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Banks will pursue these funds and call in collection agencies but in the end the majority will write-off the debt without understanding the root cause of the fraudulent loss. In many case banks don't even know about the problem so they don't have an incentive to fix the loss, .. Perhaps it's cynical to say this but banks would rather let people in and deal with fraudulent losses, which they pass on to retailers and customers anyway. There are many dedicated people in bank anti-fraud departments but institutionally they are not that motivated. (Quote by - Avivah Litan)

I wouldn't call them 'brutal,' but it's on the verge of reckless. I don't think it's purposeful and cynical. It's exuberant. It's wanting to win. (Quote by - April Heinrichs)

Cynic, n: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. (Quote by - General George S. Patton)

To all the cynics, I'm sorry for you, .. I'm sorry you can't believe in miracles. This is a great sporting event and hard work wins it. (Quote by - Lance Armstrong)

A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye. (Quote by - Carolyn Wells)

CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it. (Quote by - Allan Bloom)

We still have this medieval way of making decisions in the EU; people hide behind other member states, and blame them. It increases people's sense of cynicism, but what we need is some straight talking. (Quote by - Gary Titley)

I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting . . . it was the start of a new Arab world.. The Berlin Wall has fallen. (Quote by - Walid Jumblatt)

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Only the broken-hearted idealist can become a cynic. (Quote by - Mark Clifton)

What is the use of straining after an amiable view of things, when a cynical view is most likely to be the true one?. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Vietnam was an exercise in mistaken idealism; Iraq in cynical money-making. And there's no optimism or idealism now -- Americans are tired of knowledge. Our leaders, the C-students from Yale, know this. We're proud of being ignorant; that leaves virtue at our core. We aren't frazzled by knowledge like foreigners, so we can be trusted. (Quote by - Kurt Vonnegut)

People have become more cynical about believing the stories because there have been these racial hoaxes in recent memory and because the media have reported on it. (Quote by - Frankie Bailey)

People are neither dismissive nor cynical, .. They believe that the changes will matter and some of the early evidence, such as the rate of goal-scoring, bears out their expectations. (Quote by - Bruce Anderson)

A cynic is someon who knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

No man in his heart is quite so cynical as a well-bred woman. (Quote by - William Somerset Maugham)

It's the subversive nature of how we deal with family values. I think what's really exciting about the show is the nonjudgmental look we have on our characters. It enables us to dramatize the way a family works without being cynical. (Quote by - Will Scheffer)

In a cruel and evil world, being cynical can allow you to get some entertainment out of it. (Quote by - Daniel Waters)

No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up. (Quote by - Lily Tomlin)

The most cynical people in the salaried group were also unmotivated because they saw less of a connection between doing a good job and getting more money, .. The cynicism that we studied, which was all about organizational change and inertia vs. progress, spilled over into their beliefs in doing a good job and being rewarded for it. They're cynical in one area, and it poisoned their perceptions in another area. (Quote by - John Wanous)

Everyone in LA is cynical and spoiled and seen it all. (Quote by - Sally Morrison)

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes - openly bad and secretly bad. (Quote by - Henry Ward Beecher)

At no time was there a cynical scheme to displace thousands of hard-working state employees. (Quote by - Ernie Fletcher)

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