I think that's an optimistic count of the number of participants.
Jorge was optimistic and always saw the best in every situation.
Kant, though pessimistic as regards the actual man, is optimistic regarding his moral capacity.
Aristotle was optimistic of great achievements over the whole range of the sciences.
Kevin would rather spend time with Bob, his optimistic friend, than his cynical and gloomy friend, Victor.
Pessimists can learn to be more optimistic by distracting themselves from negative thoughts and looking for the humor in life.
Made optimistic by victory, Savov and his generals determined to storm the Chatalja lines by open force.
The doctor was optimistic that this treatment would put his patient's cancer into remission.
Sarah had a sunny and optimistic nature; her mother always said Sarah wore rose-colored glasses.
His optimistic attitude was a testament to Nick's love of life.
He desired peace with Russia first of all, and at the congress of Aland even obtained relatively favourable terms, only to have them rejected by his obstinately optimistic master.
If you surround yourself with optimistic friends, you are less likely to have a pessimistic attitude.
One way to keep from being frantic is to take deep breaths and think about the optimistic side of the situation.
Her constant optimistic personality is a very attractive trait.
Renee's optimistic outlook could positively influence almost anyone.
Trey's optimistic attitude began to falter as he dealt with family struggles.
To be optimistic is to be foolish; I choose to look at things more realistically.
The optimistic atmosphere in this company is contagious; everyone seems happy to work here.
I don't know how you can be so optimistic.
She still seemed energetic and optimistic.
The ever optimistic Hans persuades Benjamin to perform an aria with him during a Red Cross visit.
Our experience also allows us to recommend a price guide that is neither unduly cautious nor overly optimistic.
Chris Batt offers an optimistic view of information and library services as being key drivers for social transformation - standard fare and rather chatty.
Even the most deluded of deluded optimistic naÃ¯ve fools on LSD would laugh at that suggestion.
With a grim yet somewhat optimistic determination, DD piloted the car through the narrow lanes west of Bury.
There's optimistic ex-model Izzie (Katherine Heigl ), bumbling do-gooder George (T.R.
It will awaken an echo so powerful as to exceed the most optimistic expectations.
etas given are rather optimistic.
It should be remembered that many western intellectuals, including atheist freethinkers like Bertrand Russell, were originally very optimistic about the Soviet revolution.
If we're confining ourselves to organ fugues that's a bit optimistic isn't it?
grim yet somewhat optimistic determination, DD piloted the car through the narrow lanes west of Bury.
He said: ' We are cautiously optimistic on the basis that the economy can avoid a hard landing.
hearing impairment is optimistic, even in the short term.
inoperative twin-rotor aircraft engine, estimated at an optimistic £ 100-150, went to a good home for £ 500.
There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about organic grain production.
This effort of health care reform in the 1990s was monumental and very optimistic.
In fact, many experts now say that it's possible the Clinton plan was a bit too optimistic.
Lt. Starbuck - Beyond the obvious gender differences, Katee Sackhoff's Starbuck was actually darker and far less optimistic than Dirk Benedict's rakish hero.
She thought of Jack, hoping he was still safe with Mrs. Watson but not optimistic he was.
Some of the complaints against the companies, however, were exaggerated, and the estimates formed of the possible commercial development of telegraphy were optimistic. The basis for these estimates was the experience of other countries, which, however, did not justify the expectation that a large increase of business consequent on reduction of rates could be obtained without serious diminution of profit.
The necessity in the world's order is regarded by the Stoics as identical with the divine reason, and this idea is used as the basis of a teleological and optimistic view of nature.
His three hundred letters reveal a rich and observant nature, which, despite the troubles of ill-health and ecclesiastical unrest, remained optimistic, tender and even playful.
At the same time the dualism involved in the simultaneous acceptance of an optimistic account of the origin and nature of the universe (such as is implied in Christian theology) and a belief in the reality of moral evil witnessed to by the Christian doctrine of Redemption, intensified the difficulties already felt concerning man's responsibility and God's omnipotence.
I'm really optimistic on this one.
I think that's an optimistic count on our part.
Carmen tried to stay optimistic, but a part of her mind lingered fearfully on the thought that he might remain in a coma the rest of his life.
Witherspoon felt optimistic about their case against Shakey Jake Morrison, the "alleged" felon.
Between the car and the gun, he remained optimistic the two men would be identified.
Dean's initial hope that most travelers would have already reached their destinations proved foolishly optimistic as he crept his way toward the Atlantic seashore.
Objective reality offers an optimistic glimpse of the future of religion.
cirrus logic is steadfastly optimistic about CobraNet's continuing role as a driving force behind the growth of the digital audio networking market.
A lick of fresh paint has given the old town an optimistic, almost jaunty air.
jovial optimistic character - what happened?
This is effective in restoring an optimistic outlook about the future.
persist in that optimistic belief.
