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In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
Cynicism stems from disappointment. Cynical and faithless people were not always like that. They were filled with possibilities and hope as kids. But they tried and perhaps failed.
Robin S. Sharma
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.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw
Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. This stops you from cynicism and negativity. End your day with that same attitude you started. Renew your contract with a day well completed.
Scientists are skeptics. It's unfortunate that the word 'skeptic' has taken on other connotations in the culture involving nihilism and cynicism. Really, in its pure and original meaning, it's just thoughtful inquiry.
Let us not become so intense in our zeal to do good by winning arguments or by our pure intention in disputing doctrine that we go beyond good sense and manners, thereby promoting contention, or say and do imprudent things, invoke cynicism, or ridicule with flippancy.
James E. Faust
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.
Cynicism is intellectual treason.
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.
People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
I hate cynicism - it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere.
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.
If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.
George W. Bush
It seems to me that election season is just a Petri dish for anger and cynicism.
I am most proud of my integrity and least proud of my cynicism.
When the wires are all down and your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, have you grown old.
I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
If there's one thing that makes me cynical, it's optimists. They are just far too cynical about cynicism. If only they could see that cynics can be happy, constructive, even fun to hang out with, they might learn a thing or two.
We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.
Cynicism is humor in ill health.
H. G. Wells
If I'm jetlagging, and I've missed some meals, and it gets to that point in a movie that you're supposed to cry, I'll let my defences down from around my inherent standing level of cynicism, and I'll cry.
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
Cynicism is full of naive disappointments.
Hypocrisy is the outside of cynicism.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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