1 To an optimist every change is a change for the better.
2 An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
3 Pete, ever the optimist, said things were bound to improve.
4 A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
5 After over a year of uncertain temp jobs, a once-buoyant optimist had become rightfully discouraged.
6 The problem with being an optimist is that when you persist in seeing the upside, people often assume you're an idiot.
7 He is optimistic about the future.
8 He remained strongly optimistic that an agreement could be reached.
9 The President says she is optimistic that an agreement can be worked out soon.
10 He is known for his optimistic can-do attitude.
11 I'm very optimistic about our chances of success.
12 I hold an optimistic view of events.
13 The rising generation of students are optimistic about the future.
14 An optimistic theory of evolutionary progress was surreptitiously beginning to replace the pessimistic doctrine of universal decay.
15 At the end of Youth Festival, the Pope gave a basically optimistic and realistic vision for the future of the Church.