Friday, 16 December 2011

Cynic / Cynicism


A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is the one who is prematurely disappointed in the future. - Sydney J. Harris

Beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one. - Glenn Beck

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism. - George Meredith

It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to. - Fannie Hurst

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. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes - openly bad and secretly bad. - Henry Ward Beecher

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

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