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Cynical Quotes
Cynical Sayings

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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)

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

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

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When all else fails, try thinking.
- 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

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

Nine-tenths of the people were created
so you would want to be with the other tenth.
- Horace Walpole

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

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

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

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

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

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

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

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

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

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

Your friends love you anyway.
- Dave Barry

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

People who say it cannot be done should not
interrupt those who are doing it.
- George Bernard Shaw

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein

INDECISION is the key to FLEXIBILITY.
- Anonymous

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems,
but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
- Herm Albright

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

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

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.
- John F. Kennedy


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