the spirit of the gospel is optimistic (Whitney)

“The spirit of the gospel is optimistic; it trusts in God and looks on the bright side of things. The opposite or pessimistic spirit drags men down and away from God, looks on the dark side, murmurs, complains, and is slow to yield obedience.”  

Elder Orson F. Whitney
In Conference Report, Apr. 1917, 43.

See also Ether 8:26

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