“Optimism is a strategy
for making a better future.
Because unless you believe
that the future can be better
you are unlikely to step up
and take responsibility for making it so.
If you assume there is no hope,
you guarantee there will be no hope.
If you assume there is an instinct for freedom,
there are opportunities to change things,
there’s a chance you may
contribute to making a better world.
The choice is yours.”
~ Noam Chomsky
American linguist and political activist
Someone who figures that taking a step backward
after taking a step forward is not a disaster,
it’s a cha-cha.”
~ Robert Brault more
“The difference between an optimist and a pessimist?
An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.”
~ Tom Bodett
“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.
You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth
and a double chin and stick-out teeth,
but if you have good thoughts
it will shine out of your face like sunbeams
and you will always look lovely.”
~ Roald Dahl more
“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
~ James M. Barrie
“Seek out the good in the bad,
the happy in your sad,
the gain in your pain,
what makes you grateful,
~ Karen Salmansohn more
“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