Far from becoming more pessimistic, the spread of computer networks should now be making the American Left increasingly optimistic.
Confidence and self-esteem suggestions can further help the client form a positive self-concept and optimistic outlook.
stance vis-Ã -vis God as an objective reality, offers an optimistic glimpse of the future of religion.
Brian Ashford Russell of Polar Capital Technology Trust is relatively optimistic, but his optimism is also tinged with caution.
I try to be more optimistic, think... " The cassette barely picks up his voice, it is so tremulous and uncaring.
This writer, by his conception of the world as will which objectifies itself in a series of gradations from the lowest manifestations of matter up to conscious man, gives a slightly new shape to the evolutional view of Schelling, though he deprives this view of its optimistic character by denying any co-operation of intelligence in the world-process.
The attitude of a man who denies the doctrine of immortality and rejoices in the denial is not strictly pessimistic. A Christian again may be pessimistic about the present; he must logically be optimistic about the future - a teleological view of the universe implies optimism on the whole; the agnostic may be indifferent to, or pessimistic, regarding the future, while exceedingly satisfied with life as he finds it.
This complex view of life is exemplified by Plato, whose general theory of idealism is entirely optimistic. In analysing the world of phenomena he necessarily takes a pessimistic view because phenomena are merely imitations more or less removed from reality, i.e.
Yet the idealistic postulate of a summum bonum is in result optimistic, and this view predominated among the Stoics and the Neoplatonists.
This, the original doctrine of the Buddha, though not adopted in the full sense by all his followers, is in fact at least as optimistic as any optimism of the West.
The theories of the modern evolutionist school, however, have introduced into materialistic theory a new optimistic note in doctrines such as that of the survival of the fittest.
Such doctrines regard the progress of humanity as on the whole tending to the greater perfection, and are markedly optimistic in contrast with earlier theories that progressive differentiation is synonymous with progressive decay.
When Mr Chamberlain reached the Transvaal in January 1903 the feeling among the British section of the community was optimistic. Mr Chamberlain was well received by the Boer leaders; it was, however, to the Rand magnates that he turned for financial help. That large sums were imperatively needed to accomplish the work of reconstruction was apparent.
But though he formulated no system of philosophy, and seemed to show the influence now of Plato, now of Kant, or of German thought as filtered through the brain of Coleridge, he was, like his American master, associate and friend, steadily optimistic, idealistic, individualistic. The teachings of William Ellery Channing a little before, as to the sacred inviolability of the human conscience - anticipating the later conclusions of Martineau - really lay at the basis of the work of most of the Concord transcendentalists and contributors to The Dial, of whom Alcott was one.
He was thus affected by two different and incongruous systems of thought - one setting out from an imaginary code of nature intended for the benefit of man, and leading to an optimistic view of the economic constitution founded on enlightened selfinterest; the other following inductive processes, and seeking to explain the several states in which the human societies are found existing, as results of circumstances or institutions which have been in actual operation.
The idea of putting forward political and philosophical principles under the fiction of an ideal state was doubtless taken from Plato's Republic. The Utopia in turn suggested the literary form adopted by Bacon, Hobbes, Filmer, and other later writers; and the name of the book has passed into the language as signifying optimistic but impracticable ideals of reform.
On March 12 1915, the following notice was issued by the Press Bureau, warning the newspapers that they were too optimistic in the pictures they gave of what was happening: " The magnitude of the British task in this great war runs serious risk of being overlooked by reason of exaggerated accounts of successes printed daily in the Press and especially by exhibiting posters framed to catch the eye and magnify comparatively unimportant actions into great victories.
In this connection my Council desire to direct your attention to the optimistic statements of the Prime Minister, Sir John French, ' Eye-Witness,' and other persons possessing official information.
This work may, to some extent, be regarded as supplementary to Faust; it presents the lighter, more cheerful and optimistic side of Goethe's philosophy in these years; Graf Egmont, the most winning and fascinating of the poet's heroes, is endowed with that "demonic" power over the sympathies of men and women, which Goethe himself possessed in so high a degree.
It is difficult even still to get beyond the maxims of practical wisdom he scattered so liberally through his writings, the lessons to be learned from Meister and Faust, or even that calm, optimistic fatalism which never deserted Goethe, and was so completely justified by the tenor of his life.
Aristotle is optimistic of achievement over the whole range of the sciences.
The fact that Rice was unduly optimistic and allowed the enterprises of the Convention to become almost hopelessly involved in debt, and was constrained to use some of the fund collected for missions to meet the exigencies of his educational and journalistic work, intensified the hostility of those who had suspected from the beginning the good faith of the agents and denied the scriptural authority of boards, paid agents, paid missionaries, &c. So virulent became the opposition that in several states, as Tennessee and Kentucky, the work of the Convention was for years excluded, and a large majority in each association refused to receive into their fellowship those who advocated or contributed to its objects.
