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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.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
Pessimism never won any battle.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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 only describes an attitude, and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
Francis Parker Yockey
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
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.
Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it's all at, it's what lights the fire.
I don't think in terms of optimism and pessimism when writing a story. I am telling a story.
Blending hard-bitten realism with long-view optimism, Obama said that every 20 or 30 years brings a new cycle of pessimism in America.
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
Younger people have so many opportunities. I don't see any pessimism among them.
Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
I ceased using words like optimism and pessimism a long time ago.
Web 2.0 ideas have a chirpy, cheerful rhetoric to them, but I think they consistently express a profound pessimism about humans, human nature and the human future.
One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
Pessimism is as American as apple pie - frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
Though there are many differences between Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter, they are strikingly similar in their poor economic records and even more so in their shared pessimism and bearishness on America.
If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger.
I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
When thinking about the future, it is fashionable to be pessimistic. Yet the evidence unequivocally belies such pessimism. Over the past centuries, humanity's lot has improved dramatically - in the developed world, where it is rather obvious, but also in the developing world, where life expectancy has more than doubled in the past 100 years.
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.
If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity. Is there any need to choose between them?
Francis Parker Yockey
You know, the pessimism which exists now in the Middle East existed in Northern Ireland, but we stayed at it.
George J. Mitchell
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.
My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
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