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12 Quotes About Optimism From Around the World

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” — Frida Kahlo

“Those who believe they can move mountains do. Those who believe they can’t, cannot.” ― David Schwartz

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Gibran

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” — Napoleon Hill

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare

“There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.” — Deepak Chopra

“When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back!” — Cave Johnson, “Portal 2”

“My optimism rests on my belief in the infinite possibilities of the individual to develop nonviolence… In a gentle way, you can shake the world” — Mahatma Gandhi

“I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” ― Antonio Gramsci

“Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” — Nelson Mandela

“Be brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” — Paulo Coelho

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

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