Pessimism Related Quotes



It is the hopeful, buoyant, cheerful attitude of mind that wins. Optimism is a success builder; pessimism an achievement killer.

Orison Swett Marden


Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to act.

Howard Zinn


Pessimism is rife in Israel.

Elliott Abrams


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

Chuck Palahniuk


“An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?”

Rene Descartes


“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.”

G. B. Stern


I couldn't survive my own pessimism if I didn't have some kind of sunny little dream.

Kurt Vonnegut


“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


“Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.”

Gordon B. Hinckley


“The first half of the year was impacted by pessimism about oil prices and the threat of a soft patch, ... But I think there's been a change in terms of expectations. I look for the S&P; 500 to gravitate higher through the rest of the year.”

William Hummer