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British League of Pessimists

Joking on National No Smiling Day?

British League of Pessimists thanks to Jill Hamelin

Pessimism - a state of mind in which one anticipates undesirable outcomes

Pessimism - a state of mind in which one anticipates undesirable outcomes, or believes that the hardships in life outweigh the good

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Stress makes you stupid. - Unknown

I just like to smile. Smiling's my favorite. - Buddy the Elf

A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities. - Herman Melville

Comedy is society protecting itself - with a smile. - J.B. Priestley

One may smile and smile and smile. And be a villain. - William Shakespeare

I didn't know he was dead; I thought he was British. - Unknown

The best thing I know between France and England is the sea. - Douglas Jerrold

Maybe one day we will be glad to remember even these hardships. - Virgil

Too much homework can cause stress, depression and even lower grades. - Unknown

All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile. - Chris Hart

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. - Helen Keller

Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf. - Gene Perret

I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov

My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world. - George Bernard Shaw

The visionary leader is an optimist, for no pessimist ever made a great leader. - William W Francis

Under the English legal system you are innocent until you are shown to be Irish. - Ted Whitehead

An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out. - George Jean Nathan

The most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed". - Dorothy Parker

But the man worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns - outside the door. - Martin McGuinness

On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners. - George Mikes

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. - William James

"The Hunchback Of Notre Dame" had the big fat English actor, Charles Lawson. - Archie Bunker

The sun never sets on the British Empire. But it rises every morning. The sky must get awfully crowded. - Steven Wright

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Unknown

To many, no doubt, he will seem blatent and bumptious, but we prefer to regard him as being simply British. - Oscar Wilde

I'm going to smile, and my smile will sink down into your pupils, and heaven knows what it will become. - Jean-Paul Sartre

You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well. - Unknown

No bum that can't speak poifect English oughta stay in this country - oughta be de-exported the hell outta here! - Archie Bunker

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized. - Oscar Wilde

If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson

The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor." - Hal Eaton

I'm not just retiring from the company, I'm also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron. - Hartman Jule

Englishmen learn Christ's law best in English. Moses heard God's law in his own tongue; so did Christ's apostles. - John Wycliffe

It is Ireland's sacred duty to send over, every few years, a playwright to save the English theatre from inarticulate glumness. - Kenneth Tynan

Keep your sense of humor. There's enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy. - Amy Alcott

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other? - George Eliot

Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that's beautiful. - Rashida Jones

To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. - Unknown

A woman with confidence is hypnotic. A smile is mesmerizing. Presence, openness, a sense of humor - these are all things that make a woman attractive. - Jessica Ortner


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