Optimism And Pessimism Quotes

Optimism And Pessimism Quotes by William Arthur Ward, Leonard Louis Levinson, Kin Hubbard, Elbert Hubbard, Robert Breault, Oscar Wilde and many others.

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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
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
Being an optimist after you’ve got everything you want doesn’t count.
Kin Hubbard
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant – the digitalis of failure.
Elbert Hubbard
An optimist is someone who figures that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s the bluebird of happiness.
Robert Breault
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!
Oscar Wilde
How do you tell an optimist that he or she has lived a happy life by mistake?
Robert Breault
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Harry S. Truman
It can be said of optimism that while sometimes mistaken, it is never sadly mistaken.
Robert Breault
An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be.
Oscar Wilde
A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are.
Chauncey Depew
Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.
Norman Cousins
The most common cause of low prices is pessimism – some times pervasive, some times specific to a company or industry. We want to do business in such an environment, not because we like pessimism but because we like the prices it produces. It’s optimism that is the enemy of the rational buyer.
Warren Buffett
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler
When its dark enough you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Optimism – the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
Ambrose Bierce
A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
Elbert Hubbard