A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
I’d rather be disappointed in some than cynical about all.
No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind’s eye.
What is a cynic? A man, who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
Cynic: a sentimentalist on guard.
Cynic, n.: One who looks through rose-colored glasses with a jaundiced eye.
Don’t take any wooden nickles.
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.