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


The mistakes made by doctors are innumerable. They err habitually on the side of optimism as to treatment, of pessimism as to the outcome. - Marcel Proust


Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism. - Enoch Arnold Bennett


If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. - Oscar Wilde


Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. - Colin Luther Powell


What I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity. - Hermann Hesse


The basis of optimism is sheer terror. - Oscar Wilde


I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism. - Roberto Rossellini


Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. - Vaclav Havel