An optimist is a fellow who believes what's going to be will be postponed.
Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.
People who are too optimistic seem annoying. This is an unfortunate misinterpretation of what an optimist really is. An optimist is neither naive, nor blind to the facts, nor in denial of grim reality. An optimist believes in the optimal usage of all options available, no matter how limited. As such, an optimist always sees the big picture. How else to keep track of all that’s out there? An optimist is simply a proactive realist. An idealist focuses only on the best aspects of all things (sometimes in detriment to reality); an optimist strives to find an effective solution. A pessimist sees limited or no choices in dark times; an optimist makes choices. When bobbing for apples, an idealist endlessly reaches for the best apple, a pessimist settles for the first one within reach, while an optimist drains the barrel, fishes out all the apples and makes pie. Annoying? Yes. But, oh-so tasty!
He, who had once been the declared optimist, had not once expressed hope. Now it was she who was offering it to him. And it might be false hope
Hope is something that is built from small parts. Perceived actions. Observed effects. Imperfect understanding. Uncertain knowledge. Acknowledged fears. The things each of us projects and says and does in the physical world. Hope then is made up of tiny bits and pieces of us. All of us, together.
Being thankful reminds us that if it’s broken it’s an opportunity.
There are those who say that it can’t be done, and then there are those who say that it will be done. If I listen to the former, it will never be done. But if I listen to the latter, I’ll find that it’s already done before it’s done.
A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
I've got to confess I'm a pragmatic optimist myself.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Optimist: day dreamer more elegantly spelled.
The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer.
I'm an optimist about humanity in general, I suppose.
I'm a genetic optimist.
An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.
I'm an optimist about NAFTA merely being updated.
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
I try to be a realist and not a pessimist or an optimist.
I like to be an optimist, but I like to be a realist, too.