optimism

A Quote by James Harold Wilson on optimism

I am an optimist, but I'm an optimist who carries a raincoat.

Harold Wilson (1916 -)

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on acceptance, america, business, character, day, determination, faith, life, motivation, nature, optimism, pride, purpose, sacrifice, spirituality, study, success, virtue, and work

One of the greatest business leaders in America today, James F. Oates of the Equitable Life, said this about factors which he said were necessary to develop us into real eminence in any field. He said: Whatever may be the nature of our work, or the character of our own vocational activity, eminence always involves the following: [And then he named four factors, and I want you to mark them.] 1. You must have the determination to excel. 2. You must have the willingness [And I want you to mark this.] to pay the price, to study, to live through disappointments with optimism, and to accept the sacrifices necessary to succeed. [Now, do you get the significance of that?] 3. You must have the steadfast pursuit of purpose, doing the work day after day, week after week, yes, year after year, whether you feel like doing it or not. 4. You must have pride and faith in the virtue of your calling. [That is to say, spiritual motivation.] (James F. Oates, Address before the YMCA at Los Angeles, California, April 15, 1960.)

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

Source: at BYU, February 7, 1962

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A Quote by H. Stanley Judd on control, death, joy, life, energy, optimism, reality, and reflection

You may be dead broke and that's a reality, but in spirft may be brimming over with optimism, joy, and energy; the reality of your life may result from many outside factors, none of which you can control. Your attitudes, however, reflect the ways in which you evaluate what is happening.

H. Stanley Judd

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A Quote by George Carlin on emptiness, people, optimism, and pessimism

Some people think of the glass as half full. Some people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too big.

George Carlin

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A Quote by Geoff Hamilton on optimism and trade

Seedsmen reckon that their stock in trade is not seeds at all . . . it's optimism.

Geoff Hamilton

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on christianity, exercise, fighting, food, meditation, needs, optimism, patriotism, and sleep

Clean hearts and healthful food, exercise, early sleep and fresh air, wholesome recreation and meditation combined with optimism that comes from fighting for the right and knowing you'll eventually win for keeps - this is the tonic every true Christian patriot needs and deserves.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Conference Report, April 1967, Pg. 61

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on devil, happiness, heart, joy, labor, learning, opportunity, optimism, rest, soul, and work

You must not allow yourselves to become discouraged. Missionary work brings joy, optimism, and happiness. Don't give Satan an opportunity to discourage you. Here again, work is the answer. The Lord has given us a key by which we can overcome discouragement: "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30.)

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 205-206

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A Quote by Ernst Schroder on optimism and pessimism

The optimist already sees the scar over the wound; the pessimist still sees the wound beneath the scar.

Ernst Schroder

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A Quote by Eleanor Perenyi on garden, judgment, and optimism

To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgment.

Eleanor Perenyi

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A Quote by Earl O. Shreve on agriculture, boldness, discovery, effort, future, government, labor, lies, miracles, optimism, progress, promises, science, technology, war, welfare, and world

Despite world unrest, the frontiers of the future lie invitingly before us. They stretch to fabulous horizons of scientific and technological discovery-all holding promise of contribution to the national welfare. But these frontiers of tomorrow call for bold enterprise-for optimism, for the united effort of industry, labor, agriculture and government. In the mounting miracles of science, in the rapid advances of technology, lie the foundations for almost countless new industries and for far swifter social progress. This promise of progress is daily taking more definite shape and clearer form, as it shakes free of the post-war mists.

Earl O. Shreve

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