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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
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.
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.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I guess I am an optimist in a pessimist brain, if that makes any sense. I believe in the innate goodness of most people in this world, and yet I'm a damaged soul like many other people and have my own demons and things I struggle with.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry S Truman
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.
I never considered myself a lucky person. I'm the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
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.
What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
It might interest you to know that the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary identifies the optimist in complimentary terms, but says nothing about the pessimist. The word 'pessimist' was not in our vocabulary at that time. It's a modern 'invention' which I believe we should 'dis-invent.'
Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege.
I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
To a profound pessimist about life, being in danger is not depressing.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
I happen to be a pessimist, and maybe that's a good thing because I don't stop to smell the roses - which is not a good personal thing. I don't stop and enjoy those moments... Always on to the next and never in the moment.
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
Jean de La Fontaine
A pessimist is a man who tells the truth prematurely.
Cyrano de Bergerac
I am incrementally a pessimist, but I see the international debate that Edward Snowden has engendered, and I think this is exactly where the discussion should be. So, I would say I'm more optimistic than pessimistic.
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