A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
I like pessimists. They’re always the ones who bring life jackets for the boat.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
To the optimist all doors have handles and hinges; to the pessimist, all doors have locks and latches.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.
An optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist sees the whole.
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
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.
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.
Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
In optimism there is magic. In pessimism there is nothing.
Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism. You become a pessimist-a demonic, elemental, bestial pessimist-only when life has been defeated many times in its fight against depression.
Pessimism is as American as apple pie - frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are.
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