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32 Optimistic Quotes To Crush Negativity

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Our latest collection of optimistic quotes on Everyday Power Blog.

Do you consider yourself optimistic? Is it easy for you to stay positive?

We decided to search the web and find some of our favorite optimistic quotes that can lift your spirits and elevate your perspective.

We believe that being optimistic is imperative for happiness and essential for a high quality of life. No matter how tough the day is, no matter how frustrated or stressed out we are, keeping an optimistic state of mind is a non-negotiable.


Optimistic Quotes To Push Your Thinking


1.) “And imagine acquiring a new language and only learning the words to describe a wonderful world, refusing to know the words for a bleak one and in doing so linguistically shaping the world that you inhabit.” ― Rosamund Lupton

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2.) “A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.”― George Bernard Shaw

3.) “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”― Winston S. Churchill

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4.) “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”― Arundhati Roy

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5.) “Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.”― Rick Steves

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6.) “TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” ― Howard Zinn

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7.) “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”― Dalai Lama XIV

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8.) “Expect the best, prepare for the worst.”― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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

10.) “I am so far from being a pessimist…on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.”― Eugene O’Neill

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11.) “Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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12.) “Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it ‘the eaten by wolves factor.’ If I do something, what’s the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don’t worry about, because I have a plan in place if they do.”
― Randy Pausch

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13.) “I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual”― Virginia Woolf

14.) “Perpetual Optimism is a Force Multiplier.”
― Colin Powell

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15.) “If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.”― Philip K. Dick

16.) “I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.”― Antonio Gramsci

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

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18.) “In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

19.) “Pessimism never won any battle.”  ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

20.) “Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!”― Mark A. Cooper

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21.) “My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.”― Henry Rollins

22.) “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

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23.) “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

24.) “Optimism,” said Cacambo, “What is that?” “Alas!” replied Candide, “It is the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.”― Voltaire

25.) “Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.”― Thomas L. Friedman

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26.) “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”― Alphonse Karr

27.) “The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.”― Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

29.) “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”― J.R.R. Tolkien

30.) “there’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst.”― Stephen King

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31.) “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

32.) “You have this ability to find beauty in weird places.”― Kamila Shamsie

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