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And it flashed on my mind, independently of Dona Rita's pessimism, by the force of personal conviction, that, of course, Therese would tell him.
The soul refuses limits, and always affirms an Optimism, never a Pessimism.
He was among the first thinkers of Europe to overcome the pessimism which godlessness generally brings in its wake.
He overcame Pessimism by discovering an object in existence; he saw the possibility of raising society to a higher level and preached the profoundest Optimism in consequence.
Looking thus at life, shorn of its superrational sanctions, Saxon floundered into the morass of pessimism.
I have always dreamed," he mouthed fiercely, "of a band of men absolute in their resolve to discard all scruples in the choice of means, strong enough to give themselves frankly the name of destroyers, and free from the taint of that resigned pessimism which rots the world.
So much for your rotten pessimism," he snarled at Michaelis, who uncrossed his thick legs, similar to bolsters, and slid his feet abruptly under his chair in sign of exasperation.
He was so far from pessimism that he saw already the end of all private property coming along logically, unavoidably, by the mere development of its inherent viciousness.
In the wary primeval savage this shyness might have been natural, but the other too, the civilized creature, the thinker, the escaping "political" had developed an absurd form of morbid pessimism, a form of temporary insanity, originating perhaps in the physical worry and discomfort of the chain.
Incredibly, Bulgarian pessimism outperformed that of Iraqis and Afghans.
Shirakawa said that while being overly optimistic is risky, groundless pessimism would also not work for Japan.
We tend to think of both pessimism and optimism as matters of temperament or mood.