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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. (Quote by - John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

I read some of my stories recently and thought, 'How in the hell did I get away with that?' I had some really raw cynicism in some of them. (Quote by - Carl Barks)

Today's so-called 'Freedom Walk' sponsored by the Pentagon is a cynical exercise in an effort to shore up sagging support for the president and his war policy in Iraq . (Quote by - Brian Walker)

A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Card acknowledged the White House was stunned by the caustic opposition from some members of the president's party. I don't think they know her, .. I'm a little surprised that they came out of the box so cynically. (Quote by - Andy Card)

Essentially, the [New York] Philharmonic is just like any other orchestra-they all have the spirit of kids, and if you scratch away a little of the fatigue and cynicism, out comes a 17-year-old music student again, full of wonder, exuberance and a tremendous love of music. (Quote by - Zubin Mehta)

The worst government is 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. (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

This is unprecedented. The biggest fear is that people won't respond, that they're cynical or hopeless. (Quote by - Burt Neuborne)

When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty. (Quote by - Samuel Ullman)

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. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Such cynicism compromises the very concept of democratic election. (Quote by - Gennady Zyuganov)

Every teen retailer has cynical shirts because it's a generation whose values are almost completely cynical. They're so clued into marketing and the wired world that they look at things with a more jaundiced eye than their parents. (Quote by - Eric Beder)

Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Idle brains exaggerate matters; and cynics cause great social damage. (Quote by - Atharva Veda)

The Daschle Democrats, in a cynical effort to score political points against this president, have chosen to fire a direct shot into a limping economy by killing the economic stimulus package. (Quote by - Trent Lott)

Frank was a sort of anthropologist in that sense. He really celebrated these lives, and these people, who were getting by as best they could in what to the rest of the world would be regarded as unusual circumstances, .. He was naturally very cynical about them, and about American culture in general, but he had an empathy for these people, because he grew up in that kind of environment. (Quote by - Barry Miles)

A cynical plan has been launched in Ukraine to destroy this administration. (Quote by - Viktor Yushchenko)

I never think I feel cynical in general. Cynical is reality with an alternate spelling. I feel there's a gigantic amount of injustice and overt crime every day in the world, from emotional crimes to international crimes, and it often carries rewards. (Quote by - Woody Allen)

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

The idea of it was I was thinking about how when you're a kid you get this unconditional love and you spend the rest of your life trying to find that, but you can't because everyone's in it for their own thing. It's kind of cynical. (Quote by - Sam Endicott)

Cynics are well-informed optimists. (Quote by - Jeff Frieden)

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. (Quote by - J. G. Cozzens)

These are some of the poorest countries with the weakest health indicators in the world. People are pretty cynical when they look at Africa, but these countries have turned it around. (Quote by - Bruce Aylward)

The only deadly sin I know is cynicism. (Quote by - Henry L. Stimson)

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. (Quote by - Erica Jong)

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