branch Cabell
Leave your worry on the doorstep, / Just direct your feet / To the sunny side of the street. Dorothy Fields
In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
There is in the worst of fortune the best chances of a happy change. Euripides