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When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Don't ever become a pessimist... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.
Robert A. Heinlein
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.
I never considered myself a lucky person. I'm the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry S Truman
Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave. Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
I have one good characteristic: I'm a pessimist, so I always imagine the worst - always. To me, the future is a black hole.
A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
Laurence J. Peter
The phenomenal thing that happened to me is that I was able to create two memorable men: one is the ultimate optimist, Rocky, and then you have Rambo, the ultimate pessimist. You're going to always be remembered for them, no matter what you do.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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