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Letter "C" » cynicism
«Cynicism: The intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence»
«I have named the destroyers of nations: comfort, plenty, and security - out of which grow a bored and slothful cynicism, in which rebellion against the world as it is, and myself as I am, are submerged in listless self-satisfaction»
Author: John Steinbeck
, The Destroyers
«Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.»
«Essentially, the [New York] Philharmonic is just like any other orchestra-they all have the spirit of kids, and if you scratch away a little of the fatigue and cynicism, out comes a 17-year-old music student again, full of wonder, exuberance and a tremendous love of music.»
«Cynicism is humor in ill health.»
«Every person has the power to make others happy.Some do it simply by entering a room --others by leaving the room.Some individuals leave trails of gloom;others, trails of joy.Some leave trails of hate and bitterness;others, trails of love and harmony.Some leave trails of cynicism and pessimism;others trails of faith and optimism.Some leave trails of criticism and resignation;others trails of gratitude and hope.What kind of trails do you leave?»
Author: William Arthur Ward
, with bitterness
«If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.»
Author: George W. Bush
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«It is a peculiarity of the American mind that it regards any excursion into the truth as an adventure into cynicism»
«I hate cynicism a great deal worse than I do the devil; unless perhaps the two were the same thing»
«In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism and skepticism and humbug and we shall want to live more musically»