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Top 100 Quotes About Pessimist

#1. An optimist is presented with a problem and sees an opportunity. A pessimist is presented with an opportunity and sees a problem. - Author: Harry S. Truman
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#2. 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. - Author: Emil Cioran
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#3. When you are a pessimist and the bad thing happens, you live it twice, Amos - Author: Michael Lewis
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#4. I've never met a successful pessimist. - Author: William O'Neil
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#5. An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#6. The pessimist's credo, or one of them, is that nonexistence never hurt anyone and existence hurts everyone. - Author: Thomas Ligotti
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#7. It's better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right - Author: Mark Twain
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#8. In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right. - Author: Jack Nicholson
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#9. I am neither an optimist nor a pessimist. Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. - Author: Lesslie Newbigin
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#10. The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it. - Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
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#11. Wyndham Lewis is basically a pessimist, thinking of human beings as doomed animals or determinist machines. His theory of satire is based on this view, and he finds plenty of evidence to support it in contemporary practice. - Author: Louis MacNeice
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#12. For an optimist, life is full of opportunity. For a pessimist, life is full of adversity. Life is what you think of it. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#13. You can add up your blessings or add up your troubles. Either way, you'll find you have an abundance. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#14. The pessimist can be enraged at wrong; but only the optimist can be surprised at it. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#15. I have always been - I think any student of history almost inevitably is - a cheerful pessimist. - Author: Jacques Barzun
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#16. A pessimist doesn't see the sunset outside, he sees the dirt on the window. - Author: Jim Rohn
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#17. On one hand, I'm an optimistic pessimist. On the other, I'm a pessimistic optimist. But while there's life, there's still hope, and I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing if I didn't think there was still hope. - Author: Helen Caldicott
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#18. A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air. - Author: Walter Winchell
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#19. I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist. - Author: J. Paul Getty
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#20. An optimist is someone who thinks that on planet number five the history of mankind will be less bloody. A pessimist is one who thinks otherwise. - Author: Milan Kundera
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#21. [A] pessimist gets nothing but pleasant surprises, an optimist nothing but unpleasant. - Author: Rex Stout
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#22. The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little. - Author: Mark Twain
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#23. The pessimist is seldom an agitating individual. His creed breeds indifference to others, and he does not trouble himself to thrust his views upon the unconvinced. - Author: Agnes Repplier
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#24. An optimist sees the miracles and beauty of life and a pessimist sees the sufferings and wonders, where is the life? - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#25. He who thinks all mankind is vile is a pessimist who mistakes his introspection for observation; he looks into his own heart and thinks he sees the world. - Author: William George Jordan
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#26. A pessimist is someone who has forgotten the joy of beginning. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#27. To see all pessimists as pessimists is to be a pessimist. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#28. Know what an optimist is, Major? A pessimist without much experience. - Author: Nicholas Proffitt
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#29. I'm a kind of hard-wired pessimist. I can't help but see the world in a certain kind of way. - Author: Nick Cave
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#30. I'm a pessimist by nature, so it's always the worst things that come to mind first whenever you make a decision or have a decision to make. - Author: Domhnall Gleeson
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#31. I hope to-morrow will be a fine day, Lane.
It never is, sir.
Lane, you're a perfect pessimist.
