Pessimism Quotes


“More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” Woody Allen

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

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.” James Branch Cabell

“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.” Leonard Cohen

“Pessimism is the wrong corner to turn to..” Mark Aaron A. Corrales

“He that hopes no good fears no ill.” Thomas Fuller

“Pessimism…is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child’s play.” Thomas Hardy

“If we see light at the end of the tunnel, It’s the light of the oncoming train.” Robert Lowell

“How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right.” Robert Mallet

“There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.” Mark Twain

“Logic and sermons never convince, The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul.” Walt Whitman

“Optimists are useless and merely find hope where pessimists will work” Ben Dory

“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” George F. Will

“A pessimist is never disappointed.” Jack Cleary


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