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Cynical Definitions

adj. Conforming to a local (and transient) standard of “right”, having the quality of expediency.

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Cynical Quotations

The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others.

— Bertrand Russell

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Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

— H. G. Wells

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There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.

— Denis Diderot

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