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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.
In the end, that's what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
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.
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 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
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger.
If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.
George W. Bush
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.
Cynicism is intellectual treason.
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.
People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
I think that the memory of Armenia's genocide opened my eyes at an early age to the existence of political cynicism.
We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.
I think violence, cynicism, brutality and fashion are the staples of our diet. I think in the grand history of story-telling, going back to people sitting around fires, the dark side of human nature has always been very important. Movies are part of that tradition.
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.
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.
Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
It seems to me that election season is just a Petri dish for anger and cynicism.
I understand the concept of optimism. But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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