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Cynics are simply thwarted romantics.


William Goldman


#humor #life #romantics #writing #humor

Human progress has never been shaped by commentators, complainers or cynics.


Tony Blair


#commentators #cynics #human #human progress #never

Working together during the past three years, we have confounded the skeptics and the cynics. We've shown that here in Virginia, Democrats and Republicans can come together, put politics aside, and make tough decisions when times demand it.


Mark Warner


#come #confounded #cynics #decisions #demand

You'd like Freedom, Truth, and Justice, wouldn't you, Comrade Sergeant?' said Reg encouragingly. 'I'd like a hard-boiled egg,' said Vimes, shaking the match out. There was some nervous laughter, but Reg looked offended. 'In the circumstances, Sergeant, I think we should set our sights a little higher--' 'Well, yes, we could,' said Vimes, coming down the steps. He glanced at the sheets of papers in front of Reg. The man cared. He really did. And he was serious. He really was. 'But...well, Reg, tomorrow the sun will come up again, and I'm pretty sure that whatever happens we won't have found Freedom, and there won't be a whole lot of Justice, and I'm damn sure we won't have found Truth. But it's just possible that I might get a hard-boiled egg.


Terry Pratchett


#freedom #hard-boiled-egg #justice #realism #revolution

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.


Jeff Bridges


#alive #been #crushed #cynicism #cynics

I think we have to believe we are here for some purpose, and I know there are many cynics who will deny it, but they don't live as if they deny it.


Joshua Lederberg


#cynics #deny #here #i #i think

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.


H. L. Mencken


#cynics #fanatics #government #humane #limit

The cynics are right nine times out of ten.


H. L. Mencken


#nine #out #right #ten #times

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.


Robert Anton Wilson


#cynics #equally #everybody #except #idealists

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.


John F. Kennedy


#children #cynics #entrust #harm #minds






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