Quotes tagged with pessimism (15 quotes found)

Oscar Wilde
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Winston S. Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
James Branch Cabell
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
optimism  pessimism  # 2415
Elliott Abrams
Pessimism is rife in Israel.
Israel  pessimism  Rife  # 4149
Arnold Bennett
Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
optimism  pessimism  Agreeable  # 34959
Freeman Dyson
Younger people have so many opportunities. I don't see any pessimism among them.
Among  Younger  pessimism  # 101975
Clint Eastwood
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.
Rain  Ahead  pessimism  # 119728
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Pessimism never won any battle.
Battle  Won  pessimism  # 125322
Antonio Gramsci
Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
spirit  optimism  pessimism  # 166163
Miranda Hart
Pessimism is my default setting.
Setting  pessimism  Default  # 169198
Michel Houellebecq
When a country is strong... it accepts any dose of pessimism from its writers.
strong  writers  pessimism  # 189554
William James
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
Positive  power  pessimism  # 205362
Ian Mcewan
One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
courage  pessimism  # 255729
John Oliver
I'm British; pessimism is my wheelhouse.
british  pessimism  # 305929
Jean Rostand
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
Point  sincerity  pessimism  # 342947