All Quotes, Pessimism

25+ Pessimism Quotes

Pessimism refers to a tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen. Pessimism is a strong force that molds our life. This is a collection of 27 quotes on pessimism and pessimism sayings.


Pessimism leads to weakness. Optimism leads to power. - William James
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom. - Bernard DeVoto
Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will. - Antonio Gramsci
Pessimism only describes an attitude, and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective. - Francis Parker Yockey
Pessimism never won any battle. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information. - Idries Shah
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect. - John Kenneth Galbraith
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars. - Helen Keller
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time. - Norman Cousins
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. - William James
Faith is a luxury for those who are able to ignore what the rest of us must see every day. Pessimism, distrust, and irony are the holy trinity of my religion, irony in particular. - Brando Skyhorse
Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to act. - Howard Zinn
Behind the mask of pessimism there is nothing more than this pathetic fear that spends every waking moment of its day fearing that we might actually succeed. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Pessimism doesn’t serve you. It’s never served me. - Richie Norton
Pessimism is the night-side of thought, a melodrama of the futility of the brain, a lyricism written in the graveyard of philosophy. - Eugene Thacker
Pessimism leans too much on the past, optimism on the future. - Marty Rubin
Doubt is a form of pessimism that acts as an agent, which is sent to hinder prosperity on its materialization journey. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Pessimism n. A philosophy forced upon the convictions of the observer by the disheartening prevalence of the optimist with his scarecrow hope and his unsightly smile. - Ambrose Bierce
Only a bitter little adolescent boy could confuse realism with pessimism. - Grant Morrison
Keep your eyes and your mind open. Don’t be blinded by filters like fear, uncertainty, pessimism and negativity. - Carlos Wallace
It’s not about optimism, pessimism or realism. It’s not about thinking nothing bad will ever happen to you. It’s about having the faith and courage that no matter what happens, you’ll be okay. - Brownell Landrum
A little bit of fear and pessimism should be a necessity. - Mohit Bansal
The spirit of pessimism inside of her was purely organic. - S.A. Tawks
Pessimism is the key to see what really goes on within our world, the lies and manipulation that circles us all is exposed. - Zachary Kroonenburg
The mistakes of doctors are innumerable. They err as a rule out of optimism as to the treatment, and pessimism as to the outcome. - Marcel Proust
You better watch out, or you're going to be defeated by pessimism! - Matthew Quick
Pessimism and optimism often come as a pair. - Fabian Freyenhagen
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