Quotes about Cynics and cynicism

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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.

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
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 the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
The cynic never grows up, but commits intellectual suicide.
A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be.
I worry that no matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.
CYNIC: One who not only reads bitter lessons from the past, but who is prematurely disappointed with the future.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
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.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.
Cynicism is cheap -- you can buy it at any Monoprix store -- it's built into all poor-quality goods.
The cynic, a parasite of civilization, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail.
Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.
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.

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