Here are some quotes and images to multiply your optimism 10 folds!
“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” – Albert Einstein
― William Arthur Ward
“Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.” Thomas Friedman
“I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” Antonio Gramsci
“People who are too optimistic seem annoying. This is an unfortunate misinterpretation of what an optimist really is.
An optimist is neither naive, nor blind to the facts, nor in denial of grim reality. An optimist believes in the optimal usage of all options available, no matter how limited. As such, an optimist always sees the big picture. How else to keep track of all that’s out there? An optimist is simply a proactive realist.
An idealist focuses only on the best aspects of all things (sometimes in detriment to reality); an optimist strives to find an effective solution. A pessimist sees limited or no choices in dark times; an optimist makes choices.
When bobbing for apples, an idealist endlessly reaches for the best apple, a pessimist settles for the first one within reach, while an optimist drains the barrel, fishes out all the apples and makes pie.