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A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
Aldous Huxley
A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
Elbert Hubbard
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill
A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
George Bernard Shaw
An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.
Jules Renard
An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
George Jean Nathan
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
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
Rene Descartes
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!
Oscar Wilde
Don't ever become a pessimist, Ira; a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun--and neither can stop the march of events.
Robert A. Heinlein
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else
Winston Churchill
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Walt Disney
I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it
seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that
you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that
regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're
gone from your life. I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as
making a life. I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both
hands; you need to be able to throw some things back. I've learned that whenever
I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've
learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that
every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or
just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
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
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you've got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Robert Fulghum
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
Oscar Wilde
Inflation does not lubricate trade but by rescuing traders from their errors of optimism or stupidity
John Kenneth Galbraith
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
Helen Keller
One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you've got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.
Robert Fulghum
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
Norman Cousins
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant- the digitalis of failure
Elbert Hubbard
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