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Cynical Quotes

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

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

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles


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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.
- Robert Frost

Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.
- Mark Twain

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
- Will Rogers

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles,
the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
- Everett Dirksen

Always forgive your enemies -
nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
- Albert Einstein

Gossip is the art of saying nothing
in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.
- Walter Winchell

I'm awash in self-contempt!
- the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

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

I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

You can discover what your enemy fears most
by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
- Michael Moncur

Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW
is only a small step and quickly taken.
- Mark Twain

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long
because I am too inhospitable a host.
- Albert Schweitzer

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

Personally, I'm always ready to learn,
although I do not always like being taught.
- Winston Churchill

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage
is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

I have faith. I just need proof to back it up.
- the movie Simon Birch

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
- George Carlin


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