Sees glass half full or half empty (1935, by Josiah Stamp?)

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Sun Dec 26 17:44:47 UTC 2004

This is like the doughnut and the hole idea. When did this start? What does
Fred have?
13 November 1935, New York Times, pg. 20:
To the Editor of The New York Times:
May I offer a tentative term to designate one who is neither a pessimist  nor
an optimist? Perspectivist.
Both optimism and pessimism are terms which denote an emotional attitude.
Perspectivism defines a rational position.
I came recently upon a graphic distinction drawn by Sir Josiah Stamp  between
an optimist and a pessimist: "A pessimist looks at his glass and says it  is
half empty; an optimist looks at it and says it is half full."
New York, Nov. 11, 1935.
     _Charleston Daily Mail _
(  Sunday, January
31, 1937 _Charleston,_
(  _West Virginia_

...s HALF empty. The  optimist says it's HALF FULL, but the calmly decides,
'It.....says a writer named Gabriel. Quoting JOSIAH STAMP,  he adds':
pessimist looks..



Submitted by _Anonymous  Guest_
( Guest) , 9/9/2002 6:37:27 PM

To the optimist, the glass is half full. To  the pessimist, the glass is half
empty. To the engineer, the  glass is twice as big as it needs to  be.


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