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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Always the eternal optimist, President Reagan instilled confidence and optimism at a time both were in short supply in our country. ~Jim Ramstad

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

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

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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 Brault

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

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

And for all my rampant technological optimism, sometimes I think I'd be more comfortable if I were regarding these transcendental events from one thousand years remove... instead of twenty. ~Vernor Vinge

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

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

But before looking to the future, let's glance back at the road we've traveled these past two years because that is the source of much of the optimism we are all feeling about the future. ~Linda Lingle

Comedy is acting out optimism. ~Robin Williams

Emerson then incarnated the moral optimism, the progress, and the energy of the American spirit. ~Howard Mumford Jones

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough. ~Richard M. DeVos

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For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise - whatever appeals to you. ~Krzysztof Kieslowski

Hope and optimism have defined my political career, and I continue to be hopeful and optimistic about Canada. Young people have been a great source of inspiration for me. ~Jack Layton

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out. ~Vaclav Havel

How do you tell an optimist that he or she has lived a happy life by mistake? ~Robert Brault

How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right? ~Robert Mallett

I always admired Walt's optimism. He seemed to know the direction he was going to. When I was at the studio, I remember he kept driving all of us back down to a more fundamental level all the time. ~John Hench

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. ~Walt Disney

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism. ~Roberto Rossellini

I am not a prophet in any sense of the word, and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the foregoing mixture of optimism, fatalism, and conservatism. ~Herbert Croly

I am one of those people who just can't help getting a kick out of life - even when it's a kick in the teeth. ~Polly Adler

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I believed, up to last week, that Adam was somehow coming back. But I wouldn't trade that optimism for anything, because the other option is no fun. ~Michael Diamond

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

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

I find nothing more depressing than optimism. ~Paul Fussell

I have a real sense of optimism that we are revolutionizing the way we do politics in this country. ~Joan Blades

I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude. ~Michael Jordan

I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread. ~Robert Anton Wilson

I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism. ~Tom Hanks

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

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. ~Oscar Wilde

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In my forties, my optimism was boundless. I had really good health and tremendous success which allowed me to do anything I wanted. ~Patricia Cornwell

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

It can be said of optimism that while sometimes mistaken, it is never sadly mistaken. ~Robert Brault

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

It is not possible, given any degree of optimism and generosity in regard to people in general, to set a time limit on creative reflection or a limitation on the number of people involved in the creation. ~Earle Brown

It's still possible to be a cockeyed optimist these days - you just have to be a little more cockeyed. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. ~Jack Layton

My optimism for life carried through my work. ~John Dyer

My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud. ~Henry Rollins

My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias. ~Abdul Kalam

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No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism. ~William Ralph Inge

Of course I look at the glass half full. The only time I would look at it half empty is when I think about how good the first half tasted. ~Drew Deyoung

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. ~Lucille Ball

Optimism - the doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly. ~Ambrose Bierce

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

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure. ~Elbert Hubbard

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. ~Nicholas M. Butler

Optimism is inevitably the last hope of the defeated. ~Albert Meltzer

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~Helen Keller

Optimism is the foundation of courage. ~Nicholas M. Butler

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Optimism is the foundation of courage. ~Nicholas Murray Butler

Optimism is the key. ~Will Champion

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable. ~Voltaire

Optimism is the opium of the people. ~Milan Kundera

Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism. ~Twyla Tharp

Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Optimists are nostalgic about the future. ~Chicago Tribune

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. ~Colin Powell

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

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

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

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

Post-modernism is modernism with the optimism taken out. ~Robert Hewison

Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it. ~Douglas Jerrold, "Meeting Troubles Half-Way," 1859

That is why, with optimism instead of fear, all those who want to see Puerto Rico's status resolved should seek the truth about each option, including the upside and the downside of each. ~Dick Thornburgh

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The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead. ~Robert Brault

The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism. ~Brian May

The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism. ~George Santayana

The feeling of support I got was pretty overwhelming. That energy and optimism was something I had been missing and didn't even know it. ~Matt Sharp

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

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The only time I would like to see was the 20s and 30s in America because I love the music and the style and the optimism, I wanted to see New York being built. I wanted to see all that, you know. ~Billy Connolly

The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable. ~Margery Allingham

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

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. ~Havelock Ellis

The realist sees reality as concrete. The optimist sees reality as clay. ~Robert Brault

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The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe, often with the passion of youthful optimism, that feminism is a battle already won. I worry for them - and for my daughters, too. ~Louise Brown

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature. ~Stephen Hawking

There is no fun in psychiatry. If you try to get fun out of it, you pay a considerable price for your unjustifiable optimism. ~Harry Stack Sullivan

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

There was just this amazing individuality. It's just a whole different world of optimism and fearlessness, women taking off their bras and dancing around naked, and a political hopefulness and involvement. ~Jill Clayburgh

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

These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism. ~Virginia Woolf

Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life. ~Leni Riefenstahl

Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour. ~Tom Hanks

We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities. ~Fred G. Gosman

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What I've really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership. ~Bob Iger

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error. ~Raymond Aron

What we can borrow from Ronald Reagan... is that great sense of optimism. He led by building on the strengths of America, not running America down. ~Rudy Giuliani

World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism. ~Stephen Ambrose

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