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Motivational Pessimist Quotes

May these quotes about Pessimist inspire and motivate you.

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is colorblind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Positive Wisdom

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

A pessimist is never disappointed.
- Jack Cleary

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill


 

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Life is the future, not the past.
- Terry Goodkind

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.
- William J. Clinton

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

Be an Observer of Life.
Gaining wisdom from carefully observing life
is not a substitute for action -
it is a prerequisite for informed action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

An invasion of armies can be resisted,
but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

We are not what we know
but what we are willing to learn.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You do ill if you praise, but worse
if you censure, what you do not understand.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Hide not your talents,
they for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin

Your eyes must not determine what you see. pay attention.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time;
for that's the stuff life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Benjamin Franklin

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded,
but the fear of pain or death.
- Epictetus


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