Quotes: optimist

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  • George Jean Nathan
    George Jean Nathan
    American criticus 1882-1958
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    An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.
  • Don Marquis
    Don Marquis
    American writer 1878-1937
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    An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
  • An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
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    A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert Hubbard
    American writer and publisher 1859-1915
    Elbert Hubbard
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    A pessimist is one who has been compelled to live with an optimist.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
  • Ring Lardner
    Ring Lardner
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    An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve.
  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
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    An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves.
  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
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    An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
    Source: Business Review, Volume 22
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
  • Robert A. Heinlein
    Robert A. Heinlein
    American science fiction writer 1907-1988
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    Don't ever become a pessimist, Ira; a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
  • Max Lerner
    Max Lerner
    American Author, Columnist 1902-
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    I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
    American stand-up comedian, actress, writer and producer 1933-2014
    Joan Rivers
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    I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
  • Antonio Gramsci
    Antonio Gramsci
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    I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
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