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The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. Henry Ward Beecher

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

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A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be. Ambrose Bierce

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

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

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

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Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejection, or bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The cynic, a parasite of civilization, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail. José Ortega y Gasset

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Cynicism is cheap -- you can buy it at any Monoprix store -- it's built into all poor-quality goods. Graham Greene

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Cynicism is intellectual dandyism. George Meredith

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

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“Makes you wonder if the gods are always right.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Cynicism is humor in ill health. H. G. Wells

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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. Sydney J. Harris

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CYNIC: One who not only reads bitter lessons from the past, but who is prematurely disappointed with the future.

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A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.