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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

Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
Norman Cousins

Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist.
Margaret Atwood

When the wires are all down and your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, have you grown old.
Samuel Ullman

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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