Altruism and Cynicism
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Never give a sucker an even break and never smarten up a chump.
The danger today is not so much that machines will learn to think and feel but that men will cease to do so.
He who hesitates is probably smart... or maybe stapled to the floor.
In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king... and the one-eyed man with the high heels and the feather boa is queen.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think, and a docudrama with ugly actors for those who film docudramas.
The only absolute knowledge worth attaining is that your life is meaningless. -- My life? Well now, that's another story...
You are cautious in showing your true self to others. Have you thought about plastic surgery?
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else -- unless it is an enemy.
A prig is a fellow who is always making you a present of his opinions.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.
In this world, there is one terrible thing, and that is that everyone has his reasons.
Beware of altruism. It is based on self-deception, the root of all evil.