The repository contains 20 quotes in the category “Optimism and Pessimism.”
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 — 1882
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
1874 — 1965
Pessimist: a person who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
George Bernard Shaw
1856 — 1950
No one ever says “It’s only a game” when their team is winning.
1937 — 2008
The man who is a pessimist before forty-eight knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.
1835 — 1910
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
1854 — 1900
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
1854 — 1900
Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.
1847 — 1931
The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe that the best is yet to come.
Sir Peter Ustinov
1921 — 2004
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
1688 — 1744
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
1561 — 1626
If you think it’s going to rain, it will.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
1921 — 1997
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
Go into situations expecting nothing and you always come out getting something better than you had ever expected.
It’s better to be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come.
1754 — 1824
The optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
1879 — 1958