[The atheist believes] a world marked by so much injustice, innocent suffering, and cynicism of power cannot be the work of a good God.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.lillian hellman
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.
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
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.
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.lester bangs
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.alfred de zayas
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force. But even Capitalist Cynicism will admit that however unconscionable we may be when our own interests are affected, we can be most indignantly virtuous at the expense of others.