Quotes About Cynics

Most popular cynics quotes

Don't partner with cynics and pessimists. Their beliefs are self-fulfilling.


The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Scratch a cynic and underneath, as often as not, you will find a dead idealist.
Cynic, n.  A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.
A cynic is just a man who found out when he was about ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset.
I know perfectly well the cynic is a coward. He foresees all barrenness so that barrenness can never surprise him.
It seems to me that cynics are only happy in making the world as barren to others as they have made it for themselves.
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
Scratch the surface of most cynics and you find a frustrated idealist—someone who made the mistake of converting his ideals into expectations.
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.


The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness, and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.