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Motivational Cynic Quotes

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

Related topics: Cynical Religion

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

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

Woman: the peg on which the wit hangs his jest,
the preacher his text, the cynic his grouch and the
sinner his justification.
- Helen Rowland


 

I'm an old cynic.
- Margot Kidder

I'm a hopeful cynic.
- Tracy Chapman

The cynic says, "One man can't do anything."
I say,
"Only one man can do anything."
- John W. Gardner


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There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because
he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
- Maya Angelou

I am not a cynic.
- Kevin Costner

A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.
- Carolyn Wells

I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist.
- Paul Getty

Why should we strive, with cynic frown,
to knock their fairy castles down?
- Eliza Cook

Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are,
not as they ought to be.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

Idealist: a cynic in the making.
- Irving Layton

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

An idealist believes the short run doesn't count.
A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter.
A realist believes that what is done or left undone
in the short run determines the long run.
- Sydney J. Harris

Cynicism is tough.
A cynic's point of view is really pitiful.
I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life.
As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long.
- Shawn Colvin

I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic.
That's my go-to.
Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations,
where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it.
- Kristen Bell

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

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

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 cynics are right nine times out of ten.
- H. L. Mencken

Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.
- Roy Hattersley

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt...
Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt,
except themselves.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Most cynics are really crushed romantics:
they've been hurt,
they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny,
dear part in them that's still alive.
- Jeff Bridges

I think we have to believe we are here for some purpose,
and I know there are many cynics who will deny it,
but they don't live as if they deny it.
- Joshua Lederberg

Working together during the past three years,
we have confounded the skeptics and the cynics.
We've shown that here in Virginia, Democrats and Republicans can come together,
put politics aside, and make tough decisions when times demand it.
- Mark Warner

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

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

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

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

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

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

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields

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)

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

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

Here are the opinions on which my facts are based.
- Anonymous

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

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

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

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

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

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

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

If you are not one of us, you are one of them.
- the movie The Matrix (1999)

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

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

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Life is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute -
only the last couple seconds are fatal,
but most people are scared to death the whole way down.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Never hold discussions with the monkey
when the organ grinder is in the room.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

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

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

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

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
- Harry S. Truman

Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
- Whoopi Goldberg

I personally think we developed language
because of our deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

The worst part of success is to try to find
someone who is happy for you.
- Bette Midler


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