Quotes About a Pessimist

Quotes About a Pessimist

Pessimists are people who believe that life is always hard, and that even good things lead to bad outcomes. This Buzzle article portrays some famous quotes about people with a pessimistic outlook towards life.
As you are now, I once was. As I am today, you will one day be.
― Quote seen on a headstone.

A pessimist is a person who always finds the glass, half-empty. He/she believes that the world is full of complications and hardships, and that evil always triumphs over good. In a nutshell, pessimism is an attitude that fills an individual's mind with negative feelings, such that he/she fails to find satisfaction and happiness in life.

Some Famous Quotes
If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic. ― Hazel Henderson

Your morning thoughts may determine your conduct for the day. Optimistic thoughts will make your day bright and productive, while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful. Face each day cheerfully, smilingly and courageously, and it will naturally follow that your work will be a real pleasure and progress will be a delightful accomplishment. ― William M. Peck

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ― Mark Twain

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ― Winston Churchill

A pessimist will expect the worst to happen in every situation. Consequently, they are proven right so often, that they will start to believe they are able to predict the future.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ― Bill Vaughan

No sense being pessimistic, it probably wouldn't work anyway.

I failed everyone to prepare you for a lifetime of inevitable disappointments. ― A pessimistic teacher.

The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. ― Robert Oppenheimer

I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half- empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. ― Janeane Garofalo

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. ― Abraham Lincoln

The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error. ― Voltaire

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist. ― Elbert Hubbard

The world gets better every day―then worse again in the evening. ― Kin Hubbard

A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all―he's walking on them. ― Leonard Louis Levinson

Borrow money from a pessimist, they never expect it back.

Some days it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.

We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police. ― Jeff Marder

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket. ― Will Rogers

Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep.

I stop fighting my inner demons. We're on the same side now. ― Darynda Jones

Even some extremely pessimistic sayings have an optimistic streak in them. It's actually all about the way you see life. You can call the glass half-full or half-empty―both are facts, which will remain. What can change is your attitude. Expect something better from the worse. That will make your life worth living.
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