12 Quotes About Optimism From Around the World

Optimism, the simple art of positive thinking, is an inherent human capability that transcends language, national borders, and cultural divides. 

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

Optimism often relies on overcoming limiting beliefs. Sometimes, accepting circumstances by default can lead you to miss greater possibilities. 

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

This quote from Hamlet holds one such piece of wisdom. It reminds us how much the world around us is up to our interpretation.  

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

Deepak Chopra reminds us that we often have the choice between focusing on the positive or the negative. Critically, Chopra takes this point and drives home the ultimate responsibility we each have in the situation. 

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

What you believe shapes what you can achieve. If you determine that you will be able to find a way to reach a particular goal, odds are you will find one in time. 

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