Cheerful Candles: Candles & Quotations for Cheerful Creative Thinking


The Lighter Side of Candles & Optimism



Optimist: day dreamer more elegantly spelled.
- Mark Twain
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
- Elbert Hubbard
Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
- Ambrose Bierce
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
- Oscar Wilde
Having a child at 55... that's optimism.
- Steve Earle
Have a candlelight supper when there isn't time to house-clean.
- Tagline
If it weren't for electricity, we'd all be watching television by candlelight.
- George Gobel
If you are going to die you will die in the dark even if you have been in the candle business.
- South American Proverb
An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve.
- Ring Lardner
Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.
- Robert G. Allen
It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins.
- Chinese Proverb
An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.
- Walter Winchell
An optimist is a fellow who believes what's going to be will be postponed.
- Kin Hubbard
You know you're getting older when the candles cost more than the cake.
- Bob Hope
Whoever stays awake longest must blow out the candle.
- Italian Proverb
I'm so optimistic, I'd go after Moby Dick in a rowboat and take the tartar sauce with me.
- Zig Ziglar
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
- Bill Vaughan
In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
- Jack Nicholson

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