Pessimism Quotes

School prepares you for the real world... which also bites.
Jim Benton

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

Pessimism Quotes
Pessimism Quotes
Pessimist:  One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

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.
Bill Vaughan

What people forget is a journey to nowhere starts with a single step, too.
Chuck Palahniuk

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry Truman

Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.
Douglas Jerrold

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Mark Twain

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little.
Mark Twain

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.
Robert Orben

After 5000 years of recorded human history, you wonder, What part of 2,000,000 sunrises doesn't a pessimist understand?
Robert Brault

If you expect the worst, you'll never be disappointed.
Sarah Dessen

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.
Arthur Schopenhauer

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

One can only tolerate the absolute idiocy of Man for so long before bringing out the bat.
Dean Hale

If you reach for the stars, you just might land on a decently sized hill.
Stuart Hill

A pessimist's blood type is always B-negative.