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“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.”
“You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'”
George Bernard Shaw
“The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.”
William Arthur Ward
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”
“Cynics are well-informed optimists”
“The optimist already sees the scar over the wound; the pessimist still sees the wound underneath the scar”
“Optimists enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbable and attain the impossible.”
“In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.”
Daniel L. Reardon
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