Altruism and Cynicism
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He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
I'd never join a club that would allow a person like me to become a member.
Welcome thy neighbor into thy fallout shelter. He'll come in handy if you run out of food.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking.
Demagogue: One who preaches a doctrine he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
There's always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong.
Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.
Whatever is not nailed down is mine. What I can pry loose is not nailed down.
Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.