British League of Pessimists

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National No Smiling Day

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

Scotland is the Canada of England. - Rainn Wilson

I speak two languages, English and Body. - Mae West

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

I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist. - Paul Harvey

Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle. - Bob Phillips

The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it. - Joan Rivers

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

Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened. - Dr. Seuss

In England there are sixty different religions and only one sauce. - Francesco Caracciolo

A pessimist is someone who makes difficulties of his opportunities. - Unknown

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English. - Winston Churchill

An optimist is a man who starts a crossword puzzle with a fountain pen. - Unknown

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. - Natalie Goldberg

Let a smile be your umbrella, and you'll end up with a face full of rain. - George Carlin

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

The Irish and British, they love satire, it's a large part of the culture. - Ben Nicholson

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

The people of England are never so happy as when you tell them they are ruined. - Arthur Murphy

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

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

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

The English should give Ireland home rule - and reserve the motion picture rights. - Will Rogers

The funniest line in English is "Get it?" When you say that, everyone chortles. - Garrison Keillor

A smile in giving honest criticism can make the difference between resentment and reform. - Philip Steinmetz

Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. - Unknown

Never let life's hardships disturb you... no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages. - Nichiren Daishonen

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

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little. - Mark Twain

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

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right. - Jack Nicholson

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

Anyone can make you smile or cry, but it takes someone special to make you smile when you already have tears in your eyes. - Unknown

The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space. - Marilyn Monroe

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

After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer. - William R. Alger

It is quite untrue that British people don't appreciate music. They may not understand it but they absolutely love the noise it makes. - Sir Thomas Beecham



 

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16-Aug-2018