What Is an Optimist?
are seldom surprised by trouble.
Optimists and Pessimists
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. ~Harry Truman
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. ~Gil Stern
The nice part
about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven
right or pleasantly surprised. ~George F. Will, The Leveling Wind
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. ~James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion, 1926
If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, "Well, this isn't too bad. I don't have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed," but most of us would say something more along the lines of "Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!" ~Lemony Snicket
Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn't expect to be paid back. ~Author Unknown
work out best for the people who make the best out of the way things
work out. ~Art Linkletter
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