Sunday, 24 February 2013

Optimism and pessimism Quotes

God's in his Heaven
All's right with the world
{R. Browning, Pippa Passes}

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward,
Never doubted clouds would break,
Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake.
{R. Browning, Asolando, Epilogue}

He who from zone to zone,
Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight,
In the long way that I must tread alone,
Will lead my steps aright.
{William C. Bryant, To a Waterfowl}

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
{Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life}

A health unto the happy,
A fig for him who frets!
It is not raining rain to me,
It's raining violets,
{R. Loveman, April Rain}

There's a good time coming, boys!
A good time coming,
{Charles Mackay, The Good Time Coming}

Who brought me hither
Will bring me hence; no other guide I seek,
{Milton, Paradise Regaincd, I}

And spite of Pride, in erring Reason's spite,
One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.
{Pope, Essay on Man, I}

Behold, we know not anything;
I can but trust that good shall fall
{At last, to all,}
And every winter change to spring,
{Tennyson, In Mcmoriam. LIV}

All is for the best in the best of possible worlds,
{Touth est pour le mieux daps le meilleur des mondes pos sibles}
{Voltaire, Candide}

I hate the Pollyanna pest
Who says that All is for the Best.
{Franklin P. Adams, Thoughts on the Cosmos}

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds;
and the pessimist fears this is true.
{Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion}

Two men look out through the same bars;
One sees the mud, and one the stars.
{F. Langbridge, A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts}

Twixt optimist and pessimis'
The difference is droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist, the hole.
{Mcl. Wilson, Optimist and Pessimist}

The average pencil is even inches long, with just a half...inch case you thought optimism was dead.
{Robert Brault}

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

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
{Elbert Hubbard, The Note-Book, 1927}

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
{George F. Will, The Leveling Wind}

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}

An optimist is the human personification of spring.
{Susan J. Bissonette}

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.
{Irv Kupcinet}

Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count.
{Kin Hubbard}

Optimists are nostalgic about the future.
{Chicago Tribune}

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
{Nicholas Murray Butler}

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, ''Meeting Troubles Half....Way, 1859}

In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
{Daniel L. Reardon}

It doesn't hurt to be optimistic You can always cry later.
{Lucimar Santos de Lima}

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant the digitalis of failure.
{Elbert Hubbard}

An optimist is merely an ex pessimist with his pockets full of money,
his digestion in good condition and his wife in the country.
{Helen Rowland}

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

A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are.
{Chauncey Mitchell Depew}

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

The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
{Oscar Wilde}

How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right?
{Robert Mallett, Apostilles, 1972}
An optimist is  guy
that has never had
much experience.
{Don Marquis, archy and mehitabel, 1927}

Always borrow money from a pessimist he doesn't expect to be paid back.
{Author Unknown}

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