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If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity.
by Francis Parker Yockey

If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity.
Is there any need to choose between them?
- Francis Parker Yockey

Pessimism only describes an attitude,
and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The important part of Marxism was its demand for active,
constant, practical, class-war.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Rationalism, which is the feeling that everything is
subject to and completely explicable by Reason,
consequently rejects everything not visible and calculable.
- Francis Parker Yockey

 

Liberalism is Rationalism in politics.
- Francis Parker Yockey

To an intellectual who is adrift in politics,
a theory is an aim; to a true politician his theory is a boundary.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The State becomes society or humanity on the ethical side,
a production and trade system on the economic side.
- Francis Parker Yockey

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Liberalism is a most important by-product of Rationalism,
and its origins and ideology must be clearly shown.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Man as a pure animal does not exist.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Leftist ideas are a part of the very atmosphere which American youth breathes.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The way politics divides the world is into friend and enemy.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Capitalism is not an economic system,
but a world-outlook, or rather, a part of a whole world-outlook.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Politics is activity in relation to power.
- Francis Parker Yockey

A moment's reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative.
It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Liberalism can only be defined negatively.
It is a mere critique, not a living idea.
- Francis Parker Yockey

To the fantastic mental illness of Rationalism,
hard facts are regrettable things, and to talk about them is to create them.
- Francis Parker Yockey

No section of the American populace has been more completely
deceived by the forces interested in keeping the truth
from the people than America's youth.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The 19th century was the age of Individualism;
the 20th and 21st are the ages of Socialism.
- Francis Parker Yockey

As a world view, Darwinism cannot of course be refuted,
since Faith is, always has been, and always will be,
stronger than facts.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Alliance does not mean love, any more than war means hate.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The early American arrived at a land of which he knew nothing.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Every science is a profane restatement of the preceding
dogmas of the religious period.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The independence of the economic sphere was a tenet
of faith with Liberalism.
- Francis Parker Yockey

A political theory seeks to find from history the limits
of the politically possible.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The purest expression of the doctrine of Liberalism
was probably that of Benjamin Constant.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Every non-political human grouping of whatever kind,
legal, social, religious, economic or other becomes
at last political if it creates an opposition deep
enough to range men against one another as enemies.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Hatred is not contained in political thinking.
Any hatred worked up against the public enemy is non-political,
and always shows some weakness in the internal political situation.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

Footprints in the sand...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Pay attention.
Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
- Antonio Gramsci

Pessimism is as American as apple pie -
frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
- George Will

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
- Arnold Bennett

I don't believe in pessimism.
If something doesn't come up the way you want,
forge ahead.
If you think it's going to rain, it will.
- Clint Eastwood

Optimism doesn't wait on facts.
It deals with prospects.
Pessimism is a waste of time.
- Norman Cousins

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
- Ian Mcewan

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
- Bernard De Voto

I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism.
I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
- Patricia Ireland

There's probably a little greater case for pessimism than optimism.
But I do not rule out optimism.
- Jim Leach

In securing the future of the planet,
we secure happiness for ourselves.
One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the
tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.
- Bob Brown

You know, the pessimism which exists now in the Middle
East existed in Northern Ireland,
but we stayed at it.
- George J. Mitchell

We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting
the sincerity of other pessimists.
- Jean Rostand

My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
- Edmond Rostand

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
- Golda Meir

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
- William James

I found, when I left, that there were others who felt the same way.
We'd meet, they'd come and seek me out,
we'd talk about the future.
And I found that their depression and pessimism was
every bit as acute as mine.
- Wole Soyinka

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The novel is born of disillusionment;
the poem,
of despair.
- Jose Bergamin

Man's nature is not essentially evil.
Brute nature has been known to
yield to the influence of love.
You must never despair of human nature.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice,
more drunkards than thirst,
and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
- The Buddha

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair,
offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity
that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
- Albert Camus

Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths of despair.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

I've found a different way to scent the air:
already it's a by-word for despair.
- Andrew Motion

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream,
the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter,
than the gloom of despair.
- Thomas Jefferson

This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief,
and constructed at the brink of despair,
contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph
over the powers of darkness.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings,
hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
- Elie Wiesel

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle,
I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H. G. Wells

To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China -
the greatest and oldest despotism in the world -
for a cheap working slave.
- Denis Kearney

No matter how ephemeral it is, a novel is something,
while despair is nothing.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

Her pupils were at once her salvation and her despair.
They gave her the means of supporting life,
but they made life hardly worth supporting.
- P. G. Wodehouse

To my utter despair I have discovered,
and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses
no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
- Mikhail Bakunin

So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair,
we do not have the right to try to eliminate those
means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair.
- Antonin Artaud

Because I remember, I despair.
Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair.
- Elie Wiesel


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