"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."  - Helen Keller

 "We can't predict all the struggles and storms in life, not even the ones just around the next corner, but as persons of faith and hope, we know beyond the shadow of any doubt that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and the best is yet to come."  - L. Tom Perry, "Let Him Do It with Simplicity," Ensign, Nov. 2008, 7

 When I was a young man and was prone to speak critically, my father would say: “Cynics do not contribute, skeptics do not create, doubters do not achieve.” - Gordon B. Hinckley, April 1986 Conference Report.

 “We must be more concerned with what we do with what happens to us than what happens to us” - Marvin J. Ashton, in Conference Report, Oct. 1974, p. 57; or Ensign, Nov. 1974, p. 41.

 "Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly." - Ambrose Bierce

 "The future is as bright as your faith."  - Thomas S. Monson, "Be of Good Cheer," Ensign, May 2009, 92.