Quotes of Top 30 Most Popular Pessimism Quotes

Pessimism Quotes

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. 
William James

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

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

Sometimes fiction is more easily understood than true events. Reality is often pathetic.
Young-Ha Kim

The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
W.B. Yeats

Sorrow spares no one, and scars respect no person.
Sherrilyn Kenyon

Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I'm a realist. 
Margaret Atwood

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

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

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

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

No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won’t make it worse. (Apr 2007 Gen Conf)
Jeffrey R. Holland

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

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.
Michael Bassey Johnson

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

You know how both life and porno movies end. The only difference is life starts with the orgasm.
Chuck Palahniuk

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

If you think this Universe is bad, you should see some of the others.
Philip K. Dick

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

I think a certain degree of pessimism is actually helpful to love. 
Alain de Botton

I ceased using words like optimism and pessimism a long time ago. 
Wole Soyinka

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

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

Don't pessimism and caution naturally go hand in hand? 
Lynne Truss

Sometimes fiction is more easily understood than true events. Reality is often pathetic.
Young-Ha Kim

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

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

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