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I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the horizon of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thanks for showing me that even on the darkest, rainiest days the sun is still there, just behind the clouds, waiting to shine again.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry S. Truman
Nicholas Murray Butler
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser—in case you thought optimism was dead.
Norman Vincent Peale
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Personal Stories About ‘Optimism’
Hopeful, Inspiring CamelliasSubmitted by Debbie
Hopeful, Inspiring Camellias by Debbie Porter As an academic tutor, I try not to compare my students with one other. After all, every person is unique in their experience and learning style. But when thinking about how hard they work to succeed in their studies, I found an iconic correlation in...
My Issues Are NothingSubmitted by Chris L.
My name is Christopher, and for 10 years I've been a member of the children's service club called Optimist International. I will become the volunteer Governor of the Illinois District in October, and hope that my leadership will increase the Illinois membership. In July, Illinois Optimists spend a day at a...
Making The Best Of What You've Been DealtSubmitted by Brianna
As a young child my Aunt Jane has always been a hero of mine. She grew up in a poor household with my father and 4 other children who were raised by my widowed grandmother. Jane was married and raised 2 boys named Devin and Darin. After her divorce from Devin and Darin’s father, she married a man named Mark who...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Optimism’
Marin MSubmitted by
I personally don't know Marin, but I know of Marin through her journal on her website. She was diagnosed with brain cancer in February 2005 and, at 12 years old, she has shown remarkable resilience, strength, and a positive attitude. She was a member of the Swim Atlanta Swim Team and I heard about her through...
Bucky FullerSubmitted by David McCord
Unfortunately, Bucky Fuller is no longer with us. But nevertheless, he is my hero. He set out to see what one man could do to make the world a better place, and over his 80+ years on "Spaceship Earth" he DID make the world a better place, and offered everyone a blueprint so we could all carry on his work....
Erna BSubmitted by Lara
My hero is my grandma. She has the unshaken ability to find the good in any person. She is an optimist when hell breaks loose and in any situation will do whatever she can to help a soul good or bad. There is not a dull day in her presence and is grateful for every second she lives, having grown up in Nazi...
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OLGA QUIROS, TUCSON AZ
u r doing a wonderful job..
Ayesha Belaal, Karachi Pakistan
dont worry, be happpay
Life is full of Optimism, when life is up and down at the same time and you see that you like something and you can do it right. You find out in the same sport, or something fifteenth about it.
Been a fan of your inspirational emails and website for about a year after seeing your TV commercials. Saw my first billboard in person today on Rt. 291 in Western, MA today and it made me smile! Thank you!!! :)
Joe, Barre, MA
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kevin, south carolina
"Keep trying, work hard and never give up"
Tony, New York
Me too I won't give up til the end! Thanks for that motivating
Song muna, Nairobi kenya
"Life is either a daring adveture...or it is nothing" Helen Keller
Optimism never recognizes inposiblity in an opportunity but takes a step enthusiastically.
Frank olumide, Nigeria
U HAVE ME CRYING!!!
BEVERLY, BATON ROUGE, LA
RENE , PHILIPPINES
I have never been so inspired or motivated...this website keeps me driven and helps me in many aspects of my teenage life...''The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity
Charmaine shadi Tlhapane, South Africa,Gauteng,Kelvin
This is my favorite quote. It is all about optimism...
"The probabilities are awful, but the possibilities are marvelous." Joseph Allen Stein - Architect 1912-2001
Optimism feeds off self esteem. A positive attitude creates hope.
'Gratitude' should be added to the value list. As a way of life, my spirit is renewed daily. Thanks
Betty SCOTT, ARK
"The Greatest", What a great comercial. I bookmarked your webpage and will check out the rest.
Jim Ewart, Vernon
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.