He was not sanguine, and a French pessimist is the worst thing of the kind that is to be found.
Mark Twain was not a pessimist in his heart, but only by premeditation.
Mr. Clemens, you are not a pessimist, you only think you are.
Though very far from being a pessimist, he was not a man of foolish illusions.
The pessimist says "Business is not half as good as it would be if ...