Idealism is what precedes experience, cynicism is what follows.
The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word
In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism and skepticism and humbug and we shall want to live more musically
Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.
Life is not an easy matter.. You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
They were fast-moving opportunists encased in cynicism and proud of it.
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism
Cynicism is intellectual treason.
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye
Do not crush the flowers of wisdom with the hobnail boots of cynicism.
If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.
I am most proud of my integrity and least proud of my cynicism.
Lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.