[The atheist believes] a world marked by so much injustice, innocent suffering, and cynicism of power cannot be the work of a good God.
What all this posturing and fake glamor results in is a vast detachment and Cynicism on the part of the artists. Since it's impossible to have respect for an audience that'll take just about anything you care to dish out, and the impassive demeanor is so central to the role, a general numbnose is all that can be expected.
Representative democracy frequently manifests a disconnect between parliamentarians and the people, so that parliamentarians have agendas that do not correspond with the wishes of the electorate. This has led in many countries to apathy, Cynicism and large-scale absenteeism in elections. What is needed is not only parliaments, but parliamentarians who genuinely represent the wishes of the electorate.
Cynicism is humour in ill-health.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.lillian hellman
Cynicism is humour in ill health.
Cynicism ... is a withdrawal from the world into blank isolation, while Stoicism is the withdrawal into an inner life , which forms to its votaries an object of the highest enthusiasm. Hence the elation, often hyperbolical, which tinges the Stoical austerity; hence the attractiveness of the doctrine and its spread over the world.
It's like in most parts of America, where there was industry and there is no longer; there is Cynicism mixed with sarcasm and some optimism. That's how my background influenced my comedy.jim gaffigan
What is so painful about that time is that nothing was disastrous. It was all wrong, ugly, unhappy and coloured with Cynicism, but nothing was tragic, there were no moments that could change anything or anybody. From time to time the emotional lightning flashed and showed a landscape of private misery, and then — we went on dancing.doris lessing
…you know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for Cynicism.
There is no inevitable connection between Christianity and Cynicism. Truth is not a salad, is it, that you must always dress it with vinegar?william morley punshon
[Haile Selassie] never had the time, nor the means, to live through the age when one learns to distinguish between right and wrong. Raised among plots, intrigues and cruelty, he learned to survive through Cynicism and all his life was focused on the struggle to conquer power and to hold onto it. He achieved this without any scruples, often turning to methods which would have shocked the Borgias and Machiavelli put together.selassie, haile i, of ethiopia
There is no comparing the brutality and Cynicism of today’s pop culture with that of forty years ago: from High Noon to Robocop is a long descent.charles krauthammer
Perhaps no philosopher is more correct than the cynic. The happiness of the animal, that thorough cynic, is the living proof of Cynicism.friedrich nietzsche
We remain in the Romantic cycle initiated by Rousseau: liberal idealism canceled by violence, barbarism, disillusionment and Cynicism.camille paglia
Pasteboard pies and paper flowers are being banished from the stage by the growth of that power of accurate observation which is commonly called Cynicism by those who have not got it…George Bernard Shaw
Giving full rein to one‘s Cynicism as one goes along produces a normal outlet and maintains an emotional equilibrium.s. s. van dine
“Now it seems that Roger has once more taken up with Miss Roswyn. I can’t say that I approve, but he has not troubled to ask my advice.” She heaved a sigh. “But I am sure that the world will never go precisely to my liking.” “Does it for anyone?” asked Bernard Bickel with good-natured Cynicism. “Probably not, and I must reconcile myself to the fact.”jack vance
It is lack of confidence, more than anything else, that kills a civilisation. We can destroy ourselves by Cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.
Biology is not physics , because organisms are such complex physical objects, and sociology is not biology because human societies are made by self-conscious organisms. By pretending to a kind of knowledge that it cannot achieve, social science can only engender the scorn of natural scientists and the Cynicism of the humanists.
I prefer credulity to skepticism and Cynicism for there is more promise in almost anything than in nothing at all
America is the greatest, freest, and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of Cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.
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