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.

Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes. Irish Saying
Sunshine and light come always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. Woodrow Wilson
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time. Norman Cousins
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? Michel de Saint-Pierre
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. Zig Ziglar
Always expect the best and you'll see that the outcome is spontaneously contained in the expectation Deepak Chopra
Grey skies are just clouds passing over. Duke Ellington
Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking. Rick Steves
An optimist understands that life can be a bumpy road, but at least it is leading somewhere. They learn from mistakes and failures and are not afraid to fail again. Harvey Mackay
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. Benjamin Franklin
What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won't always be bleak ad there's a way to rise above the present circumstances. Wayne D. Dyer
Even if I knew that tomorrow would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther
Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. Noam Chomsky
The latest definition of an optimist is one who fills up his crossword puzzle in ink. Clement King Shorter
An optimist is one who knows exactly how bad a place the world can be; a pessimist is one who finds out anew every morning. Peter Ustinov
Optimism, warranted or not, will help you when you're frustrated and the odds are against you. Some call such optimism a belief in miracles. Michael Moore
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. Eileen Caddy
Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadow. Helen Keller
I would rather stay positive and get 60 percent good results than stay negative and get 100 percent bad results. Joyce Meyer
I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. Sara Teasdale
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. Vaclav Havel
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astonishing stupidity of optimism. Oscar Wilde
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope. Thomas Carlyle