Pessimism is playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play.
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
Man, at least when educated, is a pessimist. He believes it safer not to reflect on his achievements; Jove is known to strike such people down.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars.
I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.
A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things.
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.
We live in the best of all possible worlds
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
I see light at the end of the tunnel.
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
If we see light at the end of the tunnel, it's the light of the oncoming train.
Creeds matter very little... The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. So I elect for neither label.
In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to act.
You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down
A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous.
A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are.
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