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Cynical Definitions

n. A candid man of affairs.

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Cynical Quotations

It is related of Voltaire that one night he and some traveling companion lodged at a wayside inn. The surroundings were suggestive, and after supper they agreed to tell robber stories in turn. "Once there was a [tax collector]." Saying nothing more, he was encouraged to continue. "That," he said, "is the story."

— Ambrose Bierce

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