“Scratch a pessimist and you find often a defender of privilege.”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
“A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.”
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward
“The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.”
“In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.”
Daniel L. Reardon
“A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.”
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