Quotation Explorer - 'Pessimist'

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. - Harry S Truman
A pessimist is someone who has forgotten the joy of beginning. - Marty Rubin
A pessimist says the glass is half empty, an optimist says the glass is half full, and an engineer says the glass is too big. - Scott Edward Shjefte
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. - James Branch Cabell
Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself and hates them for it. - George Bernard Shaw
A pessimist is a man who looks both ways before crossing a one way street. - Laurence J. Peter
"Do you know what a pessimist is?" "A man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it." - George Bernard Shaw
When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective. - Harvey MacKay
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. - Abel Aganbegyan
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimist. - Don Marquis
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. - Albert Schweitzer
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist knows it. - J. Robert Oppenheimer
A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist. - Elbert Hubbard
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. - Leonard Louis Levinson
A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. - George Bernard Shaw
A pessimist finds the darkness around the light but an optimist becomes the light in the darkness. - Debasish Mridha
Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted island, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller
A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. - George Bernard Shaw
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. - Helen Keller
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. - George F. Will
A pessimist is never disappointed.
The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision. - William Arthur Ward
An optimist sees a failure as an opportunity to excel, but a pessimist sees a failure as an opportunity to quit. - Debasish Mridha
I am by nature an optimist and by intellectual conviction a pessimist. - William Golding
The pessimist may call the optimist a fool; but who is more foolish, the happy individual who expects more happiness or the one who fills his life with bitterness and has only more despair to look forward to? - Wayne Gerard Trotman
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston S. Churchill
A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.
I must be an optimist, because a pessimist is never disappointed. - Janis Joplin
When men have come to the edge of a precipice, it is the lover of life who has the spirit to leap backwards, and only the pessimist who continues to believe in progress. - G.K. Chesterton
One can be a pessimist in thought but not in action. - Marty Rubin
The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole. - Oscar Wilde
No pessimist discovered the secrets of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit - Helen Keller
A pessimist is a person who has to listen to too many optimists. - Don Marquis
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose. - Kahlil Gibran
A pessimist is a man who tells the truth prematurely. - Cyrano de Bergerac
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little. - Mark Twain
For an optimist life is beautiful, for a pessimist life is beautiful for the fool. - Debasish Mridha
If a pessimist is always right, is he a realist? - Unknown
An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves. - Bill Vaughan
One can be a pessimist in thought, but not in action. - Marty Rubin
The optimist sees the glass as half full, the pessimist as half empty. What I see is water that can save someone's life. - Abhijit Naskar
Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist. - Robert G. Allen
A pessimist sees the darkness around the light, but an optimist looks for the light in the darkness. - Debasish Mridha
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist. - Mark Twain
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. - Helen Keller
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both. - Jewish Proverb
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