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Letter "C" » cynic
«Cynic's definition of love: Love is the ability to attribute to someone admirable characteristics he or she does not have.»
«A cynic is just a man who found out when he was about ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset.»
«A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.»
«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.»
Author: Sydney J. Harris
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, The Idealists
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«A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.»
«Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.»
«Cant is always rather nauseating; but before we condemn political hypocrisy, let us remember that it is the tribute paid by men of leather to men of God, and that the acting of the part of someone better than oneself may actually commit one to a course of behavior perceptibly less evil than what would be normal and natural in an avowed cynic.»
Author: Aldous Huxley
, The Cant
«A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word»
«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»
Author: Rudyard Kipling
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