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  If you always fear misfortune, you'll miss out on happiness.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Look upon adversity as opportunity in disguise.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Determine the thing that can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is color-blind.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.  
 -  Alexander Graham Bell
  

  The most positive men are the most credulous.  
 -  Alexander Pope
  

  Some people are always grumbling that roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.  
 -  Alphonse Karr
  

  Optimist, n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, 'So what.' That's one of my favorite things to say. 'So what.' 'My mother didn't love me.' So what. 'My husband won't ball me.' So what. 'I'm a success but I'm still alone.' So what. I don't know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.  
 -  Andy Warhol
  

  The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and now, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in.  
 -  Annie Lennox
  

  I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.  
 -  Audrey Hepburn
  

  Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.  
 -  Babe Ruth
  

  Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.  
 -  Barack Obama
  

  Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old one leaves.  
 -  Bill Vaughan
  

  An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.  
 -  Bill Vaughn
  

  Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.  
 -  Bo Bennett
  

  When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open.  
 -  Bob Marley
  

  There's always a way. Where there's a will there is a way. You have to believe.  
 -  Britney Spears
  

  I want to show people I am a strong woman. I have a lot of great things ahead of me that I want to accomplish. I feel positive and much happier, things are looking good again. I'm learning to relax and not place so much pressure on myself.  
 -  Britney Spears
  

  In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.  
 -  Carl Sandburg
  

  When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.  
 -  Charles R. Swindoll
  

  When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.  
 -  Charles R. Swindoll
  

  Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.  
 -  Charles Schulz
  

  A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.  
 -  Chauncey Depew
  

  If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you just better give up.  
 -  Cher
  

  There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.  
 -  Clare Boothe Luce
  

  Storms make trees take deeper roots.  
 -  Claude McDonald
  

  Perpetual optimism is a force mutliplier.  
 -  Colin Powell
  

  Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.  
 -  David Copperfield
  

  The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  Your optimistic eyes seem like paradise, to someone like...me.  
 -  Depeche Mode
  

  Optimism is an intellectual choice.  
 -  Diana Schneider
  

  The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.  
 -  Dolly Parton
  

  An optimist thinks this is the best of all worlds. A pessimist fears the same may be true.  
 -  Doug Larson
  

  When you determine what you want, you have made the most important decision in your life. You have to know what you want in order to attain it.  
 -  Douglas Lurtan
  

  I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.  
 -  Douglas MacArthur
  

  Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.  
 -  Dr. Seuss
  

  A problem is a chance for you to do your best.  
 -  Duke Ellington
  

  Never despair. But if you do, work on in despair.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  Only god knows why he does things. There might be bad things but when something bad happens, something better will happen after. Have a positive attitude towards your problems and disappointments and you will have an amazing life full of beautiful surprises. It will always be okay in the end, if its not okay its not the end.  
 -  Erika Elizondo
  

  The optimist already sees the scar over the wound; the pessimist still sees the wound underneath the scar.  
 -  Ernst Schroder
  

  Smile - you don't own all the problems in the world.  
 -  Farrah Gray
  

  I will say this about being an optimist - even when things don't turn out well, you are certain they will get better.  
 -  Frank Hughes
  

  Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.  
 -  G. B. Stern
  

  An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. An adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Always be comic in a tragedy. What the deuce else can you do?  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.  
 -  George Foreman
  

  The optimist is the kind of person who believes a housefly is looking for a way out.  
 -  George Jean Nathan
  

  It is no disgrace to start all over. It is usually an opportunity.  
 -  George Matthew Adams
  

  The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.  
 -  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  

  I have never seen pessimists make anything work, or contribute anything of lasting value.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.  
 -  Harvey Mackay
  

  Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  One of the sources of pride in being a human being is the ability to bear present frustrations in the interests of longer purposes.  
 -  Helen Merell Lynd
  

  A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.  
 -  Herm Albright
  

  That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.  
 -  George Foreman
  

  The optimist is the kind of person who believes a housefly is looking for a way out.  
 -  George Jean Nathan
  

  It is no disgrace to start all over. It is usually an opportunity.  
 -  George Matthew Adams
  

  The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  I have never seen pessimists make anything work, or contribute anything of lasting value.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.  
 -  Harvey Mackay
  

  Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  One of the sources of pride in being a human being is the ability to bear present frustrations in the interests of longer purposes.  
 -  Helen Merell Lynd
  

  A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.  
 -  Herm Albright
  

  People who are reverse paranoids, otherwise known as optimist, use the same consistent thinking - they believe that the world is plotting to them good; everything that happens pushes them in the right direction. This attitude breeds more good thought, so why not practice to become a reverse paranoid? Start seeing obstacles as opportunities to grow and change.  
 -  Jack Canfield
  

  You have to motivate yourself with challenges. That's how you know you're still alive.  
 -  Jerry Seinfeld
  

  Resolve says, 'I will.' The man says, 'I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high, too steep, too rocky, and too difficult. But it's my mountain. I will climb it. You will soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying.'  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Ants never quit. If they're going somewhere and you stop them or block their path, they'll look for another way. Up, down, all around. How long will they keep looking? Till they find another way. See, that's good philosophy.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.  
 -  Jimmy Dean
  

  Being positive doesn't necessarily come naturally. We have to make that decision daily.  
 -  Joel Osteen
  

  Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.  
 -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  

  The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  To have reason to get up in the morning, it is necessary to possess a guiding principle. A belief of some kind. A bumper sticker, if you will.  
 -  Judith Guest
  

  Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  People need resistance, for it is resistance which gives them their awareness of life.  
 -  Karl Ritter
  

