There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
I'm sort of a pessimist about tomorrow and an optimist about the day after tomorrow.
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.
The pessimist is seldom an agitating individual. His creed breeds indifference to others, and he does not trouble himself to thrust his views upon the unconvinced.
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.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
In the long run the pessimist may be proven right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
I'm probably the biggest pessimist in the world.
I'm gloomy. Not that I am a pessimist but we leave problems unsolved and keep tripping over them for decades. The poison of nationalist ideology is spreading along with a confrontational mood. The danger of gangrene is disturbing me. I hope I'm wrong.
A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street.
The optimist already sees the scar over the wound; the pessimist still sees the wound underneath the scar.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.
I am a provocative pessimist and my point of departure is that politicians and decision-makers must be made to give serious consideration to the consequences of development and make a real effort to change the direction of certain trends. In that case, we may be able to avoid a truly disastrous outcome for ourselves.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
A pessimist is never disappointed.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
Success is a matter of viewpoint. The pessimist sees the bottle as half empty. The optimist sees it as half full.
I could have been a pessimist - I went for that same job. My kid gets to run down the ramp ... and Brian's done a good job. I didn't see this type of success coming, I really didn't.
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
No one really knows enough to be a pessimist.
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.