The Optimist's Creed was written by Christian D. Larson in 1912. It's about staying strong in optimism. The ideas and words are so positive and inspiring, it became a driving force behind the organization Optimists International. It inspired me to create an oath, so I could read it and absorb the words into my psyche. I believe that optimism is essential for world peace. Therefore, I offer this oath as a free download for anyone to share, print and copy. Click on the download button below. It is designed to print out on a regular US letter size sheet: 8.5 x 11 inches.