78 optimistic quotes to overcome all obstacles

This collection of optimistic phrases will not only help you see the positive side of things, but they will also help you live a positive life.

Some days it’s hard to be optimistic about life in general. Reading the newspaper can make us feel cynical about the world when nothing “good” seems to be happening. Being optimistic can seem unrealistic especially on those days when everything seems to be going wrong and you feel down.

But it is important to remember that all people have challenges to face, everyone has been where you are right now and made their situation better even when it seemed hopeless.

Becoming more optimistic is a challenge, but you can inspire more joy in your life if you try to see the world through different eyes.

These optimistic quotes have been written by many famous people in history who have faced and overcome many different challenges in their lives. Let these quotes about optimism inspire you to be more positive about your life.

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78 Optimistic phrases to overcome all obstacles

Here are the best phrases of optimism:

1. “There’s always something new, there’s always something I didn’t expect, and sometimes it’s not horrible.”
Robert Jordan

2. “I am optimistic. It does not seem very useful to be anything else.”
Winston Churchill

3. “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole ladder.”
Martin Luther King

4. “Brighten tomorrow with today.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

5. “Don’t let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future.”
Roy T. Bennett

6. “When asked if you can do a job, tell them, ‘I certainly can!’ Then get busy and figure out how to do it.”
Theodore Roosevelt

7. “The world is full of magic that waits patiently for our wits to hone in.”
Bertrand Russell

78 optimistic quotes to overcome all obstacles

8. “I have always believed that you can create a funnel by thinking positively, so that the good comes to you.”
Jim Carrey

9. “As long as there is coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”
Cassandra Clare

10. “If you give light, the darkness will go away by itself.”
Erasmus of Rotterdam

11. “It doesn’t matter how slow you move, as long as you don’t stop.”

12. “Optimism is the folly of insisting that everything is fine when we are miserable.”

13. “If you have never failed, you have never lived.”
Hunter S.Thompson

14. “You can, you must, and if you are brave enough to start, you will.”
Stephen King

15. “I think I’m going to have to increase my optimism to arm myself for the battle ahead. Trust me, it’s going to be a battle.”
Rebecca Bloom

16. “Victory is always possible for those who refuse to give up.”
napoleon hill

17. “Only those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are capable of truly changing it.”
Steve Jobs

18. “Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person that you want to live in darkness and doom otherwise. Try to pick that person up, but don’t waste enough time for his bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with upbeat people.”
zig ziglar

19. “No matter the age, there is always something good to overcome.”
Lynn Johnson

20. “Learn to smile in every situation. See them as an opportunity to test your strength and skill.”
joe brown

21. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill

22. “Happiness is not out there for us to find, and the reason for that is that it is within us.”
Sonja Lyubomirsk

23. “Inspiration comes from within you. One has to be positive. When you are, good things happen.”
Deep Roy

24. “Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.”
Richard Bach

25. “There is no failure, only unfinished success.”
ravi varma

26. “Choose to be optimistic. Feel better.”
Dalai Lama

27. “A small positive change can change your day or your entire life.”
Nishant Grover

28. “These are the changes of the soul. I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s appearance in the sun. Hence my optimism.”
Virginia Woolf

29. “We are gods in a chrysalis.”
Dale Carnegie

30. “When life is seen as a good thing, a bad day is easily absorbed.”
Neil Maxwell

31. “Those who wish to sing, always find a song.”
swedish proverb

32. “Life has no remote control. Get up and change it for yourself.”
Mark A Cooper

33. “Good things happen every day. We just have to realize them.”
Anne Wilson Schaef

34. “If the world seems cold to you, light a fire to warm it up.”
Lucy Larcom

35. “Write on your heart that every day is the best day of your life.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

36. “Failure is a great opportunity to start again with more intelligence.”
Henry Ford

37. “I am a pessimist because of my intelligence, but an optimist because of my will.”
Antony Gramsci

38. “Your heart is full of seeds waiting to germinate.”
Morihei Ueshiba

39. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
Milton Berle

40. “Those who believe they can can.”

41. “Having a positive attitude is asking how something can be done, rather than saying that it cannot be done.”
Bo Bennett

42. “Meditate on the beauty of life. Look at the stars and see yourself running with them.”
Marcus Aurelius

43. “Choose to be positive and constructive. The optimism is the conductive thread to the sucess.”
Bruce Lee

44. “I always like to see the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”

45. “Pessimism leads to weakness and optimism to power.”
William James

46. ​​The light with which we see the world is projected from the soul of the observer.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

47. “There is something good in this world, and it is worth fighting for.”
J. R. R. Tolkien

48. “Optimism is the faith that leads to success. Nothing can be done without hope and trust.”
Helen Keller

49. “Learn to smile in any situation. Take it as an opportunity to express your strength.”
joe brown

More phrases about optimism

Being more optimistic can help you change your life and reach your goals. Optimism can empower you to overcome your challenges and strive for success and happiness.

50. “Don’t let your failures define you, let them teach you.”
Barack Obama

51. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”
Scott Hamilton

52. “To the question of whether I am pessimistic or optimistic, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my will and my hope are optimistic.”
Albert Schweitzer

53. “When the road seems impossible, start the engine.”
Benny Bellamacina

54. “When a man is pessimistic before 48, he knows too much; if he is optimistic after that age, it is because he knows very little.”
Mark Twain

55. “How wonderful that no one needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world!”
Anna Frank

56. “It is never too late to be who you could have been.”
george eliot

57. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
dr seuss

58. “It’s not all over; everything has not been invented; the human adventure is just beginning.”
Gene Roddenberry

59. “From our difficulties miracles are born.”
Jean de la Bruyère

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60. “One of the things I learned the hard way is that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Staying busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”
Lucille Ball

61. “The world is full of cacti, but we don’t have to sit on them.”
Will Foley

62. “Once you have chosen the option of hope, anything is possible.”
Christopher Reeve

63. “In life there are as many special occasions as times we choose to celebrate them.”
Robert Braul

64. “Live life with an attitude of optimistic expectation, knowing that everything that happens benefits you in one way or another.”
Anthony Robbins

65. “Correction does a lot, but courage does more.”

66. “Nonsense! You only say that because no one has ever done it.”
William Goldman

67. “If there is something you don’t like, change your tastes.”
Rick Steves

68. “The best way to forget the bad things in life is to learn to remember the good things.”
Mark Amend

69. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
jimmy dean

70. “Having fewer keys allows you to open more doors.”
Alex Morris

71. “The average pencil is seven inches long, with only a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead.”
Robert Brault

72. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde

73. “I am enjoying my life because things are not going the way I thought.”
Rohit Pandita

74. “At the time of adversity do not lose hope, because crystal clear rain falls from black clouds.”

75. “The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

76. “Pessimism never won any battle.”
Dwight D Eisenhower

77. “I am far from being a pessimist… on the contrary, despite my scars, I tickle death every day.”
Eugene O’Neil

78. “I am an optimist. And everyone interested in a future should be; otherwise he would shoot himself.”
Arthur C Clarke

I hope you have enjoyed these optimistic phrases . Hopefully, you will feel more optimistic about your life and you will feel capable of facing any challenge that comes your way. What have been your favorite quotes? Feel free to share them in the comments below.