Pessimism Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

Woody Allen

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
 

Arnold Bennett

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

James Branch Cabell

I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.

Leonard Cohen

He that hopes no good fears no ill.
 

Thomas Fuller

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.

Thomas Hardy

If we see light at the end of the tunnel,
It's the light of the oncoming train.

Robert Lowell

How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right.
 

Robert Mallet

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.
 

Mark Twain

Logic and sermons never convince,
The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul.

Walt Whitman