Quotes 1, Sugar Ray Leonard
I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We’ve all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up.
Quotes 2, Queen Victoria
The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.
Quotes 3, Dorothy Fields
Grab your coat, and get your hat,
Leave your worry on the doorstep,
Just direct your feet
To the sunny side of the street.
Quotes 4, John Cheever
Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not her into your house.
Quotes 5, Philander Chase Johnson
Cheer up! The worst is yet to come!
Quotes 6, John Maynard Keynes
The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.
Quotes 7, Voltaire
In this best of possible worlds… all is for the best.
Quotes 8, Duke Ellington
My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.
Quotes 9, Don Marquis
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
Quotes 10, Socrates
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
Quotes 11, Woody Allen
I feel that life is – is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
Quotes 12, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
Quotes 13, McLandburgh Wilson
Twist the optimist and pessimist
The difference is droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut
But the pessimist sees the hole.
Quotes 14, Thomas Hardy
Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child’s play.
Quotes 15, James Branch Cabell
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
Quotes 16, Vince Lombardi
If you can accept losing you can’t win. If you can walk, you can run. No one is ever hurt. Hurt is in your mind.
Quotes 17, Robert Lowell
If we see light at the end of the tunnel, it’s the light of the oncoming train.
Quotes 18, Helen Keller
If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation.
Quotes 19, Leonard Cohen
I don’t consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.
Quotes 20, Vince Lombardi
We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.
Quotes 21, Benjamin Franklin
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Quotes 22, Dwight D Eisenhower
Pessimism never won any battle.
Quotes 23, Peter Ustinov
The point of living, of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
Quotes 24, Bible Hebrews 4:12 (New International Version)
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.