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Chauncey Depew Quotes and Sayings

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A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad.
An optimist is one who hopes they are.
- Chauncey Depew

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide
that you are not going to stay where you are.
- Chauncey Depew

The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you
removed the possibility of doing something.
- Chauncey Depew

The government of the United States is and always has
been a lawyer's government.
- Chauncey Depew

 

It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers.
- Chauncey Depew

I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise.
- Chauncey Depew

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker.
Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy.
Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot'
than the stigma of conformity.
And on issues that seem important to you,
stand up and be counted at any cost.
- Chauncey Depew

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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

A pessimist is never disappointed.
- Jack Cleary

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
- Mark Twain

A pessimist is a man who tells the truth prematurely.
- Edmond Rostand

I don't consider myself a pessimist.
I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain.
And I feel soaked to the skin.
- Leonard Cohen

I'm not a pessimist, even though I do think awful things are going to happen.
- James Lovelock

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds,
and the pessimist fears this is true.
- James Branch Cabell

I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.
- Paul Harvey

No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is
a system of radical optimism.
- William Ralph Inge

I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist.
- Paul Getty

I guess I'm a hopeful optimist, because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal.
- Peter Benchley

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities
and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
- Harry S. Truman

The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
- William Arthur Ward

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.
A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
- Bill Vaughan

Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.
- Robert G. Allen

A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
- Laurence J. Peter

Don't ever become a pessimist...
a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist,
but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are
constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
- George Will

To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears it is true.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave.
Tomorrow has always been better than today,
and it always will be.
- Paul Harvey

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist.
Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
- Jack Nicholson

A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
- Don Marquis

A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse;
so much the better.
- Jean de La Fontaine

I am such a pessimist that every project has surpassed what I envisioned.
- Colin Mochrie

I'm a pessimist because of intelligence,
but an optimist because of will.
- Antonio Gramsci

An optimist may see a light where there is none,
but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
- Rene Descartes

A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.
- Walter Winchell

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is,
in my opinion, a form of optimism.
- Roberto Rossellini

I'm sort of a pessimist about tomorrow and an optimist
about the day after tomorrow.
- Eric Sevareid

A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately
acquainted with an optimist.
- Elbert Hubbard

I think I probably hoped for it a little bit,
but I'm not an optimist.
I'm a realist...
or maybe even a pessimist.
- Clay Aiken

Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege.
- William Beveridge

The difference between an optimist and a pessimist?
An optimist laughs to forget,
but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
- Tom Bodett

I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist
in art as well as a symbolist in literature.
Not that I understand what these terms mean,
but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.
- Henry Brooks Adams

What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise?
It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene,
there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on.
I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there.
I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson -
by their intervention,
saved the myth.
- Slavoj Zizek

I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant.
After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must
know how sad a place the world can be.
It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.
- Peter Ustinov

I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss
of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who
thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his
future can only be triumphant?
- Eugenio Montale

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god,
still speaking almost gently.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds;
and the pessimist fears this is true.
- James Branch Cabell

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do
- don Miguel Ruiz

The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
- Thomas Carlyle

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

He who experiences the unity of life
sees his own Self in all beings,
and all beings in his own Self,
and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
- The Buddha

A true friend sees the good in everything,
and brings out the best in the worst of things.
- Sasha Azevedo

BUILD UP YOUR CIRCLE....
A mind that perceives
What can rationally be.
A spirit that sees
Innovative possibility.
A heart that is open to
Both beginnings and ends.
A firm hand that fits readily
To the reach of a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
- Oscar Wilde

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

When once an Indian sees that his food is secure,
he does not care what the chief or any one else says.
- George Crook

Freewill means that the Universe never judges,
never interferes with your own choices -
and sees you as a being of equal creative power.
- Joy Page

He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature,
before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man,
and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself,
there is no God.
- John Donne

A man prone to suspect evil is mostly looking in his
neighbor for what he sees in himself.
- Augustus Hare

What one generation sees as a luxury,
the next sees as a necessity.
- Anthony Crosland


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