Nothing to do but work, Nothing to eat but food, Nothing to wear but clothes To keep one from going nude. Nothing to breathe but air Quick as a flash ’tis gone; Nowhere to fall but off, Nowhere to stand but on. Nothing to comb but hair, Nowhere to sleep but in bed, Nothing to […]
How happy are the pessimists! What joy is theirs when they have proved there is no joy.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
Too much pessimism has led too many men into making serious mistakes. And perhaps part of our pessimism comes because we are too close to ourselves to see in proper perspective.
Pessimists calculate the odds, optimists believe they can overcome them.
I am an optimist rather than a pessimist. It is possible that the pessimists may be proven right in the long run, but we optimists have a better time on the trip.
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all he’s walking on them.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
He that hopes no good fears no ill.