Two men looked out from prison bars. One saw the mud, the other saw stars.
~ Dale Carnegie
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
~ James Russell Lowell
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
~ Herm Albright
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
~ Nicholas Murray Butler
Being an optimist after you’ve got everything you want doesn’t count.
~ Kin Hubbard
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
~ Tom Bodett
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
~ Max Lerner
Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
~ Charles Dickens
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
~ Oscar Wilde
The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it.
~ Harvey Milk
Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.
~ Ernest Holmen