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

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

A brush of kindness can paint a smile on a face. - Robert M. Hensel

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

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. - Phyllis Diller

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

A man without a smiling face should not open a shop. - Chinese Proverb

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

Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist. - Robert G. Allen

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

The English winter - ending in July, to recommence in August. - Lord Byron

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

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

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

There'll always be an England, even if it's in Hollywood. - Bob Hope

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. - Winston Churchill

Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. - Oscar Wilde

England is an empire, Germany is a nation, a race, France is a person. - Jules Michelet

The English are not an inventive people; they don't eat enough pie. - Thomas Edison

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

The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm. - Alexander Woollcott

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

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

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

There are ways of singing in English that are not just the same as in French. - Coeur de Pirate

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

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

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

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

Ireland is a small but insuppressible island half an hour nearer the sunset than Great Britain. - Thomas Kettle

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

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

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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