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    • A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
    • Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
      The Little Foxes, 1939, by Lillian Hellman
    • Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil.
    • A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
    • My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
      Journal of a Character, 1931, by Jean Rostand
    • The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
    • No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.
    • What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
      Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III, by Oscar Wilde
    • Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.
    • Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
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