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income

Cynical Definitions

n. An economic that you can't live without or within.

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n. The natural and rational gauge and measure of respectability.

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Cynical Quotations

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

— Oscar Wilde

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My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.

— Errol Flynn

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There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.

— Edmund Wilson

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All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

— Samuel Butler

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Money is the sincerest form of flattery.

— Robert Heinlein

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