Explore the value of Optimism

Our national billboard campaign features positive role models and uplifting values including optimism. Since we started in 2000, we've made over 70 billboards. Which one is your favorite?

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OPTIMISM QUOTATIONS
“It’s not that optimism solves all of life’s problems; it is just that it can sometimes make the difference between coping and collapsing. ”

Lucy MacDonald

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”

HH The Dalai Lama

“There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing - light trumps darkness every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.”

Jodi Picoult

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

Pamela Vaull Starr

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”

Harry S. Truman

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it's turn.”

Hal Borland

“Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

Jack Layton

“We have enough people who tell it like it is—now we could use a few who tell it like it can be. ”

Robert Orben

“Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

Lucille Ball

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”

Colin Powell

“It's kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Walt Disney

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.”

Norman Vincent Peale

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Your Comments
OLGA QUIROS from TUCSON AZ AUGUST 20, 2014
WE ALL NEED TO BE OPTIMISTIC AND FAITH FULL TO BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THE CHALLENGES OF EVERY DAY

Ayesha Belaal from Karachi Pakistan MAY 14, 2014
u r doing a wonderful job..

JACK from AUSTRALIA FEBRUARY 24, 2014
dont worry, be happpay

Reji from Sydney FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Good

Emory from Georgia NOVEMBER 13, 2013
Life is full of Optimism, when life is up and down at the same time and you see that you like something and you can do it right. You find out in the same sport, or something fifteenth about it.

Joe from Barre, MA NOVEMBER 13, 2013
Been a fan of your inspirational emails and website for about a year after seeing your TV commercials. Saw my first billboard in person today on Rt. 291 in Western, MA today and it made me smile! Thank you!!! :)

kevin from south carolina SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
I love this site. I wish it was a t v station so more people could be exposed. i'm glad that i investigated your ad. Thank You.

Tony from New York SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
"Keep trying, work hard and never give up"

Song muna from Nairobi kenya AUGUST 7, 2013
Me too I won't give up til the end! Thanks for that motivating

Skip from Huntress JULY 16, 2013
"Life is either a daring adveture...or it is nothing" Helen Keller

Frank olumide from Nigeria JUNE 27, 2013
Optimism never recognizes inposiblity in an opportunity but takes a step enthusiastically.

BEVERLY from BATON ROUGE, LA JUNE 11, 2013
U HAVE ME CRYING!!!

RENE from PHILIPPINES MAY 23, 2013
IT'S GREAT!

Charmaine shadi Tlhapane from South Africa,Gauteng,Kelvin MAY 9, 2013
I have never been so inspired or motivated...this website keeps me driven and helps me in many aspects of my teenage life...''The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity

Diane from California MARCH 3, 2013
This is my favorite quote. It is all about optimism... "The probabilities are awful, but the possibilities are marvelous." Joseph Allen Stein - Architect 1912-2001

Jon from Arizona MARCH 2, 2013
Optimism feeds off self esteem. A positive attitude creates hope.

Betty SCOTT from ARK FEBRUARY 3, 2013
'Gratitude' should be added to the value list. As a way of life, my spirit is renewed daily. Thanks

Jim Ewart from Vernon JANUARY 27, 2013
"The Greatest", What a great comercial. I bookmarked your webpage and will check out the rest.

Sandi from Arizona JANUARY 19, 2013
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.