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Cynicism is the humor of hatred. (Quote by - Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree)

I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting . . . it was the start of a new Arab world.. The Berlin Wall has fallen. (Quote by - Walid Jumblatt)

I never think I feel cynical in general. Cynical is reality with an alternate spelling. I feel there's a gigantic amount of injustice and overt crime every day in the world, from emotional crimes to international crimes, and it often carries rewards. (Quote by - Woody Allen)

A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The opposite of creativity is cynicism. (Quote by - Esa Saarinen)

In a cruel and evil world, being cynical can allow you to get some entertainment out of it. (Quote by - Daniel Waters)

In the end, .. that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism, or do we participate in a politics of hope?. (Quote by - Barack Obama)

There's something I believe wholeheartedly: Cynicism is the true refuge of the pseudo-intellectual, .. Cynicism is easy. Joy is an extremely advanced spiritual and intellectual tenet. (Quote by - Craig Ferguson)

Everyone in LA is cynical and spoiled and seen it all. (Quote by - Sally Morrison)

What is the use of straining after an amiable view of things, when a cynical view is most likely to be the true one?. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

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

Vietnam was an exercise in mistaken idealism; Iraq in cynical money-making. And there's no optimism or idealism now -- Americans are tired of knowledge. Our leaders, the C-students from Yale, know this. We're proud of being ignorant; that leaves virtue at our core. We aren't frazzled by knowledge like foreigners, so we can be trusted. (Quote by - Kurt Vonnegut)

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. (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

This is a cynical attempt by a certain faction of politicians to utilize religion to divide the people of Missouri along religious lines during an election year. It essentially asks legislators to vote on whether they believe in God and whether they think that the Christian version of God should be ratified as the state religion of Missouri. (Quote by - Brett Shirk)

To be fair, he has a personal history of charitable works like this, so it's not as if this is some person making a desperate effort to rehabilitate his career by suddenly reshaping himself as a philanthropist. The problem is we live in such a cynical age that it really doesn't matter what his intentions are; this will be viewed in cynical terms. (Quote by - Allan Mayer)

Frank was a sort of anthropologist in that sense. He really celebrated these lives, and these people, who were getting by as best they could in what to the rest of the world would be regarded as unusual circumstances, .. He was naturally very cynical about them, and about American culture in general, but he had an empathy for these people, because he grew up in that kind of environment. (Quote by - Barry Miles)

A cynic should never marry an idealist. For the cynic, marriage represents the welcome end of romantic life, with all its agony and ecstasy. But for the idealist, it is only the beginning. (Quote by - Julie Burchill)

This is unprecedented. The biggest fear is that people won't respond, that they're cynical or hopeless. (Quote by - Burt Neuborne)

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

Nothing ever guarantees you anything-that's my rule. My other rule is never believe anything that anyone tells you, and then you'll never be fooled. It's not as cynical as it sounds; it's just that people always say something for a reason-maybe a nice reason, maybe a devious reason-so on that level, you can't take things at face value. (Quote by - David Hyde Pierce)

But, through the shift of mood and mood, Mine ancient humor saves him whole The cynic devil in his blood That bids him mock his hurrying soul; That bids him flout the Law he makes, That bids him make the Law he flouts, Till, dazed by many doubts, h. (Quote by - Rudyard Kipling)

We still have this medieval way of making decisions in the EU; people hide behind other member states, and blame them. It increases people's sense of cynicism, but what we need is some straight talking. (Quote by - Gary Titley)

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. (Quote by - Sydney J. Harris)

It is only the cynicism that is born of success that is penetrating and valid. (Quote by - George Jean Nathan)

The Daschle Democrats, in a cynical effort to score political points against this president, have chosen to fire a direct shot into a limping economy by killing the economic stimulus package. (Quote by - Trent Lott)

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