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Cinicism

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that`s no reason not to give it.

Agatha Christie

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.

Anatole France

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression.

Henry Louis Mencken

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.

Oscar Wilde

Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.

Napoleon

A woman will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.

Oscar Wilde

The only charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception necessary for both parties.

Oscar Wilde

Don`t worry about avoiding temptation... as you grow older, it will avoid you.

Winston Churchill

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

Prejudice is the reason of fools.

Voltaire

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

Elbert Hubbard

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.

Mark Twain

In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

Oscar Wilde

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.

Elbert Hubbard

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.

Agatha Christie

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Elbert Hubbard

When a fellow says, "It is not the money but the principle of the thing," it`s the money.

Kin Hubbard

No man would listen to you talk if he didn`t know it was his turn next.

Edgar Watson Howe

What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that we have several.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The people are to be taken in very small doses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Oscar Wilde

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.

Armand de Richelieu

A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Suppose you succeed in breaking the wall with your head. And what, then, will you do in the next cell?

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

Lillian Hellman

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don`t like?

Jean Cocteau

 

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