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Cynical Quotes

May you find encouragement in these Cynical quotes.

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

 

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

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You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.
- Carl Jung

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

The bulk of the world's knowledge is an imaginary construction.
- Helen Keller

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

Abandon hope.
- Pema Chodron

Here are the opinions on which my facts are based.
- Anonymous

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Never ascribe to malice that which is
adequately explained by incompetence.
- Napoleon

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

Computers happen.
- Anonymous

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves
for they shall never cease to be amused.
- Anonymous

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

You can always do one thing less than you think you can.
- Anonymous

Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
- Anonymous

I am no longer young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
- Lao Tzu

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

However beautiful the strategy,
you should occasionally look at the results.
- Winston Churchill

As a cure for worrying,
work is better than whiskey.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

There are three types of lies -
lies, damn lies, and statistics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

A question that sometimes drives me hazy:
am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Every one desires to live long,
but no one would be old.
- Abraham Lincoln

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

Human salvation lies in the hands
of the creatively maladjusted.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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