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.

…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