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reason

Cynical Definitions

n. The poor cousin in the otherwise proud families of Logic and Critical Thinking.

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n. The precursor to prejudice.

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Cynical Quotations

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.

— Michel de Montaigne

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Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

— Orson Welles

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