Quotes of Cynic

“ A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ The cynic, a parasite of civilization, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ The cynic never grows up, but commits intellectual suicide. ”

- Charles R. Brown

“ It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to. ”

- Fannie Hurst

“ I'm a hopeful cynic. ”

- Tracy Chapman

“ A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye. ”

- Carolyn Wells

“ A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

- H. L. Mencken

“ A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future. ”

- Sidney J. Harris

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

- Oscar Wilde

“ A cynic is just a man who found out when he was about ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset. ”

- James Gould Cozzens

“ Cynicism is humor in ill health. ”

- H.G. Wells

“ The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ The only deadly sin I know is cynicism. ”

- Henry L. Stimson

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

- Unknown

“ The only deadly sin I know is cynicism. ”

- Henry Lewis Stimson

“ Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty. ”

- Nietzche Evil

“ CYNIC: One who not only reads bitter lessons from the past, but who is prematurely disappointed with the future. ”

- Unknown

“ Cynicism is cheap — you can buy it at any Monoprix store — it's built into all poor-quality goods. ”

- Graham Greene

“ 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. ”

- Henry Ward Beecher

“ Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejection, or bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence. ”

- Russell Lynes

“ Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous. ”

- Elias Canetti

“ Cynicism is intellectual dandyism. ”

- George Meredith

“ Cynicism is the humor of hatred. ”

- Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

“ A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ 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

“ 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

“ Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt… Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves. ”

- Robert Anton Wilson

“ A cynic is just a man who found out when he was ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset. ”

- James Gould Cozzens
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