At the time in history when our future has never looked brighter, it is baffling that some people are more pessimistic than ever.
Schopenhauer emphasizes the pessimistic side of Hegel's thought.
A pessimistic spirit is apparent, as in the writings of Wenceslaus Berent.
This pessimistic attitude is far removed from the positive hedonism of Aristippus.
In Europe on the whole the so-called pessimistic attitude was commoner in the Teutonic north than in the Mediterranean basin.
Kant, though pessimistic as regards the actual man, is optimistic regarding his moral capacity.
So prognosis became pessimistic, and the therapeutics of the abler men negative, until fresh hopes arose of stemming the tides of evil at their earliest flow.
Americans think that this statement is altogether too pessimistic.