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Pessimist Quotes

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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

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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

 

A pessimist is never disappointed.
- Jack Cleary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and
optimists about the past.
- Lewis Mumford

Pessimists are usually kind.
The gay, bubbling over, have to time for the pitiful.
- Sean O'Faolain

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

Pessimists are not boring.
Pessimists are right.
Pessimists are superfluous.
- Elias Canetti

How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear,
in order to prove that they are right.
- Robert Mallet

And our pessimists think this has taken too long.
Our pessimists believe that too many Americans have died.
Our pessimists believe that we have lost the war.
- John Linder

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

Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others.
Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice,
that they're better than other human beings.
- James A. Baldwin

If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow,
the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive
legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us.
- Jane Rule

Traditionalists will have to master techniques of sustained
activism formerly monopolized by the left.
- Christopher Lasch

Traditionalists often study what is taught,
not what there is to create.
- Ed Parker

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

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

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

Know that you sail the seas of life
as the master of your own ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Master acts without doing, and everything gets done.
- Lao Tzu

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation.
Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs
is the whole function of a master.
- Osho

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

I alone am the MASTER of my ship of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi


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