Quotes About Cynicism

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 a noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes — openly bad and secretly bad.
Henry Ward Beecher

We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and delusion, just as effectively as bombs.
Kenneth Clark

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple’s substitute for intelligence. It is the dishonest businessman’s substitute for conscience.  It is the communicator’s substitute, whether he is advertising man or editor or writer for self-respect.
Russell Lynés

A cynic is a man who, when he smells the flowers, looks around for a coffin.
H. L. Mencken (attrib.)

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

It’s gong to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it.
Kin Hubbard

No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.
Lily Tomlin



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