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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, or believes that the hardships in life outweigh the good

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The pessimist is half-licked before he starts. - Thomas A. Buckner

Laughter is the smile of God on a troubled world. - Phil Callaway

He speaks English, Spanish, and he's bilingual too. - Don King

Rain is the one thing the British do better than anybody else. - Marilyn French

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Bridge Partner: A person who is undesirable if he has a one-trick mind. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile. - Phoebe L. Moll

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

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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 us always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love. - Mother Teresa

There's nothing like an English weirdo. We have the best nutters in the world. - Sharon Osbourne

British Museum: The most magnificent collection of stolen antiquities in the world - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile. - Unknown

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

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. - Thich Nhat Hanh

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 alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face. - Manoj Arora

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them. - Simon Wiesenthal

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

Isn't it a very curious thing that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland an' the English brought in the fleas. - Frank McCourt

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

'Good English' is whatever educated people talk; so that what is good in one place or time would not be so in another. - C S Lewis

In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. - Oscar Wilde

Animals are not our selfie props. If there's any risk that your photo is going to hurt or stress an animal, it's not worth it. - Angela Henderson

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

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind. - Albert Schweitzer

Lincolnshire is the Idaho of England. You were either going to drive a tractor for the rest of your life or head for the city to work in a factory. - Bernie Taupin

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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