A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself.

A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.

A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.

A pessimist is one who has been compelled to live with an optimist.

A pessimist is one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.

I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.

I doubt anyone will ever see — anywhere — a memorial to a pessimist.

I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.

I've never seen a monument erected for a pessimist.

If we see light at the end of the tunnel, it the light of the oncoming train.

If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.

If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.

In the long run, the pessimist may be proven right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.

It is a quite remarkable fact that the great religions of the most civilized peoples are more deeply fraught with sadness than the simpler beliefs of earlier societies. This certainly does not mean that the current of pessimism is eventually to submerge the other, but it proves that it does not lose ground and that it does not seem destined to disappear.

It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.

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.

No good deed goes unpunished.

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.

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.

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