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Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
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 never won any battle.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
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 is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
Pessimism only describes an attitude, and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
Francis Parker Yockey
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.
Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
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.
Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist.
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
I don't think in terms of optimism and pessimism when writing a story. I am telling a story.
Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
Younger people have so many opportunities. I don't see any pessimism among them.
Blending hard-bitten realism with long-view optimism, Obama said that every 20 or 30 years brings a new cycle of pessimism in America.
I ceased using words like optimism and pessimism a long time ago.
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.
The reason why there is more pessimism about technology in Europe has to do with history, the use of databases to keep track of people in the camps, ecological disasters.
I'm British; pessimism is my wheelhouse.
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.
Pessimism is as American as apple pie - frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity. Is there any need to choose between them?
Francis Parker Yockey
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.
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.
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.
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