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The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a quite remarkable fact that the great religions of the most civilized peoples are more deeply fraught with sadness than the simpler beliefs of earlier societies. This certainly does not mean that the current of pessimism is eventually to submerge the other, but it proves that it does not lose ground and that it does not seem destined to disappear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.More [08/27/2011 04:08:24]
Excessive pessimism is as repugnant as excessive optimism. Two fools of only different colors - black and pink.More [10/05/2017 01:10:16]
The pessimism is the voice of a sick soul.More [02/20/2018 03:02:03]
I found, when I left, that there were others who felt the same way. We'd meet, they'd come and seek me out, we'd talk about the future. And I found that their depression and pessimism was every bit as acute as mine.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Web 2.0 ideas have a chirpy, cheerful rhetoric to them, but I think they consistently express a profound pessimism about humans, human nature and the human future.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In securing the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves. One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to powerMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism never won any battle.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our pessimism reflects a view that signs of strength in the consumer sector could soon start to peter out.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
U.S. dollar pessimism continues to pervade the foreign exchange market.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's a scenario where everyone is nervous and pessimism creeps in. On the positive side we are looking very cheap.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism of the spirit; optimism of the will.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdomMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism about the short term has created opportunity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
just a lot of criticism and pessimism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Though there are many differences between Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter, they are strikingly similar in their poor economic records and even more so in their shared pessimism and bearishness on America.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Churches can become places of cynicism, resistance, and pessimism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Both men and women today see marriage not as a way of creating character and community but as a way to reach personal life goals. They are looking for a marriage partner who will 'fulfill their emotional, sexual, and spiritual desires.' And that creates an extreme idealism that in turn leads to a deep pessimism that you will ever find the right person to marry.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimismMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it's all at, it's what lights the fire.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You better watch out, or you're going to be defeated by pessimism!More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism doesn't grow your business or even maintain the status quo. The pessimists on your staff make the job harder for everyone around them. They make difficulties out of opportunities.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In securing the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves. One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Blending hard-bitten realism with long-view optimism, Obama said that every 20 or 30 years brings a new cycle of pessimism in America.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When the wires are all down and your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, have you grown old.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Naive optimism and pervasive pessimism are both to be avoided, therefore. It's not an easy balance to maintain, to be asked to work away in the Ninevehs of our lives without being so conscious of the coming cataclysm that we are not serious citizens of our communities and nations. By living and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are doing the most relevant thing we can do by way of helping. (There are civic and other chores to be done, of course.) Day in and day out, the gospel is the one thing that is most relevanMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The very act of writing assumes, to begin with, that someone cares to hear what you have to say. It assumes that people share, that people can be reached, that people can be touched and even in some cases changed. So many of the things in our world lead us to despair. It seems to me that the final symptom of despair is silence, and that storytelling is one of the sustaining arts; it’s one of the affirming arts. A writer may have a certain pessimism in his outlook, but the very act of being a writer seems to me to be More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism negates the existing world. Yet its negating is ambiguous. It can simply will decay and nothingness, but it can also renounce what exists and thus open a path for a new formation of the world.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I see nothing in the present situation that is either menacing or warrants pessimism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism is as American as apple pie - frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Optimism is the parent of despair, while pessimism allows the mind to accustom itself to the inevitable disappointments of human existence by degrees, just as some drugs induce a state of tolerance. Pessimists, moreover, have the better sense of humour, for they have a livelier apprehension of pretension and absurdity. In a meritocracy, furthermore, those who fail must either indulge in elaborate mental contortions to disguise reality from themselves or sink into a deep melancholy.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The diseases that we civilized people labor under most are melancholy and pessimism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cease negative mental chattering. If you think a thing is impossible, you'll make it impossible. Pessimism blunts the tools you need to succeed.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism only describes an attitude, and not facts, and hence is entirely subjective.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We need more pessimism that the future might be a lot worse, and we need more optimism that the future might be better.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Some recent philosophers seem to have given their moral approval to these deplorable verdicts that affirm that the intelligence of an individual is a fixed quantity, a quantity that cannot be augmented. We must protest and react against this brutal pessimism; we will try to demonstrate that it is founded on nothing.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The reason why there is more pessimism about technology in Europe has to do with history, the use of databases to keep track of people in the camps, ecological disasters.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A few modern philosopher's assert that an individual's intelligence is a fixed quantity, a quantity which cannot be increased. We must protest and react against this brutal pessimism.... With practice, training, and above all, method, we manage to increase our attention, our memory, our judgment and literally to become more intelligent than we were before.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A pinch of praise is worth a pound of scorn. A dash of encouragement is more helpful than a dipper of pessimism. A cup of kindness is better than a cupboard of criticism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In optimism there is magic. In pessimism there is nothing.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pessimism does win us great happy moments.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have lived through many wars and have lost everything many times Yet, life is beautiful, and I have so much to learn and enjoy. I have no space nor time for pessimism and hate.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A depression is a situation of self-fulfilling pessimism.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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