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Positive Quotes about Pessimism

Let these Pessimism quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Related topics: Positive Optimism

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Footprints in the sand...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Pay attention.
Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Pessimism is as American as apple pie -
frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
- George Will

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

Pessimism only describes an attitude,
and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
- Francis Parker Yockey

 

There's probably a little greater case for pessimism than optimism.
But I do not rule out optimism.
- Jim Leach

In securing the future of the planet,
we secure happiness for ourselves.
One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the
tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.
- Bob Brown

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
- Arnold Bennett

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
- Golda Meir

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.
- Clint Eastwood

If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity.
Is there any need to choose between them?
- Francis Parker Yockey

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
- Antonio Gramsci

You know, the pessimism which exists now in the Middle
East existed in Northern Ireland,
but we stayed at it.
- George J. Mitchell

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
- Bernard De Voto

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
- William James

Optimism doesn't wait on facts.
It deals with prospects.
Pessimism is a waste of time.
- Norman Cousins

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting
the sincerity of other pessimists.
- Jean Rostand

I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism.
I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
- Patricia Ireland

We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
- Edmond Rostand

I found, when I left, that there were others who felt the same way.
We'd meet, they'd come and seek me out,
we'd talk about the future.
And I found that their depression and pessimism was
every bit as acute as mine.
- Wole Soyinka

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

Never be stopped by fear or self-pity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never take counsel of your fears.
- Andrew Jackson

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Never give up.
- Anonymous

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late.
- Anonymous

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Never give in - never, never, never, never.
- Winston Churchill

Never quit.
- Anonymous

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein


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