Cynicism Quotes

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Cynicism creates a numbness toward life. Cynicism begins with a wry assurance that everyone has an angle. Behind every silver lining is a cloud. The cynic is always observing, critiquing, but never engaging, loving, and hoping... To be cynical is to be distant. While offering a false intimacy of being "in the know, " cynicism actually destroys intimacy. It leads to bitterness that can deaden and even destroy the spirit... Cynicism begins, oddly enough, with too much of the wrong kind of faith, with naive optimism or foolish confidence. At first glance, genuine faith and naive optimism appear identical since both foster confidence and hope.But the similarity is only surface deep.Genuine faith comes from knowing my heavenly Father loves, enjoys, and cares for me. Naive optimism is groundless. It is childlike trust without the loving Father... Optimism in the goodness of people collapses when it confronts the dark side of life... Shattered optimism sets us up for the fall into defeated weariness and, eventually, cynicism. You'd think it would just leave us less optimistic, but we humans don't do neutral well. We go from seeing the bright side of everything to seeing the dark side of everything. We feel betrayed by life... The movement from naive optimism to cynicism is the new American journey. In naive optimism we don't need to pray because everything is under control. In cynicism we can't pray because everything out of control, little is possible. With the Good Shepherd no longer leading us through the valley of the shadow of death, we need something to maintain our sanity. Cynicism's ironic stance is a weak attempt to maintain a lighthearted equilibrium in a world gone mad... Without the Good Shepherd, we are alone in a meaningless story. Weariness and fear leave us feeling overwhelmed, unable to move. Cynicism leaves us doubting, unable to dream. The combination shuts down our hearts, and we just show up for life, going through the motions.

Paul E. Miller
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i-have-no-cynicism-at-all
cynicism-has-its-own-zealots-mason-cooley
cynicism-does-not-cause-inaction-david-wong
i-believe-im-growing-skeptical-cynicism-chuck-lorre
the-cynicism-that-you-have-is-not-your-real-soul-yoko-ono
i-think-cynicism-is-more-enduring-than-sentimentality-alexander-payne
i-think-cynicism-often-disguises-itself-as-humour-michka-assayas
anything-that-has-cynicism-to-it-and-thats-jaded-is-smutty
cynicism-is-sorry-kind-wisdom-barack-obama
cynicism-is-an-unpleasant-way-of-saying-the-truth
cynicism-is-full-naive-disappointments-mason-cooley
cynicism-to-me-is-trying-to-make-people-as-unhappy-as-you-are
its-not-often-that-you-get-to-play-somebody-that-has-absolutely-no-cynicism-is-not-judgmental-in-any-way
history-provides-antidote-to-cynicism-about-past
the-worst-cynicism-belief-in-luck-joyce-carol-oates
cynicism-springs-from-disappointments-in-love-marty-rubin
cynicism-is-disease-optimism-is-cure-aakashvani
cynicism-is-often-shamefaced-product-inexperience-aj-liebling
i-am-discovering-that-i-can-live-far-better-without-cynicism-than-i-can-without-trust-steve-goodier
cynicism-is-one-terrible-obstacles-to-progress-bryant-mcgill
cynicism-can-blind-one-to-subtler-virtues-david-mitchell
cynicism-is-reality-with-alternate-spelling-woody-allen
idealism-is-what-precedes-experience-cynicism-is-what-follows
i-dont-think-i-have-one-iota-cynicism-about-acting
i-understand-concept-optimism-but-i-think-with-me-what-you-get-is-lack-cynicism
lay-down-your-cynicism-believe-in-transformational-power-love-bryant-mcgill
you-will-get-cynicism-only-way-to-break-through-is-keep-showing-people-take-actions
cynicism-is-what-passes-for-insight-when-courage-is-lacking-anita-roddick
every-ounce-my-cynicism-is-supported-by-historical-precedent-glen-cook
i-prefer-credulity-to-skepticism-and-cynicism-for-there-is-more-promise-in-almost-anything-than-in-nothing-at-all
it-is-only-the-cynicism-that-is-born-of-success-that-is-penetrating-and-valid
we-can-destroy-ourselves-by-cynicism-and-disillusion-just-as-effectively-as-by-bombs
cynicism-is-easiest-all-reactions-right-but-its-also-disappointing-self-defeating
both-faith-cynicism-make-judgment-too-easy-mason-cooley
cynicism-is-easy-an-optimist-is-braver-cynic-colum-mccann
cynicism-i-contend-is-wailing-someone-who-believes-that-things-are-should-be-could-be-much-much-better-than-they-are
the-ultimate-cynicism-is-to-suspend-judgment-that-you-are-not-judged-marya-mannes
cynicism-was-oneway-path-once-taken-way-back-was-lost-forever-chris-wooding
i-think-that-all-the-anger-and-cynicism-comes-from-suppressing-things-that-we-always-wanted
the-foolishness-youth-with-cynicism-age-is-dangerous-combination-murad-s-shah
after-making-several-tragic-movies-in-a-row-i-was-looking-to-do-a-comedy-and-one-without-cynicism
if-there-was-anything-that-depressed-him-more-than-his-own-cynicism-it-was-that-quite-often-it-still-wasnt-as-cynical-as-real-life
cynicism-isnt-smarter-its-only-safer-theres-nothing-fluffy-about-optimism-jewel
cynicism-like-gullibility-is-symptom-underdeveloped-critical-faculties-jamie-whyte
the-attraction-cynicism-was-that-it-often-put-you-in-right-as-if-being-right-led-directly-to-happiness-richard-russo
in-the-end-we-shall-have-had-enough-of-cynicism-and-skepticism-and-humbug-and-we-shall-want-to-live-more-musically
they-were-fastmoving-opportunists-encased-in-cynicism-and-proud-of-it
we-need-to-create-society-in-which-civility-rules-over-cynicism-apathy-antanas-mockus
i-think-a-lot-of-cynicism-has-dropped-away-from-my-shoulders-since-i-stopped-drinking
cynicism-is-that-blackguard-defect-vision-which-compels-us-to-see-world-as-it-is-instead-as-it-should-be-ambrose-bierce
a-superhero-is-someone-who-at-some-point-in-some-way-inspires-hope-is-enemy-cynicism
the-power-of-accurate-observation-is-commonly-called-cynicism-by-those-who-have-not-got-it
do-not-crush-the-flowers-of-wisdom-with-the-hobnail-boots-of-cynicism
people-have-moved-beyond-apathy-beyond-skepticism-into-deep-cynicism
nevertheless-i-resist-cynicism-continue-to-believe-in-possibilities-for-genuine-democracy
im-riddled-with-cynicism-whenever-anyone-says-trust-me-hairs-go-up-on-back-my-neck
baseball-all-sports-maybe-all-human-endeavors-has-no-room-for-cynicism-howard-frank-mosher
i-hate-cynicism-its-my-least-favorite-quality-it-doesnt-lead-anywhere
my-level-cynicism-about-reasons-that-took-us-to-war-against-iraq-remain-just-as-well-developed-as-they-were-before-i-went
its-good-time-to-be-making-movies-despite-cynicism-people-have-about-hollywood
the-cynic-sees-only-cynicism-depressive-can-taint-creation-with-one-glance-anna-funder
i-hate-cynicism-a-great-deal-worse-than-i-do-the-devil-unless-perhaps-the-two-were-the-same-thing
the-greater-part-truth-is-always-hidden-in-regions-out-reach-cynicism-jrr-tolkien
i-think-most-dangerous-influence-for-young-writer-is-to-be-treated-with-cynicism-discouragement