But what about a reasoned belief based on a balanced look at both history and current reality that leads you to be optimistic?
And yet, I remain very optimistic.
I outline forty-five different ways this will happen—surely enough that even if you don't agree with them all, you will still have plenty of reason to be optimistic.
We continue to advocate an aggressive, optimistic approach for those patients with clinically confined tumors with isolated venous tumor thrombus extension.
I try to be more optimistic, think... The cassette barely picks up his voice, it is so tremulous and uncaring.
However, she epitomized the sound of optimistic uptown soul, especially in her work with Chicago 's Vee Jay label.
Normally, if the economy is doing well, then consumer confidence (how optimistic people are about spending money) rises.
Though Temple remained optimistic until the end, she was forced to make several compromises along the way.
At one time, you may have been optimistic on what you wanted to accomplish in a career.
An optimistic attitude can go a long way.
Once this calm feeling is part of your life you will be more optimistic and experience less anxiety in the rough times.
Can the optimistic Tohru Honda change the Sohmas for the better?
An optimistic way to look at it is that perhaps a feeling is so powerful that the author can only write a little bit about it.
It seems like overnight kids go from being fun loving and optimistic adolescents into hormonal and rule-breaking teenagers wreaking havoc.
Reps for Swayze also stated that they are more "optimistic" about his prognosis than what The National Enquirer was reporting.
Cohn and Greske wrote that, overall, "college graduates appear to have a more optimistic view of their past and future progress."
Keep an optimistic mind and you'll likely succeed at mastering your favorite pieces.
Baby Boomers born from 1946-1955 tend to be more free-spirited and optimistic.
Those born from 1956-1964 are typically less optimistic and have a general cynical outlook.
Despite an optimistic outlook for the merger between Sprint and Nextel in 2005, they still haven't topped the competition.
The creepy duo at the desk simply say, "Oh," and the mood shifts to optimistic and satisfied.
Once the diagnosis of Bell's palsy is made, parents can feel reasonably optimistic that this is a condition that normally resolves itself within a set period of time, usually a matter of days or weeks.
They laugh and smile more and have a generally optimistic view of the world and their life.
Think of the type of poem you would like to use, whether deep and passionate or lighthearted and optimistic.
Plants - Plants clean the air inside a space and help to keep you optimistic and energetic.
One of the most important things to remember regarding any support group is that in order for your mindset to remain optimistic, your group should be more solution oriented than sympathy oriented.
However, if your support group is actively seeking out answers and possible solutions for your common problems, you will find yourself feeling more hopeful and optimistic.
Ruth had decided early on that Barbie would be a hopeful and optimistic figure for young girls, empowering them to dream and reach for the stars.
The overall mood was still optimistic, and by night's end it was remembered as the longest Oscar ceremony in history, clocking in at four hours and 23 minutes.
More importantly, the tutorial is about as lively and entertaining as home candle making can get, so at the very least you'll be kept optimistic regarding your new hobby.
In most instances, the ghosts of the past should be "free" and "cheerful," and at times, wholly optimistic.
It is both natural and essential in the beginning of a relationship to be more optimistic of love.
Plus, girls are also more interested in guys who are optimistic and lighthearted.
Similarly, gifts that poke fun at marriage foibles in demeaning or harsh terms should be avoided at this type of optimistic celebration, as well as any gifts hinting far beyond the wedding ceremony - starting a family, for example.
With their optimistic slogans, adorable graphics and beautiful fabric designs, Life is Good tote bags are fashion accessories that are perfect for all ages.
Her designs suggest a unique combination of style and charm, and are buoyed by a rainbow of colors that can only be described as spirited and even optimistic.
The Pig enjoys a place of honor, renowned for its manners and optimistic nature.
Even though Libra presents a very light-hearted and optimistic outlook on life, under that beautiful veneer beats the heart of a coolly calculating mind.
One of the most important factors in using romance horoscopes is to remain optimistic.
Symbol and glyph: Aries' symbol and glyph translates into a dynamic, fiery individual who throws himself head first into challenges and stays optimistic no matter the odds.
When you read a profile about Sagittarius, one of the first things you'll learn is that this is an optimistic sign.
Taurus and Scorpio relationships represent one of the more optimistic matches within the zodiac.
The studio remains optimistic though and initial promotional posters have a release date of November 20, 2009.
Therefore, the simple offer of a warranty is cause to be optimistic about the watch - whether you actually purchase the warranty is up to you.
An Automotive World article was the least optimistic of all, stated that there would be no market growth in Europe at all over the next few years.
By choosing great workout music, you can feel more energetic and optimistic about your exercise routines, which in turn can help you develop better exercise habits for a healthy lifestyle.
Lyrics: Selecting music with optimistic or energetic lyrics can help you focus on the music during your workout rather than focusing on fatigue or an unwillingness to exercise.
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