Pessimist Quotes

Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.

Pessimism, n. A philosophy forced upon the convictions of the observer by the disheartening prevalence of the optimist with his scarecrow hope and his unsightly smile.

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

She not only expects the worst, but makes the most of it when it happens.

Optimist, n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white. A pessimist applied to God for relief. “Ah, you wish me to restore your hope and cheerfulness,” said God. “No,” replied the petitioner, “I wish you to create something that would justify them.” – “The world is all created,” said God, “but you have […]

If I didn’t have spiritual faith, I would be a pessimist. But I’m an optimist. I’ve read the last page in the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.

The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one, or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.

I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

The optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

The optimist sees the glass as half-full: The pessimist sees the glass as half-empty. The opportunist is the one who drank the water, fulfilling the cynics prediction of him stealing the water. The idealist is the one who’s certain there’s more to be found, While I, the realist, get stuck washing the damn glass.