The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Pessimism leads to weakness. Optimism leads to power.
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Pessimism never won any battle.
The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
When its dark enough you can see the stars.
An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays And confident tomorrows.
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
In optimism there is magic. In pessimism there is nothing.
We live in the best of all possible worlds
A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
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.
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