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It's easy to be cynical and sit on the sidelines and throw stones at the commission. It's easier to do that if you don't participate. (Quote by - Craig Walton)

CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

The more cynical you become, the better off you'll be. (Quote by - Matt LeBlanc)

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

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)

The cynics are right nine times out of ten. (Quote by - Henry Louis Mencken)

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)

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it. (Quote by - Allan Bloom)

This is just to try to keep the Republicans out of hot water until after the elections. It's one of the most cynical things I've seen in the legislative process. (Quote by - Craig Holman)

To all the cynics, I'm sorry for you, .. I'm sorry you can't believe in miracles. This is a great sporting event and hard work wins it. (Quote by - Lance Armstrong)

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

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence. (Quote by - J. Russel Lynes)

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)

No, I am not at all cynical, I have merely got experience, which, however, is very much the same thing. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

We're both on the rebound, or whatever that terminology is when you're in recovery from a divorce. We have that in common, both scratching our heads fighting being cynical. And it's hard. You need a lot of humor to fight cynicism, and this movie has it - both, actually. So it's great. (Quote by - Diane Lane)

There's a justifiable degree of cynicism about the new coalition. People are unsure about what it will deliver in terms of economic reforms. (Quote by - Daragh Maher)

I think it is utterly cynical and ironic that they are after me because of the war that they organized, caused and led without themselves fighting it. (Quote by - Zoran Djindjic)

When people get cynical about love, they should look at us [Yoko and John Lennon] and see it is possible. (Quote by - Yoko Ono)

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)

These leaks make a mockery of the traditional rules of grand jury secrecy. They often appear to be a cynical attempt to pressure and intimidate witnesses, to deceive the public and to smear people involved in the investigation. (Quote by - David Kendall)

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)

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. (Quote by - David T. Wolf)

I wouldn't call them 'brutal,' but it's on the verge of reckless. I don't think it's purposeful and cynical. It's exuberant. It's wanting to win. (Quote by - April Heinrichs)


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