Optimism Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

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

These are not dark days: these are great days - the greatest days our country has ever lived.
 

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
 

Antonio Gramsci

'Tis always morning somewhere in the world.
 

Richard Henry Horne

Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.

James Russell Lowell

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
 

Edgar Allan Poe

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning.
 

Carl Sandburg

One day everything will be well, that is our hope.
Everything's fine today, that is our illusion.

Voltaire

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
 

Oscar Wilde

These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.

Virginia Woolf