Quotable #19: Idealist And Cynic


“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.”

“A cynic is a man, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.”

— H. L. Mencken


About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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9 Responses to Quotable #19: Idealist And Cynic

  1. Arbie says:

    I’m not sure if this was supposed to make me laugh but it did. 😅

    Liked by 2 people

  2. doubledacres says:

    That one made me spit my tea out to keep from choking. Love it.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Liz Hensler says:

    Thanks for posting! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award here: https://dothething.net/2017/09/12/19-earn-a-masters-degree-liebster-award-2/

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  5. True. and i think i’m a cynic.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Garfield Hug says:

    Interesting quote☺

    Liked by 2 people

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