OPTIMISM

 

Behind the cloud the sun is still shining. (Abraham Lincoln)

 

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraserÖin case you thought optimism was dead. (Robert Brault)

 

Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. (Mark Twain)

 

Pessimism is for wimps. (Jaron Lanier)

 

I tried to catch some fog. I mist. (Punography)

 

Itís a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. (Lucille Ball)

 

A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. (Maya Angelou)

 

Wonít you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. (Richard B. Sheridan)

 

Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. (Martin Luther King Jr.)

 

I donít panic when I get lost. I just change where I want to go. (Rita Rudner)

 

The heart that loves is always young. (Greek Proverb)

 

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. (George Will)

ďThou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind.Ē This is the commandment of the great God, and He cannot command the impossible. Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set. Everyone can reach this love through meditation, spirit of prayer, and sacrifice, by an intense inner life. (Mother Theresa)

 

The optimist proclaims that this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true.

 

If you canít be a good example, then youíll just have to be a horrible warning.

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. (Harold Helfer)

 

If you observe a really happy man, youíll find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar stud that has rolled under the dressing table. (W. Beran Wolfe)

 

What a wonderful life Iíve had. I only wish Iíd realized it sooner. (Collette)

 

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. (Franklin P. Jones)

 

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well. He has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

 

Iím not oldÖIím chronologically gifted.

Iím not baldÖIím just taller than my hair.

Iím not fatÖIím just short for my weight.

 

Iím an optimistic pessimist. I look forward to thinking the worst.

 

The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in itís turn, as the round earth rolls. (John Muir)

 

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. (Ivy Baker Priest)

 

Our true nationality is mankind. (H. G. Wells)

 

Nothing is foolproof to the sufficiently talented fool.

 

Heís turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now heís miserable and depressed. (David Frost)

 

I love to sleep. It really is the best of both worlds. You get to be alive and unconscious. (Rita Rudner)

 

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. (H.L. Mencken)

 

There is a wonderful mystical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life-happiness, freedom, and peace of mind-are always attained by giving them to someone else. (Author Unknown)

 

Somebody up there likes me. (Rocky Marciano)

 

Oh, you hate your job? Why didnít you say so? Thereís a support group for that. Itís called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. (Drew Carey)

 

Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never wears out. (Libbie Fudim)

 

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. (Steven Wright)

 

Itís tough to make predictions, especially about the future. (Yogi Berra)

 

A well-adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous. (Alexander Hamilton)

 

Iíve learned to take vacations 15 minutes at a time. (Dave Cross)

 

Even a blind squirrel gets an acorn once in a while. (Jim Sullivan)

 

Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now.

 

I ran out of ice cream bars the other day, and I cried. Then I remembered Alexander the Great, and how he wept when there were no more worlds to conquer. How very much alike we are, I thought.