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Definition of Pessimism

Pessimism

  1. The opinion or doctrine that everything in nature is ordered for or tends to the worst, or that the world is wholly evil; -- opposed to optimism.
  2. A disposition to take the least hopeful view of things.

Pessimism Quotations

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
William James

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.
Clint Eastwood

We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
Golda Meir

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.
Harvey Mackay
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Pessimism Translations

pessimism in Dutch is pessimisme, zwaartillendheid
pessimism in French is pessimisme
pessimism in German is Pessismismus
pessimism in Spanish is pesimismo