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Banks will pursue these funds and call in collection agencies but in the end the majority will write-off the debt without understanding the root cause of the fraudulent loss. In many case banks don't even know about the problem so they don't have an incentive to fix the loss, .. Perhaps it's cynical to say this but banks would rather let people in and deal with fraudulent losses, which they pass on to retailers and customers anyway. There are many dedicated people in bank anti-fraud departments but institutionally they are not that motivated. (Quote by - Avivah Litan)

echelons mounted rapidly by the underdog as he strives regardless of the doubts pressed upon him by the cynicism of society enabled him to succeed where others made him doubt he could even proceed. (Quote by - william j. berrioz)

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)

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

No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up. (Quote by - Lily Tomlin)

People have become more cynical about believing the stories because there have been these racial hoaxes in recent memory and because the media have reported on it. (Quote by - Frankie Bailey)

If someone tells him the truth, he looks upon that as poison. He cannot tell victory from defeat. This is the way of life in the world of the faithless cynic. (Quote by - Sri Guru Granth Sahib)

Cynicism is intellectual treason. (Quote by - Norman Cousins)

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. (Quote by - General George S. Patton)

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)

The European arguments against the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act demonstrate that "some Europeans have never lost faith in appeasement as a way of life. It is clear that Iran is cynically manipulating gullible (or equally cynical) Europeans to advance its development of weapons of mass destruction. (Quote by - John Bolton)

Only the broken-hearted idealist can become a cynic. (Quote by - Mark Clifton)

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 might suggest as the motto of modern life this simple legend - 'Just as good as the real.' (Quote by - Charles Dudley Warner)

We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs. (Quote by - Kenneth Clark)

People are neither dismissive nor cynical, .. They believe that the changes will matter and some of the early evidence, such as the rate of goal-scoring, bears out their expectations. (Quote by - Bruce Anderson)

He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays -- cynical but hopeful. (Quote by - Rose Macaulay)

Legally, I never received the draft notice. Morally, it is really cynical to summon me, the president of a (political) party that before the war and during the war has warned against the catastrophic policy of this regime. (Quote by - Zoran Djindjic)

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 - James G. Cozzens)

The most cynical people in the salaried group were also unmotivated because they saw less of a connection between doing a good job and getting more money, .. The cynicism that we studied, which was all about organizational change and inertia vs. progress, spilled over into their beliefs in doing a good job and being rewarded for it. They're cynical in one area, and it poisoned their perceptions in another area. (Quote by - John Wanous)


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