35 Short Optimistic Quotes – For A Quick Boost

What is an optimistic quote?

An optimistic quote is one that speaks to the idea of optimism and positive thinking – looking on the ‘bright side’ of life and expecting the best to happen.

Optimism is an important trait, because it leads to more happiness, better health and more success in general. Basically, more of the ‘good stuff.’

In this post we’ll take a look at powerful, but short optimistic quotes that can quickly provide a boost of energy and enthusiasm and will have you thinking with an even more positive mindset.

All short, sharp and to the point….have a wonderful day!


Short Optimistic Quotes


Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. William James


Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough. Richard M. DeVos


Life has no remote…. get up and change it yourself! Mark A. Cooper


A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs


A monkey glances up and sees a banana, and that’s as far as he looks. A visionary looks up and sees the moon. Eoin Colfer


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


Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking. Rick Steves


Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Richie Norton


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


Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. Dalai Lama XIV


Even the smallest changes in our daily routine can create incredible ripple effects that expand our vision of what is possible. Charles F. Glassman


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


Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. Mary Lou Retton


Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant – the digitalis of failure. Elbert Hubbard


Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind. Roy T. Bennett


My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud. Henry Rollins


There’s no harm in hoping for the best as long as you’re prepared for the worst. Stephen King


Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. Roy T. Bennett


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


Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push – a smile. A word of optimism and hope, a ‘you can do it!’ when things are tough. Richard M DeVos


The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism. Brian May


My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. Jack Layton


If you care about something enough, you’ll find a way to make it happen. Roy T. Bennett


I try to think about optimism. I try to look at the beautiful things in life. Dolores O’Riordan


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


Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude. Roy T. Bennett


Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome. Rosabeth Moss Kanter


Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell


Reconnect to what makes you happy and brings you Joy. If there is something that used to make you happy which you have stopped doing, do it again. Seek to find deeper meaning and significance rather than living on the surface. Susan C. Young


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


Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. Roy T. Bennett


Think about every good thing in your life right now. Free yourself of worrying. Let go of the anxiety, breathe. Stay positive, all is well. Germany Kent


I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with. Sonia Sotomayor


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


Man, often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. Mahatma Gandhi


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