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A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
Cynicism is humour in ill health.
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.
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 that blackguard defect of vision which compels us to see the world as it is, instead of as it should be.
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism, without the coxcomb's feathers.
There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.
It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion just as effectively as by bombs.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
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.


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