1. “Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.” — David Wolf
  2. “The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.” — George Bernard Shaw
  3. “It’s hard to argue against cynics; they always sound smarter than optimists because they have so much evidence on their side.” — Molly Ivins
  4. “Skepticism is the beginning of faith.” — Oscar Wilde