pessimism

A Quote by William M. Peck on day, optimism, pessimism, pleasure, progress, thinking, and work

Your morning thoughts may determine your conduct for the day. Optimistic thoughts will make your day bright and productive, while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful. Face each day cheerfully, smilingly and courageously, and it will naturally follow that your work will be a real pleasure and progress will be a delightful accomplishment.

William M. Peck

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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on change, complaints, expectation, optimism, and pessimism

The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; The realist adjusts the sails.

William Arthur Ward

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A Quote by unknown on anger, arrogance, confusion, darkness, depression, doubt, fear, impatience, jealousy, pessimism, selfishness, unhappiness, and words

Words That Encourage Darkness and The Adversary: Angry, Antagonistic, Appetites, Arrogant, Confused, Contention, Covetous, Critical, Depressed, Domineering, Doubt, Easily Offended, Evasive, Fear, Frustrated, Harshness, Impatience, Ineffective, Irritable, Jealousy, Negative, Pessimistic, Possessive, Resentful, Secretive, Self-C entered, Selfish, Troubled, Uncontrolled, Unhappy, Vindictive,

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A Quote by unknown on pessimism

If a pessimist is always right, is he a realist?

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A Quote by Thomas A. Buckner on agreement, attitude, beginning, belief, ideas, optimism, pessimism, and understanding

I am glad I am an optimist. The pessimist is half-licked before he starts. The optimist has won half the battle, the most important half that applies to himself, when he begins his approach to a subject with the proper mental attitude. The optimist may not understand, or if he understands he may not agree with, prevailing ideas; but he believes, yes, knows, that in the long run and in due course there will prevail whatever is right and best.

Thomas A. Buckner

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A Quote by Theodore C. Speers, D.D. on christianity, cities, danger, difficulty, faith, needs, and pessimism

City folk need not feel sorry for themselves or be pessimistic about the soil in which Christianity is planted to live and bear fruit. The Christian faith was made for contest, and its best fruits are always produced out of the harsh soil of difficulty and danger.

Theodore C. Speers

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on future, life, mankind, pessimism, and problems

Pessimism is a very easy way out because it is a short view of life. If you look at what is happening around us today, you can't help but feel that life is a terrible complexity of problems. But if you look back a few thousand years, you realize that we have advanced fantastically. If you take a long view, I do not see how you can be pessimistic about the future of mankind.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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A Quote by Roberto Rossellini on evil, existence, optimism, perception, and pessimism

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism.

Roberto Rossellini

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on men, mistakes, perspective, pessimism, and seriousness

Too much pessimism has led too many men into making serious mistakes. And perhaps part of our pessimism comes because we are too close to ourselves to see in proper perspective.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: The Spoken Word, MTC broadcast

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on divinity, eternity, faith, goodness, life, optimism, pessimism, rest, and words

May I make two citations from the words of a discerning editorial writer, not one of my faith, but one of much faith: "If we neglect the divine . . . and give ourselves over wholly to the human," he said, "we may certainly count upon nothing but the triumph of pessimism. . . . True optimism must rest upon a calm, unshakable faith in eternal life and in the unlimited goodness of him who gives it."

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Improvement Era, June 1970, p. 37.

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