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Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
Confidence isn't optimism or pessimism, and it's not a character attribute. It's the expectation of a positive outcome.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
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
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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.
My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
We were poor, my mother and I, living in a world of doom and gloom, pessimism and bitterness, where storms raged and wolves scratched at the door.
Germany's Angela Merkel exudes an atmosphere of elderly exhaustion and pooped-out pessimism. Britain's David Cameron, though by nature exuberant, feels he has to look and sound glum. And France's leader, Francois Hollande, seems determined to drive every successful businessman out of the country.
Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist.
Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
When the wires are all down and your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, have you grown old.
I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
Pessimism never won any battle.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
Pessimism doesn't grow your business or even maintain the status quo. The pessimists on your staff make the job harder for everyone around them. They make difficulties out of opportunities.
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 only describes an attitude, and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
Francis Parker Yockey
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
I don't think in terms of optimism and pessimism when writing a story. I am telling a story.
Churches can become places of cynicism, resistance, and pessimism.
Pessimism is as American as apple pie - frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
Pessimism is my default setting.
There's nothing particularly wrong with being more pessimistic than optimistic. Optimism is broad-based, non-detail-oriented thinking; pessimism is detail-oriented thinking.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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