I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge
you think it's going to rain, it will.
A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an
A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.
Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make
Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.
A pessimist confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.
You are the average of the five people you associate with most, so do not
effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn't making you
stronger, they're making you weaker.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the
red stoplight. The truly wise person is color-blind.
A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
George Bernard Shaw
Every person has the power to make others happy. Some do it simply by entering a
others by leaving the room. Some individuals leave trails of gloom; others, trails of joy. Some
leave trails of hate and bitterness; others, trails of love and harmony. Some leave trails of
cynicism and pessimism; others trails of faith and optimism. Some leave trails of criticism and
resignation; others trails of gratitude and hope. What kind of trails do you leave?
William Arthur Ward
I have never seen pessimists make anything work, or contribute anything of lasting
An optimist thinks this is the best of all worlds. A pessimist fears the same may
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns,
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the
difference is droll: The optimist sees the the
doughnut; the pessimist the hole.
Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.
Robert G. Allen
It's more than a little comforting to know that people can become
pessimists can become optimists, and that stressed and negative brains can be trained
see more possibility. The competitive edge is available to all who put in the effort.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted
opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up
to make sure
the old one leaves.
There are no optimistic or pessimistic personalities. There are only single,
for optimistic or pessimistic thoughts.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in
Pessimist: the optimist who didn't arrive.
If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny.
Well, I can say
that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the
pessimist the parachute.
George Bernard Shaw
The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite
possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the
island of perpetual indecision.
William Arthur Ward
If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone.
I should seek
in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I
should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to
fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape
a misery worse than any physical deprivation.
The light at the end
of the tunnel is just the light of an oncoming train.
I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is half empty. And
I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.
Since I gave up hope, I feel so much better.