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.
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 […]