A Quote by William Butler Yeats on optimism, self-awareness, heart, joy, flowers, perception, self, and passion

Beloved, gaze in thine own heart, The holy tree is growing there; From joy the holy branches start, And all the trembling flowers they bear.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The title of the poem is: The Two Trees

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Raphie on optimism, cynicism, and preparation

A jaded optimist is someone who expects the worst, but prepares for the best.

Raphie Frank

Contributed by: Raphie

A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on optimist, pessimist, optimism, pessimism, wise, and wisdom

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 (1875 - 1965)

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/albert-schweitzer.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Nelson Mandela on optimism

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give up to despair.
That way lay defeat and death.

Nelson Mandela (1918 -)

Source: Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Tag: The International Bestseller, Pages: 391

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A Quote by unknown on life, tolerance, and optimism

About "Turn the other cheek". We're all born with 4. To turn a third one would be showing an ass.


Source: Zaadster

Contributed by: MsEll

A Quote by George Eliot on balance, hope, and optimism

A man falling into dark waters seeks a momentary footing even on sliding stones...

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Silas Marner

Contributed by: Cangi

A Quote by unknown on home and optimism

Travelers have to be optimistic to think that by going onward, they're going to find something better. Pessimists stay at home.


Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on optimism and pessimism

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Zig Ziglar on optimism

An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.

Zig Ziglar (1926 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on difficulty, opportunity, optimism, and pessimism

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

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

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