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If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Gardening is all about optimism.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

Optimism is the harmony between man's spirit
and of God pronouncing His works good.
- Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Footprints in the sand...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Pay attention.
Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
- Anais Nin

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

I do not wish to treat friendships daintily,
but with roughest courage.
When they are real, they are
not glass threads or frost-work,
but the solidest thing we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Friends are born, not made.
- Henry Adams

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar,
but I cherish the friend who for me
does not consult his calendar.
- Robert Brault

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be
clearer in his absence,
as the mountain to the climber
is clearer from the plain.
- Khalil Gibran

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- A Course In Miracles (commonly misattributed to Rumi)

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Only through our love and friendship can we
create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a friendship isn't comfortable, it's not a friendship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No one is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

To achieve success, stay relaxed - not stressed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Love that does not renew itself every day
becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He is a man of courage who does not run away,
but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
- Socrates

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct,
and tends to produce ferocity toward
those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
- Bertrand Russell

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear,
feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
- Samuel Butler

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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