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Pessimism: A philosophy forced upon the convictions of the observer by the disheartening prevalence of the optimist with his scarecrow hope and his unsightly smile. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce


My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists. - Jean Rostand


Pessimism is as American as apple pie, frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese. - George F. Will


Is it an offence, is it a mistake, is it a crime to take a hopeful view of the prospects of your own country? Why should it be? Why should patriotism and pessimism be identical? Hope is the mainspring of patriotism. - David Lloyd George


I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will. - Clint Eastwood


Pessimism never won any battle. - Dwight David Eisenhower


Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time. - Norman Cousins