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Pessimism Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Pessimism are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Related topics: Positive Optimism

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

Footprints in the sand...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Pay attention.
Don't let resentments or pessimism answer for you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting
the sincerity of other pessimists.
- Jean Rostand

Pessimism is as American as apple pie -
frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
- George Will

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
- Golda Meir


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I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism.
I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
- Patricia Ireland

We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
- Edmond Rostand

Pessimism only describes an attitude,
and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.
- Francis Parker Yockey

If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity.
Is there any need to choose between them?
- Francis Parker Yockey

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
- Arnold Bennett

You know, the pessimism which exists now in the Middle
East existed in Northern Ireland,
but we stayed at it.
- George J. Mitchell

In securing the future of the planet,
we secure happiness for ourselves.
One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the
tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.
- Bob Brown

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
- Bernard De Voto

One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
- Ian Mcewan

I don't believe in pessimism.
If something doesn't come up the way you want,
forge ahead.
If you think it's going to rain, it will.
- Clint Eastwood

There's probably a little greater case for pessimism than optimism.
But I do not rule out optimism.
- Jim Leach

Optimism doesn't wait on facts.
It deals with prospects.
Pessimism is a waste of time.
- Norman Cousins

Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.
- Antonio Gramsci

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
- William James

I found, when I left, that there were others who felt the same way.
We'd meet, they'd come and seek me out,
we'd talk about the future.
And I found that their depression and pessimism was
every bit as acute as mine.
- Wole Soyinka

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
- Vince Lombardi

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never take counsel of your fears.
- Andrew Jackson

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It's never too late.
- Anonymous

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Never be stopped by fear or self-pity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

Never give up.
- Anonymous

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw


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