A Quote by Chuck Palahniuk on renewal, perseverance, and optimism

Maybe we have to break everything to make something better of ourselves.

Chuck Palahniuk

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on perseverance and optimism

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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A Quote by Randy Pausch on last lecture, the good in others, optimism, and friends

Find the best in everybody… Wait long enough, and people will surprise and impress you. It might even take years, but people will show you their good side. Just keep waiting.

Randy Pausch

Source: The Last Lecture

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A Quote by M J Ryan on childhood, negativity, pessimism, optimism, joy, happiness, gratitude, therapy, and change

"Like so many of us, I spent a great deal of my life....cataloging all the ways I had been injured and abused...I analyzed and categorized the whos, whats and wheres of my misery.  I was a confirmed pessimist, always able to see the dark side of anything and everything.  My belief was that life was hard and disaster was looming around every corner...Despite life's difficulties, it was my responsibility to do all the good I could and become the best person I could be...I started to notice the dearth of positive emotions in my life...I knew precious little about joy, happiness, optimism, faith and trust....That's when I learned that you don't have to be saddled for life with mental attitudes you adopted in childhood.  All of us are free to change our minds, and as we change our minds, our experiences will also change."

M J Ryan

Source: Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Everyday of Your Life, Pages: 3...5

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A Quote by unknown on encouragement, optimism, and perseverance

Everything works out in the end. If it's not worked out, it's not the end


Source: Laura Freire - my college roommate

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A Quote by unknown on faith, optimism, love, and life

Faith is believing that one of two things will happen: that there will be something solid for you to stand on- or that you will be taught to fly.


Source: Card

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A Quote by Doug Larson on optimism, great, and possible

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. 

Doug Larson

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A Quote by Jeffrey Hollender on optimism, environment, business, insurance, global warming, climate change, and sustainability

Yes, I am optimistic about the environment. If you assume business is exerting the most negative influence on the environment and also has the possibility to impact it positively, there are a bunch of forces that are impacting business that are fundamentally different from the situation 3 or 4 years ago. There are pressures to be transparent that just didn't exist before and these pressures are coming from unlikely places, such as the insurance industry. In the most recent issue of The Ecologist, the editorial asked what is having the most positive impact on global warming. The answer is the insurance industry. Unlike the current administration, the insurance industry has made its mind up for reasons of self-preservation. For purely pragmatic reasons, they are increasing pressure on big business to reduce C02 emissions. In a similar way in Europe, the Association of Insurers has concluded that increased transparency is critical to understand the risk that an insurance company has in insuring a company. That pressure to provide that transparency in and of itself can cause change.

Jeffrey Hollender

Source: The Green Guide: Interview with Jeffrey Hollender: http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc/102/hollender

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A Quote by Christian D. Larson on promise, optimism, peace of mind, best of self, and faith

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.  Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!

Christian Larson

Source: quotable cards

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A Quote by William Goldman on optimism, pessimism, doubt, survival, film quote, and the princess bride

"We'll never survive!"
"Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has."

William Goldman

Source: The Princess Bride

Contributed by: Sasha

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