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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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What Britain needs is an iron lady. - Margaret Thatcher

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors. - Alice Walker

The English contribution to world cuisine. The chip. - John Cleese

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put. - Winston Churchill

He had a dashing smile. It nearly dashed right off his face. - Shannon Hale

You only have to survive in England and all is forgiven you. - Alan Bennett

Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back. - Steven Wright

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

Smile. It will bring serenity to the most stressful situations. - Garnet Hill

If the French were really intelligent, they'd speak English. - Wilfred Sheed

A smile takes but a moment, but the memories of it last forever. - Unknown

It's easy to smile when you have a squirrel's intellect. - Dylan Moran

Reality: The leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. - Lily Tomlin

Britain's most useful role is somewhere between bee and dinosaur. - Harold MacMillan

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. - C S Lewis

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. - Richard Carlson

God will never give you anything you can't handle, so don't stress. - Kelly Clarkson

Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous. - Elias Canetti

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

My mom always said, "You'd rather have smile lines than frown lines." - Cindy Crawford

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists. - Jean Rostand

I want to be the reason you look down at your phone and smile. Then walk into a pole. - Unknown

Laughter is a uniting force; it brings people together, and it makes hardship easier. - Montaigne

In times of great stress or adversity, plow your anger and your energy into something positive. - Lee Iacocca

Never trust people who smile constantly. They're either selling something or not very bright. - Laurell K Hamilton

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

"Burn everything British," he once advised his Irish countrymen, "except their coal." - Jonathan Swift

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill

A smile is the lightning system of the face, the cooling system of the head, and the heating system of the heart. - Unknown

Laughter is healing and helpful and fun, and I see my role as an entertainer, and I want readers to leave my books smiling. - Gail Carriger

There's something about a woman with a loud mind that sits in silence, smiling, knowing she can crush you with the truth. - R G Moon

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin

Cricket - a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity. - Lord Mancroft

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

Behind my smile is a broken heart; behind my laugh I'm falling apart; behind my eyes are tears at night; behind my body is a soul trying to fight. - Unknown


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