pessimism

A Quote by Irving Caesar on fear, optimism, and pessimism

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Irving Caesar (1895 - 1996)

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A Quote by Hugh B. Brown on birds, brothers, day, faith, fear, goals, god, good, heart, humor, intelligence, jokes, laughter, life, men, needs, optimism, people, pessimism, relationships, sense of humor, skepticism, soul, tolerance, and women

A sense of relationship and copartnership with God involves the concept of universal brotherhood and that will help to develop intelligent tolerance, open-mindedness, and good-natured optimism. Life is really a battle between fear and faith, pessimism and optimism. Fear and pessimism paralyze men with skepticism and futility. One must have a sense of humor to be an optimist in times like these. And you young women will need a sense of humor if you marry these young men and try to live with them. Golden Kimball once said in a conference, "The Lord Himself must like a joke or he wouldn't have made some of you people." But your good humor must be real, not simulated. Let your smiles come from the heart and they will become contagious. You may see men on the street any day whose laugh is only a frozen grin with nothing in it but teeth. Men without humor tend to forget their source, lose sight of their goal, and with no lubrication in their mental crankshafts, they must drop out of the race. Lincoln said, "Good humor is the oxygen of the soul." And someone paraphrased, "The surly bird catches the germ."

Hugh B. Brown (1883 - 1975)

Source: The Abundant Life, p. 50.

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A Quote by H. R. Giger on beauty, death, depression, disease, future, home, hope, ideas, kindness, love, people, pessimism, reality, study, work, and world

Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future. If people want to interpret my work as warnings about too much overpopulation, disease and mechanization in the future, then that is up to them. I like to combine human beings, creatures and biomechanics. And I love to work with bones - they are elemental and function and, after all, are part of human beings. I have many bones in my home in Zurich, and I study them and use them as models. Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don't really think it is. There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.

H. R. Giger

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A Quote by Golda Meir on judaism, luxury, and pessimism

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.

Golda Meir (1898 - 1978)

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A Quote by George Carlin on emptiness, people, optimism, and pessimism

Some people think of the glass as half full. Some people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too big.

George Carlin

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A Quote by Ernst Schroder on optimism and pessimism

The optimist already sees the scar over the wound; the pessimist still sees the wound beneath the scar.

Ernst Schroder

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A Quote by General Dwight David Eisenhower on pessimism

I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle.

Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on blindness, colors, optimism, and pessimism

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. The pessimist sees only the red light. But the truly wise person is color blind.

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on age, certainty, joy, life, love, pessimism, and time

Please do not think me a pessimist. I love life. I think it is a joy to live in this age. Every morning, as I greet the sun as he ushers in these unexcelled autumn days, I feel the joy of living. I realize the accomplishments, to a certain degree, of this wonderful mechanistic age. Today time and distance are practically annihilated.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Gospel Ideals, p. 326

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A Quote by Clint Eastwood on belief and pessimism

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 (1930 -)

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