It’s always darkest before it goes pitchblack.
It is said that the pessimist sees mostly the overwhelming darkness of the tunnel, and the optimist sees mostly the tiny point of light that promises the end of it… whereas the realist understands that the light is probably an oncoming train. All three are shortsighted. The “real” realist knows the ultimate truth: that if […]
Since I gave up hope I feel much better.
My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
No sense being a pessimist, it wouldn’t do any good anyway.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
A pessimist is someone who has had to listen to too many optimists.
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.
A pessimist is a man who is never happy unless he is miserable: even then he is not pleased.
Habits of pessimism lead to depression, wither achievement, and undermine physical health. The good news is that pessimism can be unlearned, and that with its removal depression, underachievement, and poor health can be alleviated.