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Motivational Optimists Quotes

May these quotes about Optimists inspire and motivate you.

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Related topics: Positive

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

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


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An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller


 

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.

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

It is not our circumstances that create
our discontent or contentment.
It is us.
- Vivian Greene

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted.
- Albert Einstein

He who is not everyday conquering some fear
has not learned the secret of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others.
He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
- The Buddha

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Everything that can be counted
does not necessarily count;
everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
- Albert Einstein

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
- Lao Tzu

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Insult comes not from the mouth,
but from the ear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Fear not for the future,
weep not for the past.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

Maybe So, Maybe Not.
- Ancient Taoist Proverb

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde


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