Quotes About Optimism

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“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Howard Zinn
“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”
Howard Zinn

“Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don't have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Do Not Lie to Yourself

We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Stop giving other people the power to control your happiness, your mind, and your life. If you don't take control of yourself and your own life, someone else is bound to try.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses.
Focus on your character, not your reputation.
Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Winston S. Churchill
“For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.”
Winston S. Churchill

“Do what you love, love what you do, and with all your heart give yourself to it.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“It's never too late to change your life for the better. You don't have to take huge steps to change your life. Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your life.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“To have what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“You are in charge of your own happiness; you don't need to wait for other people's permission to be happy.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Patience Is Not the Ability to Wait:
Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“You Are the Master of Your Attitude

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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