more optimistic quotes:
"When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities."
"You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind."
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses."
"Whatever qualities the rich may have, they can be acquired by anyone with the tenacity to become rich. The key, I think, is confidence. Confidence and an unshakable belief it can be done and that you are the one to do it."
"As I look forward, I'm very optimistic about the things I see ahead."
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it."
"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."
"It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the grain of sand in your shoe."
"Explain to people that everything they say is an affirmation. Everything they think is an affirmation. Everything! What you want to do is to get control of what you are saying and thinking, so these things bring you good experiences in life rather than rotten experiences."
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands."
"When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic."
Charles R. Swindoll
"All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible."
Orison Swett Marden
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity."
Sir Winston Churchill
"A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles."
"I'm an optimist. I've always believed the future is going to be better than the past. And I also believe I have a role in that. The great thing about human beings, myself in particular, is that I can change. I can do better. If you can get up every day, stay optimistic, and believe the future is better than the past, those few things get you through a lot of tough times."
"To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic."
"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson
"Too often we jump to the conclusion that something is impossible simply because we cannot see the solution. No one knows enough to be a pessimist.
Wayne W Dyer
"It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you're not yet a winner."
I found that when you start thinking and saying what you really want then your mind automatically shifts and pulls you in that direction. And sometimes it can be that simple, just a little twist in vocabulary that illustrates your attitude and philosophy.
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.