If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.
If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man.
Pessimism never won any battles.
Depression, gloom, pessimism, despair, discouragement, these slay ten human beings to every one murdered by typhoid, influenza, diabetes or pneumonia. If tuberculosis is the great white plague, then fear is the great black plague.
Pessimism is the one ism which kills the soul.
A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
Always to think the worst, I have ever found to be the mark of a mean spirit and a base soul.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.