Altruism and Cynicism
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Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.
A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.
Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is statistics.
On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.
A cynic is a person searching for an honest man, with a stolen lantern.
Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
The relationship between truth and a newspaper is like the relationship between the color green and the number seven. Occasionally you will see the number seven written in green, but you learn not to expect this.
Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.