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trust

Cynical Definitions

n. law: a legal document or entity in which the lawyer steals from his client.

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n. business: a corporation designed for performing untrustworthy acts.

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n. The landmine of indecision.

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n. politics: a constituency composed mainly of thrifty working men, widows of small means, orphans in the care of guardians and the courts, with many similar malefactors and public enemies.

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Cynical Quotations

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.

— Frank Herbert

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Nobody believes the official spokesman... but everybody trusts an unidentified source.

— Ron Nesen

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Lawyers make ample use of the word "trust" while instilling in everyone they meet a complete lack thereof.

— Guy Smith

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