I do my best to give satisfaction, sir. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#32. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#33. I'm a pessimist. But I'm a pessimist with a sense of responsibility. - Author: Maynard James Keenan
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#34. In the long run, the pessimist may be proven right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip. - Author: Daniel Reardon
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#35. Life inflicts the same setbacks and tragedies on the optimist as on the pessimist, but the optimist weathers them better. - Author: Martin Seligman
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#36. The world belongs to optimists; the pessimists are only spectators. - Author: Francois Guizot
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#37. To the optimist all doors have handles and hinges; to the pessimist, all doors have locks and latches. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#38. I will be the first to admit that I am a pessimist by nature. It is, after all, the wisest way to be. We pessimists have everything to gain, whereas optimists have a fifty-fifty chance of being disappointed. - Author: Tamar Myers
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#39. I guess I'm a hopeful optimist, because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal. - Author: Peter Benchley
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#40. Rut, routine, robotic. These are the three R's of adult-hood. Wake up, eat, go to work, eat, work more, come home, eat, sleep, and repeat every day until we all reach retirement, or death. - Author: Craig R. Key
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#41. The pessimist waits for better times, and expects to keep on waiting; the optimist goes to work with the best that is at hand now, and proceeds to create better times. - Author: Christian D. Larson
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#42. I'm a pessimist about probabilities; I'm an optimist about possibilities. - Author: Lewis Mumford
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#43. Don't ever become a pessimist ... a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
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#44. A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#45. To a pessimist, losing bobby pins is as hopeless as losing hair.
To an optimist, losing hair gives hope to get the lost bobby pins back. - Author: Munia Khan
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#46. The optimist sees the doughnut but the pessimist see 452 calories and a shed load of sugar ... - Author: James Minter
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#47. Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#48. An optimist is merely an ex-pessimist with his pockets full of money, his digestion in good condition, and his wife in the country. - Author: Helen Rowland
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#49. It is not at all polite to point out a crusty old pessimist's dark inner secret. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#50. When hearing a door creak, the optimist thinks it's opening and the pessimist thinks it's closing. - Author: Matthieu Ricard
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#51. A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are. - Author: Chauncey Depew
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#52. A pessimist is a person who is always right but doesn't get any enjoyment out of it, while an optimist, is one who imagines that the future is uncertain. It is a duty to be an optimist, because if you imagine that the future is uncertain, then you mu - Author: Victor Cherbuliez
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#53. Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. - Author: Woody Allen
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#54. I am not a pessimist but a pejorist (as George Eliot said she was not an optimist but a meliorist); and that philosophy is founded on my observation of the world, not on anything so trivial and irrelevant as personal history. - Author: A.E. Housman
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#55. I try not to be too optimistic or pessimistic. If you're a pessimist then that's depressing all the time; if you're an optimist and things don't work out then that's depressing, too. - Author: Nicholas Hoult
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#56. An optimist is the man who looks after your eyes, and the pessimist the person who looks after your feet. - Author: Ada Leverson
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#57. I'm a pessimist by nature. A pot head, but a pessimist. - Author: Bill Maher
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#58. I am such a pessimist that every project has surpassed what I envisioned. - Author: Colin Mochrie
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#59. Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information. - Author: Idries Shah
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#60. The pessimist focuses on the storm;
the optimist looks forward to the rainbow. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#61. I start to think, 'It's awful being too poor to even buy my own dress for homecoming.' But that's instantly swept away by another thought: 'I'm so lucky that someone cates enough to loan me a dress. - Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
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#62. A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#63. Briefly, then, life, to the pessimist, is a motiveless desire, a constant pain and continued struggle, followed by death, and so on, in secula seculorum, until the planet's crust crumbles to dust. - Author: Edgar Saltus
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#64. I'm a pessimist by nature. I don't think things are ever going to work out, I'm not particularly ambitious. - Author: Diablo Cody
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#65. Many an optimist has become rich simply by buying out a pessimist. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#66. That was one of the virtues of being a pessimist: nothing was ever as bad as you thought it would be. - Author: James Jones
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#67. The pessimist has to invent new reasons to exist every day: he is a victim of the "meaning" of life. - Author: Emil M. Cioran
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#68. I have always had a passion for the beautiful. If the man in me is often a pessimist, the artist, on the contrary, is pre-eminently an optimist. - Author: Jules Breton
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#69. A pessimist asked God for relief. Ah, you wish me to restore your hope and cheerfulness, said God. No, replied the petitioner, I wish you to create something that would justify them. The world is all created,said God, but you have overlooked something - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#70. This is the picture of the spirit world. It is the world of the optimist. The pessimist has no share in its great glory, because he refuses to accept the possibility which is the nature of life. Thus he denies to himself all he desires, and even the possibility of achieving his desires. - Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
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#71. I never considered myself a lucky person. I'm the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am. - Author: Christopher Nolan
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#72. The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly; the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#73. Unsure of what I was. An optimist? A pessimist?
