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pessimism Quotes

10 of the best book quotes about pessimism
  1. #1
    “There is no group of Americans more pessimistic than working-class whites.”
  2. #2
    “The play-it-safe pessimists of the world never accomplish much of anything, because they don’t look clearly and objectively at situations, they don’t recognize or believe in their own abilities to overcome even the smallest amount of risk.”
  3. #3
    “I’ll be ready for it to happen and that way it won’t happen. It’s a burden, being able to control situations with my hyper-vigilance, but it’s my lot in life.”
  4. #4
    “My ability to turn good news into anxiety is rivaled only by my ability to turn anxiety into chin acne.”
  5. #5
    “Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig.”
  6. #6
    “Optimistic young adults stay healthier throughout middle age and, ultimately, live longer than pessimists.”
  7. #7
    “I wish to weep
    but sorrow is
    stupid.
    I wish to believe
    but belief is a
    graveyard.”
  8. #8
    “How one lives is so far distant from how one ought to live, that he who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation.”
  9. #9
    “The vulgar are always taken by what a thing seems to be.”
  10. #10
    “This is to be asserted in general of men, that they are ungrateful, fickle, false, cowardly, covetous.”