Quotes by optimism

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  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it's all at, it's what lights the fire.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
  • Antonio Gramsci
    Antonio Gramsci
    Italian philosopher, journalist and linguist 1891-aged
    Antonio Gramsci
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    Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
  • Robert Hewison
    Robert Hewison
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    Post-modernism is modernism with the optimism taken out.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    The guarantee that our self enjoys an intended relation to the outer world is most, if not all, we ask from religion. God is the self projected onto reality by our natural and necessary optimism. He is the not-me personified.
  • Havelock Ellis
    Havelock Ellis
    British psychologist 1859-1939
    Havelock Ellis
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    The place where optimism flourishes most is in the lunatic asylum.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
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    There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    These days I wonder more and more why people are pessimistic when American history actually supports optimism.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
    American economist 1953-
    Ben Bernanke
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    Well, optimism's a good thing. It - makes people go out and - you know, start businesses and spend and do whatever is necessary to get the economy going.
  • Hermann Hesse
    Hermann Hesse
    German-born Swiss novelist and poet 1877-1962
    Hermann Hesse
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    What I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity.
  • Bob Iger
    Bob Iger
    American business executive 1951-
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    What I've really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.
  • Samuel Ullman
    Samuel Ullman
    American businessman, poet and humanitarian 1840-1924
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    When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty.
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