Top 60 Optimistic Quotes and Sayings To Inspire Optimism

Looking for positive and optimistic quotes to see the brighter side of life? We have rounded up the best optimistic quotes, sayings, proverbs, one-liners (with images and pictures) to inspire optimism.

A lot of people ask what’s optimistic? Well, in one sentence, optimistic means being hopeful and confident about the future. This means you are rational yet you have faith and a positive outlook for the future. You push aside your negative thoughts and worries and try to see the opportunities and not the hurdles.

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Sometimes you just need a reminder every morning that things will get better — that’s where these optimistic quotes will help you. I strongly feel thoughts becomes things, and positive optimistic thoughts will attract positive outcomes.

They’re exactly the positive thoughts and sayings you need to hear to get through each day feeling better than the last.

Best Optimistic Quotes and Sayings

  1. “Optimism can be relearnt.” – Marian Keyes

  2. “I trust the next chapter because I know the author.”                                                                                                     
    Famous Optimistic Quotes
    Famous Optimistic Quotes

  3. “Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.”

  4. “For every dark night there’s a brighter day.” – Tupac Shakur

  5. “When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.”

  6. “Optimism is the opium of the people.” – Milan Kundera

  7. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. — Dalai Lama XIV                                                                                                       
    Quotes About Being Optimistic
    Quotes About Being Optimistic

  8. “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell

  9. “Optimism makes a life happier and meaningful.” – M.K. Soni

  10. “Optimism. It’s not just a mind-set, it is behavior.” – Larry Elder

  11. “I say looking on the bright side of life never killed anybody” – Jenny Han

  12. “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” – Charlie Chaplin

  13. “To find optimism, look for the good things in life.” – Catherine Pulsifer                                                                         
    Optimistic Quotes About Life
    Optimistic Quotes About Life

  14. “The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable.” – Margery Allingham

  15. “The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.” – Brian May

  16. “If you can’t give children optimism, then what are you doing?” – Matt Haig

  17. “Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects.” – Norman Cousins

  18. “Sports uplift us. It’s celebratory, gives us optimism and joy.” – Travis Kalanick

  19. “Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant – the digitalis of failure.” – Elbert Hubbard

  20. “It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.” – Jimmy Buffett                                                           
    Positive and Optimistic Quotes Images
    Positive and Optimistic Quotes Images

  21. “Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality.” – Margaret Atwood

  22. “Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It’s up to you to choose which you will be.” – Harvey Mackay

  23. “For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” – Winston Churchill

  24. “Regardless of who wins, an election should be a time for optimism and fresh approaches.” – Gary Johnson

  25. “What I’ve really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.” – Bob Iger

  26. “I think I am going to have to supercharge my optimism to arm myself for the battle ahead.” – Rebecca Bloom

  27. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

  28. “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” – Nelson Mandela                                                                                                                                     
    Optimistic Images and Quotes
    Optimistic Images and Quotes

  29. “Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas M. Butler

  30. “The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little.” – Mark Twain

  31. “Optimism is joyful searching; pessimism is a prison of fear and a clutching at illusionary safety.” – Kathleen A. Brehony

  32. “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns. The pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.” – Khalil Gibran

  33. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” – Christine Caine                                                                                                                 
    Optimistic Attitude Quotes Pics
    Optimistic Attitude Quotes Pics

  34. “The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead.” – Robert Brault

  35. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton

  36. “While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” – Benjamin Franklin

  37. “The optimist turns the impossible into the possible; the pessimist turns the possible into the impossible.” – William Arthur Ward                                                                                                                 
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    optimist pessimist realist quote

  38. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

  39. “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

  40. “My optimism has helped me through some hard times. If you try to send out good things, good things come back to you.” – Jan Brett

  41. “You have to look to the future with optimism instead of negative ideas. Take the good and the bad and face it head on.” – Goldie Hawn

  42. “I believe I have a sunny disposition, and am not naturally a grouch. It takes a lot of optimism, after all, to be a traveler.” – Paul Theroux

  43. “Be an optimist. Thinking positively will surely drive stress, pressure and frustrations away.” – Melinda Bauer, Managing Emotions

  44. “The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity; the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem.” – William Arthur Ward

  45. “Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.” – Twyla Tharpe

  46. “The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.” – William Arthur Ward

  47. “Self-belief, optimism, and hard work, these things don’t guarantee to get any of us to the top, but they at least give us a fighting chance.” – Jason Ayres

  48. “I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with.” – Justice Sonia Sotomayor

  49. “It is the hopeful, buoyant, cheerful attitude of mind that wins. Optimism is a success builder; pessimism an achievement killer.” – Orison Swett Marden

  50. “If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.” – Oscar Wilde

  51. “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

  52. “Optimism inspires, energizes, and brings out our best. It points the mind toward possibilities and helps us think creatively past problems.” – Price Pritchett, Hard Optimism

  53. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” – Lucille Ball

  54. “Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” – Noam Chomsky

  55. “Being a pessimist closes the door to a learning opportunity while being an optimist opens wide the door for a better future, one of personal and professional development.” – Jeff Ribman, Fail Better the Next Time

  56. “Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects.” – Norman CousinsOptimism can be more powerful than a battery of artillery or squadron of tanks. It can be contagious and it’s necessary to being a leader.” – Gen. Rick Hillier

  57. “The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  58. “What is hope but a feeling of optimism, a thought that says things will improve, it won’t always be bleak, there’s a way to rise above the present circumstances. Hope is an internal awareness that you do not have to suffer forever, and that somehow, somewhere there is a remedy for despair that you will come upon if you can only maintain this expectancy in your heart.” – Wayne W. Dyer

Funny Optimism Quotes

  1. “Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.” – Voltaire

  2. “What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.” – Raymond Error

  3. “It’s not whether the glass is half empty or half full, but who’s pouring the water.” – Mark Cuban

  4. “It can be said of optimism that while sometimes mistaken, it is never sadly mistaken.” – Robert Breault

  5. “Optimism – the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.” – Ambrose Pierce

  6. “A pessimist gets nothing but pleasant surprises, an optimist nothing but unpleasant.” – Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe)

  7. “The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.” – Tom Bodett

  8. “Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!” – Oscar Wilde

  9. “Optimism isn’t funny unless you are laughing at the person, whereas extreme pessimism is extremely funny. It’s exaggeration.” – Steve Toltz

  10. “Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.” – George Bernard Shaw

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Now that you have read our optimistic quotes, we hope you are feeling more optimistic yourself! If there’s one thing to learn from these quotes, it’s that your attitude is the only thing stopping you from going out there into the world and making your dreams happen.

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