65 Cyclical Quotes On Success In Life

These cyclical quotes will inspire you. Cyclical, occurring in cycles; recurrent.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging cyclical quotes, cyclical sayings, and cyclical proverbs.

Best Cyclical Quotes

  1. “Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.” ~ George Carlin
  2. “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.” ~ Erica Jong
  3. “Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.” ~ Milton Friedman
  4. “Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” ~ H. L. Mencken

  5. “Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.” ~ Mae West
  6. “The opposite of creativity is cynicism” ~ Esa Saarinen
  7. “If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?” ~ Dorothy Parker
  8. “A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.” ~ W. C. Fields
  9. “A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.” ~ H. L. Mencken

  10. “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” ~ George S. Patton
  11. “Concerning politics: “The American media is like a watchdog who has developed an affection for the burglar.”” ~ Ron Dart
  12. “Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt… Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.” ~ Robert Anton Wilson
  13. “False hope really makes you cynical.” ~ Bill Maher

  14. “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.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  15. “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” ~ Groucho Marx
  16. “Sometimes the idiots outvote the sensible people.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  17. “Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later; for another thing, they die earlier.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  18. “Always be sincere, even if you don’t mean it.” ~ Harry S. Truman

  19. “Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while” ~ Groucho Marx , Life cyclical quotes
  20. “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.” ~ Lily Tomlin
  21. “Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “Cynical realism is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  23. “Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them.” ~ Franklin P. Adams

  24. “That a peasant may become king does not render the kingdom democratic.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
  25. “Democracy: a festival of mediocrity.” ~ Emile M. Cioran
  26. “A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn’t know.” ~ Lord Byron
  27. “What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  28. “Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.” ~ Lillian Hellman

  29. “If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  30. “Pasteboard pies and paper flowers are being banished from the stage by the growth of that power of accurate observation which is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it…” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  31. “The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  32. “Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.” ~ Erica Jong
  33. “If you’re conscious you must be depressed, or at least cynical.” ~ Andrew VanWyngarden

  34. “In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.” ~ Albert Einstein
  35. “When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  36. “The worst thing you can become in life is cynical. Cynical is like concrete. and nothing grows in concrete.” ~ Carlos Santana
  37. “Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.” ~ H. L. Mencken

  38. “Love is the fart
    Of every heart
    It pains the man when ’tis kept close,
    And others doth offend, when ’tis let loose.” ~ John Suckling
  39. “What is the use of straining after an amiable view of things, when a cynical view is most likely to be the true one?.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  40. “What a liberal really wants is to bring about change that will not in any way endanger his position.” ~ Stokely Carmichael
  41. “Misogynist: A man who hates women as much as women hate one another.” ~ H. L. Mencken

  42. “There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.” ~ Maya Angelou
  43. “The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  44. “I reject the cynical view that politics is a dirty business.” ~ Richard M. Nixon
  45. “Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.” ~ James Russell Lowell

  46. “Cannes is a very strange place. I tried to show up as best I could and to try not to be cynical.” ~ Lili Taylor
  47. “They love too much that die for love.” ~ John Ray
  48. “People like Bill Maher, who brags about being a cynic, it sickens me. I am the least cynical person I know, and I am very, very skeptical.” ~ Penn Jillette
  49. “All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.” ~ H. L. Mencken

  50. “Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  51. “You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you’re cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  52. “I’m not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who’d owned a lunch box with my picture on it.” ~ Shaun Cassidy
  53. “Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  54. “Prison is a crash course in the darker side of life. Few survive it without becoming a different person: more cynical, jaded, fearful, angry. Its hard to trust again, hard to believe, easy to hate a system that destroyed your life behind the pompous pretense of saving you from yourself, for your own good.” ~ Peter McWilliams
  55. “Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn’t enough and you have to go and get shot or something.” ~ John Lennon
  56. “On the much revered family of North American mythology – and a metaphor for the Ruling Alliance:
    Sacred family! …. The supposed home of all the virtues, where innocent children are tortured into their first falsehoods, where wills are broken by parental tyranny, and self-respect smothered by crowded, jostling egos.” ~ August Strindberg
  57. “It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.” ~ Brendan Behan

  58. “All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” ~ Conan O’Brien
  59. “Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person, how beautiful it will be when the right person comes along.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  60. “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.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  61. “I am neither bitter nor cynical but I do wish there was less immaturity in political thinking.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  62. “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.” ~ John W. Gardner
  63. “A woman is faithful to her first lover for a long time – unless she happens to take a second.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  64. “Whatever politicians, activists and manipulators propose, it is the phlegmatic, indifferent, ingrained electorate which disposes.” ~ Don Aitkin
  65. “A woman tries to get all she can out of a man, and a man tries to get all he can into a woman.” ~ Isaac Goldberg

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