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55 Inspiring Quotes on Optimism for the Future

People often say that I’m overly optimistic. It’s optimism that has kept me going through the journey, and I hope these inspiring quotes can help you push forward too.

Best Quotes About Optimism

1. As I look forward, I’m very optimistic about the things I see ahead.

Bill Gates

2. I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

3. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

4. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

5. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

6. Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.

Mary Lou Retton

7. I think I am going to have to supercharge my optimism to arm myself for the battle ahead.

Rebecca Bloom

8. If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Oscar Wilde

9. Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.


10. Too often we jump to the conclusion that something is impossible simply because we cannot see the solution. No one knows enough to be a pessimist.

Wayne W.Dyer

11. Optimism is the opium of the people.

Milan Kundera

12. 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

13. Keep looking up….That’s the secret of life.


14. Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas M. Butler

15. Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.

Dalai Lama

16. I try to think about optimism. I try to look at the beautiful things in life.

Dolores O’Riordan

17. Sports uplift us. It’s celebratory, gives us optimism and joy.

Travis Kalanick

18. Be passionate, be optimistic, be grateful.

Conor McGregor

19. Urgent optimism is the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle, combined with the belief that we have a reasonable hope of success.

Jane McGonigal

20. Self-belief, optimism, and hard work, these things don’t guarantee to get any of us to the top, but they at least give us a fighting chance.

Jason Ayres

21. You have to look to the future with optimism instead of negative ideas. Take the good and the bad and face it head on.

Goldie Hawn

22. Be an optimist. Thinking positively will surely drive stress, pressure and frustrations away.

Melinda Bauer

23. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin Powell

24. The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns. The pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

Khalil Gibran

25. The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.

Brian May

26. While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Benjamin Franklin

27. I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism.

Sylvester Stallone

28. Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas M. Butler

29. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.

Nelson Mandela

30. I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism.

Jon Anderson

31. Pessimism never won any battle.

Dwight D. Eisenhauer

32. My optimism has helped me through some hard times. If you try to send out good things, good things come back to you.

Jan Brett

33. It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.

Jimmy Buffett

34. Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.

Norman Cousins

35. The way you look at life can determine your success. As they say, look on the bright side. Have an optimistic attitude.

Catherine Pulsifer

36. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

37. Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

Marcus Aurelius

38. The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity; the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem.

William Arthur Ward

39. Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.

William James

40. Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.

Christine Caine

41. We should celebrate when optimism and hard work triumph over cynicism, lethargy, and fatalism.

Sadiq Kahn

42. In the hour of adversity, be not without hope; for crystal rain falls from black clouds.


43. Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr

44. Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.

Thomas L. Friedman

45. It isn’t all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.

Gene Roddenberry

46. It is the hopeful, buoyant, cheerful attitude of mind that wins. Optimism is a success builder; pessimism an achievement killer.

Orison Swett Marden

47. I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

Walt Disney

48. It’s not whether the glass is half empty or half full, but who’s pouring the water.

Mark Cuban

49. Beyond each impenetrable expanse of thundercloud obscurity reigns a boundless canopy of brilliant sapphire blue.

Cara Fox

50. Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.

Rick Steves

51. My optimism has helped me through some hard times. If you try to send out good things, good things come back to you.

Jan Brett

52. Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.

George Bernard Shaw

53. “If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

Lucy Larcom

54. Optimism is joyful searching; pessimism is a prison of fear and a clutching at illusionary safety.

Kathleen A. Brehony

55. Everything’s gonna be alright.

Bob Marley

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