Pessimist Quotes

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.

An optimist sees a glass half full. A pessimist sees a glass half empty. I see a glass twice the size that it needs to be.

I’ve never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

“The worst is yet to come:” So wail the doubters glum, But here’s the better view; “My best I’ve yet to do.” The worst some always fear; To-morrow holds no cheer, Yet farther on life’s lane Are joys you shall attain. Go forward bravely, then, And play your part as men, For this is ever […]