The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask "why not?".
Today we need a special kind of courage. Not the kind needed in battle, but a kind which makes us stand up for everything that we know is right, everything that is true and honest. We need the kind of courage that can withstand the subtle corruption of the cynics, so that we can show the world that we are not afraid of the future.Queen Elizabeth II
I have heard cynics who say he's a very political old monk shuffling around in Gucci shoes.(Keith) Rupert Murdoch
Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.roy hattersley
Intellectuals are cynical and cynics have never built a cathedral.henry kissinger
Romantics might like to think of themselves as being composed of stardust. cynics might prefer to think of themselves as nuclear waste.simon singh
There was a Socratic style of life (which the cynics were to imitate), and the Socratic dialogue was an exercise which brought Socrates’ interlocutor to put himself in question, to take care of himself, and to make his soul as beautiful and wise as possible.pierre hadot