It’s better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right.
Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe that the best is yet to come.
The pessimist is a person who always feels bad even when they feel good, for fear they will feel worse tomorrow.
Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out… People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts.
I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.
In the long run the pessimist may be proven right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
“Oh, yes, the game was to just find something about everything to be glad about – not matter what twas,” rejoined Pollyanna earnestly. “And we began right then – on the crutches.”
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won’t have a hydrant beside it.