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Comment#  ·   Fair (187 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (152 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Demagogue: One who preaches a doctrine he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The cynics are right nine times out of ten.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Altruism and Cynicism and Science and Religion

Comment#  ·   Fair (68 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I never know how much of what I say is true.

Bette Midler, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (186 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (120 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.

Mother Teresa, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.

H. H. Munro, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (316 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.

Martin Luther King, Jr., in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Ann Landers, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Abraham Lincoln, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'd never join a club that would allow a person like me to become a member.

Groucho Marx, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (268 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.

Groucho Marx, in Altruism and Cynicism

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