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Cynical Quotes

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Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

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You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill PHOTO

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

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It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

 

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

The bulk of the world's knowledge is an imaginary construction.
- Helen Keller

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

Never ascribe to malice that which is
adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.
- Carl Jung

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
- Lao Tzu

You can always do one thing less than you think you can.
- Anonymous

It's humbling to think that all animals,
including human beings,
are parasites of the plant world.
- Isaac Asimov

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable
who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.
- Charles M. Schulz

I don't care what anybody says about me
as long as it isn't true.
- Truman Capote

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody
- John Churton Collins

A question that sometimes drives me hazy:
am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein

However beautiful the strategy,
you should occasionally look at the results.
- Winston Churchill

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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