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Cynicism Quotes


These are some of the best 'Cynicism' quotations and sayings.

A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

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

Cynicism - the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Cynicism is humor in ill health.

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism, without the coxcomb's feathers.

Cynicism is that blackguard defect of vision which compels us to see the world as it is, instead of as it should be.

Cynicism such as one finds very frequently among the most highly educated young men and women of the West, results from the combination of comfort and powerlessness.

I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.

It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes - openly bad and secretly bad.

The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.

There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion just as effectively as by bombs.

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.