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Pessimism Quotes

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Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Related topics: Positive Optimism

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 leads to weakness, optimism to power.
- William James

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never take counsel of your fears.
- Andrew Jackson

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Benjamin Franklin

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
- Winston Churchill

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- James Allen

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Never quit.
- Anonymous


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