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A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties
Harry S Truman
A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.
Oscar Wilde
All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
George Santayana
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
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
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
Norman Cousins
Pessimism is a waste of time
Norman Cousins
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power
William James
Pessimist: The optimist who didn't arrive
Mark Twain
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
Oscar Wilde
Pessimists have already begun to worry about what is going to replace automation
John Tudor
The man who is a pessimist before forty-eight knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little
Mark Twain
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose
Kahlil Gibran
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Mark Twain
To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic
Albert Schweitzer
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