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J. Robert Oppenheimer

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The Optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds, the Pessimist fears it is true.
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This is derived from a statement of James Branch Cabell, in The Silver Stallion (1926) : The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

 
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