April 18, 2011

A-Z - optimism

i'm a born pessimist. good thing i married one of the most optimistic people i know. otherwise we'd drag each other down a lot.


Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com



Optimism is the foundation of courage. ~Nicholas Murray Butler



In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. ~Daniel L. Reardon



After 5000 years of recorded human history, you wonder, What part of 2,000,000 sunrises doesn't a pessimist understand? ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com



A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. ~Harry Truman

12 comments:

Sarah McCabe said...

Wow. As an admitted pessimist, those last two really hit home. I've been trying to improve that aspect of myself. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Love the comment by Reardon!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nothing wrong with the cha-cha!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I've been accused to too much optimism! The glass isn't just half full - it's overflowing.

Tundiel said...

I definitely need some more optimism in my life. For all of my joking, I am quite the pessimist. Excellent 'o' post!

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Theresa Milstein said...

Good for you for being an optimist!

My father's side of the family is filled with pessimists, so I try to counterbalance it. There's always something to complain about, but why not focus on what there is to celebrate?

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, I am the optimist married to the pessimist. If it weren't for my delusional leaps forward, dragging him along, we'd never get anywhere. (he is pessimistic to the point of debilitation). I love all these quotes, though. I really believe in the power of optimism, even if every now and then, reality crashes down around me.

K.C. Woolf said...

'In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.' - Quoted for truth! :-)

GigglesandGuns said...

I LOVE quotes. These are great. Thanks.

Cathy M. said...

The Truman is my favorite. I think I'm a little of both, but mainly I'm optimistic.

L'Aussie said...

Great to be optimistic. Love the quotes, Reardon being my fave.


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Tracy Jo said...

I so love your blog...brightens my day!!

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