Quotes about optimism have a way of permeating a person's outlook and attitude. When you read optimism quotes, you give yourself permission to look on the positive side of life. An inspiring optimism quote can turn around a negative view and reorient you toward a brighter, more hopeful future.

Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’

Audrey Hepburn

Getting laid off was one of the worst things that ever happened to me. But it led to the best results.

Tom Smallwood

See the rocks in your path not as obstacles, but as opportunities to climb higher.

Eleanor Wiley

Those curveballs are always coming—eventually, you learn to hit some of them.

Queen Latifah

So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.

Norton Juster

Some people wake up and say ‘Oh man, I’ve gotta go to work.’ I get up and say, ‘Oh man, I get to go to work.’

Larry Woody

…All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.

Guideposts reader Viola Beeninga, McAlester, Oklahoma

I don’t believe that things always happen for the best, but I do believe that it’s possible to make the best of things that happen.

Tal Ben-Shahar

Aim high! There is little virtue in easy victory.

Sir Edmund Hillary

Optimism….is neither weak nor naive. It can be tough and pure and earned just as clearly as any brooding existential despair.

Charles P. Pierce

Don't look back. You're not going that way.

submitted by Devon Gibbons