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Pessimism Quotes

Leonard Cohen
I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.
Leonard Cohen
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Pessimism never won any battle.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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The pessimist is seldom an agitating individual. His creed breeds indifference to others, and he does not trouble himself to thrust his views upon the unconvinced.
Agnes Repplier
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Our pessimism reflects a view that signs of strength in the consumer sector could soon start to peter out.
Alan Castle
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Mark Twain
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Mark Twain
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U.S. dollar pessimism continues to pervade the foreign exchange market.
Alex Beuzelin
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It's a scenario where everyone is nervous and pessimism creeps in. On the positive side we are looking very cheap.
Andre Caminada
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John Kerry's shifting positions, his contradictions, his pessimism and his hopeless rhetoric send the wrong message to our troops, to our allies, to our enemies and to the world,
Steve Schmidt
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John Kerry's shifting positions, his contradictions, his pessimism and his hopeless rhetoric send the wrong message to our troops, to our allies, to our enemies and to the world.
Steve Schmidt
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We still have quite a bit of pessimism right now. That's conducive to further rallying.
Tim Hayes
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My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists
Edmond Rostand
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My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
Jean Rostand
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Harry S. Truman, ,
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties
Harry S. Truman, ,
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Pessimism operates in a narrowed field of vision that fails to take into account the possibilities at the outer edges of experience.
Norman Cousins
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Mark Twain
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
Mark Twain
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Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure.
Bill Clinton
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I don't think fundamentally anything has changed from the pessimism of yesterday. The fact is, there are still declining earnings estimates. That, along with the uncertainty of an Iraqi war and the terrorism threat, makes it difficult for the market to get moving again.
Matt Brown
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Susan Sontag
The taste for worst-case scenarios reflects the need to master fear of what is felt to be uncontrollable. It also expresses an imaginative complicity with disaster.
Susan Sontag
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We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.
John Galbraith
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Even though the transactions tax has still not been implemented, the mere announcement created great pessimism. The worst thing is the market will move abroad.
Jose Gregorio
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There's been a great deal of turmoil, ... There's widespread bond market pessimism and at the other side of the equation, there's too much stock market optimism.
Hugh Johnson
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There was a lot of pessimism at the end of the year and rightly so. So yesterday was a pleasant surprise. But after that kind of day, if we're down 20 or 50 points (on the Dow) today, I'm not worried. What you want to see over the next few days and weeks is generally a continuation of that positive trend on better volume.
John Hughes
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Man, at least when educated, is a pessimist. He believes it safer not to reflect on his achievements; Jove is known to strike such people down.
John Galbraith
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There is a growing, deep-seated discontentment and pessimism about the direction of the country.
Tony Fabrizio
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Thomas Hardy
Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play.
Thomas Hardy
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Oscar Wilde
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
Oscar Wilde
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Pessimism about the short term has created opportunity.
Bob Straus
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Every person has the power to make others happy. Some do it simply by entering a room -- others by leaving the room. Some individuals leave trails of gloom; others, trails of joy. Some leave trails of hate and bitterness; others, trails of love and harmony. Some leave trails of cynicism and pessimism; others trails of faith and optimism. Some leave trails of criticism and resignation; others trails of gratitude and hope. What kind of trails do you leave?
William Ward
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Disengagement was seen as the middle compromise. It takes an element of the right and the left. The element of the right is pessimism about the ability of the Palestinians to sign an agreement. The element of the left is willingness to divide the land. And the disengagement is the perfect synthesis of this.
Yaron Ezrahi
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Harry S. Truman, ,
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties
Harry S. Truman, ,
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