To recognize that war is inevitable is not pessimism , but political realism.
We have found that a deliberative mindset induced greater realism and not more pessimism .
The deep pessimism which infects the classic Cold War novel gives way to a complacence born of the hero's capacity to survive.
Hobbes and Cavendish shared pessimism about human nature, and an anxiety about ethical and linguistic relativism.
If pessimism has a spiritual godfather it is perhaps the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer.
Its uncertain start has only confirmed Scottish pessimism about the possibility of change.
Optimism turns to pessimism and a growing sense of helplessness, however, as funds are depleted and rejection letters arrive.
the dispute cast an air of deep pessimism over the future of the peace talks
Official optimism was replaced by a searching and comparatively realistic pessimism .
Despite my pessimism I still believe that the situation can be resolved.