“Pessimism is a luxury we can afford only in good times; in difficult times it easily represents a self-inflicted, self-fulfilling death sentence.” ~ Evelin Lindner and Jo. L., Auschwitz Survivor, 2004
Lindner is the Founding President of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. I couldn’t locate any information on Jo L.
[Source: Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies website, accessed October 24, 2010.]
Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies is composed of independent researchers and educators working on “Breaking the cycle of humiliation.” Link:
There is a great page of quotes on this website, too.