The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser — in case you thought optimism was dead.
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Susan J. Bissonette
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler
If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, “Well, this isn’t too bad. I don’t have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed,” but most of us would say something more along the lines of “Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!”