Pessimism Related Quotes



If there is a sort of national American emotion I would call it optimism. If there is an English one I would call it embarrassment - not even pessimism - just sheer shame, embarrassment and confusion.

Stephen Fry


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What New England is, is a state of mind, a place where dry humor and perpetual disappointment blend to produce an ironic pessimism that folks from away find most perplexing

Willem Lange


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As a student of conservation biology, I believe that characteristics with survival value will ultimately prevail. There is no survival value in pessimism. If you think failure is inevitable, that view will probably become self-fulfilling.

Denis Hayes


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Schopenhauer has analysed the pessimism that characterize modern thought, but Hamlet invented it

Oscar Wilde


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“In the short term there is a lot of pessimism among farmers as a whole. But they want to believe it will work itself out.”

Chuck Wilson


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Let us not give in to pessimism, to that bitterness that the devil offers us every day.

Pope Francis


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All our anxieties relate to time. ... The major problems of psychiatry revolve around an analysis of the despair, pessimism, melancholy, and complexes that are the inheritances of what has been or with the fears, anxieties, worries, that are the imaginings of what will be.

Fulton J. Sheen


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“People want their leaders to talk about the future. They don't want anger and pessimism and personal attacks. They want a positive vision from leaders looking forward,”

Ralph Reed


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Optimism is an alienated form of faith, pessimism an alienated form of despair.

Erich Fromm


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“It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.”

Chuck Palahniuk


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