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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 pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry S. Truman
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.
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
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
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.
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.
In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
Laurence J. Peter
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.
I'm a pessimist. But I'm a pessimist with a sense of responsibility.
Maynard James Keenan
I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
Jean de La Fontaine
No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.
William Ralph Inge
Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave. Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be.
I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.
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