quotes tagged with 'optimism'

You can either become hardened by all that happens to you or softened.  Choose the second.  Every time.

Author: Emery Allen, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in destiny optimism choice fate 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

She beautifies my disillusioned brain.  She’s like my fairy godmother.  For the last fifteen years, she’s called me every morning, and she makes me repeat after her: ‘This is the best day of my life.  I’m a genius.  I love people and people love me.  I never criticize, condemn, or complain.  Everyone I meet today is loving and respectful.  I love God and God loves me.

Author: n/a, Source: HONYSaved by l1nds4y in life optimism love men 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

I shall give life here my best, and I believe it will give its best to me in return.  When I left Queen’s my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road.  I thought I could see along it for many a milestone.  Now there is a bend in it.  I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does.  It has a fascination of its own, that bend, Marilla.  I wonder how the road beyond it goes—what there is of green glory and soft, checkered light and shadows—what new landscapes—what new beauties—what curves and hills and valleys further on.

Author: LM Montgomery, Source: Anne of Green GablesSaved by l1nds4y in life destiny optimism future new 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

I think the mirror should be tilted slightly upward when it's reflecting life--toward the cheerful, the tender, the compassionate, the brave, the funny, the encouraging, all those things.

Author: Greer Garson, Source: UnknownSaved by milk in optimism 4 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Optimism and pessimism are infectious and they spread more rapidly from the head downward than in any other direction.

Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Source: Unknown Saved by tabe218 in optimism leadership eisenhower 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

People who complain about the way the ball bounces usually dropped it.

Author: Frank Stewart, Source: Washington PostSaved by jeremyhall in life optimism complain 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life."

Author: Hamilton H. Gilkyson, III, Source: The Jungle BookSaved by bhquoty in optimism 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

(Wives should treat their husbands) with mildness and affection. When a man is borne down with trouble, when he is perplexed with care and difficulty, if he can meet a smile instead of an argument or a murmur—if he can meet with mildness, it will calm down his soul and soothe his feelings.

Author: Prophet Joseph Smith , Source: Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith [1976], 228Saved by mlsscaress in control optimism calm relationships tender selfless affection team sweetness mildness soothe tone 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"Cultivate an attitude of happiness. Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine."
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: "Words of the Prophet: The Spirit of Optimism", New Era, July 2001, 4Saved by dyejo in happiness faith optimism 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Life is ten percent what you make it, and ninety percent how you take it.

Author: Irving Berlin, Source: unknwonSaved by Doc in life optimism mind pessimism reaction 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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