Neither. A fool. - Author: Jay Asher
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#74. An egocentric pessimist is a person who thinks he hasn't changed, but that other people are behaving worse than before. - Author: Idries Shah
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#75. The phenomenal thing that happened to me is that I was able to create two memorable men: one is the ultimate optimist, Rocky, and then you have Rambo, the ultimate pessimist. You're going to always be remembered for them, no matter what you do. - Author: Sylvester Stallone
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#76. The believer is neither a pessimist nor an optimist. To be either is illusory. The believer sees reality not in a certain light but as it is, and believes only in God and God's power towards all and over all that is seen. (in No Rusty Swords) - Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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#77. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. - Author: James Branch Cabell
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#78. I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool, an optimist must know what a sad place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day. - Author: Peter Ustinov
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#79. Pessimist: The optimist who didn't arrive. - Author: Mark Twain
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#80. You're the optimist all the way through, pretending to be a pessimist on the inside, because you can act like it hurts less if you say you knew all along it was going to go down like that. - Author: Amy Jo Cousins
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#81. Realism is for pessimists. An optimist creates his own reality. - Author: David Harley
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#82. I've turned over a new leaf. On TV, Kenny Wallace said I was a pessimist after Charlotte, so I got mad. Now I am so excited about coming back that I just can't stand it. I wish we were starting tomorrow and I'm going to win! That's the new me. - Author: Mark Martin
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#83. But it was a religion which enabled him to despise himself and everyone else without despising the universe, thus allowing him at once in argument or conversation to the advantages of the pessimist and the optimist. - Author: Charles Williams
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#84. I'm not a pessimist by nature. I'm not someone who sees things in a bleak way. - Author: Nouriel Roubini
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#85. Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#86. We did it!" I said, feeling limp with relief. "It actually worked!"
Dr. Turgenev rubbed his forehead. "I had very big doubts."
"Big doubts?" I said weakly.
The Russian scientist shrugged. "I am pessimist," he said. - Author: Kenneth Oppel
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#87. In the Soviet Union we have a saying, a pessimist is someone who believes things can't get any worse. An optimist thinks maybe they can. - Author: Abel Aganbegyan
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#88. 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. - Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
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#89. Vision involves optimism and hope. The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. - Author: J. Oswald Sanders
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#90. If I'm going to be a pessimist, then I should just stop writing for young people because that's too heavy a burden to put on young readers. But also, I get to meet with people who have waded through horrible things, and they get up every morning, and they try to do their best. - Author: Deborah Ellis
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#91. Actually he was a pessimist, and, like all pessimists, a ridiculously unobservant man. - Author: Vladimir Nabokov
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#92. Man is brilliant at solving problems; but solving them only makes him the victim of his own childishness and laziness. It is this recognition that has made almost every major philosopher in history a pessimist. - Author: Colin Wilson
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#93. I am by nature an optimist and by intellectual conviction a pessimist. - Author: William Golding
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#94. When opportunity knocks a pessimist dials 911;
when opportunity knocks an optimist sets the table. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#95. The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#96. Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#97. I can't seem to be a pessimist long enough to overlook the possibility of things being overwhelmingly good. - Author: John Corey Whaley
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#98. Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave. Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be. - Author: Will Harvey
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#99. A pessimist sees the darkness around the light, but an optimist looks for the light in the darkness. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#100. I don't like him," said Gus. "Never did. Guy bitches about what he doesn't have, loses sight of what he does have, and is never happy. He's what you call a - what's that word?"
"Pessimist?" said Fet.
"Asshole," said Gus. - Author: Guillermo Del Toro
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