The Optimist Creed

In 1912, author Christian D. Larson published “Your Forces and How to Use Them.” Within the pages of the book was a creed which was adopted by Optimist International as the Optimist Creed. For over one hundred years, Optimists have promised to recite and to live by the tenets of The Optimist Creed.

With purposes clearly defined and a Creed–a powerful tool for living–Optimist International has continued to grow and flourish. In this rapidly-expanding world, there doesn’t seem to be any such thing as too much optimism. Thank YOU to all who support Optimism for continuing to add to the legacy. Here is the Optimist Creed: