optimism

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)

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A Quote by William M. Peck on day, optimism, pessimism, pleasure, progress, thinking, and work

Your morning thoughts may determine your conduct for the day. Optimistic thoughts will make your day bright and productive, while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful. Face each day cheerfully, smilingly and courageously, and it will naturally follow that your work will be a real pleasure and progress will be a delightful accomplishment.

William M. Peck

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A Quote by William Lyon Phelps on belief, faith, god, life, and optimism

I find daily life not always joyous, but always interesting. I have some sad days and nights, but none that are dull. As I advance deeper into the vale of years, I live with constantly increasing gusto and excitement. I am sure it all means something; in the last analysis, I am an optimist because I believe in God. Those who have no faith are quite naturally pessimists and I do not blame them.

William Lyon Phelps (1822 - 1900)

Source: Happiness by William Lyon Phelps

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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on change, complaints, expectation, optimism, and pessimism

The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; The realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

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A Quote by Wilfred A. Peterson on art, attitude, cheerfulness, confidence, courage, defeat, enthusiasm, failure, faith, goals, honesty, humility, imagination, individuality, joy, life, love, optimism, patience, problems, relatives, serenity, success, pre

The Art of Success . . . Success is ninety-nine percent mental attitude. It calls for love, joy, optimism, confidence, serenity, poise, faith, courage, cheerfulness, imagination, initiative, tolerance, honesty, humility, patience, and enthusiasm. . . . Success is having the courage to meet failure without being defeated. It is refusing to let present loss interfere with your long-range goal. . . . Success is relative and individual and personal. It is your answer to the problem of making your minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years add up to a great life.

Wilfred A. Peterson

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A Quote by Walter Elias "Walt" Disney on life and optimism

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

Walt Disney (1901 - 1966)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on optimism

Optimism, said Candide, is a mania for maintaining all that is well when things are going badly.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Candide

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A Quote by Vita Sackville-West on optimism and satisfaction

The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before.

Vita Sackville-West (1892 - 1962)

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A Quote by Victor L. Brown on attitude, bitterness, circumstances, eternity, faith, family, good, hope, injustice, knowledge, life, optimism, pity, preparation, trying, and words

What bitterness could have enveloped them. They could have taken the attitude that the Lord was unjust. They had lived good lives. Why did this have to happen to a boy with such bright prospects? But rather, this was their attitude, in their own words: "We shall be eternally grateful for the thirteen wonderful years that we were privileged to have him in our midst. We know that we are blessed in the knowledge that we are sealed as an eternal family. We know that Carl was preparing to fill a mission. We know that he was prepared for that mission and that he is now filling it." No self-pity here, but rather an attitude of faith and hope and optimism, even under the most trying of circumstances!

Victor L. Brown (1914 - 1995)

Source: Conference Report, April 1964, Pg. 92

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A Quote by Vaclav Havel on ability, certainty, chance, conviction, dependence, experience, good, heart, hope, investment, joy, justice, mind, observation, optimism, soul, spirit, success, work, and world

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world . . . Either we have hope or we don't; it is a dimension of the soul, and it's not essentially dependent on some particular observation of the world or estimate of the situation. Hope is not prognostication. It is an orientation of the spirit, and orientation of the heart; it transcends the world that is immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons ... Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather and ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. The more propitious the situation in which we demonstrate hope, the deeper the hope is. Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

Vaclav Havel

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