What is a Cynic?



-George S. Patton            

        I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

        A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. -H. L. Mencken

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

        A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye. -Carolyn Wells

        Scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist. -George Carlin

        I sometimes battle with cynicism masquerading as religious fatalism. -KC Bob

        Every ounce of my cynicism is supported by historical precedent.” -Glen Cook

        Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. -Stephen Colbert

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


2 comments:

  1. Very interesting..... I don't want to be any of them. Prefer to be naive and positive. I always enjoy quotes and sometimes surprised by who said them.

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    1. Amen to that Wanda. I love the idea of sees things as they ought to be.

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