The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.James Branch Cabell
- Man's life is like unto a winter's day,—
Some break their fast and so depart away;
Others stay dinner, then depart full fed;
The longest age but sups and goes to bed.
O reader, then behold and see!
As we are now, so must you be.
- Horæ Sucissive (1631), reported in Bartlett's Quotations (1919).