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Optimism Quotes

Optimism and positive thinking are the keys to happiness. Our optimistic quotes were chosen to specifically keep your spirits up. You’ll find optimistic sayings about work life, home life and the future might bring. There are even optimistic thoughts from celebrities and authors from actresses Audrey Hepburn to Queen Latifah and from cosmetic line founder Bobbi Brown to comedian Loretta LaRoche.


 To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. 
- submitted by Patricia Egan, Bethlehem, Connecticut
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 A wish is an attitude of mind to which wings have been attached. You wish and you dream, and your whole nature focuses to bring your wishes and dreams to pass. 
- Norman Vincent Peale
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 It is never too late to be what you might have been. 
- George Eliot, novelist
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 Hope is not about everything turning out okay; it is about being okay no matter how things turn out. 
- Carol Kodish-Butt, founder, Edmonton Bereavement Centre
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 Hope is a choice. 
- Wendy Schlessel Harpham, physician and cancer survivor
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 I see possibilities in everything. For everything that's taken away, something of greater value has been given. 
- Michael J. Fox
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 Disappointments are inevitable; discouragement is a choice. 
- Charles Stanley, author
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 Optimism is a self-fulfilling prophecy. 
- Jeannette Walls, Author and Columnist
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 Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you, kid. Let's go!' 
- Maya Angelou, poet
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 Comedy is acting out optimism. 
- Robin Williams, actor and comedian
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 Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done. 
- Russell W. Davenport, editor
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 Life is beautiful. You have to be thankful that we are living. Wherever you look is beauty. I know about the bad things, but I look for the good things. 
- Alice Herz-Sommer, 109-year-old Holocaust survivor
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 There is nothing better in life than being a late bloomer. Success can happen at any time and at any age. You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of yourself. And best of all, love can happen at any age. 
- Salma Hayek, actress
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 There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing: Light trumps darkness, every time. You can stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light. 
- author Jodi Picoult
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