Pessimistic Quotes by Serendipity1

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I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

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 the pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind.

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.

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

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.

I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist.

However they appear to the pessimist of the present day, it is not in specialization or complication that the chief danger to progress seems to lie, it is in something much more deep-seated and much more elusive.

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..

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

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism.

I guess I'm a hopeful optimist, because to be a pessimist is to be suicidal.

My optimism is shockingly refreshing
And you, are you optimistic?

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