Positive: (idealism...optimis...encouragement... )

A pessimist sees a glass that's half empty. An optimist sees a glass that's half full. --- Anon xxxx

An optimist is a person who takes action, who moves out ahead of the crowd. --- Anon xxxx

An optimist sees and opportunity in every calamity. A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. --- Anon xxxx

As you make your way through life, let this ever be your goal, keep your eye upon the dougnut and not upon the hole. --- Anon xxxx

Be a good human being, a warm-hearted affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. Having a sense of caring, a feeling of compassion will bring happiness of peace of mind to oneself and automatically create a positive atmosphere. --- Dalai Lama 1935

Don't be discouraged by failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. --- John Keats

I do not believe we are all created equal. Physical and emotional differences, parental guidance, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time all play a role in enhancing or limiting development. But I do believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will he be satisfied merely to exist, or will he seek a meaningful purpose? Will he dare to dream the impossible dream? --- zzz

In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. --- Albert Camus 1913

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the horizon of the spirit. --- Helen Keller 1880

Over the winter glaciers I see the summer glow; and through the wild-piled snowdrift the warm rosebuds below. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

To look up and not down, to look forward and not back, to look out and not in to lend a hand! --- Edward Everett Hale 1882

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