Best 36 of Cynic quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Debasish Mridha

A positive person discusses possibilities. A negative person discusses problems. A cynic is oblivious to positivity and negativity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy

We shall build on. On through the cynic

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mary Balogh

This boy," he said, indicating the paintings with one sweep of his arms, "was romantic. He thought that it was beauty that bound everything together. And for him it was true. Life had been beautiful for him. He was very young. He knew very little of life. He saw beauty but he did not feel any true passion. How could he? He did not know. He had not really encountered the force of beauty's opposite." "Are you more cynical now, then?" she asked him. "Cynical," he frowned, "No, not that. I know that there is an ugly side of life-and not just human life. I know that everything is not simply beautiful. I am not a romantic as this boy was. But I am not a cynic either. There is something enduring in all of life, Anne, something tough. Something. Something terribly weak yet incredibly powerful...

By Anonym 15 Sep

Helen Rowland

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Colum Mccann

Cynicism is easy. An optimist is a braver cynic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Milton

A beardless cynic is the shame of nature.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Pamela Jaye Smith

A cynic is just a wounded romantic.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Mike Carey

That's what I've never been able to get about religion: that charmless combination of altruism and insanity. Give me a cynical, self-interested bastard any day of the week; at least you can play chicken with him and know he'll stick to the rules.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dietrich Bonheoffer

It is only the cynic who claims “to speak the truth” at all times and in all places to all men in the same way, but who, in fact, displays nothing but a lifeless image of the truth. . . . He dons the halo of the fanatical devotee of truth who can make no allowance for human weaknesses; but, in fact, he is destroying the living truth between men. He wounds shame, desecrates mystery, breaks confidence, betrays the community in which he lives, and laughs arrogantly at the devastation he has wrought and at the human weakness which “cannot bear the truth.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Eric Hoffer

The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a God or not. The atheist is a religious person. He believes in atheism as though it were a new religion.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Thomm Quackenbush

She is so free with herself and so certain of her path, something I now cynically believe only comes from not being aware of the infinite multitude of right paths.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ljupka Cvetanova

Diogenes was a cynic at his best. He was in search of an honest man but not an hones woman.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Kay Penman

A cynic who was still saddened whenever his jaundiced view of mankind was confirmed.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

It is not only every man for himself but also every man for some men for himself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Stefano Benni

"Cynic" is a word invented by optimists to put down realists.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Irving Layton

Idealist: a cynic in the making.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Basava

Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers, things standing shall fall, but the moving ever shall stay.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Henry Ward Beecher

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 the light, always pursuing vermin and never hunting noble game.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Peter Drucker

An executive should be a realist; and no one is less realistic than the cynic.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Anais Nin

the cynic is a coward. He foresees all barrenness so that barrenness can never surprise him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Woody Allen

Cynicism is reality with an alternate spelling.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Paul Hoffman

We are all cynics now, I suppose, and even a mewling infant knows that to save a life is to make an eternal enemy.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Cornell Woolrich

I hate the world. Everything comes into it so clean and goes out so dirty. (from COVER CHARGE - currently not listed)

By Anonym 16 Sep

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I can't bear the thought that a man of lofty mind and heart begins with the ideal of the Madonna and ends with the ideal of Sodom.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jennifer Crusie

Mitch's take on humanity had deteriorated to the point where he assumed someone was lying if her lips were moving.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Carolyn Heilbrun

Cynic' is the sentimentalist's name for the realist.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hugh Jackman

Anyone can be an idealist. Anyone can be a cynic. The hard part lies somewhere in the middle.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Christopher Moore

Scratch a cynic and you will find a disappointed romantic.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Criss Jami

Where neither go wrong, the naive only see the world as a victim of bad doctrine; the cynic only sees good doctrine as a victim of the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

David Eddings

You're a cynic," Urgit accused. Silk shook his head. "No, Your Majesty. I'm a realist.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jennifer Crusie

The first rule in life is 'everybody lies.' Remember that and you'll get a lot further.

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Carlin

I don't consider myself a cynic. I think of myself as a skeptic and a realist.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Thomm Quackenbush

Having in our childhood felt primal awe for the spectacle of the holiday, we are told to age into feeling sullen and resentful. You are supposed to proclaim Santa dead like preadolescent Nietzsches and decry the whole month as an orgy of crass commercialism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Scott Crow

I would rather die a dreamer than live as a cynic.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

Someone once said a cynic is just a disappointed romantic. That really, really sums me up.