A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on cynicism and value

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

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A Quote by Norman Cousins on cynicism

Cynicism is intellectual treason.

Norman Cousins (1912 - 1990)

Source: Human Options, Norton 1981

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A Quote by Merryle Stanley Rukeyser on cynicism, despair, disillusionment, good, hope, principles, and science

To build Utopias in defiance of scientific principles is only a fool's errand. If false hopes are momentarily good for morale, we must ultimately pay for such folly in episodes of disillusionment, cynicism and despair.

Merryle Stanley Rukeyser

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A Quote by Marvin D. Levy on cynicism, day, and youth

The day a person becomes a cynic is the day he loses his youth.

Marvin D. Levy

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A Quote by Lily Tomlin on cynicism and impossibility

No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.

Lily Tomlin (1939 -)

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A Quote by Lillian Hellman on cynicism and truth

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Lillian Hellman (1905 - 1984)

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A Quote by Ken Burns on choice, cynicism, fear, life, and safety

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.

Ken Burns (1896 - 1996)

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A Quote by Joseph Fort Newton on anger, citizenship, country, cynicism, debate, good, history, hope, idealism, interest, justice, loyalty, men, personality, personality, principles, service, spirit, and sympathy

In his capacity as an American citizen, each man of our Craft will do what seems to him wise and just and right and to the best interest of his country; but let us hope and pray that no echo of angry debate may be heard in any Lodge of Masons . . . lest we injure what is priceless. . . . By the same token, the men who stand out in our history, to whom we pay the highest homage, are the men of personality, principle and ideals, who, combining sympathy and good will with unbending loyalty to great truths, defied the cynical spirit and wrought disinterestedly for the common good. By as much as Masonry creates such men and endows them with moral ideals, by so much does it render its highest service to the country and the Craft.

Joseph Fort Newton (1878 - 1950)

Source: The Philalethes, August 1999, published byThe Philalethes Society

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A Quote by John Sutherland Bonnell, DD on cynicism, endings, home, honor, life, literature, losing, men, people, purity, religion, vitality, women, and youth

When Rome's youth became debased and enervated, when regard was lost for men's honor and women's purity, when the sanctity of the home was violated, when her literature became cynical and debased, her dominion ended. The moral life of any people rises or falls with the vitality or decay of its religious life.

John Bonnell (1893 - 1992)

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A Quote by Jane Wagner on cynicism and worry

I worry that no matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.

Jane Wagner

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