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