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Positive Quotes about Cynics

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The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

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Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

The worst government is often the most moral.
One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane.
But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.
- H. L. Mencken

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt...
Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt,
except themselves.
- Robert Anton Wilson

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I think we have to believe we are here for some purpose,
and I know there are many cynics who will deny it,
but they don't live as if they deny it.
- Joshua Lederberg

The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
- H. L. Mencken

Most cynics are really crushed romantics:
they've been hurt,
they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny,
dear part in them that's still alive.
- Jeff Bridges

 

Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.
- Roy Hattersley

Working together during the past three years,
we have confounded the skeptics and the cynics.
We've shown that here in Virginia, Democrats and Republicans can come together,
put politics aside, and make tough decisions when times demand it.
- Mark Warner

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers,
looks around for a coffin.
- H. L. Mencken

The believer's ray of light is the cynic's sunburn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man
to be clever enough not to.
- Fannie Hurst

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because
he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
- Maya Angelou

A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.
- Carolyn Wells

Why should we strive, with cynic frown,
to knock their fairy castles down?
- Eliza Cook

Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are,
not as they ought to be.
- Ambrose Bierce

Idealist: a cynic in the making.
- Irving Layton

I am not a cynic.
- Kevin Costner

The cynic says, "One man can't do anything."
I say,
"Only one man can do anything."
- John W. Gardner

Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic,
and probably an injured one.
- Glenn Beck

I'm an old cynic.
- Margot Kidder

I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist.
- Paul Getty

I'm a hopeful cynic.
- Tracy Chapman

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest,
the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the
sinner his justification.
- Helen Rowland

I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic.
That's my go-to.
Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations,
where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it.
- Kristen Bell

Cynicism is tough.
A cynic's point of view is really pitiful.
I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life.
As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long.
- Shawn Colvin

An idealist believes the short run doesn't count.
A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter.
A realist believes that what is done or left undone
in the short run determines the long run.
- Sydney J. Harris

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

The bulk of the world's knowledge is an imaginary construction.
- Helen Keller

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett


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