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The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
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.
Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they've been hurt, they're sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that's protecting this tiny, dear part in them that's still alive.
It is only the cynicism that is born of success that is penetrating and valid.
George Jean Nathan
You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
W. Somerset Maugham
I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.
George W. Bush
Cynicism is humor in ill health.
H. G. Wells
Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
Cynicism is full of naive disappointments.
Hypocrisy is the outside of cynicism.
Cynicism is intellectual treason.
I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.
The press is still investing itself, it seems to me, in a sort of cynicism. It comes out better for them if they can predict hard times, bogging down, sniping, attrition.
I hate cynicism - it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere.
It seems to me that election season is just a Petri dish for anger and cynicism.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation - not cynicism and combat.
The cynicism that you have is not your real soul.
I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism.
Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
On a certain level, I don't think there is an answer to what the American way is, because it is constantly being re-defined. It's also been exploited and capitalized upon and politicized by one side or the other to the point that a certain degree of cynicism has attached itself to that term.
J. Michael Straczynski
Cynicism is kind of like folding your arms and stepping back and commenting on things, like the old guys in 'The Muppets,' just throwing out comments all the time, whereas there are other people on the ground really trying to affect things and improve their lives and the lives of other people. I think it's noble and I think it's cool.
Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning.
After making several tragic movies in a row, I was looking to do a comedy, and one without cynicism.
You have to try to dismiss the loudness of cynicism. It's certainly going to come.
I suppose I miss the British cynicism and the humor.
There is no power in cynicism. There is no forward thrust in cynicism.
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
Joyce Carol Oates
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