A Quote by James E. Faust on agnosticism, america, atheism, belief, christianity, cynicism, god, history, islam, judaism, presidency, religion, and traditions

President James E. Faust has noted that in contrast to earlier, God-fearing times' a new civil religion seems to be developing in America. He said: The civil religion I refer to is a secular religion. It has no moral absolutes. It is nondenominational. It is non-theistic. It is politically focused. It is antagonistic to religion. It rejects the historic religious traditions of America. It feels strange. If this trend continues, non-belief will be more honored than belief. While all beliefs must be protected, are atheism, agnosticism, cynicism, and moral relativism to be more safeguarded and valued than Christianity, Judaism, and the tenets of Islam, which hold that there is a Supreme Being and that mortals are accountable to him? If so, this would, in my opinion, place America in great moral jeopardy.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, October 1992, p. 69, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on cynicism

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on action, blindness, cynicism, darkness, failure, good, nobility, and quality

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 (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Henry Lewis Stimson on cynicism

The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.

Henry Lewis Stimson (1867 - 1950)

Source: On Active Service in Peace and War, 1948, introduction

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on cynicism and people

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

Source: [see George S. Patton, Jr.]

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A Quote by Greg Webster on bitterness, cynicism, laughter, past, and time

A couple months ago I noticed that I hadn't really laughed for a long time. . . . That's come back quite well, I'm enjoying more things. . . . I'd say that I've almost completely recovered from the past few years, still cynical, but not really bitter.

Greg Webster

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A Quote by Glenn Beck on cynicism, lies, and romance

Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one

Glenn Beck

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on cynicism, democracy, dignity, labor, people, respect, and simplicity

Americans are a very backward people, with all the real virtues of a backward people; the patriarchal simplicity and human dignity of a democracy, and a respect for labor uncorrupted by cynicism.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by George Sanders on acting, art, cynicism, fame, graduation, and schools

The cynical, caustic, acid-tongued New York drama critic Addison De Witt introduces his protege/date of the moment, a bimbo date and so-called actress named Miss Casswell (Marilyn Monroe) in another very famous line: "Miss Casswell is an actress, a graduate of the Copacabana School of Dramatic Art."

George Sanders (1906 - 1972)

Source: As Addison De Witt in All About Eve, 1950, based on short story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr

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A Quote by General George Smith Patton, Jr. on cynicism and people

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

George Patton (1885 - 1945)

Source: quoting Harry Emerson Fosdick

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