An optimist has been described as one who marries a pessimist.

When life gives lemons to an optimist, he makes lemonade.

A lost commander in the desert informed his men: “We’re totally lost and there’s nothing to eat but sand. The good news is that there is plenty of it.”

We must make the decision to keep a positive attitude despite harsh circumstances.

We are not promoting “blind faith,” but faith with the clear sight to appropriate the promises of God.

Blind optimism doesn’t produce faith:  Faith produces optimism.


Don’t expect the world to look sunny if you choose to always wear shades.

The optimist sees the doughnut: the pessimist the hole.

If it wasn’t for the optimist, the pessimist would never know how happy he wasn’t.

He who anticipates a calamity, suffers it twice.

An optimist laughs to forget: a pessimist forgets to laugh.

You attract what you expect. 
We remember Babe Ruth for his 714 home runs not for his 1,330 strike-outs.

An optimist wears neither belt nor suspenders: a pessimist wears both.

A pessimist is one who feels bad when he feels good because he’s afraid he’ll feel bad when he begins to feel better.

A pessimist carries a card in his wallet which reads: “In case of accident: I’m not surprised.”

If you must borrow, borrow from a pessimist; he never expects to be paid back..

A pessimist is one who’s always blowing out the candle to see how dark it really is.

A pessimist has the calm assurance that everything is going to get worse.


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