Looking on the bright side of life is a good strategy for happiness. This is a collection of proverbs and quotes about optimism and optimists.

The glass is half full – Photo by Vincent Brown


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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

Always look on the bright side of life.

Monty Python
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An optimist is one who believes that a fly is looking for a way to get out.

Any problem can be solved.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Dalai Lama

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.

Dalai Lama

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.

Mahatma Gandhi

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

Victor Hugo

Every problem can be solved.

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

Anne Frank

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough.

Richard M. DeVos

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken. A light from the shadow shall spring. Renewed shall be blade that was broken. The crownless again shall be king.

The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien

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

Anne Frank

However long the night, the dawn will break.

Problems will not last forever.

Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.

Steven Pinker

I am not an optimist. I'm a very serious possibilist. It's a new category where we take emotion apart and we just work analytically with the world.

Hans Rosling

Imagine all the people, living life in peace.

John Lennon

Is the glass half empty or half full?

A rhetorical question to indicate that there could be a cause for optimism (half full) or pessimism (half empty).

It's good to be anywhere.

Keith Richards

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible

Audrey Hepburn

Old people are pessimists and young people are optimists because pessimists get old when they are 20 and optimists stay young all their life.


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

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

Helen Keller

Spring succeeds to winter.

Latin proverb

The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer.

Will Rogers

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