Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.
Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
The opposite of creativity is cynicism
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
False hope really makes you cynical.
Concerning politics: "The American media is like a watchdog who has developed an affection for the burglar."
Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
Sometimes the idiots outvote the sensible people.
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.
Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it.
Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while
No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up.
Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.
Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them.
That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.
Democracy: a festival of mediocrity.
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