Favorite Quotations ~† Cynics & Cynicism A Cynic's Guide to a Rich and Full Life

"A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. I am not young enough to know everything. ~ Oscar Wilde

A cynic is a person searching for an honest man, with a stolen lantern. ~ Edgar A. Shoaff

Cynicism can be funny. But it's the easy way. You'll forget to enjoy anything. I try to make the evolving choice, the forward-moving, life-giving choice. Just keep living, man. ~ Matthew McConaughey

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

Cynicism is for lightweights. ~ Jewel

Cynics always say no. Saying yes leads to knowledge. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes. ~ Stephen Colbert

Iím an eternal optimist with a small degree of cynicism. ~ Sarah McLachlan

In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism, and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

It takes a clever man to turn cynic, and a wise man to be clever enough not to. ~ Fannie Hurst

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

The cynics are right nine times out of ten. ~ H. L. Mencken

The day a person becomes a cynic is the day he loses his youth. ~ Marvin D. Levy

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. ~ George Patton

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

What this generation was bred to at television's knees was not wisdom, but cynicism. ~ Pauline Kael