Quotes on optimism


One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

~ Johann von Goethe

...happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it...

~ Aristotle

I never question a success, any more than I do the right of a bulldog to lie in his own gateway.

~ Josh Billings

Enquire not what boils in another's pot.

~ Thomas Fuller

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

~ John Muir

That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy.

~ Thomas Carlyle

When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break.

~ Akhenaton

anger - art - aging - adversity - beauty - balance - change - confusion - courage - character - death - dreams - determination - education - excellence - family - friendship - funny - giving - goals - happiness - hope - honesty - integrity - imagination - joy - justice - kindness - kissing - knowledge - life - love - leadership - money - music - marriage - motivation - mistakes - nature - overcoming - optimism - opportunity - perspective - patience - peace - quality - quitting - questions - quiet - respect - relationships - reading - success - strength - stress - smiling - teaching - time - trust - unity - understanding - vision - values - victory - war - writing - winning - wisdom - waiting - youth -


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