Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday: Optimism

Thoughts for Thursday is a feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is optimism. I've had a remarkably disheartening week, so I really needed this topic.  (For even more quotes, visit my other blog.)

There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.--J.R.R. Tolkien

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.--Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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

You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down.--Charles Chaplin

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

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.--William James

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier--Colin Powell

Which quote about optimism is your favorite? Do you have one to add?