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Pessimism Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Pessimism:

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
~ Elbert Hubbard, The Note-Book, 1927.

Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure.
~ Bill Clinton.

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

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

Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.
~ Douglas Jerrold, Meeting Troubles Half-Way, 1859.

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
~ George F. Will, The Leveling Wind.

A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.
~ Leonard Louis Levinson.

Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn't expect to be paid back.
~ Author Unknown.

An optimist is merely an ex-pessimist with his pockets full of money, his digestion in good condition, and his wife in the country.
~ Helen Rowland.

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.

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.
~ Gil Stern.

How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right?
~ Robert Mallett, Apostilles, 1972.

If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, "Well, this isn't too bad. I don't have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed," but most of us would say something more along the lines of "Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!"
~ Lemony Snicket.

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.

In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
~ Daniel L. Reardon.

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
~ Oscar Wilde.

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
~ James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion, 1926.

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

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