  I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'  
 -  Kurt Vonnegut
  

  When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. And swing!  
 -  Leo Buscaglia
  

  Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.  
 -  Lucille Ball
  

  It doesn't hurt to be optimistic. You can always cry later.  
 -  Lucimar Santos de Lima
  

  Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.  
 -  Lucy Larcom
  

  When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.  
 -  Malcolm S. Forbes
  

  When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.  
 -  Marcus Aurelius
  

  Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.  
 -  Maria Robinson
  

  Whatever we focus on is bound to expand. Where we see the negative, we call forth more negative. And where we see the positive, we call forth more positive. Having loved and lost, I now love more passionately. Having won and lost, I now win more soberly. Having tasted the bitter, I now savor the sweet.  
 -  Marianne Williamson
  

  Pessimist: The optimist who didn't arrive.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Optimism: Have it. There is always time to cry later.  
 -  Marlene Dietrich
  

  No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  It's amazing how grand life is when you wake up with a positive attitude.  
 -  Miley Cyrus
  

  Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.  
 -  Millicent Fenwick
  

  If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can't be done.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless.  
 -  Neal Shusterman
  

  I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  In life you have a choice: Bitter or Better? Choose better, forget bitter.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed. Only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle.  
 -  Nikola Tesla
  

  Optimism, when applied to your life, develops strength and peace within you.  
 -  Norman Vincent Peale
  

  An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Happy the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying, once and for all.  
 -  Ovid
  

  In times like these it helps to recall there have always been times like these.  
 -  Paul Harvey
  

  Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say 'Yes' to life?  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  Each of us has within us a life force, a spirit, a principle, an essence, an unfulfilled potential, that gives no rest, no peace until it is realized.  
 -  Peter Nivio Zarlenga
  

  If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  Where something becomes extremely difficult and unbearable, there we also stand already quite near its transformation.  
 -  Rainer Maria Rilke
  

  He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded by worry, fret and anxiety.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Bad things are not the worst things that an happen to us. Nothing is the worst thing that can happen to us.  
 -  Richard Bach
  

  The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.  
 -  Robert Brault
  

  Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.  
 -  Robert Kiyosaki
  

  Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible.  
 -  Robert Schuller
  

  Adversities, no matter what they are, simply don't hit us as hard as we think they will. Just knowing this quirk of human psycholgy - that our fear of consequences is always worse than the consequences themselves - can help us move toward a more optimistic interpretation of the downs we will inevitably face.  
 -  Shawn Achor
  

  Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.  
 -  Sherrilyn Kenyon
  

  The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.  
 -  Sir Peter Ustinov
  

  For myself I am an optimist. It does seem to be much use being anything else.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  It is a crime to despair. We must learn to draw from misfortune the means of future strength.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said... that he had a lot of issues in his life, most of which never happened.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  I'm fearless, I don't complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on.  
 -  Sofia Vergara
  

  I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  There are no optimistic or pessimistic personalities. There are only single, individual choices for optimistic or pessimistic thoughts.  
 -  Steve Chandler
  

  Don't worry about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.  
 -  Steven Wright
  

  Seriousness is a disease of the ego. Life isn't really serious; it's just a short journey. Yes, there may be pain, anguish, and other negative emotions in your life, but those negative emotions are generated by contradictions of the ego. The ego wants life to go one way, and then circumstances come along and contradict it. Our journey on this earth-plane, when viewed in its spiritual context, is a completely positive experience.  
 -  Stuart Wilde
  

  If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.  
 -  Swami Sivananda
  

  As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  My mind is my biggest asset. I expect to win every tournament I play.  
 -  Tiger Woods
  

  You begin by always expecting good things to happen.  
 -  Tom Hopkins
  

  Bad things are going to happen in your life, people will hurt you, disrespect you, play with your feelings.. But you shouldn't use that as an excuse to fail to go on and to hurt the whole world. You will end up hurting yourself and wasting your precious time. Don't always think of revenging, just let things go and move on with your life. Remember everything happens for a reason and when one door closes, the other opens for you with new blessings and love.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes we struggle through a tasteless coffee till the last sip, then we find sugar lying at the bottom .. that's life, sweetened but not stirred well.  
 -  Unknown
  

  HOPE - Have Only Positive Expectations.  
 -  Unknown
  

  One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Happiness is a choice. Your circumstance can affect it, but you're still the one who decides your happiness.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Be strong. Things will get better. It might be stormy now but rain does not last forever.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A negative thinker makes everything worse, heavier, and harder. A positive thinker makes everything better, lighter, and easier.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Today I am counting my blessings, not my troubles.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Always believe something wonderful is going to happen. Even with all the ups and downs, never take a day for granted. Smile, cherish the little things and don't forget to hug the ones you love...  
 -  Unknown
  

  No matter how hard things seem, there is always something good around the corner.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Life's not always going to be easy, and there will be days when you feel like giving up, but just keep your head up. Remember that tomorrow is another day and it can always get better.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist, While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it! Sincerely, The Opportunist  
 -  Unknown
  

  Everything is going to be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I may not be there yet but I am closer than I was yesterday.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Be thankful for hard times in your life; try not to look at them as bad things but as opportunities to grow and learn.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Your worst day could be a blessing in disguise.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Remember for every dark night there is a brighter day after it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.  
 -  Unknown
  

  What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.  
 -  Victor Cherbuliez
  

  Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and too prudent.  
 -  Vincent van Gogh
  

  Paradise is where I am.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Desire and determination must overcome disappointment.  
 -  Walter Alston
  

  I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.  
 -  William James
  

  If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.  
 -  Zig Ziglar