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Cynic quotes (38)
Genius does what it must talent does what it can.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton Category: Cynic
Men grow tired of sleep love singing and dancing sooner than of war.
Homer Category: Cynic
Cecil Graham: What is a cynic? Lord Darlington: A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Oscar Wilde Category: Cynic
A cynic is a man who when he smells flowers looks around for a coffin.
Henry Louis Mencken Category: Cynic
Genius does what it must and Talent does what it can.
Lord Owen Meredith Lytton Category: Cynic
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. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes openly bad and secretly bad.
Henry Ward Beecher Category: Cynic
We dance round in a ring and suppose But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
Robert Frost Category: Cynic
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw Category: Cynic
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his minds eye.
Carolyn Wells Category: Cynic
Watch what people are cynical about and one can often discover what they lack.
Harry Emerson Fosdick Category: Cynic
An idealist believes the short run doesnt count. A cynic believes the long run doesnt matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
Sydney J. Harris Category: Cynic
If youre already walking on thin ice you might as well dance.
Gil Atkinson Category: Cynic
No matter how cynical you get it is impossible to keep up.
Lily Tomlin Category: Cynic
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
Lillian Hellman Category: Cynic
I worry that no matter how cynical you become its never enough to keep up.
Jane Wagner Category: Cynic
I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.
Fred Astaire Category: Cynic
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
Angela Monet Category: Cynic
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph Kennedy Category: Cynic
The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.
Henry Lewis Stimson Category: Cynic
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
George Meredith Category: Cynic
All things I thought I knew; but now confess the more I know I know I know the less.
John Owen Category: Cynic
Remember Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did but she did it backwards and in high heels
Faith Whittlesey Category: Cynic
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Nietzsche Category: Cynic
Unthinking idle wild and young I laughd and dancd and talkd and sung.
Princess Amelia Category: Cynic
I got started dancing because I knew that was one way to meet girls.
Gene Kelly Category: Cynic
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses behind the lines in the gym and out there on the road long before I dance under those lights.
Muhammad Ali Category: Cynic
A cynic is just a man who found out when he was ten that there wasnt any Santa Claus and hes still upset.
J. G. Cozzens Category: Cynic
Dancing is the loftiest the most moving the most beautiful of the arts because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Henry Havelock Ellis Category: Cynic
And everything comes to One As we dance on dance on dance on.
Theodore Roethke Category: Cynic
Be wisely worldly not worldly wise.
Francis Quarles Category: Cynic
CYNIC n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynics eyes to improve his vision.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Cynic
If you are going to walk on thin ice you might as well dance.
Unknown Category: Cynic
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
John Dryden Category: Cynic
If we listened to our intellect wed never have a love affair. Wed never have a friendship. Wed never go into business because wed be cynical. Well thats nonsense. Youve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury Category: Cynic
O chestnut tree great rooted blossomer Are you the leaf the blossom or the bole? O body swayed to music O brightening glance How can we know the dancer from the dance.
William Butler Yeats Category: Cynic
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Cynic
I believe in God only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright Category: Cynic
In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism and skepticism and humbug and we shall want to live more musically.
Vincent van Gogh Category: Cynic