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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

Confidence isn't optimism or pessimism, and it's not a character attribute. It's the expectation of a positive outcome.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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

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

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
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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
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