A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
Pessimists are usually right and optimists are usually wrong but all the great changes have been accomplished by optimists.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
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.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... the truly wise person is colorblind.
I never considered myself a lucky person. I'm the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am.
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!
I am such a pessimist that every project has surpassed what I envisioned.
When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.
In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right.
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