Altruism and Cynicism
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George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but he also admitted doing it. Now, do you know why his father didn't punish him? Because George still had the axe in his hand.
Everything is controlled by a small evil group to which, unfortunately, no one we know belongs.
Don't tell any big lies today. Small ones can be just as effective.
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
All government -- indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Cynics regard everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regard everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.