30 Optimism Quotes to Live Your Best Life

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Optimism doesn’t come naturally at first. If it did, there’d be no need for optimism quotes and uplifting messages. Optimism is sheer will. It is choosing to stay positive despite difficult and trying times.

Here are 30 optimism quotes so you’ll remember that in the end, you will always find happiness if you focus on the bright side.

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. – Roy T. Bennett

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

optimism stars quotes

I am so far from being a pessimist…on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life. – Eugene O’Neill

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. – Victor Hugo

optimism sunrise quotes

The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

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. – Noam Chomsky

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

optimism world quotes

I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. – Antonio Gramsci

I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual. – Virginia Woolf

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

optimism smile quotes

If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others. – Philip K. Dick

Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists. – Thomas Friedman

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius

optimism beauty quotes

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. – Arundhati Roy

So everything lets us down, including curiosity and honesty and what we love best. Yes, said the voice, but cheer up, it’s fun in the end. – Roberto Bolaño

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. – Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

optimism thorns quotes

One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything’s fine today, that is our illusion. – Voltaire

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud. – Henry Rollins

As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be? – Cassandra Clar

optimism coffee quotes

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

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. – Ashley Smith

You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down. – Charlie Chaplin

optimism rainbow quotes

When I look into the future it’s so bright it burns my eyes. – Oprah Winfrey

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. – Roger Crawford

For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else. – Winston Churchill

optimism optimist quotes

I am an optimist. Anyone interested in the future has to be otherwise he would simply shoot himself. – Arthur C. Clarke

Things are always better in the morning. – Harper Lee

optimism morning quotes

It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad. – Jimmy Buffett

Be happy — if you’re not even happy, what’s so good about surviving? – Tom Stoppard

Share these 30 optimism quotes with friends and loved ones because life is so much better when you stay positive.

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