We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.— Robert Fulghum
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Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.
A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.
The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
An Honest politician will not be tolerated by a democracy unless he is very stupid ... because only a very stupid man can honestly share the prejudices of more than half the nation.
What a liberal really wants is to bring about change that will not in any way endanger his position.
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything that 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.
If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out.
If democracy is ever to be threatened, it will not be by revolutionary groups burning government offices and occupying the broadcasting and newspaper offices of the world. It will come from disenchantment, cynicism and despair caused by the realisation that the New World Order means we are all to be managed and not represented.
Things of the spirit are what count: brotherhood – in a day when there is too much hatred at home and abroad; cheerfulness – in a day when the pessimists have the floor and cynics are popular; service – in a day when millions are interested in getting or grasping, rather than giving
A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.
I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself.
This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory.
We are at heart so profoundly anarchistic that the only form of state we can imagine living in is Utopian; and so cynical that the only Utopia we can believe in is authoritarian.
I hear loads of cynics saying that I'll never be able to change anything.
They say that junk food marketing and the ready availability of fast food is just too powerful. But I'd say in response, screw you. I know that most people, if they're really honest, are fed up with the same old rubbish
Doubters do not achieve; skeptics do not contribute; cynics do not create.
I believe that history is not made by cynics.
It is made by realists who are not afraid to dream. Let us be these people.
People notice peacemakers because they dress funny.
We know how the people who make war dress - in uniforms and medals, or in computers and clipboards, or in absoluteness, severity, greed, and cynicism. But the peacemaker is dressed in righteousness, justice, and faithfulness - dressed for the work that is to be done.
Civility is not a tactic or a sentiment.
It is the determined choice of trust over cynicism, of community over chaos.
A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it
Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.
Whoever we may be, whatever our immediate interest, however much we carry baggage from our past, however much we have been caught by the fashion of cynicism and loss of faith in the capacity of the people, let us err today and say - nothing can stop us now!
The opposite of creativity is cynicism
Cynicism (contemporary) - Cynicism is an attitude characterized by a general distrust of others' motives. A cynic may have a general lack of faith or hope in the human species or
Cynic - Cynic or Cynicism may refer to: Cynicism (philosophy), a school of ancient Greek philosophy Cynicism (contemporary), modern use of the word for distrust
Naïve cynicism - Naïve cynicism is a philosophy of mind, cognitive bias and form of psychological egoism that occurs when people naïvely expect more egocentric bias in
Legal cynicism - Legal cynicism is a domain of legal socialization defined by a perception that the legal system and law enforcement agents are "illegitimate, unresponsive
Diogenes - slavery, eventually settling in Corinth. There he passed his philosophy of Cynicism to Crates, who taught it to Zeno of Citium, who fashioned it into the school
Bible - "Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, D.C., with celebration amid cynicism". NBC News. "Questions swirl around Museum of the Bible before grand opening"
Cleopatra - Timoneion, after the philosopher Timon of Athens, who was famous for his cynicism and misanthropy. Herod, who had personally advised Antony after the Battle
I Give It a Year - pieces, writer-director Dan Mazer serves up nothing more than conspicuous cynicism masquerading as comedy." Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film 3
Critique of Cynical Reason - title Kritik der zynischen Vernunft. It discusses philosophical Cynicism and popular cynicism as a societal phenomenon in European history. In the first volume
When the leaders speak of peace The common folk know That war is coming When the leaders curse war The mobilization order is already written out. Every day, to earn my daily bread I go to the market where lies are bought Hopefully I take up my place among the sellers.
Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it.
What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.
Scientists have discovered that the small, brave act of cooperating with another person, of choosing trust over cynicism, generosity over selfishness, makes the brain light up with quiet joy.
False hope really makes you cynical.
Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil.
To give [the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba] even covert support is on a par with the hypocrisy and cynicism for which the United States is constantly denouncing the Soviet Union in the United Nations and elsewhere. This point will not be lost on the rest of the world, nor on our own consciences.
A sceptic finds Dallas absurd. A cynic thinks the public doesn't
Strange to say what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.