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Jack Cleary Quotes and Sayings

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A pessimist is never disappointed.
- Jack Cleary

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado


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