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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
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.
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.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry S Truman
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.
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
A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
Laurence J. Peter
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
I never considered myself a lucky person. I'm the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am.
If we don't change from a world society that worships money and power to one that worships compassion and generosity, I think we'll be extinct by mid-century. I don't say that as an alarmist or as a 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.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
I have one good characteristic: I'm a pessimist, so I always imagine the worst - always. To me, the future is a black hole.
Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
I'm a pessimist. But I'm a pessimist with a sense of responsibility.
Maynard James Keenan
I happen to be a pessimist, and maybe that's a good thing because I don't stop to smell the roses - which is not a good personal thing. I don't stop and enjoy those moments... Always on to the next and never in the moment.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his future can only be triumphant?
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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