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Cynics Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Cynics.

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.
- John F. Kennedy

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Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

The worst government is often 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.
- H. L. Mencken

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

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The believer's ray of light is the cynic's sunburn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

Life - for most people - is their past projected large
onto the movie screen of their future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

The road to success is always under construction.
- Anonymous

I am firm; YOU are obstinate; HE is a pig-headed fool.
- Bertrand Russell

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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