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There is tremendous inequality, polarization, populism, and I am not one of the pessimists about America.
IS THE U.S. REALLY LESS CORRUPT THAN CHINA? (EP. 481)STEPHEN J. DUBNERNOVEMBER 4, 2021FREAKONOMICS
We should be fundamentally neither optimists nor pessimists, but solutionists.
WHY I’M A PROUD SOLUTIONISTJASON CRAWFORDJULY 13, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Those who identify as optimists can be too quick to dismiss or downplay the problems of technology, while self-styled technology pessimists or progress skeptics can be too reluctant to believe in solutions.
WHY I’M A PROUD SOLUTIONISTJASON CRAWFORDJULY 13, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
If a fervent desire to help Man, instead of wasting time in prayer to "God," is pessimism, I am a pessimist.
TYRANNY OF GODJOSEPH LEWIS
I ain't what they call a pessimist, but I thinks poorly of most things.
THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY REVELSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
Clemens was forty-eight, and becoming more and more the philosopher; also, in logic at least, a good deal of a pessimist.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
He was no pessimist, croaking out doleful prophecies and lamentations and bitter criticisms.
WHEN THE HOLY GHOST IS COMES. L. BRENGLE
When the Semitic skin of Job is scratched, we find a modern pessimist beneath.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
He is roused to indignation by the pessimist theory then common, that population was decaying.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
Carlyle, the pessimist, regards all such symptoms of mechanical development as contemptible.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PESSIMIST

  • agnostic
  • apostate
  • atheist
  • cynic
  • disbeliever
  • dissenter
  • doubter
  • doubting Thomas
  • freethinker
  • heathen
  • heretic
  • infidel
  • materialist
  • misanthrope
  • misbeliever
  • nihilist
  • pagan
  • pessimist
  • profaner
  • questioner
  • rationalist
  • scoffer
  • unbeliever
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