Quotes in Cynicism
the management system which makes only a pretense of valuing employee involvement and encouraging employee empowerment merely breeds cynicism.
It is a testament to our naïveté about culture that we think that we can change it by simply declaring new values. Such declarations usually produce only cynicism.
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.
If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.
Even if you do the best you can, you still get screwed.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.