When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse. And sure enough, they get worse.
Robert Lynn Asprin
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston S. Churchill
A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
Michael De Saint-Pierre
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
George F. Will
A pessimist sees only 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
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
What people forget is a journey to nowhere starts with a single step, too.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Some smaller countries are neutral.
After 5000 years of recorded human history, you wonder, What part of 2,000,000 sunrises doesn't a pessimist understand?
If you expect the worst, you'll never be disappointed.
A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
George Bernard Shaw
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
One can only tolerate the absolute idiocy of Man for so long before bringing out the bat.
If you reach for the stars, you just might land on a decently sized hill.
A pessimist's blood type is always B-negative.