I'm a hopeful cynic.
CYNIC: One who not only reads bitter lessons from the past, but who is prematurely disappointed with the future.
A cynic is just a man who found out when he was ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Don't be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don't bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives. Don't waste yourself in rejection, or bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.
A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
Cynicism is humor in ill health.
Cynicism is the only form in which base souls approach honesty.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
The cynic, a parasite of civilization, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail.
Cynicism is cheap -- you can buy it at any Monoprix store -- it's built into all poor-quality goods.