Pessimism quotations

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◆ Sorrow spares no one, and scars respect no person.
- Sherrilyn Kenyon99
◆ I will be the first to admit that I am a pessimist by nature. It is, after all, the wisest way to be. We pessimists have everything to gain, whereas optimists have a fifty-fifty chance of being disappointed.
- Tamar Myers99
◆ One can only tolerate the absolute idiocy of Man for so long before bringing out the bat.
- Dean Hale99
◆ Sometimes fiction is more easily understood than true events. Reality is often pathetic.
- Young-Ha Kim99
◆ Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
- Robertson Davies99
◆ School prepares you for the real world... which also bites.
- Jim Benton99
◆ Keep a light, hopeful heart. But -expect the worst.
- Joyce Carol Oates99
◆ If you reach for the stars, you just might land on a decently sized hill.
- Stuart Hill99
◆ Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.
- Michael Bassey Johnson99
◆ Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don't learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.
- Stephen Colbert99
◆ If children were brought into the world by an act of pure reason alone, would the human race continue to exist? Would not a man rather have so much sympathy with the coming generation as to spare it the burden of existence, or at any rate not take it upon himself to impose that burden upon it in cold blood?
- Arthur Schopenhauer99
◆ The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
- W.B. Yeats99
◆ Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Some smaller countries are neutral.
- Robert Orben99
◆ Don't worry bout the people who aren't happy for you. They probably aren't happy for themselves, either.
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◆ There are those who wake up and say, Good Morning, Lord, and there are those who wake up and say, Good Lord, its morning.
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