Popular Quotes and Sayings about Cynicism

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience. ~Doug Larson

In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat. ~Robert Byrne

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth. ~Lillian Hellman

There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead. ~Arthur Honegger

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves. ~Robert Anton Wilson

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance. ~Sam Brown

A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for. ~W. C. Fields

Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger; a miracle may not save you...and if it does, it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit. ~The Talmud

Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil. ~Vachel Lindsay

No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up. ~Lily Tomlin

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. ~George Bernard Shaw

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. ~Samuel Johnson